Choosing the correct Sweeping Equipment to do the Job
Determining your application needs in terms of debris removal, maneuverability, transport speed and off-loading in order to ensure we are using the right street sweeper and sweeping equipment for the right job is part of the experience we provide. While there are general guidelines for using one type of sweeper over another, years of experience in a wide range of project requirements allows us the understanding of when you may want to use a Regenerative air sweeper when you may think a Mechanical broom sweeper is required. Each job is unique and the demands of the job will determine the ultimate sweeping equipment we utilize on each project. Read below to find out more about the general guidelines for choosing the correct sweeping equipment.
Mechanical Broom Sweepers
When many of us think of a mechanical broom street sweeper, we likely envision the street sweepers that sweep through your town or city upon the arrival of spring. But there are actually several other uses for this rugged piece of machinery/sweeping equipment.
Major uses of the mechanical broom street sweeper include picking up construction debris and granular materials such as millings and gravel. The Mechanical Broom Sweeper is the most common type of sweeping equipment in the United States, and is ideal for the heavy build-up encountered after flooding or even yearly spring cleanup.
Year-round street sweeping: Mechanical sweepers are great for cold climates requiring year-round sweeping of sand, gravel, silt, salt residue and other materials.
Leaf removal and pine cone sweeping: Mechanical sweepers have a wide pick-up head with a large diameter suction hose and ability to raise/lower the head hydraulically to sweep street gutters filled with leaves, pine cones and pine needles.
Regenerative Air Sweepers
The regenerative air sweeper is
a green sweeper that combines sustainability with efficiency. This green sweeper keeps the environment free of pollutants thanks to its air-blast capabilities. The sweeper’s large patented gutter brooms, its heavy duty suction hose and its large hopper make it one powerful, versatile sweeper that can remove debris, dirt, and even trash in an instant. Its fuel efficiency and large water tank enables you to get more cleaning done without frequent stops in order to refuel, dump or re-water the truck. When you keep your parking lots and streets clean with the regenerative air sweeper, you’ll keep your property or municipality looking its best at all times.
Types of Uses for the Regenerative Air Sweeper
Parking Lots: Have you ever walked through a parking lot, especially after a large event and noticed trash all over the place and then wondered how they’re going to get it all cleaned up? Can you imagine how time consuming it would be if this trash were picked up by hand? Thanks to the regenerative street sweeper, parking lot messes are a breeze to clean following any big event. In addition to trash, these sweepers are frequently used to keep parking lots free of any fine dirt, rocks, gravel, and leaves from parking lots.
Common construction uses include:
- Municipal: In some areas of the country, the public works department chooses to hire contractors to handle the street sweeping.
- Road Construction: During road construction, it’s required by the DOT to make sure that the road’s surface has been cleaned and cleared entirely before the laying of fresh asphalt. Street sweepers on any type of construction or paving and asphalt milling operation are used to pick up big and small pieces of asphalt, control dust, gravel, mud, and of course, dirt.
Common municipal uses include:
- Street Sweeping: This type of sweeping is common and is used to pick up debris such as dirt, litter, grass, sand, and sticks from the streets of cities and towns. These tasks are considered to be “lightweight” tasks.
- Leaf Removal: As you can likely guess, this type of task occurs in the fall when gutters become blocked by leaves, which can affect drainage.
- Catch Basin Cleaning: Some towns and cities use street sweepers to routinely clean out their catch basins to prevent flooding issues.
- Year Round Sweeping: Some municipalities in the northern region utilize street sweepers to keep streets free of salt residue, gravel, sand, and other material commonly found on roadways during the winter months.
- Spring Clean-Up, Heavy Duty: This is the use that you’re probably most familiar with when it comes to street sweepers as stated above. Cleaning up the streets of your city or town, clearing the roadways from winter materials and debris.
Common materials found on the runways at airports include small litter and debris, sand, and gravel. Street sweepers are used at airports to keep the runway clear for take-off. They’re used to keep roadways clean at the airport, to keep the tarmac clean, and to keep the gate areas cleared as well. Specials sweepers are utilized for the clean-up of glycol at airports, which is a material to deice airplanes. It’s important to prevent this material from entering the storm system. Yes, It Has Industrial Uses Too Industrial uses include:
- Power Plants
- The Cement Industry
- Grain Processing
- Lime Processing
For questions regarding the mechanical broom street sweeper or to request an estimate, contact the professionals of Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning, Inc. today!
Additional Types Of Vehicles Used By Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning
This industrial sweeping equipment is a powerful solution to cleaning anything from warehouse floors to parking garages. Featuring a unique design, the Proterra floor sweeper is truly one-of-a-kind and it makes cleaning large facility areas easy thanks to its maneuverability, mighty hopper, and its ability to clean wide paths. When you use the Proterra to get the job done, you’ll enjoy safe cleaning, comfortable cleaning, and efficient cleaning. One of the most exciting features of this sweeper is its DustGuard system, which works to effortlessly suppress dust while we work. Your facility will look its best when you keep it clean on a routine basis.
Types of Uses for the Proterra Floor Sweeper
Warehouses: When running a warehouse, it’s important to keep your floors free to avoid any hazardous conditions that could lead to an accident of any kind.Floors may be prone to dirt build-up and debris build-up, which is a cinch to clean with this powerful industrial sweeper.
Factories: Keeping the floors clean of a factory is just as important as keeping the floors clean within a warehouse environment. This helps to avoid employee slip and fall accidents or other hazardous types of problems. Factories must also maintain a neat and clean appearance to meet certain regulation demands as well. When we keep your factory floors clean with a Proterra, your floors will look their best and you’ll never have to worry.
Parking Garages: If you own a parking garage, it’s important to keep these areas clean for appearance value and for safety reasons. It’s also important to ensure the integrity of the parking lot itself. These areas should be maintained and cleaned throughout the year, depending upon your need we offer, daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual contracts.
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