Floor Sweeper: Choose the Right Floor Sweeper for Your Industry



Keep your space free from dirt and debris with a floor sweeper. A clean facility creates aesthetic and economic value for the company and customers. Create a safe environment for yourself and those around you.

Does a Sweeper Make Sense in Your Industry?

What is a Floor Sweeper?

Floor sweepers are the prodigy of sweeping with a broom. Industrial floor sweepers remove dirt and debris from various surfaces using a roller brush that deposits waste directly into a container. Debris is collected and disposed of in the container as you clean the floor, making it a simple two-step process. Sweep and empty the waste container without the physical hardship of bending down when using a broom.

How to Choose the Right Floor Sweeper

By first choosing the right type of sweeper, you can significantly reduce your cost of labor, reduce liabilities, and reduce health hazards.

1. Choose the Type of Floor Sweeper You Want

  • Manual Floor Sweeper
  • Walk-Behind Floor Sweeper
  • Ride-On Floor Sweeper

2. Choose the Type of Sweeping Method

  • The brush pushes dirt and debris into the waste bin
  • The sweeper collects dirt and debris with the brush and then gets sucked up into the waste bin

3. Choose the Type of Power Source

  • Electric model (use indoors or outdoors)
  • Combustion engine (use only outdoors)

4. Choose the Working Width of the Machine

  • Under 20 inches or up to 50+ inches
  • With side brush under 20 inches or up to 60+ inches

5. Choose the Area Performance of the Machine

  • 20 up to 23,8000+ m2/h

What to Consider When Choosing a Floor Sweeper for Your Industry

1. Are You Sweeping Indoors or Outdoors?

  • An electric motor can be used either outdoors or indoors
  • A combustion engine limits you too only outdoors

2. Are You Sweeping Smooth or Textured Surfaces?

  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Coated Concrete
  • Tile

3. Are You Sweeping Wide Open Areas That are Easy to Navigate?

  • Narrow or wide aisles
  • Straight or zig zag lines
  • Open space
  • Cluttered space

4. Are You Sweeping an Area That Can be Sufficiently Cleaned on a Single Charge?

5. Are You Sweeping Fine Particles or Large Substances?

  • Medium bristle hardness
  • Hard bristles
  • Soft bristles

Recommended Sweeper Size Based on Square Footage

  • Walk-behind Floor Sweeper (36 inch Working Path): Less than 50,000 Sq Ft
  • Compact Ride-on Sweeper (50 inch Working Path): 50,000 - 75,000 Sq Ft
  • Mid-Size Ride-on Floor Sweeper: 60 inch Working Path): 75,000 - 13,000 Sq Ft
  • Large Ride-on Floor Sweeper (66 inch Working Path): Over 130,000 Sq Ft

Area Cleaning Performance (Per Hour)

  • Industrial Floor Sweepers: 72,7000 - 238,8000 Sq ft/hr
  • Ride-on Floor Sweepers: 54,900 - 58,125 Sq ft/hr
  • Walk-behind Floor Sweepers: 30,000 - 36,328 Sq ft/hr
  • Compact Floor Sweepers: 2500 Sq ft/hr


Ready for the next step? Whether you are still wanting to research, request a product demo or a quote, or purchase one today you've come to the right place. We can get you in contact with a sales representative who is ready to answer any questions you may have or schedule a time to meet.

You can purchase a Karcher floor sweeper at any one of our 3 locations (Dallas, Kilgore, and Odessa). Give us a call anytime, request a quote, or fill out our contact us form and one of our team members will be in touch.

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