Tropos Motors' new ABLE Sweep bed package transforms its standard Tropos ABLE eCUV into a nimble electric sweeper in a market where purpose-made sweepers and sweeper units mounted on pick-up trucks are too large, and smaller ride-on machines lack the performance that maintenance crews demand.
With a 12.5-ft. turning radius, the ABLE Sweep is ideal for tight spaces, yet still provides performance and the large payload capacity of pick-up mounted versions. The model includes a heavy-duty, polyurethane, two-yard hopper and a clean air blower, which increases operator productivity with the ability to remove debris from curb line without the need for additional equipment. Meanwhile, research reveals the blower design of the ABLE Sweep is 70% quieter than competitive models. Additionally, with less sound pollution, this sweeper package can be utilized in busy commercial areas without disturbing the public.
Beyond these features, the ABLE Sweep enjoys all the standard features of the ABLE chassis, including the Easy-Swap option allowing for bed packages to be swapped as needed. With an on-road payload capacity of up to 1,100 pounds (1,500 pounds off-road), 775 lb.-ft. of rear wheel torque, and an estimated 144 MPGe, (up to 4.3 M/KwH) the ABLE chassis is tough enough for the big jobs, yet small enough to get into tight spaces. It has a top speed of 25 mph or 35 mph as defined by local laws, or 40 mph off-road, based on customization.