For many years, almost every model of mechanical sweeper had the capability to lift the debris hopper high enough to off-load the collected debris into a truck or roll-off container. For regenerative air sweepers, the product offerings were significantly less and the industry seemed very hesitant to embrace the practice of high dumping an air-machine debris hopper.
Around the year 2000, several manufacturers stepped up their offerings of high off-loading regenerative sweepers with modern, high-powered units that resembled their mechanical counterparts. At this juncture, industry experts predicted a wholesale switch to high off-loading regenerative sweepers. But then came the early 2000s economy, and right behind it, the recession of 2008. Th is slowed sweeper population growth, again stunting the growth of the high dump air sweeper. All of this is behind us now, and the switch to regenerative high-dumps is finally poised to take off.
For years the industry has realized that regenerative air sweeping technology has multiple advantages in many applications, due to having fewer moving parts and the ability to efficiently remove fine particles from a very wide area. What is not being leveraged with regenerative sweepers is the concept of utilizing the right tool for the right job. Low-dump sweepers are often driven to the dump site to be offloaded, or worse yet, dumped in a pile on the street. Then the debris is double-handled by being shoveled into a container or dump truck to be taken to the recycle and disposal area.
When pointed out in this context, it seems that purchasing a high-dump sweeper would be an obvious choice.
The good news is that there is ample technology available to get the very best use of sweeping equipment. The Schwarze A8 Twister is uniquely positioned to provide the absolute best value for any regenerative sweeping program.
The A8 Twister’s sweep system is extremely robust. With up to 140 hp available, it allows sweeping applications that cross into applications that up until now were considered too severe for regenerative air technology and relegated to mechanical sweepers.
The A8 Twister’s 12-foot dump height allows off -loading into the highest of containers and dump trucks, including high sideboard tri-axle dump trucks.
In the event that no trucks are available, the A8 Twister, with its industry-leading 6-cubic-yard capacity and ability to quickly low side-dump just as fast as a traditional rear low-dump regenerative sweeper, means that there is no virtually no downside to this high-dump regenerative sweeper.
So if faster, more efficient, more flexible, more usable, more powerful and less complex with better asset utilization is something good, then yes: You need a high-dump sweeper.
Information provided by Schwarze Industries