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The Next Generation!

January 1, 2013

When I first came into the industry, some 37 years ago, the most popular sweeper was the Tennant Model 240. They were available in gasoline, LPG or electric.

The engines designed in these sweepers were only a 2-cylinder and quite under... Read more about The Next Generation!

Sweep It Right

December 1, 2012

It is, of course, one of the most important contributions to the performance of the sweeper. Be it walk-behind, rider or large street sweepe, without it the sweeper does not perform. With the correct one it could sweep with astonishment. Give... Read more about Sweep It Right

You Say You Want To Buy A Bridge!

November 1, 2012

Here we go again. A customer is having a difficult time finding parts. Once again I am called upon to help him locate parts for equipment he did not approve to purchase to begin with.

This is exactly what happens when equipment, no... Read more about You Say You Want To Buy A Bridge!

Absolutely, Positively Obsolete. Maybe Not!

October 1, 2012

Okay, so there is that one part that you have got to have to fix your sweeper/scrubber. You’re thinking, “it has been a good machine over the years. It is running good, drives and handles well and still sweeps and scrubs quite well. The... Read more about Absolutely, Positively Obsolete. Maybe Not!

Shake, Rattle and Roll! The Shaker Filter System

September 1, 2012

From the smallest sweeper to the largest sweeper, whether the brand is Tennant or PowerBoss, all the machines have one thing in common. They all have dust/debris hoppers. In these hoppers are shaker filter systems.

Typically the shaker... Read more about Shake, Rattle and Roll! The Shaker Filter System

The Tennant 8410 Keep the Clear Tank Clean!

August 1, 2012

By comparison the Tennant 8410 is a very large rider sweeper/scrubber. It is right up there with the Clarke-American 7765 and the PowerBoss Model TSS85-90. These machines are full sweeper/scrubbers. So, the operator could use just the scrubber... Read more about The Tennant 8410 Keep the Clear Tank Clean!

Diagnostic: Over the phone?

July 1, 2012

In an ever changing world, the once simple sweeper or scrubber was just that, a sweeper or a scrubber. In the year 1985 all that changed. Power Boss introduced the first true sweeper/scrubber.

Today, even though you can still buy just... Read more about Diagnostic: Over the phone?

Sweeper Designs: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

June 1, 2012

In the most recent article we discussed several Tennant machines. They were the old Model 240EH and the new Model S30, plus the 6200 Compact Rider Sweeper. As you may recall, we are attempting to replace the old 240EH Electric rider sweeper... Read more about Sweeper Designs: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

Out With The Old In With The New!

May 1, 2012

The day of reckoning has come. Decisions have to be made. It has been a good run but something has to be done. What in the world could I be talking about? Your sweeper is a Model 240EH Tennant. You purchased it new and you’re now saying “We... Read more about Out With The Old In With The New!

Look Ma, No Brakes!

April 1, 2012

With Tennant sweepers and scrubbers there is a directional control pedal. This pedal controls forward and reverse. One pedal for both, that’s right. Unlike other equipment, such as forklifts, there is no transmission. No transmission as we... Read more about Look Ma, No Brakes!