Since 1964, RAVO has produced high-quality street sweepers for customers all over the world. Worldwide RAVO has delivered already more than16,000 RAVO 5 and 5 iSeries sweepers to customers, including Berlin, Rome, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dubai, Kuwait, Greenland and many more. The RAVO 5 iSeries is built according to Dutch quality standards, focusing on robustness, superior technology and innovative design.
Its compact vacuum street sweepers deliver at all levels, with their incredible uptime, fuel savings compared to truck-mounted sweepers, designs with operator’s comfort in mind and their state-of-the-art build quality.
The RAVO 5 iSeries was developed to clean a street in one pass, no matter which season it is and what the conditions are. It is perfect for urban or rural areas, sand or leaves, desert heat or arctic cold, downtown areas, suburbs or bicycle lanes. Every RAVO is standard equipped with an ergonomically designed cabin that includes an adjustable steering column and air conditioning. Additionally, each RAVO comes with a powerful Cummins engine and Linde hydraulics.
With a stainless-steel container that has a volume of up to 6.4 cubic yards real usable volume and a loading capacity of 12,125 pounds and a gross vehicle weight of 25,125 pounds, the RAVO 5 iSeries is extremely maneuverable and has a turning circle of just over 16 feet curb to curb. Its unique pulled brush system uses constant brush pressure that extends the brush life by 50 percent and is maintenance friendly — no greasing required. In fact, there are only 15 greasing points on the whole machine. Its hydraulic front suspension also comes with an automatic leveling system.
RAVO supports customers to find solutions for modern-day issues, whether that is lowering noise emissions or producing a sweeper that sweeps and washes simultaneously.
Customize to fit needs
RAVO offers a wide range of options to customize the RAVO 5 iSeries, catering to many different needs and situations. Standard dumping height is 3.3 feet and an optional 5.3 feet to dump directly in a container. The machine comes standard with a heavy-duty package, which includes a coated suction line and borium fan designed to extend its lifetime when working under the heaviest conditions.
The front broom option increases the sweeping width of the RAVO 5 iSeries and allows drivers to clean pavements, shoulders and street gutters more efficiently. Combine this option with the weed cutter broom and you have an environmentally friendly way to remove weeds. The third broom can be equipped with a quick release feature, which shortens the removal or installation time to less than 5 minutes.
Other options include the high-pressure water pump to clean the inside of the container, broom and suction system or street furniture and independent broom lifting, which can reduce broom wear. The Swasher installation allows drivers to sweep and spray roads and sidewalks in just one go. Water recirculation doubles your action radius and reduces dust emissions at the same time. The optional suction hose mounted on top with a 360 degrees rotation is perfect for sucking up piles of leaves, but also emptying gutter drains and waste bins.
The silent package, meanwhile, can reduce the noise level of the RAVO 5 iSeries by 15 percent.
A preferred partner
RAVO’s U.S.-based service office, parts supply and nationwide distributors network allows it to provide high-standing service to its fast-growing customer base in North America with more than 300 sweepers delivered in the past four years. RAVO stands by the quality of its product and offers a standard warranty of two years or 2,000 hours with every sweeper that leaves its factory. On top of that, RAVO also offers a five-year warranty on the container and chassis.
Toms River, N.J., maintains 351.13 miles of roadway and was drawn to the simplicity of the RAVO. After a demo, the township purchased two RAVOs, which were delivered Sept. 8, 2014. Staff members subsequently fell in love with them and one more was purchased in 2015, followed by another in 2016.
“We demoed the machine and truth be told when (RAVO) showed up, I thought it was a parking lot sweeper,” Michael Mazzola, Toms River road foreman, said. “But I couldn’t have been more wrong. The machine was superior in all aspects to any (mechanical) truck mounted sweepers we had been running and any other machine we had been demoing.”
Mazzola said, “The RAVO has a lot less moving parts and requires very little maintenance compared to any sweeper we have experienced. We are also able to sweep a lot more curb miles with the machine because of its large hopper size and most importantly its compaction rate. The machine leaves a much cleaner road behind compared to what we were used to while being more efficient in every aspect.”
He highlighted RAVO’s loading capacity; fuel consumption, which saves the township around 40 percent; its low noise level that allows operators to sweep in the early morning without complaints; emphasis on driver comfort; ability to sweep up a variety materials like sand, leaves, pine needles, millings or refuse left after a parade; and the easy maintenance.
“Our operators like it a lot that it takes only 10 to 15 minutes to clean the machine after a shift, and greasing is only once a month, which takes five minutes.”
Mazzola noted RAVO’s excellent responsive service. “The down time is kept to a minimum if there are any issues that come up. That is really important.” He added, “We are hoping to get more of them in the near future. We just love these machines: our operators love driving them; our mechanics love working on them; and last but not least, our finance department loves the cost savings we have achieved with them. I dare say that they are far superior to any sweeper that we have had or seen.”