What to Look for When Comparing Road Brooms for Your Farming Equipment

There's a huge range of road brooms on the market to suit to the needs of different industrial users. These attachments are ideal for sweeping up all sorts of debris in factories, commercial parking lots, construction sites, agricultural areas and many more areas. 

If you're in the market for a broom attachment for your tractor or other large agricultural machinery, you may easily get confused about which type of broom to choose for your jobsite. 

Use the following guide when choosing between the various broom options available to you.


Selecting a properly sized broom is essential to getting the job done quickly and efficiently. As a general rule, choose a broom that is as close to your track/tyre width as possible. If you choose a smaller width for your broom, you'll have less surface area coverage. Anything broader may restrict access to certain areas. 

Dust Suppression System

Dust can be a big issue when it comes to sweeping up large amounts of debris on agricultural land. This is why all road brooms incorporate some sort of dust-suppression system. Some use water (water systems) to perform this function while others don't (waterless systems). Instead of relying on water to reduce dust levels, waterless brooms features a powerful suction system that pulls in the debris and uses a particulate filter to trap dust.

Water systems are generally more effective at suppressing dust than their waterless cousins, though they result in heavier, stickier slurry.

Local Regulations

Some farming equipment and attachments require training to operate safely and can have an impact on the local economy and environment. Before choosing a broom attachment for your farm equipment, check with your city, municipal government or town council to find out if there are any restrictions on the type of brooms you can use. This way, you can avoid getting into trouble with the local council for violating existing regulations on the use of broom attachments.

Budgetary Considerations

Ultimately, the broom attachment that you choose will depend on what you can afford. Setting a budget for your broom attachment purchase will help you make the best choices without breaking the bank.

Create a budget based on factors such as how long you intend to use the attachment, how frequently you plan to use it, and the value you attach to it. 

If you want to get the most out of your broom attachment, you should establish your needs and priorities before shopping around. This way, you'll know exactly what to look for and how much it will cost to buy or rent a broom.