A vacuum street sweeper is a necessity in keeping city roads and large public spaces clean and debris free.
A Vacuum street sweeper is designed for road sweeping rather than general sweeping as some other models and are, therefore, much larger machines and often truck mounted. This enables the machine to be used over longer distances as they have larger debris storage bins. Because of varying terrains and spaces, the application area of a specific vacuum street sweeper machine will be in accordance with such conditions of operation. This in general, means that the sweeping mechanism, the drum and method of motion will be designed to fit the application of the machine. The larger truck mounted machines are used by municipalities, governmental departments, Industry and large housing estates where the maintenance and cleanliness of roads are a priority. The vacuum street sweeper trucks range from relatively lighter duty machines designed for operation in smaller areas such as parking lots and smaller sports stadiums, to the large heavy duty vacuum street sweeper truck mounted machines used in urban street sweeping and industrial site vacuum sweeping applications.
The range also includes a model specifically designed for African conditions. This was deemed necessary due to the African climate, applications and economics, which varies from the conditions in Europe or the USA. Although manufactured in the USA, the expected sales volumes of this particular unit ensured the critical mass to go ahead with such project. The 2010 Soccer World Cup offered an ideal testing bed for this sweeper and it lived up to all of the expectations held for African conditions. This road sweeper machine has a high-productivity sweep system, backed by an efficient air conveyance system. It further has a water system for dust control and an efficient debris storage and dump system. The attributes of this machine linked to its compact design makes it the ideal vacuum street sweeper for urban areas, including roads and smaller alleys alike.
These machines are designed to operate economically and efficiently and therefore offer favourable returns on investment, both from an economics viewpoint as well as from an operational point of view.