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by Tom_in_CA
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: test post on phpBB3.2.7
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: test post on phpBB3.2.7

test reply :)
by Tom_in_CA
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Elgin (Federal Signal)
Topic: California CNG issues
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: California CNG issues

Why not just look into buying another type sweeper, which meets the current CA emission bologna laws ? There are plenty of other newly manufactured sweepers (albeit $250K to $300k) that you can buy, eh ? And as for your older Elgins, you say they are compliant engines, right ? And that they are 11 y...
by Tom_in_CA
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Trying to figure out the year of my sweeper and what 1TE4 stands for
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Trying to figure out the year of my sweeper and what 1TE4 stands for

Hey there. "1TE4" stands for : 1 gutter broom, T win E ngine, 4 yard hopper. Is that a working functional unit ? 1971 was.... I think ... the very last year that the Mobils had totally mechanical brooms. Versus hydraulic brooms. I think 1972 was a cross-over year, where the gutter brooms were hydrau...
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical Issues
Topic: Elgin Broom Badger modifications
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Elgin Broom Badger modifications

Anyone else here bought the Elgin Broom Badger ? Here's several shortfalls , for their stock design, that can be modified for improved performance : 1) The "skirt", at the bottom of the elevators, is a very poor design. By "skirt", I'm talking about the rubber flap that lowers, with the elevator flo...
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Elgin (Federal Signal)
Topic: Elgin Broom Badger modifications
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Elgin Broom Badger modifications

Anyone else here bought the Elgin Broom Badger ? Here's several shortfalls , for their stock design, that can be modified for improved performance : 1) The "skirt", at the bottom of the elevators, is a very poor design. By "skirt", I'm talking about the rubber flap that lowers, with the elevator flo...
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Street Sweepers
Topic: Elgin Broom Badger modifications
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Elgin Broom Badger modifications

Anyone else here bought the Elgin Broom Badger ? Here's several shortfalls , for their stock design, that can be modified for improved performance : 1) The "skirt", at the bottom of the elevators, is a very poor design. By "skirt", I'm talking about the rubber flap that lowers, with the elevator flo...
by Tom_in_CA
Tue May 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: GPS and Other Tracking Systems
Topic: How we track our Trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 6165

Re: How we track our Trucks

I'm sure this person is not seeing this post any longer. D/t the O.P. was in 2010. But a tip: Trucking companies these days are very big on employing the technology. So that they can track where their trucks are, whether-or-not their drivers were speeding, whether or not their drivers were taking th...
by Tom_in_CA
Thu May 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Bidding the Job
Topic: Prices
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Re: Prices

My company hasn't done shopping centers for many years now. But back when we did, here's how we determined what the per-sweep price would be : We had a target hourly rate. One rate for a 1-man crew, and another rate if it were a 2-man crew. And then we'd estimate the average time that a shopping cen...
by Tom_in_CA
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: BG,SBLC,MTN,FINANCE LOANS AVAILABLE FOR LEASE!
Replies: 0
Views: 1358

Re: BG,SBLC,MTN,FINANCE LOANS AVAILABLE FOR LEASE!

Geee, fancy that, ....... your email address shows up on a "scam warning beware" bulletin board . But .... not to worry ..... I need that $5 billion dollars that you speak of ! Just let me know where I can pre-pay the taxes on it, and where I give you all my banking information. ok ? :D
by Tom_in_CA
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Industry-Related Items
Topic: Street sweeper Trade show convention, Las Vegas, 11/8 - 11/9
Replies: 0
Views: 1342

Street sweeper Trade show convention, Las Vegas, 11/8 - 11/9

There is a Trade show convention for the sweeping industry, upcoming @ 11/8 to 11/9/18 in Las Vegas :

https://www.sweepersummit.com/
by Tom_in_CA
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: New here
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

Re: New here

Hello Ferdy.

I had to delete your link to some sort of dog canine site. Because that did not have to do anything with street sweepers :)
by Tom_in_CA
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Sweeper Parts
Topic: JOHNSTON SWEEPER PARTS OEM NOS
Replies: 2
Views: 9705

Re: JOHNSTON SWEEPER PARTS OEM NOS

Uhh, sure. And let me guess: You're banking on the fact someone will click on your footer link. Right ? Please post something relevant to street sweepers, and ...... maybe I won't delete you.
by Tom_in_CA
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Air Sweepers
Topic: Best machine for getting asphalt lot clean
Replies: 1
Views: 2532

Re: Best machine for getting asphalt lot clean

There's pro's and con's to each type. Broom vs vacuum type. As you surmise, the broom type is not going to get into the pores and recesses and cracks. And it's not going to get fine dust up. But it will excel at heavy debris. Like larger rocks, nuts, bolts, nails, etc... that a vacuum would struggle...
by Tom_in_CA
Thu May 31, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Rear tyre Punctures on mechanical sweepers
Replies: 1
Views: 2608

Re: Rear tyre Punctures on mechanical sweepers

I know the phenomenon that you speak of, for vacuum sweepers. It's the fact that the debris goes up the tube up the "uptake" side of the head. So that any nails that get blown across the length of the head, yet are too dense/heavy to get caught in the air-flow, will eventually skip out from under th...
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Adjustment question. 2001 Elgin Broom Bear
Replies: 1
Views: 2329

Re: Adjustment question. 2001 Elgin Broom Bear - reply

Yes: If you drive another 1/4 to 1/2 block, on clean flat road, then any debris (millings, dirt, etc... ) should have been long-since up on to the flights, and into your hopper. You are simply bulldozing some stuff forward, and taking too long to catch-a-flight. Possible solutions: a) Do you have a ...

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