Monday, March 10, 2014

Tips for Purchasing a Used Street Sweeper

Street sweepers are important because they keep the roads free from unsightly trash. Apart from the aesthetic advantages these vehicles present, street sweepers keep roads safe for travel by removing dangerous debris that can cause road accidents. 

This equipment can get a bit pricey, however, so many people in need of it opt to purchase a used unit instead. There is nothing wrong with this, especially if the sweeper is still in great condition. Before purchasing a used street sweeper, however, take the time to inspect the vehicle: 

Cleaning Power 

Measure the area you intend to use the sweeper on to determine how powerful a machine you will need. After finding the right fit, be sure to check the integrity of the sweeper section of the vehicle. Be on the lookout for any cracks, rust, and other signs of damage. 

Safety Features 

Street sweepers have very bulky frames which can present a safety hazard for passers-by and other vehicles. That said, make sure that all movement alarms and warning signs function properly. These features are especially important if you plan to use the sweeper during the early morning and the night. 

Engine Condition 

 Street sweepers use robust engines capable of moving the heavy machine effortlessly. A poor engine can easily impede proper cleaning and increase the time necessary to finish a job. That said, have an experienced mechanic assess the condition of the engine before you purchase the sweeper.


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