Goscor Cleaning Equipment’s heavy-duty mechanical sweeper helped to increase the safety of all cyclists participating in this year’s Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge by cleaning up the route.

Jonathan Kirsch, Sales Manager at Goscor Cleaning Equipment, which forms part of the Goscor Group of Companies, explained that they put their most advanced mechanical road sweeper, the MACRO M60, through its paces to sweep up debris such as glass, wood, stones and other potentially hazardous objects along the cycle route prior to the race.

“The removal of loose sand and stones from the road surface not only help to reduce the number of punctures but will also make cornering safer for the riders.”

According to Kirsch, a number if excellent features make the sweeper the perfect solution for reliable, cost effective and seamless urban road sweeping. The 6m3 hopper volume and 6000kg net payload allow the sweeper to work fast and efficiently for extended shifts, even under the harshest of urban road conditions while the unit’s large surface filters ensure dust-free operation. The four-wheel steering delivers excellent manoeuvrability and Kirsch adds that the machine’s excellent sweeping system allows for effortless sweeping in unbalanced conditions such as over speed bumps. He also points out that the machine’s ‘load sensing’ hydraulic system reduces both fuel consumption and service costs. The well-equipped and spacious cabin provides premium operator comfort.

The cycling challenge organisers rented the M60 work horse from Cleaning Equipment over a three day period to make sure that the entire route is cycle ready.

“This is the first time that our road cleaning equipment was rented by the organisers of the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge and we are extremely proud to have been a part of Jo’burg’s biggest cycling event this year,” concludes Kirsch.