Johnston Compact sweeps into the Eden Project
South West Sweepers has supplied a Johnston Compact 40 sweeper to the Eden Project in Cornwall as part of a continuing connection with the ecology venture since its inception.The sweeper is being used to clean the domes, parking areas and twelve miles of pathways around the project, and is supplied with an operator from South West Sweepers for three days every week.
Based close to the Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall, South West Sweepers has been involved in the scheme right from the start when a number of its truck mounted sweepers were hired in by McAlpine during the building process.
Once the venture was up and running, South West Sweepers was approached directly by the Eden Project to provide continuing sweeping services around the site, and this latest Johnston Compact 40 has been brought in to replace the machine which had been working there since the project opened.
The Compact is fitted with a host of extra equipment, including air conditioning, air seats, Supawash, wanderhose, Wizard performance monitor and camera. A special leaf flap is also fitted which allows ingestion of particularly bulky debris.
The high specification is in line with South West Sweepers' purchasing policy, as outlined by Managing Director, Peter Matta: "Our policy is to buy highly spec'd sweepers which can perform a variety of jobs in a comfortable environment for our operators", he says. "We also keep our machines very well maintained and this, combined with the high specification, often means that we can complete a sweeping contract far more quickly and efficiently than other contract hire companies."
The Compact joins a fleet of Johnston machines run by South West Sweepers, including two from Johnston's new range of VT truck mounted machines. A Johnston Beam S12000 sweeper is also due for delivery in August, designed primarily for use on road construction and maintenance projects.