NEWS & REVIEWS
František Hodan is the cities Street Services Manager and from his office in the Pražske Služby (Prague Service) Headquarters he keeps complete control over maintaining the high level of service demanded by residents and visitors alike. The selection of his equipment is critical and it is no surprise that UK based Scarab Sweepers has delivered 10 machines to assist in this task. Scarab’s long standing Czech distributor A-TEC, headed by Martin Ninger has worked closely with A.S.A. who are contracted to clean the area to the Southwest of the city called Prague 5.
Essential to the Prague’s efficient operation is the satellite tracking and telemetry that is fitted to virtually all their 450 municipal vehicles. This requirement is easily accommodated by Scarab’s world leading CANbus system which provides full sweeping data and self diagnostics in real time. The mix of Minor and Magnum models are specially modified by A-TEC to be demountable for winter fitment of gritters and snow ploughs. All the machines are fitted with noise reducing packages for minimal disturbance whilst the single engine design ensures that these efficient cleaning machines are also clean machines. For further information please contact Scarab Sweepers via firstname.lastname@example.org
With a current stockholding in excess of two and a half million pounds, we are able to maintain our ninety eight percent stock availability which helps to keep our customers machines on the road.
With this physical change, we have also changed the way we monitor and control our stock. One of these Management initiatives is a monthly 'price check’, to ensure that we remain competitive.
In addition, have a fast track back up system allowing us to draw from all areas of Manufacture and Production, however the new store has been planned around our customer's usage and requirements and carefully set out for future expansion. The new bin system has been set out to make the job of picking parts much more efficient. A new Excel based order processing system produces picking lists for customers’ orders that are automatically ordered by the most efficient route around the stock locations to keep picking times to a minimum.
The new facilities include a purpose built office area with dedicated call centre style work stations, increased stores area and an improved pack and despatch area that separates parts orders into dedicated dispatch systems, and a customer collection point. In addition to the massive 90% increase in floor space of the Parts Department we have also constructed a dedicated building for Brush Storage which enables us to stock a wide range and quantity of Brushes for both Scarab and Mathieu models.
The Scarab Merlin is already the number one selling hydrostatic truck-mounted sweeper in France and the Scarab Hydrostatic drive system is the perfect solution for a Compressed Natural Gas powered chassis as the single engine sweeper concept pioneered by Scarab produces no additional exhaust emissions above that of the chassis. The CNG Scarab Merlin has been mounted onto a Renault chassis that was modified for the sweeper application.
Scarab Sweepers have pioneered the use of hydrostatic technology since the early1980s and lead the world in this field. Further to this Scarab have recently improved their CANbus control system for an even greater driver experience with an easy to use control panel for sweeper functions with full colour screen for sweeping information and a full diagnostic and data capture capability.
The 7 unit CNG deal was secured by Dominique Declercq Distribution (3D for short), Scarab’s long standing French distributor based in Arras.
The success of 3D with Municipalities and Contractors has seen over 1300 Scarab units exported to customers all over France.
Scarab have always been good at giving the customer something a little special over the competition and this machine is no different. Alongside the large 8.2 mtr hopper body, and the 2500 litre water tank Martin opted for extra fuel tanks for both the vehicle chassis and the auxiliary engine, we worked closely with Martin and fitted a custom designed high pressure water system and extra wide suction nozzles all this combined with a full safety light package giving Martin the sweeper he desired all this built on the fantastic Daf 75 chassis make this a outstanding sweeper package.
Once Martin received his Scarab Mistral he was delighted at the performance, Andy the driver stated that he enjoys proving the power of his machine to those doubting its ability on sites, the Mistrals main tasks are Road Planing and other general site work.
Ashifield District Council have been a customer of Scarab Sweepers for many years and commented on how reliable the Scarab products have been and how helpful the Scarab Parts team are when they need to order spares also the Service department and technical support was superior to our competitors, comments which we are very grateful for.