Materials handling company Big Lift Trucks South Africa (BLT SA) has added industrial equipment manufacturer Haaga’s walk-behind sweepers to its product portfolio range, from entry-level machines for domestic and commercial applications to high-power sweepers for large commercial or industrial use.
To date, BLT SA has supplied ten of these German-manufactured sweepers, with warehouses, factories, sport stadiums, hospitals, schools, shopping centres and residential complexes the biggest target market, says BLT SA sweeper sales manager Ken Mouritzen.
The sweepers are available either for sale or to rent, supported by a full repair, parts and maintenance service nationally.
“Haaga sweepers are known for efficient cleaning, easy operation and extended service life,” adds Mouritzen.
The sweepers have a patented sweeping system, which consists of two counter-rotating disc brushes, which protrude on each side of the machine, cut under the waste and push it directly into the waste container.
The disc brushes easily pick up sand, paper, beverage cans and even wet foliage, which is normally a difficult operation, he notes, adding that the sweepers do not drive over or push waste in front of the sweeper.
The sweepers also have a fine dirt brush at the back of the unit for sweeping twice in one step, collecting fine debris.
“With comfortable, height-adjustable handles, the sweepers are easy to push, owing to its beltless drive design. A variable brush-height adjustment mechanism ensures an optimal cleaning performance on various types of surfaces, and additional guide rollers allow for easy sweeping along pavements and walls.”
The sweepers also have a turbo disc brush technology and Mouritzen avers that the intelligent airflow design of these sweepers ensure efficient dust control.
“The air-containing dust is cleaned within the machine and returned to the sweeping cycle, which means that operators do not need to stand behind the machine in a cloud of dust, as is sometimes the case with other sweeping systems.”
BLT SA offers the Haaga 355 range of turbo sweeping systems, which are suitable for areas of up to 500 m2 and recommended for applications in homes, gardens, walkways, lobbies and exhibition stands.
These machines have standard features for efficient sweeping, such as the disc brushes, as well as a slated container for easy crossing of steps, a smart closure system to facilitate easy opening and closing of the waste bin, and a vertical space-saving storage design that also prevents the collected waste from falling out.
The lightweight Haaga 400 series, with a double sweeping turbo system, is particularly suitable for use on surfaces larger than 2 000 m2. All disc brushes are driven with durable, smooth-running gears, without dust-susceptible belt drives and an air duct system with a dust filter for further efficient dust control.
Sweepers in the Haaga 600 series are suitable for areas of up to 3 000 m2, especially in property management, professional cleaning, petrol stations, workshops, car parks, agricultural businesses, factories, warehouses or production facilities. These manoeuvrable machines require no pushing, merely guiding. Battery-powered units, which are hand steered, have a running time of up to 120 minutes.
Meanwhile, a new design feature – which is standard on some models of the ProfiLine series – is the iSweep maintenance-free driving clutch, notes Mouritzen.
“It is designed for increased reliability and durability. This form-fitting construction offers protection against external influences, like dust, dirt and moisture. Worm gears (on battery driven models) and tooth sleeves are manufactured from self-lubricating sliding materials for extended service life.”