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From Airport Runways to Streets and Parking Lots, Schwarze Sweepers Get the Job Done
By Mike McClanahan / May 25, 2021

You’ve seen what a flock of birds can do to an airliner—they even made a movie about it—but what about rocks and miscellaneous debris left or blown onto runways? Engines are at maximum power on takeoff, and that’s no time for something as small as a ball bearing to cause a fan blade or propeller to crack. That’s why airports small and large look to OJ Watson Equipment and Schwarze Industries® for state-of-the-art mobile sweeping equipment to keep their facilities safe and efficient.

Schwarze Industries offers four purpose-designed sweepers for a variety of uses. The A7 Zephyr™ incorporates three distinct FAA-approved debris removing technologies in a single, high-speed unit. That same experience and job-proven technology extends to Schwarze street sweepers for road and parking lot maintenance.

The Schwarze A7 Tornado™ is a heavy-duty, chassis mounted, regenerative air street sweeper with a large 8.4 cubic yard hopper. 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.

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 A4 Storm’s short wheelbase, high maneuverability, and full-size sweeper performance mean it excels at construction site cleanup where space is limited.

The A4 Storm has a large, full-size, high-performance sweeping head and fan system and features large, corrosion-resistant polymer toolboxes. Its 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 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 float, impact resistant, drag shoes take lateral impact from milling cuts, manhole covers and curbs and flexes back into place.

All Schwarze sweepers 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.