American Liquid Waste Magazine - June 2012 North American Sweeper Magazine - June 2012 Issue - Page 18

18 NORTH AMERICAN SWEEPER JUNE 2012 Visit Us Follow Us A8000 for our large high dump, a Schwarze A9000 as our large air sweeper, a Schwarze M6000 broom, some twin engines and some single engines and we recently added an Elgin Eagle to the  eet. We still run Nite-Hawks and some Mr. Airs. I think some of our night contractors have the Tymco 210s. For parking lots, Nite-Hawk has been my preferred sweeper, says Wells. I just dont see why you need two engines for a parking lot. I learned that you can sweep a parking lot without an auxiliary engine in 79 and that was a done deal for me. Wells has learned a few things along the way. When we  nd out we have a problem, we deal with it aggressively and immediately, says Wells. If it is a major maintenance problem, you dont want to wait and have it become a bigger problem down the road, because things can get out of hand real quick. Having all of your licensing and requirements up-to-date is also important. I spend a lot of my time analyzing the local, county, state, and federal laws to ensure that we are in compliance. Wells has learned that the sweeping business can keep you on your toes. I was sweeping a shopping center in the mid 80s and I went to the back to clean, recalls Wells. I was sweeping along the side of a wall. When I looked up, I could see something dark laying along the side of the building. I stopped right before I ran over itit was a homeless person in a sleeping bag. He was all rolled up in a black bag on black asphalt at night and hadnt even heard me because the Nite-Hawk was so quite. I just happened to look up at the right time, or I wouldve run over him. So, I suggested another place for him to sleep. It couldve been a bad thing if I had run over him. It was just a crazy situation that turned out okay.From disabled veteran to musician to sweeper, Wells has learned to roll with the punches and make crazy situations great. Story by Jennifer Taylor For more information: Q Wells Sweeping: www.wellssweeping.com Q Elgin: www.elginsweeper.com Q Masco (Mr. Air): www.mascosweeper.com Q Nite-Hawk: www.nitehawksweepers.com Q Schwarze: www.schwarze.com Q Tymco: www.tymco.com Resources Your First Choice In High-Performance Sweepers! HIGH DUMP NEW 1600 100,000 MILE WARRANTY 2012 CALL TODAY FOR A FREE TEST SWEEP 800-345-1246 MODEL 1600 3 YARD VACUUM PARKING LOT SWEEPER The Model 1600 is a three cubic yard recirculating vacuum sweeper designed to sweep trash such as cans, glass bottles, food containers, baby diapers, rocks, sand, and broken glass. IMPORTANT FEATURES OF THIS SWEEPER ARE: s Low cost of operation, rapid trash pick-up with few moving parts. s Low noise, water cooled aux. engine s Stainless steel hopper for a long life and corrosion resistance. s High speed curb blower to clean curb lines without leaving truck. s Easy driving and operation, maneuverable, and easy to get in and out of truck. MASCO SWEEPERS U 1220 COLEMAN AVE., SANTA CLARA, CA 95050 n{x{Uʭ{nx{U8ʭ{nәLJ{ΣU7iL*>}i\ܰ>ViiiðVʓ}9 >vv̜-ii܈̅>ʜ̅i-iii Your First Choice In High-Performance Sweepers! HIGH DUMP NEW 1600 100,000 MILE WARRANTY 2012 CALL TODAY FOR A FREE TEST SWEEP 800-345-1246 MODEL 1600 3 YARD VACUUM PARKING LOT SWEEPER The Model 1600 is a three cubic yard recirculating vacuum sweeper designed to sweep trash such as cans, glass bottles, food containers, baby diapers, rocks, sand, and broken glass. IMPORTANT FEATURES OF THIS SWEEPER ARE: s Low cost of operation, rapid trash pick-up with few moving parts. s Low noise, water cooled aux. engine s Stainless steel hopper for a long life and corrosion resistance. s High speed curb blower to clean curb lines without leaving truck. s Easy driving and operation, maneuverable, and easy to get in and out of truck. MASCO SWEEPERS U 1220 COLEMAN AVE., SANTA CLARA, CA 95050 n{x{Uʭ{nx{U8ʭ{nәLJ{ΣU7iL*>}i\ܰ>ViiiðVʓ}9 >vv̜-ii܈̅>ʜ̅i-iii