East Staffordshire BC takes on four Hako Citymaster 1600 sweepers

Published:  18 November, 2015

East Staffordshire Borough Council has taken delivery of four Hako Machines City Master 1600 road sweepers.

‘The authority had machine demonstrations from other suppliers but chose Hako Machines to assist in realising their ambition of a cleaner, tidier environment,' said Martin Jones, municipal sales manager for Hako.

The Citymaster 1600 has many features that are usually found in larger sweepers while keeping to a total weight of 3.5 tonne. Articulated with a tool-less quick change system for increased versatility, this compact sweeper also offers winter and grounds maintenance attachments, and an attachment for city cleaning.

In 2014, Hako received the CIWM Vehicle, Plant & Equipment Award for the Citymaster 600, one of the 1600's predecessors. ‘Manoeuvrable, functional and robust, the Citymaster 600 has a range of attachments, from snow plough and gritter to grass cutter, making it a cost effective and efficient addition to a fleet. Environmentally friendly design was key to its production, with a particular focus on the recovery of materials at the end of the vehicle's life, as well as reducing exhaust gas, dust, noise and water usage,' commented the judges of the award.

Key features of the Citymaster 1600

  • Quick-change system
  • Front coupling triangle for all attachments
  • Class B driving licence category
  • Full-suspension chassis
  • Permanent all-wheel drive with automatic load and slip compensation
  • Travel speed 40km/h
  • Articulated and versatile

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