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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: 5469

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: 654

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: 1094

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: 1069

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: 963

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: 9044

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: 2069

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: 2131

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 fro...
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Adjustment question. 2001 Elgin Broom Bear
Replies: 1
Views: 1866

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 ...
by Tom_in_CA
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Parking Area Sweepers
Topic: Which type of mechanical sweeper ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3528

Re: Which type of mechanical sweeper ?

I am not familiar with those Johnston sweepers. The Johnston sweepers do not sell well in the private contractor market. They sell well to municipalities (d/t they're cheapest when it comes to public RFP's). But do not sell well on the auction block when the city's put them out to pasture. Heck, I'v...
by Tom_in_CA
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 2370

Re: Hello from Texas

Welcome from CA. What questions do you have ? Some parts of the USA have had a "race to the bottom" in the shopping center sweeping market. Ie.: clowns bidding super low, and racing around like a bat out of heck doing a lousy job. Unfortunately, the property managers choose these lower bid...
by Tom_in_CA
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Street Sweepers
Topic: Austin Western for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 4385

Re: Austin Western for sale

Hey there, I just sent you an email through the forum-system. There is a fellow in the Dec. 2017 issue of Paver and Sweeper market magazine, who is seeking an Austin Western for restoration. His # is 509-999-6426. Let us know how it goes.
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Bidding the Job
Topic: bid for city work
Replies: 1
Views: 3199

Re: bid for city work

Is the city seeking bids ? Or are you thinking of cold-calling them to solicit ? Are they already privatized , or are they in-house with their own sweepers ? If they're not currently advertising to seek bids, and you're just wanting to solicit: It would be the head of public works Dept. But even if ...
by Tom_in_CA
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Parking Area Sweepers
Topic: raptor ll vs a tymco 210
Replies: 1
Views: 2206

Re: raptor ll vs a tymco 210

Welcome to the forum. What type sweeping are you going to be doing ? If it's just routine shopping center night-time sweeping, then go with the cheapest. Because the objective is just leaves, papers, broken glass. I haven't used a raptor brand. But in my experience with comparing Tymcos to other bra...
by Tom_in_CA
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Street Sweepers
Topic: Austin Western for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 4385

Re: Austin Western for sale

Here is the pix of the Austin Western. A great nostalgia project. Something you'd put in a parade as vintage. Hoping someone takes the time to do it. This is the last-of-a-kind.

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