Local councils need sweepers that can operate in a number of environments, tackle a variety of applications, whilst being easy to operate and maintain. Whether you’re looking for a sweeper that can clean footpaths, roads or vast industrial environments there are, of course, a few factors that local councils need to consider.
• As mentioned, local councils will have their individual requirements for purchasing a sweeper. However, identifying the area that needs to be swept is crucial when deciding what type to use. For example, areas that are larger than 50,000 square feet require a ride-on sweeper. Although slightly more expensive than their walk-behind counterparts, ride-ons are faster and are capable of sweeping over 6,000 square metres every hour. For small areas, such as stockrooms and reception halls, or anything less than 50,000 square feet, then a walk-behind sweeper would be more suitable. Street sweepers are also available that mainly serve to clean city streets, but can also be used for cleaning smaller areas such as car parks, loading bays, footpaths and sidewalks.