NEWS & REVIEWS
When Brian Kew, Transport Manager at Oadby & Wigston BC, needed something a little different, he turned to Scarab Sweepers for help. “We wanted a sweeper that was slightly out of the ordinary”, explained Brian. “The reason for choosing Scarab once again is that they deliver everything we ask for.”
Asked to elaborate, Brian went on to say, “we needed a very manoeuvrable sweeper that could offer us a long working cycle, so the DAF 45 12t chassis with a Merlin body was a perfect fit. But, to go with that, we needed an overhead boom to empty gullies, as we found it was far more cost effective for the Council to empty them, rather than an outside contractor. To carry out this task, an overhead boom was required and on a 12t chassis this is usually outside of the norm. That is where the Scarab design team got to work and the end result, pictured below, really does satisfy all our needs.”
This new Scarab Merlin purchased by Oadby & Wigston BC means we have been their main supply for road sweepers for more than16 years now, which gives us at Scarab great satisfaction with not only in the products we sell but importantly that our relationship and the support we provide our customers is still first-class.
The 16th April saw the start of Scarab’s series of road shows around the country, with the first event taking place at Sandown Park racecourse in Surrey. Blessed by clear blue sky and warm sunshine, our hopes of a good turn-out were rewarded and during the day long event we entertained a 30 strong group of visitors with a mixture of presentations and vehicle displays.
Day 2, Tuesday 17th saw the circus set up camp at Worcester Warriors Rugby ground, and whilst the skies were certainly threatening, again dry weather ensured and nigh on 40 visitors were entertained with further presentations and active displays.
The third of our Live events took place just south of Leeds at Tingley and whilst our luck ran out, the rain certainly didn’t. Despite this, those souls brave enough to venture forth were warmly received and benefitted from the Scarab experience, with a greater bias on the indoor activities!
All the events were run in conjunction with the CIWM Business Club, of which Scarab is a founder member, and we were privileged to have the CIWM Junior Vice President, David Beadle give an opening address at Sandown Park, whilst the CIWM President Derek Greedy officiated at the Worcester event and John Skidmore, CIWM Vice President presided over the Leeds experience.
So, for those who were able to attend I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and hope you found it a worthwhile experience, whilst for those who could not make it; don’t worry, we’ll be back at it next year!
UK Sales Manager
Find us on Avenue A - Stand 4
Since its launch in 1998 ScotPlant has been promoted as 'the exhibition where deals are done' and the 2012 event is on track to showcase the latest equipment to the right buyers once again.
Scotland's Only Event for the Construction Equipment Industry.
ScotPlant will be held on
Friday 27th and Saturday 28th
April 2012 at Ingliston, Edinburgh.
Opening hours :
Friday, 9am til 5pm
and Saturday, 9am til 4pm.
Scarab Sweepers have recently supplied and commissioned into service, a first Scarab Minor for Gedling BC, having previously operated a full fleet of sweepers featuring front suction.
Mark Hurst, Gedling’s Operations Manager pictured below, with the new machine, along with Mark Fellows of Scarab Sweepers said “We chose the minor for its flexibility. The Minor gives us the ability to work in a variation of environments – it is equally at home in a local area as well as working in the outlying areas without the disruption to our HGV Sweeper.”
The specification of this new Sweeper includes the latest Scarab CAN bus 3 technology, along with Air conditioning and Rear Camera.
Bromsgrove BC have just taken delivery of a further 2 Scarab Azura Compact Sweepers to add to the pair they purchased back in 2010.
Bromsgrove BC have recently joined forces with Redditch BC leading to a shared Street Cleansing service across the two Boroughs. The demand of this Service means that the machines are required to be on station seven days of the week. To ensure minimum disruption, Scarab Sweepers have implemented an Impress Stock arrangement to enable a smooth supply to Bromsgrove’s Transport and Fleet department. This close working relationship has been developed over a period of time, as Scarab also supplied Truck Mounted Sweepers to both Authorities. Quarterly meetings with both Service Departments mean that a Partnership has developed quickly, benefitting the Authorities and Scarab, with frequent information exchanges and updates. Further investments in the Partnership include Factory Training Courses for the Maintenance Staff and the latest diagnostic equipment.
Pictured below are all four Sweepers, along with the Operators.
Neil Reid commented “Having chosen the Azuras in the first place, compared to other machines available in the market, the Azura offers ease of maintenance and suction performance on par with a much larger Sweeper. It really was a no brainer!”
INTERMAT 2012 - 16th April - 21st April 2012
3D FAYAT GROUP STAND - Hall 3, Stand C041-C042
Scarab Sweepers will be represented at INTERMAT 2012 by our French Agent 3D.
3D part of the FAYAT Group will be show casing other products from the Groups Division Road Materials product range. Scarab Sweepers Limited will have an english representative at the stand.
Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte - France
Halls 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5B and 6.
Parc des Expositions Paris-Nord Villepinte
95970 Roissy CDG Cedex – France