When the gas or electric blowers startup, I take cover.
There is no better way to kick up dust than to blow it all over. Sweepers, at least, don’t make the dirt airborne. However, sweepers and blowers are required to get the dirt trapped in barns with crevasses on the floor (wood planks, rubber bricks, etc.). I also realize that these are time savers when labor is a concern.
In my barn, floor sweepers and blowers have always been humans with brooms…
A general-purpose floor sweeper in use
A small powered floor sweeper.
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