Elgin Sweeper has introduced the Whirlwind1 vacuum sweeper, which shares the same single-engine technology as the Crosswind1 regenerative air sweeper. The Whirlwind1 is ideally suited for uneven, patched roads and jobs involving dirt, sand, millings, and road debris but can also be used for maintenance and restoration of permeable pavement.
The Whirlwind1 is the first vacuum sweeper in North America to feature variable-speed-device (VSD) technology, according to Elgin.
“The VSD, installed between the chassis engine and the transmission on the Whirlwind1, allows the engine to simultaneously power both the truck and the sweeper,” said Mike Higgins, vice president and general manager of Elgin Sweeper. “The sweeper operator is able to switch between road and work modes with a simple push of a button, without the need to stop and engage the parking brake. The controls on the Whirlwind1 are simple and intuitive, allowing all operators to expertly sweep with minimal training.”
The single-engine technology provides less maintenance; elimination of belts, fluid coupler, and exhaust aftertreatment; minimized auxiliary engine vibration and noise; enhanced overall equipment value; and decreased cost of ownership, according to Elgin. The time-consuming and costly maintenance checks, aftertreatments, and additional service requirements associated with an auxiliary engine are eliminated on the single-engine sweeper.