Edinburgh City and Bridgnorth adopt new snow shovel
Published: 08 February, 2012
Edinburgh City Council and Bridgnorth City Council have taken on a new snow clearing solution for high streets, schools, shopping centres, airports, hospitals, supermarket car parks, and other public areas.
The Sno Wovel is a wheeled snow shovel which the company claims works three times faster than a traditional shovel with significantly less effort and risk of back injury. Manufactured in the US, it has scooped up the award for “innovation of the year” from Time magazine.
Built with a powder coated mild steel frame and with a high impact polypropylene wheel and shovel, the device will clear all types of snow, ranging from light and powdery to heavy slush.
The secret of its easy use lies in the fact that it acts on the principal of leverage, using the wheel's axis as a fulcrum. Its wheel size, handle height, overall length and double-width blade are all proportioned to maximise the lever action, and so capture the greatest amount of snow in one pass.
- Plymouth City Council chooses Dennis RCVs
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- LAPV December 2012 has been published!
In this issue we cover the following subjects: new intelligent street sweepers; self registration rates are going up; re-manufacturing offers a second life for RCVs; vehicle test; fleet management systems streamline workshops; Bexley Borough Council invests in winter equipment; Greek waste contractor offers efficiency savings; Cork Council uses a new online tendering tool; PlantworX and Managing Congestion â€“ The Green Approach. Plus much more.
- Dumfries and Galloway get high-tech vehicle workshop
Dumfries and Galloway Council and Contract hire Service Provider Fraikin have entered a new era of cooperation, say council officials. The council's Combined Services division is operating from a brand-new vehicle maintenance facility in conjunction with Fraikin.The department's fleet encompasses over 700 items of plant and equipment. Fraikin is currently responsible for managing around 300 of these, ranging from street sweepers and grounds maintenance vehicle through to 26-tonne refuse collection and recycling trucks.
- Perth and Kinross Council takes on Rotopress refuse collection vehicles
Faun Zoeller â€“ a waste management systems manufacturer â€“ has delivered five new Rotopress refuse collection vehicles (RCV) to Perth and Kinross Council.The investment in the Rotopress technology has been made by the Scottish authority to make its garden and food waste collection rounds more efficient.<
- South Gloucestershire Council fits its new spreader fleet with Red Forge weighing technology
Red Forge has fitted its Omniweigh On-Board Weighing system to a new fleet of 11 winter gritting vehicles being operated by South Gloucestershire Council. The new fleet has ECON gritting bodies on a 4x4 Volvo FMX chassis. During the specification process, the council consulted both the drivers and maintenance engineers in order to overcome any potential problems during operation. A key recommended factor was the ability to monitor the weight.