Hybrid electric street sweeper helps municipalities reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Elgin Sweeper Company has initiated customer evaluations of a plug-in, hybrid electric version of its popular Broom Bear mechanical sweeper. The hybrid Broom Bear is an example of the company’s ongoing commitment to help municipal customers reduce their carbon footprint, improve air quality and mitigate climate change.
The hybrid Broom Bear uses a high-capacity battery to power the sweeper that can be recharged while driving or when plugged into an electrical outlet. The sweeper’s short wheelbase, large brooms, and dual mode air suspension system make it ideal for sweeping in densely populated areas, and its large hopper and water tank results in more productive sweeping time and fewer scheduled stops. Designed to tackle everything from heavy-duty construction debris, such as millings or gravel, to light street maintenance, the hybrid sweeper’s performance, speeds, capacity and its availability to work all day, helps municipalities tackle the toughest jobs.
“Street sweepers have always been essential tools for improving water and air quality, and Elgin Sweeper has been committed to working with cities and municipalities across North America to make a positive impact on public health and the environment, while also offering competitive value to taxpayers,” Mike Higgins, vice president and general manager of Elgin Sweeper said in a statement. “We are pleased to team up with forward-thinking municipalities to help them accomplish their mission of sustainability by advancing the type of innovative sweeping technology found in the hybrid Broom Bear sweeper.”
Schmidt says that the objective of the hybrid Broom Bear development is to assist cities with their sustainability initiatives. “Elgin Sweeper’s team especially recognizes the City of Los Angeles and its team of street maintenance and fleet maintenance professionals for their insight and feedback, and for access to the city’s streets and personnel during the product concept and development process,” he added.
Sold and serviced through a network of more than 100 dealer locations worldwide, Elgin Sweeper products help cities with a variety of general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications. Elgin Sweeper is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation’s Environmental Solutions Group. For more information, click here.