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STREET CLEANING & GRAFFITI REMOVAL


“At a time of budget constrictions and increased fiscal


scrutiny, many local councils will need a machine to travel between multiple sites, often on a daily basis.”


blowers are a quiet, low-maintenance solution. Machines which reach their highest suction power before achieving maximum speed will keep fuel consumption and emissions lower. Fuel refilling journeys and overall operating costs can be reduced by selecting a fuel tank capacity that matches your planned duration of use.


In addition to vehicle performance, cockpit design is critical for ensuring that the employee is comfortable and productive. When purchasing a vehicle, consider if it will be used in the rain and snow; if so, a closed and heated driver’s cab is essential. An investment in heating and air conditioning will guarantee that the driver can carry out their work for longer without succumbing to fatigue. Seats with air suspension will reduce noise and vibrations, making for a more comfortable


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working day – cup holders, radios and CD players are all optional additions. Twin cabin machines like Kärcher’s new MC 130 enable employees to take turns on long jobs without having to return to the depot. They can also allow for transporting a colleague working manual tasks to their location and make for easier side-by-side operator training.


Today, vehicle functions can be simply and easily controlled via a display with easy-to-understand symbols, whilst modern fleet management systems provide the option of accessing location, capacity and status information at any time via GPS and mobile phone, thereby making it easier to coordinate the entire vehicle fleet.


If you’re looking for a short-term solution, perhaps a city gearing up for a major sporting event or festival, hiring provides a flexible quick fix. Hire can be a route to get machines on site fast and bridge gaps in procurement or budget windows. It’s also a great way to trial a solution upfront and can provide a route to familiarise operators, supervisors and purchasers with the real-life benefits they could realise with a full-time machine.


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