First Nilfisk City Ranger 3500 in UK making a clean sweep in Hull
Published: 06 August, 2013
In May this year, Hull City Council (HCC) took delivery of the first Nilfisk City Ranger 3500 compact sweeper in the UK.
Garry Middleton, Hull City Council's Corporate Fleet and Specialist Engineering Manager, said: ‘The City Ranger 3500 has hit the ground running and we have had no problems at all since it started sweeping the city centre on a daily basis. The articulated machine does what it says on the tin and has proven very reliable at the same time. All the drivers are happy to operate the machine and I am pleased we took the decision to be the first organisation to give the City Ranger 3500 a chance in the UK.'
Garry attended the Nilfisk Roadshow at Leeds City Council where he personally operated the sweepers for an hour prior to arranging delivery to HCC to put the machine through its paces during an extensive demonstration period. Following this, an order was placed to take delivery of the sweeper, which entered service in early May 2013.
Garry is happy to provide Nilfisk with a reference point for other council's who are considering purchasing the machine, but require performance feedback before making the final decision.
Nilfisk's Strategic Account Manager, Ray Coffey, added: ‘The City Ranger 3500 is a very efficient compact sweeper and out performs its competition. Reliability, performance and value for money are key factors for hard pressed council's and the City Ranger 3500 delivers on all these and more. I am busy demonstrating the machine to quite a number of council's following extensive levels of interest, and I am looking forward to this machine being a success in local authorities throughout the UK in future.'
HCC are now considering purchasing a number of City Ranger 3500's in the near future.
Nilfisk areone of the world's largest manufacturers of commercial and industrial cleaning equipment. From Tub Vacs through to Grounds Maintenance and Road Sweepers Nilfisk offers a complete and affordable solution to all cleaning challenges.
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