Choosing the Right Sweeper for the Job

Choosing the Right Sweeper for the Job

Determine your needs in terms of debris removal, maneuverability, transport speed and off-loading.

Author: Elgin Sweeper/Monday, March 31, 2014/Categories: Choosing the right sweeper

Year round street sweeping   

Year-round street sweeping

Mechanical sweepers and waterless dust control sweepers

Great for cold climates requiring year-round sweeping of sand, gravel, silt, salt residue and other materials.
Where dust is a problem, or where dried sand and salt may result in dust
when sweeping, waterless sweepers with dust control are an excellent option.
 Spring cleanup and heavy duty sweeping   Spring cleanup and heavy-duty sweeping

Mechanical sweepers

Sand, gravel, silt and salt often accumulate in cold, Northern climates after a winter of reduced sweeping. Mechanical sweepers are also ideal for
conveying large quantities of heavy material.
 Leaf removal and pine cone sweeping  

Leaf removal and pine cone sweeping

Mechanical sweepers and regenerative air sweepers

When street gutters fill with leaves, pine cones and pine needles, the wide pick-up head, large diameter suction hose and ability to raise/lower the head hydraulically makes the regenerative air sweeper and mechanical sweeper great choices for this application.
 Catch basin cleaning  

Catch-basin cleaning

Regenerative air sweepers and pure vacuum sweepers

Street sweeping and catch-basin cleaning require the ability to lift leaves, silt, sand, gravel and litter out of the catch basin. Regenerative air sweepers and pure vacuum sweepers are perfect for combination sweeper and catch-basin cleaning, if equipped with a boom-style hose or catch basin cleaning hose feature.
 Porous pavement cleaning and maintenance  

Porous pavement cleaning and maintenance

Regenerative air sweepers and pure vacuum sweepers

Porous surfaces have been growing at a double-digit rate the last several years as a best management practice (BMP) to deal with storm water runoff. Both regenerative air sweepers and high power vacuum sweepers can be used in a practical maintenance program for porous pavement. A high-power vacuum sweeper is also recommended for porous pavement restoration projects.

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