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Street sweepers are an important machine for roadworks operations and construction site around the country. We have a large range of street sweeper hire suppliers in Newcastle and throughout Australia on the iSeekplant database, allowing you to quickly and easily choose the best machine for your job.
The street sweeper was invented way back in the 1840s in response to dirty and unhealthy streets around the world. Early street sweepers were basically just disks covered in broom bristles which would rotate to sweep the dirt on the city streets.
For road construction jobs, contractors need street sweepers that can handle a variety of heavy materials, including construction and mud debris, concrete and asphalt millings and broken pavement. The street sweeper needs to have the ability to dump this debris into a dump truck so that the road construction site doesn’t need to be cleared.
Street sweeper hire in Brisbane and around Australia generally offers three different types of street sweepers.
The first type is mechanical, and debris is swept onto a conveyor system which then transports the material to a collecting hopper.
The second type of street sweeper uses regenerative air. Air is blown onto the pavement by the machine, raising fine sediments and particles which are then vacuumed up. This is a good option for construction sites where there is a large amount of dust, and they can pick up particles of dust and dirt as small as 10 micrometres. The main problem with the regenerative air sweeper is the noise level, since the street sweeper needs to have an extra engine powering the vacuum pump.
The third type is a vacuum model, and it combines the vacuuming power of the regenerative air sweeper with the mechanical model’s sweeping power.
Some street sweeper hire suppliers in Perth and elsewhere have sprayers and water tanks which reduce dust and loosen particles.
Street sweepers come in a variety of different designs so you can be sure to find one that fits the sweeping requirements for your next project. Some are made for construction sites, while others are made for urban settings or roads. It helps to know your requirements for your street sweeper before you begin browsing Adelaide street sweeper suppliers.
First, you’ll need to know your required transport speed. Is there a large distance between the overnight parking location for the sweeper and your site? Also, how are you planning for debris to be transported to your disposal site? Will the sweeper be off-loading into a dump truck which can then transport the material away?
It can be a good idea to learn a little about how sweepers work if you’re unsure about which type will be the best fit for your next project. Alternatively, our experienced Project Team can do this for you, and can browse a range of street sweeper hire suppliers in Melbourne or wherever your next project is, finding the best equipment for your next job.
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