Elgin Sweeper unveiled its all-Electric Broom Bear at CONEXPO. The first of its kind truck-mounted sweeper utilizes an all-electric chassis, according to a press release.
The newest configuration of the Broom Bear as fully electric is Elgin’s latest offering in its sweeper lineup. Elgin also has a hybrid sweeper.
"The Electric Broom Bear accomplishes the same workload and delivers the performance the Broom Bear is popular for," Product Manager Tim Letts said.
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With electric vehicles becoming a reality to meet ZEV targets and stricter emissions standards, the Electric Broom Bear delivers another option for customers to achieve their sweeping and sustainability goals.
“We’ve taken today’s modern propulsion system and incorporated it with Elgin’s 100+ year history of sweeper innovations,” Letts said. “We’re using modern technology to meet the modern demands and sustainability goals of our customers.”
In addition to all the benefits of an electric vehicle including noise reduction and lower maintenance costs, the Electric Broom Bear has plenty of energy onboard, so customers can sweep and run their regular routes without worrying about getting home. It has enough energy for a full workload and some leftover for operators’ peace-of-mind.
“We’ve engineered the Electric Broom Bear to meet customer sweeping demands and then some,” VP Technology Development Ron Schmidt said. “Customers have come to expect a certain level of performance, and with the Electric Broom Bear, they’re going to get the Elgin sweeper they’ve come to know.”
The charging port on the Electric Broom Bear is a standard SAE J1772 CCS, compatible with both level 2 or level 3 chargers. Level 2 AC charging will enable overnight charging while Level 3 DC-DC charging will enable fast charging, if needed.
The electric chassis is from Battle Motors, formerly Crane Carrier Company, which has a 75 year history of providing heavy duty trucks and has an extensive and highly trained dealer network for service and support. The additional weight of the electric chassis was taken into consideration when developing the Electric Broom Bear; the payload capacity is the same as a standard Broom Bear. As with all of its diesel and CNG truck-mounted sweepers, Elgin customers will be able to choose electric chassis from other major chassis OEMs when they meet the performance and aftermarket support needs of its customers.