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Litter Bug

Litter collection using HurricaneWith the nuisance of litter becoming greater by the day, local and City councils are coming under increasing pressure from angry residents to provide a solution: So, the launch of our new Hurricane litter vacuum could be perfect timing. Available from beginning of April, this cost effective, easy to use and cheap to run machine will collect litter, dropped fast food wrappers and bottles easily and quickly. Hurricane has been added to our wide range of municipal cleaning machines.

Litter Problem

The Hurricane leaf and litter sweeper range solves the problem of collecting litter and leaves in public and private areas. Four models are in the range; an entry level push along model, powered driven and low-noise, driven walk-behind sweepers and the truck loader.

High Performance – Low Noise

Powered by Honda engines the Hurricane is a vacuum collector for use on lawns, pavements and in outdoor areas. An advanced fan and turbine system shifts over 2500 cubic metres of air per hour producing a vacuum powerful enough to collect the most compacted, wet litter and leaves and of course discarded cans and bottles.

Collect Litter Around Schools and Hospitals

Despite the power of the vacuum the Hurricane is quieter than competitive machines due to its low-noise design. For areas such as schools and hospitals a noise sensitive model that sounds 50% quieter is available.

 

The Big Clean-up

road sweepers The floods in the Wales and the South of England are appalling. Our thoughts are with the individuals and businesses that are suffering at the hands of this exceptional weather. While the rain continues to fall and the water levels continue to rise, flood defence is the focus.

Once the waters have subsided the big clear-up will start. People will want to get back to some form of normality as quickly as possible. We hope that’s where we will be able to help. In our range of machines there are a number that are ideally suited to clearing roads and cleaning floors.

Floor Scrubbers

Floor scrubbers are fantastic at clearing liquid spills and leave the floor spotlessly clean, having collected the waste water. Their road going counterparts are equally effective. If you have a factory that has had its floor flooded a scrubber drier will collect water from all the low spots in the floor and remove the detritus left by the flood water. Not a pleasant thought but an effective solution to the problem.

Good luck to all those affected. Let us know if we can help.

Road Sweeper or Street Cleaner?

Patrol Street SweeperGone are the days when a lorry mounted sweeper trundling along our roads fulfilled a council’s street cleaning obligations. With the advent of retail parks, large pedestrian areas and fast food retailing, cleaning activity had to become more effective and pedestrian friendly.

New Breed of Street Cleaners

The first and most noticeable change was the size of the machines. Truck mounted sweepers were fine on the open road but way too big and ungainly for a shopping centre. This brought about the compact street sweeper, a purpose built road sweeper that was smaller, lighter and much more pedestrian friendly. Typically these machines are the size of a small town car and have large front mounted glass cabs giving the operator excellent vision when working in crowded pedestrian areas. Compact they might be but quiet and efficient diesel motors make them perform at a level way above anything previously available.

Pedestrian Area and Pavement Cleaning

Ronda Road CleanerWith more pedestrian areas to keep clean councils turned to these compact road sweepers as a solution. Being sweepers they are great for collecting dust, waste paper, litter and fast food containers. However, the fast food industry presented an additional problem; pavement staining. Drop your cup of coffee on a York stone pavement and you leave a stain. Spill your chips on the pavement, they get walked on, the grease and the ketchup get absorbed; more staining. Imagine this 24/7 in all our major cities and you see the issue.

Scrubbers to the Rescue

Technology that has been in use in industrial scrubber driers came to the rescue. We took the wet wash and scrubbing head from a large industrial scrubber drier and combined it with a compact road sweeper chassis. Add an over-size squeegee and voila you have a brilliant pavement and road cleaner. Obviously other essential changes were made, not least of all the addition of twin water tanks but the end result works, and works brilliantly. Take a look at the before and after pictures of a York stone pavement cleaned with plain water.

Environmentally Kind

Pavement Scrubber DrierIn addition to producing a stunning end result it was pointed out to us that as our Powerflex street scrubber drier collects the waste water it solves another problem: Washing streets with high pressure hoses is done with limited success – the real downside of this approach is that all the dirt and grease is washed into the drains – not popular with the water boards. The Street scrubber drier collects its own waste water, and the grease and filth – result.