CUSTOMIZING YOUR STREET SWEEPER - ALTERNATIVE FUEL (CNG)
In the past we have discussed our Global Street Sweepers often referring to them as Purpose Built units. Our Front Steer Three Wheel Global M3 is one of a kind, safe, quiet and comfortable. Our performance matched equal-width pickup broom and elevator system eliminates choke points and improves sweeping speeds. The 5.6 cubic yard hopper’s ribbed design eliminates rust traps and is mid-mounted for balanced weight distribution and superior loading characteristics.
Optional, Front-Articulating brush allows for extra reach to shoulders and center islands. Via In-cab joystick, the articulating front brush can be positioned on left or right side allowing for sweeping on right or left without changing seating positions.
Almost 30 years ago now, a Purpose built street sweeper that could reach speeds of 65 mph was introduced. The idea was the same…creating a sweeper that has best visibility, with performance matched elevator system, long lasting dirt shoes, and with one of the biggest hoppers in the industry. The idea worked and you will find many municipalities utilizing our street sweepers including major metropolitan cities such as New York City. Of course with technological advancements came changes and upgrades. Disk brakes, powerful Cummins Engine, higher highway speeds (65mph) and Alternative Fuel options are just few innovative option available today.
ALTERNATIVE FUEL – Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Compressed natural gas, or CNG, is natural gas under pressure which remains clear, odorless, and non-corrosive. Although vehicles can use natural gas as either a liquid or a gas, most vehicles use the gaseous form compressed to pressures above 3,100 pounds per square inch. It is produced both worldwide and domestically at relatively low cost and is cleaner burning than gasoline or diesel fuel. Natural gas vehicles show an average reduction in ozone-forming emissions of 80 percent compared to gasoline vehicles.
Not All Mechanical Street Are Created Equal!
Any mechanical sweeper should do a good job picking up a wide variety of road debris. From heavy bulky material, trash, fines and leaves, a mechanical sweeper needs to be versatile in its performance. However, how the unit picks up material is as important as how much it picks up. If you could do the same job with a unit that provides less time required for maintenance and offers up to a 50% reduction in fuel consumption, wouldn’t that be worth investing in?
A mechanical sweeper’s elevator is the most critical system the unit has. It operates in the harshest of environments where it is constantly bombarded with various types of dirt and debris as well as moisture. The Global M3, MX3 and M4 purpose built sweepers employ a belt and sprocket system with aluminum flights and corded rubber squeegees that handle these conditions with excellent results. It is a system that is designed not only to provide high performance, but an increased life cycle and superior ease of maintenance compared to a full width belt conveyor system.
Imagine sweeping up a large item or something that is sharp. There is great potential to cut or tear the full width conveyor belt in a mechanical sweeper.
You Can’t Put A Price On Public Safety
- It is never a good idea to drive the wrong way down a one way street!!!
In a recent investigative report appearing in the December newsletter for World Sweeper Magazine, Ranger Kidwell Ross “looks at the advisability of sweeping against traffic instead of specifying a sweeper with curb brooms on both sides.” Here is an excerpt from the report:
“There is no question that sweepers have become more expensive in the past few years, in large part because of evolving diesel engine regulations. However, when it comes to needed features on a new sweeper, as you will read the experts agree that it doesn't make sense to scrimp on a sweeper's needed features if doing so will create even more costs – and potentially compromise public safety – during its future usage.
Sweeping Against Traffic – Is a Single Curb Broom a Viable Option?
Posted December, 2012
by Ranger Kidwell-Ross
This investigative report looks at the advisability of sweeping against traffic instead of specifying a sweeper with curb brooms on both sides. In it, the pros and cons are evaluated and potential alternative solutions are offered.
DISTRACTED DRIVING: NOT SAFE IN ANY MOTORIZED VEHICLE!
2011 Distracted Driving Statistics—By HealthDay
How about the sweeper operator that is required to watch his side broom rather than looking ahead whilesweeping? Or entry steps that you have to see through in order to see the road surface?
USING THE RIGHT PARTS FOR YOUR STREET SWEEPER!
Street sweepers have been around for a long time. Global manufacturing roots, date back all the way to 1947 and to Wayne Street Sweepers. The first street sweepers did not have a cab, the operator was completely exposed, there were no suspension, radio or any other creature comforts. Many mechanical components were hard to get to and difficult to service while the pick up performance was nothing to be proud of. Things have changed drastically over the last 65 years.
Today’s Global sweepers are safe, dependable, innovative and reliable but only when the right OEM parts are utilized! Over the years Global has focused on designing parts and components that improve sweeping, promote reliability and ease of use, but it is up to you, our customers, to make sure your sweeper is equipped with the right parts. Take the sweeping assembly for example, our dirt shoes are designed to ride on the surface and are very flexible, which allows for the street sweeper to go over manhole covers or other uneven street surfaces.. When adjusted properly they will last a long time ensuring that there is no trailing, hence more sweeping time! Our elevator belts, along with our sprockets, are also designed with tight tolerances to promoted performance and reliability.
Our new sprockets are designed to perfectly fit our OEM belts. Never mind that our sprockets will outlastall aftermarket replacement sprockets, but they will also protect your belts from premature wear! By the way...our sprockets incorporate a carbide Technology, ensuring longevity and reliability of all sweeper components!
GLOBAL CARRIES ALL OEM ALLIANZ 3000 AND 4000 PARTS
WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU!
What makes Global Sweepers the right choice for your operation?
.. Innovative, Reliable, and Affordable….
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS DELIVERS THE FIRST GLOBAL “M4”
Global Environmental Products is proud to introduce the first M4 model - Sold to
– December 28, 2011
Global Environmental Products, Inc. (GEP) was
founded in March of 2011, and began producing
the Global M3 - three wheel sweeper in
September of 2011 in San Bernardino, CA.
Now, in December of 2011, we are proud to
introduce the first M4 (formerly the Allianz
4000) purchased by Whitehorse, in British
Street Sweeper Caltrans Test
In 1990, the California Department of Transportation introduced what is now known in the sweeper industry as the toughest sweeper performance test in North America. The purpose of the test was to allow Caltrans a means of selecting only the sweepers that were tough and reliable enough to meet the brutal demands of sweeping more than 16,000 miles of the most diverse highways in the world—stretching to California’s borders with Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. The street sweepers that successfully completed all tests were put into service, sweeping the winding High Sierras, performing post winter clean up and cleaning the wind blown desert roads and highways throughout the entire state.
Caltrans staff conducted the test like this:
Allianz Sweeper Company introduces a new front brush option on its Global M3/MX3 and Global M4 mechanical sweeper models.
The M3/MX3 and M4 sweepers are 'hydrostatic drive' type, three wheeled, front steering, mechanical machines.