NEWS & REVIEWS
West Dorset has recently taken delivery of their third new Azura compact road sweeper; following two similar units purchased in October last year. The newest machine will be working in Bridport a pretty market town on the Jurassic coast or Dorset, and is a busy and highly popular tourist area.
Trevor Holt is the main operator for the new Azura, and is extremely happy with the new machine saying “it performs much better than my previous road sweeper from another manufacturer in both suction and manoeuvrability”.
As well as having the optional high pressure power wash used to clean around street furniture and along promenades, Trevor’s Azura road sweeper is also fully prepared for the mounting of winter maintenance equipment should it be required.
West Dorset Council has been very pleased with both the performance and reliability of the Azura’s over the past 12 months along with the parts support offered by Scarab Sweepers and this was a key factor in their decision to take an additional third unit. All the machines are serviced and maintained by West Dorset from their main workshop facility in Dorchester.
The Government of Santiago have taken an important decision to increase the quality and frequency of street sweeping across their capital. As a result there will be 12 new Scarab M6 machines put into operation across the various districts by Demarco, a key contractor in the Santiago area.
The Scarab M6 was chosen because of its simplicity of maintenance and low cost of operation whilst still providing the very highest level of PM10 dust control needed to fight this difficult problem. The machines are fitted with high pressure water pumps, front spray bars and additional water tanks to assist in dust suppression, whilst tracking systems connected to the Scarab CANbus3 system, provide a wealth of operational data to the end-user for performance monitoring.
The machines were sold by the Scarab distributor, General Trade S.A, who will be maintaining the machines on a service contract to ensure they provide the highest level service and utilization.
General Trade have been working with Scarab since 2010 and this recent success will add to the array of Scarab machines already operating in the Chilean capital.
Rosmech added an array of new Safety features to the Scarab Mistral including LED Tail lights, rear mounted lights additional reverse lights & brake turning lights along with a CCTV system with Cameras placed in key areas around the Sweeper all viewed on a 6.4 Inch colour screen within the Cab.
Griffith City Council’s sweeper operators pushed for the Scarab Mistral after comparing against the competitions latest offerings, but after extensive trials they all agreed that they found the Scarab Mistral was easier to operate with its intuitive CANbus Control System along and had excellent suction power and after using their previous Scarab Merlin for some 5 years had knowledge not only of the reliability of the Scarab product but importantly the backup and support provided by Rosmech for both Service and Parts is second to none.
From Left to Right... Dems Pompeani (Griffith City Council - Main Sweeper Operator), Roger Howe (Rosmech – Sweeper Demonstration & Delivery Representative),
Ken Parsons (Griffith City Council – Workshop Manager).
Bucharest is the cultural,industrial and financial centre of Romania and is a bustling City for both business and tourism the City streets are a mixture of modern roads, pathways and cobbled alleyways so when the Rosal Group a key cleansing contractor looked at purchasing two new compact road sweepers to help assist in their cleansing operation of the City of Bucharest they turned to Scarabs Romanian distributor, Gradinariu Import Export.
Gradinariu have worked with Rosal Group for many years and knew the Scarab Minor with its four brush sweeping pattern, excellent suction and its large hopper capacity would be the perfect sweeper for the wide and varied street cleansing operations that they would use them for. One of the vehicles was also supplied with the popular street wash option which has enabled the Scarab Minor to play two important roles, one as a versatile road sweeper and the other a dedicated and powerful street washing machine, the kit enables the Scarab Minor to hold 1000 litres of water and the incab controller can direct the hydraulically controlled front spray bar for both lift and slew and enabling the operator to have precise control on the areas which require intensive washing in addition to the kit comes a hydrant adaptor for easy filling.
Both Scarab Minors have been in operation for over a year and operating daily on split shift patterns without any problems, the purchasing Manager for Rosal was very pleased with Gradinariu's choice of sweeper and the excellent Support they have provided when supplying parts and the servicing of both machines.
This Scarab Magnum Hydrostatic has been fitted with specialist options of a telescopic scraper, high pressure water pump and flushing bars to allow the sweeper to operate effectively in both municipal and demanding construction activities.
This machine is the second Scarab sweeper purchased by specialist contractor Balmec S.A. from Flanthey and operates in the picturesque Valais area near the Matterhorn.
As for the Special Edition Landrover Defender G4….it is the proud possession of Dietmar Kaiser, General Manager of Kehrtec.
In his own words “Both machines are great examples of British engineering excellence, great value and also fun to drive”.