Municipal sweeping brushes updated

Published:  24 February, 2016

An updated range of aftermarket municipal brushes is being launched by Brush Technology. These one-piece belly brushes are designed to work on all modern municipal truck-mounted sweepers such as Scarab and Johnston vehicles.

Municipal sweeper brushes used to consist of a re-usable steel cylinder shaft wrapped in segmented wafer rings of bristles. Every time the brush needed changing, the old wafer rings had to be removed and the new ones reassembled with suitable spacers onto the old shaft.

The one-piece belly brush, however, is very simple as it only requires the old brush to be removed and the new one attached. This fast change brush saves up to 45 minutes in fitting time.

The benefits of this brush range are immediate. Used street cleaning brushes are always dirty and may have hazardous debris trapped in them. The one piece brush, however, removes the operator's need to be in contact with this dirt and saves them time.

Although the one piece brushes are more expensive to produce, Brush Tec has invested in both tooling and robotic assembly to drive down the cost of manufacturing. Extra-long life bristles help increase the brush performance and extend the sweeping life which can be more than twice the working hours of the traditional wafer ring brush.

Two versions for each machine are available: a standard heavy duty brush and the two colour extra heavy duty Blue Zebra, designed to be used by road planing contractors to move large volumes of road planings. This range is produced at Brush Tec's Newcastle facility, using recycled polypropylene core.

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