New developments in sweeping parade at Torbay show

New and improved street cleansing equipment took the eye at the recent CIWM exhibition in Torbay.

Dulevo International's product range includes the 5000 Evolution featuring the Italian-based manufacturer's solution "mechanical-suction." The company states that its combined mechanical-vacuum system offers the benefits of both methods of operation, tackling the majority of urban applications, whatever the season. In summer the machine can sweep road dust, sand and litter, in the autumn dealing with leaves and pine needles and it is able to operate in the coldest winter conditions. The 5000 Evolution offers a sweeping width of up to 3,500mm with side brushes and front extendable brush. Waste hopper capacity is 5m3, total weight is 12.25 tonnes and maximum speed is 42kmph. Payload is 5.1 tonnes.

In the compact sweeper sector Dulevo offers the ultra-compact Dulevo Commando where features includes four wheel steering and the ability to climb 22% gradients even while working.

The sweeping track is 1.8 metres with side brushes only and 2.2 metres including a front brush. Net loading capacity is 700kg. A Euro 3 diesel engine produces maximum power of 59kW.

Trafalgar Cleaning Equipment's range now includes self-contained mobile steam cleaners with the capacity to remove chewing gum, graffiti and fly posters, or wash street furniture and pavements with improved sound insulation. The noise rating is now 72dBA.

On the MP Production UK stand at CIWM Torbay the new range of Piktou urban vacuums was given its UK debut.

The powerful vacuum is stated to be able to pick up a full 1.5 litre bottle plus the ability to handle wet or dry waste with ease.

There is choice of engine - quiet petrol or gas and a near silent electric model. The 240 litre waste container is easily detachable and can be fitted with a bin liner.

Scarab Sweepers, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, marked another milestone at the Torbay show when the company's founder, Rodger Hoadley presented the keys to Patrick Tierney of GPL, owner of 5000th Scarab Sweeper.

In addition to its own stand where several of the range were featured, including the VM Minor, the Merlin, Magnum, Magnum Plus and the Mistral, Scarab products were spread around the show.

Go Plant, Gulliver's Truck Hire and Northern Municipal Spares all displayed a variety of Scarab machines. Renault and Iveco exhibited Merlin hydrostatics mounted on their respective chassis whilst a Merlin mounted on a DAF chassis displayed on the Red Forge display featured the Red Forge Alexert system.



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