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Swindon Borough Council has taken delivery of three new Citymaster 2000 sweepers as part of a long-standing relationship with Hako, one of the country’s leading providers of municipal cleaning equipment.
The top-of-the-range machines are now in operation on streets in and around Swindon, as well as pedestrian areas in the town centre.
They replace the Council’s existing fleet of older Citymaster machines, which have provided a sterling service over the past four years.
Andy Harling, UK Service Manager for Hako Machines, explained: “Before ordering the new vehicles, the Council carried out a thorough tender process, but the popularity of the Citymaster series amongst its operators, together with their performance and reliability, proved a winning combination.
“The operators have been particularly impressed with the comfortable two-man cabin that provides full protection from the elements, and the ease of use of the Citymaster model.”
The Citymaster series is available in a range of sizes to meet a wide variety of applications. The Citymaster 2000 machines in Swindon have been specified with a scrub-deck attachment, enabling them to use the attachment to clean pedestrian areas to the highest possible standards.
This flexible ‘optional extra’ complements a wide range of standard features including four-wheel steering, parabolic coil spring suspension and a collision protection brush system.
Capable of travelling at up to 50km/h, they are also kind to the environment thanks to their Euro V Volkswagen 4-cylinder diesel engines.
Rachel Ind, Service Manager – Environmental Cleansing & EnviroCrime at the Council, commented: “Swindon Borough Council tendered for replacement precinct sweepers and the contract was awarded to Hako.
“Three Citymaster 2000 were purchased as they met the criteria required by the Council for maintaining the cleanliness of the town centre and were able to provide flexible cleaning operations with a range of accessories to meet most environmental demands.”