Municipal budgets may be under greater pressure than ever before, but with careful investment and a commitment to a structured approach in order to protect valuable assets, there should be no need to cut back on street cleaning, says Martin Jones, Hako Municipal National Sales Manager.
He believes that selecting multi-functional machines that can carry out numerous tasks throughout the year is far more cost-effective than purchasing more specialist equipment.
For example, the Hako Citymaster range has the flexibility to be used for snow clearance and gritting in winter, grass cutting and street scrubbing in summer, street sweeping throughout the year and not forgetting the Reinex tank, which will also allow for street flushing.
With most models having the Hako quick-change system that allows a machine to go from summer to winter service in less than 10 minutes without the use of a single spanner, there really is no excuse not to use the machine all year round.
However, cutting back on service and maintenance of any advanced equipment could lead to additional costs further down the line. It is a false economy not keeping on top of the recommended service schedule that comes with every machine.
Optimum performance is all-important, and no one can afford to run a machine that is not operating safely or efficiently.
Hako offers a range of bespoke servicing and warranty options to help keep machines in tip-top condition. A machine that’s not operating at maximum efficiency will take longer to perform scheduled tasks, will increase labour costs and may need more expensive repairs in the future. Even more importantly, safety may be compromised.
We also have Hako-trained engineers based at strategic locations across the country with the backup of 100 percent parts availability. As a result, in the rare event that a machine has problems, downtime is kept to an absolute minimum.
Email: email@example.com to contact a member of the Municipal Team to find out how Hako can help your budget to go further in 2016.