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The Magnum Unidrive has a power take off system with pumps fitted to the back of the engine providing the necessary hydraulic power needed to drive the sweeper, allowing operator's to start and stop sweeping on the move at the touch of a single button. This, allied to the nine speed gearbox means the Magnum can function at very low speeds without having to use the clutch. Provided by Gulliver's Truck Hire Ltd, it joins a fleet of two Scarab Merlin XP truck mounted sweepers and three Scarab Minor compacts, all tasked with keeping clean the borough's 106 sq miles.
Bournemouth B.C having used sweepers both larger and smaller then the Scarab in the past found they needed a truck-mounted sweeper that could access some of the narrower, tighter streets and avenues the borough is famed for, but still have the cleaning performance of a larger machine; For this reason the Merlin XP was chosen as it was able to tick all of those boxes. Being an ex-demonstration model the XP is fitted with many optional features including dual sweep, sweep and wash, high pressure full width front spray bar, boost spray bars in front of the suction boxes, a triple camera system with spilt screen and many other extras too; in fact just about everything.
Key to the continued success of the single engine hydrostatic Merlin XP is its ability to maximise payload by utilising the powerful chassis engine to supply all the sweeper functions instead of using an auxiliary engine, giving the benefits of increased performance, better fuel consumption, less pollution and lower noise, all to the advantage of the operators, residents' and numerous visitors to Bournemouth alike.'
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Foreman Richard Hickmot commented “Scarab provide a first class after sales service and the Azura has incredible suction power and sweeping performance allowing us to keep our site at its best”
B&T Plant Hire based in Kent and Surrey have recently ordered two Scarab Mistral road sweepers both mounted on DAF LF55 chassis, these vehicles will run alongside the Scarab Mistral that was purchased last year.
B&T’s vehicles are all built with high specifications to enable them to carry out site-work effectively, the new Mistrals are fitted with the Dual Sweep option, a powerful high pressure water system fitted with a full width front spray bar and 1800 litre water tanks and an overhead boom for emptying gullies. B&T plant take safety seriously so the vehicles are fitted with options including a hi tech camera system, LED Beacons and chevrons painted on the back doors. B&T plant hold over 1500+ major items of plant which is held at their Kent and Morden depots.