The new hybrid Broom Bear and hybrid Pelican from Elgin Sweeper provide uncompromised performance while helping municipalities meet sustainability goals, reduce fuel consumption and improve air quality.
“These new hybrid street sweepers demonstrate Elgin’s commitment to helping municipal customers reduce their carbon footprint, improve air quality, and mitigate climate change,” said Tim Letts, Product Manager, Elgin Sweeper. “With the recent launch of both the hybrid Broom Bear and hybrid Pelican, Elgin is providing essential tools for water and air quality that positively impact the environment.”
Elgin features two hybrid sweepers – both which help reduce carbon emissions and reduce fuel consumption. The first is the hybrid Broom Bear, which uses a high-capacity battery to power the sweeper. This battery can be recharged while driving or when plugged into an electrical outlet, so the sweeper’s performance, speeds, capacity, and its availability to work all day remains unchanged from the standard Broom Bear sweeper. The hybrid Broom Bear sweeper consumes dramatically less fuel relative to the baseline Broom Bear, while maintaining overall performance. The hybrid Broom Bear can be configured with a chassis engine that runs off diesel or compressed natural gas.
The second is the hybrid Pelican, from Elgin’s iconic three-wheel mechanical sweeper line. It can now be configured as a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV.) The hybrid Pelican utilizes the latest technology in the electrification market to meet the demanding duty cycle of municipal street sweeping. The electrified drive system works in conjunction with the ultra-low emissions John Deere® 4.5L engine that is certified to the latest U.S. EPA and CARB standards, so the hybrid Pelican delivers powerful performance while providing meaningful reductions in emissions.
“Even though they’re hybrids, they’re still productive and offer unparalleled performance,” said Letts. “This means municipalities are getting jobs done productively and efficiently while also meeting their sustainability efforts.”
In addition to fuel reductions, both Elgin hybrid sweepers are ideal for populated municipalities. Designed to tackle everything from heavy-duty construction debris, such as millings or gravel, to light street maintenance, the hybrid Broom Bear’s short wheelbase, large diameter brooms, and dual-mode air suspension system is ideal for sweeping in densely populated areas. Its large hopper and water tank result in more productive sweeping time and fewer scheduled stops.
Just like all Pelicans, the newest member of the Pelican family features outstanding maneuverability and visibility, a 10 ft. sweeping path, 9 ft 6 in high dump frontal hopper, and the heavy duty No-Jam chevron conveyor belt. The hybrid Pelican is highly maneuverable with a tight turning radius that enables it to operate extremely close to obstacles along curb lines, and the rear wheel steering makes it a great choice for city sweeping due to its ability to easily move around parked vehicles.
Both hybrid sweepers also offer amenities for operators. The hybrid sweepers’ low noise level is an added benefit for the operator. Low noise levels are also optimal for residents living in areas where sweepers routinely operate.
As the only sweeper with full visibility with 360-degree views, the Pelican provides incredible ease while operating. The isolation-mounted cab is also cleaner, quieter and more comfortable. The Pelican also doesn’t require a CDL, which enables a larger employee pool of operators.
“Both hybrid sweepers are great choices for municipalities on the search for a new sweeper,” said Letts. “With the savings on fuel consumption and the powerful performance, the Elgin hybrid sweeper offers incredible value.”
For more information about the hybrid Broom Bear, visit www.elginsweeper.com/products/mechanical/hybrid-broom-bear. For more information about the hybrid Pelican, visit www.elginsweeper.com/products/mechanical/hybrid-pelican.