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Hybrid sweeper for indoor and outdoor use

Published 13th October, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Hybrid sweeper for indoor and outdoor use

Nilfisk has launched the new SW5500 sweeper that boasts hybrid capability and reduces the total cost of ownership. The SW5500 is available in battery, LPG and diesel versions and has a working width of 850mm, enhanced with two side brooms to 1500mm. The new models have a range of innovative features:

• Main broom adjustment system: Normally as a broom wears the sweeping performance is reduced in line with the deterioration in the brush. The new Nilfisk adjustment system means that the distance between the end of the bristle to the debris always remains the same. This simple adjustment feature ensures that optimum sweeping performance is maintained at all times. A low bristle length warning light is also included on the unit's dashboard.

• Hybrid options: The Hybrid option allows you to use the same machine inside and out, switching between engine and battery power at the touch of a button. The optional hybrid technology reduces emissions and noise levels, resulting in a true multipurpose sweeper.

• Service options: A range of service options are available, from standard service with two annual maintenance visits to all inclusive, fixed cost packages that include replacement machines to protect against critical breakdowns.

All sweeping functions are activated by pressing one button and the drive pedal. Additional features include an energy saving, all functions auto stop when the unit is not being driven. A powerful drive wheel means that the unit can climb and sweep a 20% gradient. Speed is automatically reduced on slopes minimising the risk of tilting and improving safety. Speed control is provided on side brooms too, eliminating dust and providing a useful solution for sweeping up against gravel edges.

The Nilfisk Dustguard misting system sprays water on side brooms reducing dust. All main components and filters can be quickly and easily replaced without the need for tools minimising downtime and service costs.

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