Gateshead takes delivery of all-new Johnston sweeper fleet
27 October 2008, News release from Johnston Sweepers Ltd
Gateshead Council has taken delivery of fifteen Johnston road sweepers, all supplied by Dawsonrentals Sweepers in Brighouse.
The order includes twelve CX200 compacts, a CX400 mid-sized machine and
two VT550 truck mounted sweepers, and have replaced all of Gateshead's
current sweepers to form a brand new front-line street cleansing fleet.
The machines have been supplied to Dawsonrentals's customary high specification, including air conditioning, wanderhose, leaf flap, and Johnston's Supawash high pressure wash system on each of the CX200 compacts.
The CX200s have also been specially modified by Johnston to reduce the GVW from 4 tonnes down to 3.5 tonnes, allowing them to be operated on a standard car driving licence. The modification gives operators greater flexibility in driver recruitment without impacting sweeper efficiency.
John Robinson, Group Director for Gateshead, says, "We are working very hard in Gateshead to make it a great place to live and work, and have recently reconfigured our front line service into teams that can provide service delivery at a very local level. He went on, "Buying the smaller, more efficient machine will help us to archive our goal of truly neighbourhood working."
Johnston Sweepers Ltd
Surrey RH4 1XF
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