Hull City Council (HCC) has taken delivery of the first Nilfisk City Ranger 3500 in the UK and is pleased with the performance of this compact sweeper.
Garry Middleton, Hull City Council's corporate fleet and specialist engineering manager, said: “The City Ranger 3500 has hit the ground running and we have had no problems at all since it started sweeping the city centre on a daily basis. The articulated machine does what it says on the tin and has proven very reliable at the same time. All the drivers are happy to operate the machine and I am pleased we took the decision to be the first organisation to give the City Ranger 3500 a chance in the UK.”
Middleton attended the Nilfisk Roadshow at Leeds City Council where he personally operated the sweepers for an hour prior to arranging delivery to HCC to put the machine through its paces during an extensive demonstration period. Following this, an order was placed to take delivery of the sweeper.
Nilfisk's strategic account manager, Ray Coffey, added: “The City Ranger 3500 is a very efficient compact sweeper and outperforms its competition. Reliability, performance and value for money are key factors for hard pressed councils and the City Ranger 3500 delivers on all these and more. I am busy demonstrating the machine to quite a number of councils following extensive levels of interest, and I am looking forward to this machine being a success in local authorities throughout the UK in the future.”
HCC is now considering purchasing a number of City Ranger 3500s in the near future.