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Current List of Alternative Fuel-Powered Sweeper Makes and Models

by Ranger Kidwell-Ross

We have received a number of requests about what makes and models of U.S. power sweepers are able to operate on an alternative to gasoline or diesel. The following is what we found out after polling the different U.S. sweeper manufacturers in mid-2013.

CNG LPG LNG

As you will discover, municipal "street class" sweepers are dominated by the availability of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), although Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) have also come into the marketplace. Currently, NiteHawk is the only manufacturer offering a parking area sweeper with CNG or LPG.

Electric

Because of their significantly smaller size, a few parking area and indoor ride-on sweepers are now available with an altogether different power source: battery-powered electric operation. Several electric-powered tow-behind models exist for parking area sweeping, as well as a number of ride-on, primarily indoor sweepers. However, as of the date of this survey, batteries and/or alternate charging systems haven't matured as a technology with enough capacity to meet the needs of the street sweeping industry.

In the following chart, the information was up-to-date as of August 2013. If you have knowledge of any U.S. manufacturers and/or models we have omitted, please let us know. Note: Included are all models of sweepers that may be ridden. Indoor walk-behind sweeper models have not been included. Listings are alphabetical.

Elgin Sweeper Company

Elgin Logo

Note: Sweeper photos link to that model's web page.
PHOTO
MODEL
FUEL(S) AVAILABLE
SWEEPING TYPE
Elgin Pelican Pelican CNG and LNG (LPG by special quote) Mechanical Broom
Eagle Eagle CNG (LPG by special quote) Mechanical Broom
Broom Bear Broom Bear CNG (LPG by special quote) Mechanical Broom
Crosswind Crosswind (LPG by special quote) Regenerative Air

Global Environmental Products

Global Logo

Note: Sweeper photos link to that model's web page.
PHOTO
MODEL
FUEL(S) AVAILABLE
SWEEPING TYPE
Global M3 M3/M3X CNG 3-Wheel Mechanical Broom
M4 M4 CNG or Diesel/Electric Mechanical Broom
Global Python S3000 Python S3000 CNG Mechanical Broom

Green Sweep

Green Sweep Logo

Note: Sweeper photos link to that model's web page.
PHOTO
MODEL
FUEL(S) AVAILABLE
SWEEPING TYPE
Green Sweep Green Sweep Electric Tow-Behind Mechanical

Johnston North America

Johnston Logo

Note: Sweeper photos link to that model's web page.
PHOTO
MODEL
FUEL(S) AVAILABLE
SWEEPING TYPE
Johnston 650 VS650 CNG Vacuum

NiteHawk Sweepers

Nitehawk Logo

Note: Alternate fuel models not yet on website. Contact NiteHawk for more information.
PHOTO
MODEL
FUEL(S) AVAILABLE
SWEEPING TYPE
Raptor Edge Raptor Edge CNG or LPG (dual-fuel with gas) Hydraulic Air
Nitehawk Osprey Osprey CNG or LPG (dual-fuel with gas) Hydraulic Air

Schwarze Industries, Inc.

Schwarze Logo

Note: Sweeper photos link to that model's web page.
PHOTO
MODEL
FUEL(S) AVAILABLE
SWEEPING TYPE
A7 Tornado A7 Tornado CNG (Sweeper and Chassis) Regenerative Air
A7 Zephyr A7 Zephyr CNG (Sweeper and Chassis) Regenerative Air (Runway)
A8 Twister A8 Twister CNG (Sweeper and Chassis) Regenerative Air
A9 Monsoon A9 Monsoon CNG (Sweeper and Chassis) Regenerative Air
M6 Avalanche A9 Monsoon CNG (Sweeper and Chassis) Regenerative Air

Stewart-Amos Sweeper Co.

Stewart-Amos Logo

Note: Sweeper photos link to that model's web page.
PHOTO
MODEL
FUEL(S) AVAILABLE
SWEEPING TYPE
Stewart-Amos Starfire S-5s/t CNG Mechanical Broom
Stewart-Amos Starfire S-6s/t CNG Mechanical Broom

Tennant

Tennant Logo

Note: Sweeper photos link to that model's web page.
PHOTO
MODEL
FUEL(S) AVAILABLE
SWEEPING TYPE
Tennant 6100 6100 Sub-Compact Electric Vacuum
Tennant 6200 6200 Compact Electric Vacuum
Tennant S30 S30 Mid-sized Electric Vacuum
Tennant S20 S20 Compact Mid-sized Electric Vacuum
Tennant 800 800 Industrial Electric Vacuum

TYMCO

TYMCO Logo

Note: Sweeper photos link to that model's web page.
PHOTO
MODEL
FUEL(S) AVAILABLE
SWEEPING TYPE
TYMCO 600 600 CNG and LPG Regenerative Air

Victory Sweepers, Inc.

Victory Logo

Note: Sweeper photos link to that model's web page.
PHOTO
MODEL
FUEL(S) AVAILABLE
SWEEPING TYPE
Victory E600 E600 Electric Mechanical Paddle-Wheel Tow-Behind

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