Friday, September 6, 2013

How to Prolong a Street Sweeper Broom's Life

The brooms are the most essential parts of any vacuum truck. These make contact with the surfaces that require cleaning but don't quite get much credit in a sense despite being on the case every day the sweepers are out on the streets. With the wear and tear that goes with everyday use, here are some tips on how to make them last.

The first and most important pointer is to equip your Vactor truck with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. These may cost you a tidy sum, but they're made to last. Check if all broom linkages are in working order, as they reduce the wear and tear on the brushes.

Downward force of a vehicle allows it to stay on the ground but at greater strain on the tires; the same principle applies to the brushes. Some experts recommend adjusting the brushes to a downward tilt of five degrees and an outward tilt of five degrees to provide optimum surface contact without subjecting them to excessive stress.

The brushes are a Vactor truck's bread and butter. Taking care of them, among other parts, will enhance the vehicle's efficiency and keep the city streets as clean as it can.  


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