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by Tom_in_CA
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Sweeper Parts
Topic: JOHNSTON SWEEPER PARTS OEM NOS
Replies: 2
Views: 6663

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: 181

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: 286

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: 591

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: 1409

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: 1027

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: 2154

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: 1423

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: 878

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: 2154

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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by Tom_in_CA
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Street Sweepers
Topic: Austin Western for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2154

Re: Austin Western for sale

That's a classic. What state is it in ? I'll help you post a pix, if you want to text or email it to me, I'll get it hosted and on to a server so it can be shown on here.

email me : ttanner777@aol.com
by Tom_in_CA
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Which broom/conveyor sweeper
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

Re: Which broom/conveyor sweeper

The popular ones in the USA now are: Broom Bear by Elgin, M6000 by Schwarze, and Road Wizard by Elgin. IMHO the "least complicated" is the Broom bear. The Road wizard will have the most "balls" . Eg.: For going through heavy piles, since it's twin engines. I can't say any of them...
by Tom_in_CA
Fri May 26, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Indoor/Beach/Trailerable Sweepers
Topic: Looking for farm sweeper/vacuum
Replies: 4
Views: 7430

Re: Looking for farm sweeper/vacuum

What site can you recommend? I think that post you were replying too, is someone who is simply fishing for people to click on his links. Which will invariably have nothing to do with sweepers . Eg.: just Nike shoe ads, or some such bunk. What sweeper types are you wanting to buy ? Your goals, etc.....
by Tom_in_CA
Fri May 26, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Newbie from Vegas
Replies: 2
Views: 2323

Re: Newbie from Vegas

Welcome. Lots of work in that area I hear.
by Tom_in_CA
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Street Sweepers
Topic: best parking lot sweeping
Replies: 4
Views: 4707

Re: best parking lot sweeping

maya61, "ride-on" (golf-cart / forklift sized/shaped) type brush sweepers have long-since been phased out of shopping center type sweeping, 40+ yrs. ago. They're ok for industrial complexes (factories, warehouses, etc....). But for shopping centers, where the objective is leaves, litter, a...

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