Londonderry Garage wins £1.5M contract for Scarab sweepers

Published:  06 January, 2012

Londonderry Garage, supplier of specialist vehicles and equipment, has won four contracts involving a total of 18 Scarab sweepers worth some £1.5 million.

Middlesbrough Council has acquired four Scarab Merlin XPs mounted on 7.5 tonne Daf chassis as well as three Scarab Minors. The XP (Xtra Payload) model maximises the potential of the 7.5 tonne chassis, providing users with half a tonne additional load carrying ability.

The Scarab Minors are a versatile and compact urban/precinct sweeper, ideal for many applications from pavement sweeping to street cleansing.

The other orders include Kirklees Council which has purchased three Scarab Minors, and Durham County Council which has acquired four Scarab Merlins – on 2 x 12 tonne Daf chassis and 2 x 7.5 tonne Daf chassis – and three Scarab Minors.

Finally, tunnel operator TT2 has bought a Scarab Merlin XP on a 7.5 tonne Daf chassis and fitted with a snowplough which is carrying out sweeping and gully emptying duties in the existing Tyne Tunnel. It will then transfer to the new £260 million tunnel which is scheduled to open next month and has a capacity to carry some 75,000 vehicles a day.

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