Tow-Vac Sweeper

By Walt Moore, Senior Editor | September 28, 2010

The Tow-Vac sweeper is designed for pulling behind a pickup truck or utility vehicle. Its impeller, powered by a 5-hp Honda engine, consists of eight rubber blades, which create a vacuum action when raised slightly off the ground, or a sweeping action when touching the ground. The impeller is designed to pick up all types of debris — including wet sand, rocks, bottles, metal and bricks — and to deposit debris in an on-board hopper. The basic Tow-Vac retails for $12,740.