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Cities Pick Schwarze for a Clean Sweep
By Mike McClanahan / August 17, 2021

Cleaning pavement involves more than just sweeping debris out of the way. A real cleaning involves picking it up, disposing of it responsibly, and keeping airborne particulates to a minimum in the process.

Stormwater runoff carries a variety of surface contaminants into streams and sewer systems from dirty streets and other paved areas. This presents a challenge to street sweeping operations. But technological advancements in street sweeping equipment have mitigated the problem by offering wet sweeping trucks that collect the contaminants before they go into the sewer and haul them away for proper disposal.

That’s why municipalities large and small look to OJ Watson Equipment and Schwarze Industries® for state-of-the-art mobile sweeping equipment to keep their streets safe and clean.

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, Schwarze Industries offers one of the most comprehensive sweeper lines in the industry, including models for parking area cleaning, industrial sweeping, airport runway sweeping, street sweeping, and more.

The Right Sweepers for Every Job

Compact sweepers include the A4 Storm™ regenerative air sweeper. The enhanced A4 Storm is a full-size street sweeper in a compact, super-maneuverable package. It meets or exceeds all similar competitor models in the major performance categories including dump height, water capacity, broom size, sweep width, ergonomics and, above all, sweeping performance. The Storm’s short wheelbase, high maneuverability, and full-size sweeper performance mean it excels at construction site cleanup where space is limited with the added ability to tackle street-sweeping tasks like a champ with its large, full-size, high-performance sweeping heads and fan systems. The A4 Storm’s standard water system of 130 gallons can be supplemented with an optional additional 66-gallon tank, taking the unit’s capacity to 196 gallons. The Storm’s compact size offers operators another benefit—it doesn’t require a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate. Other Schwarze compact sweepers include the Vortex™ 4.5-yard, twin-engine high-dump sweeper and the gas or diesel-powered Gale Force™ sweeper.

Heavy-Duty Performance with Extra Capacity

The Schwarze M6 Avalanche™ is earning its reputation as the premier heavy duty mechanical broom sweeper. The versatile M6 Avalanche sweepers offer many of the design innovations that have become the Schwarze hallmark including intuitive digital controls for easy operation. Its Easy Change Conveyor System makes it a breeze to repair or replace a conveyor or go from a squeegee type to a belt conveyor on the same machine. A large 5-yard hopper features interior lighting for easy load inspection and its tall hopper lift with a long chute make dumping safer and easier. The free floating, impact resistant, drag shoes take lateral impact from milling cuts, manhole covers and curbs and flex back into place.

When Size Really Matters

The Schwarze A7 Tornado™ is a heavy-duty, chassis mounted, regenerative air street sweeper with a large 8.4 cubic yard hopper to haul debris away for proper disposal in fewer trips, saving time and money. With over 20 years of successful operation, the A7 Tornado is the most popular street sweeper in the Schwarze lineup and the standard of the sweeping industry. Its curb-hugging capability and advanced engineering lets the A7 perform most typical sweeping quietly and at low operating costs. The Schwarze exclusive selectable “sweeps in reverse” feature allows unparalleled ability to clean all surfaces.

Its heavy-duty brand mates include the A8 runway sweeper and the A9 Monsoon™, a heavy-duty, chassis mounted, regenerative air street sweeper with a huge 9.6 cubic yard hopper, the largest standard hopper in the industry.

Schwarze Sweepers Are Feature-Packed

All Schwarze sweepers are low-emission vehicles and are equipped with the best in safety features to keep drivers and the public safe and alert to vehicle operations. Special value features like hydraulic test ports and slide-out screens provide quick work of maintenance so your sweeper spends more time making you money and less time in the shop.

OJ Watson Equipment is proud to be an authorized Schwarze Industries dealer. We’ve been selling and customizing trucks from pickups to large workhorses since 1912, so you can be sure you're getting the finest designs and equipment backed up by OEM parts and superior service. With facilities in Denver and Greely, we’re easy to get to from all Front Range and rural Colorado locations.

We also have a huge variety of accessory items and parts at both our locations, and we are experts in custom fabrication to meet every need. Whatever specialized truck and truck equipment you require, from large to small, O.J. Watson is proudly prepared to handle it.

Learn more about Schwarze sweeping equipment and our other many products and services on our website: ojwatson.com.