Nilfisk-Advance demonstrates two new sweepers at CIWM

Published:  04 April, 2012

Keeping streets and other paved areas clean and litter free is an ongoing challenge for Local Authorities and contract cleaners alike. At CIWM, Nilfisk-Advance will demonstrate two fast and highly mobile solutions from its innovative RS road sweeper range for public and private sector applications. On display will be the compact RS 501 and top-of-the-range RS 1300, both designed to make outdoor cleaning not just easier but more productive and cost-effective, whether on footpath, car park, shopping mall or city street.

Featuring a 34hp diesel engine, the Nilfisk-Advance RS 501 is the most powerful sweeper in its class, and the only machine of its type specifically designed to prevent debris coming into contact with the fan for increased reliability and performance. This machine weighs just 1,500 kg and features a small wheelbase, so it's small and light enough to transport from site to site for total contract flexibility. In addition, the machine's high suction power and airflow means it can pick up a wide variety of debris, including bottles, cans and stones; while the hydraulically-operated flap ensures safe intake of larger objects. The RS 501 also features a pivoting suction nozzle, enabling brushes to float independently on the ground for effective handling of irregular road surfaces and gradients up to 22%.

Designed for high volume, urban cleaning applications, the Nilfisk-Advance RS 1300 combines a 74hp engine with a generous 1,300 litre hopper for superb cleaning results and productivity. It has a climbing ability up to 24% and has the same rear steering axle as the RS 501 for tight turns and excellent manoeuvrability, even in narrow, congested areas. Easy maintenance and reduced downtime is also assured thanks to intelligent design backed by a complete maintenance programme.

In addition to the RS 501 and RS 1300 on show at CIWM, the range also includes the Nilfisk-Advance RS 850 road sweeper, which delivers high performance with an 850 litre hopper.

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