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Elgin Sweeper Introduces Pelican Sweeper With EcoInfusedTM Technology Configuration

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Elgin, IL – February 28, 2013

Tier 4 Interim sweeper delivers increased fuel efficiency, reduced CO2 emissions and reduced noise

Elgin Pelican

Elgin Sweeper has introduced a Pelican three-wheel mechanical sweeper featuring a Tier 4 Interim EcoInfusedTM Technology configuration. The new Pelican configuration meets the latest emission levels, performance and engine simplicity expectations as current Pelican models—without the cost and complexity associated with current emission-level engines.

"The new Pelican sweeper configuration is part of Elgin Sweeper's initiative to develop and deploy green, energy-efficient and low-emissions technology solutions for our street sweepers," said Brian Giles, sweeper products manager at Elgin Sweeper. "Over the years, Elgin Sweeper has led the charge in advancing the use of cleaner, safer, and more efficient technologies for sweeping roads and streets.

EcoInfused Logo The technological innovations developed by Elgin Sweeper as part of the EcoInfusedTM Technology initiative will provide the powerful performance, fuel economy and overall value our municipal and contractor customers demand from their sweeping equipment."

Equipped with a John Deere 4045T Tier 4 Interim 55 kW (74 hp) engine, the new Pelican engine operates 300 to 500 RPM faster than previous models. Featuring plug-in on-board diagnostics, the new Pelican configuration uses a computer-controlled propel system that matches the propel speed to the available engine power.

"EcoInfusedTM Technology combines science and innovation to produce more environmentally efficient sweepers, like the new Pelican sweeper configuration," Giles said. "This initiative represents years of unmatched innovation and success combining the science of alternative fuels, high-efficiency dust, debris and particulate removal, advanced filtration systems, improved horsepower management and water conservation technology. This provides Elgin Sweeper contractor and municipal customers the ability to do more with less."

Elgin Sweeper conducted field trials of the new Pelican sweeper configuration across the United States, focusing primarily on areas featuring high altitudes, high temperatures, hilly conditions and areas requiring heavy sweeping. After field trials, 90-percent of operators indicated they felt the new Pelican configuration performed the same as their existing Pelican sweeper. Operators also reported lower sound levels when operating the new Pelican configuration.

Like the other Pelican sweeper models, the new EcoInfusedTM Technology configuration is designed for applications requiring extreme maneuverability due to congested areas, and heavy debris such as that found spring clean-up sweeping in northern climates.

"The Pelican sweeper featuring the EcoInfusedTM Technology configuration maintains the sweeping performance that has made the Pelican the best-selling three-wheel sweeper," Giles said.

For more information on the Pelican sweeper featuring the EcoInfusedTM Technology configuration, please contact your local Elgin Sweeper dealer, or visit to find a dealer near you.

About Elgin Sweeper

With nearly 100 years of experience, Elgin Sweeper offers municipalities, contractors and industries the most sweeper options in the country, using the latest sweeping technologies, including alternative fuel, mechanical, pure vacuum, regenerative air and waterless dust control.

For more information on the Broom Badger mechanical sweeper from Elgin Sweeper, please contact your local Elgin Sweeper dealer, or visit to find a dealer near you.

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