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TYMCO Introduces Conventional Truck Package for the Model 435

Source: TYMCO, Inc.
Published: June 15th, 2012

Mid-Sized Sweeping with Full-Size Features WACO, Texas—June 15, 2012—TYMCO® today introduced a conventional truck package for the TYMCO Model 435® based on the International® DuraStar® that brings all of the advantages of a conventional truck while maintaining features existing TYMCO owners with cabover trucks expect. This package delivers operator friendly ergonomics, easy truck engine serviceability […]

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Fine-Tuning Street Cleaning

Source: Stormwater
Author: Don Talend
Published: May 16th, 2012

San Angelo, TX, home of the Concho River that flows through the downtown area and three lakes, is a lot like many cities that sprang up along the banks of a river. Stormwater runoff affects the viability of drinking water and the ecosystem not only of San Angelo, but also of several communities located downstream. […]

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What Needs Cleaning?

Source: Stormwater
Author: Joseph Lynn Tilton
Published: March 16th, 2012

For cleaning sewers or streets, these companies make the equipment to get the job done. Just as in most modern households, vacuum technology gets the cleaning job done for street sweeping and sewer cleaning. Due to the debris collected, the systems vary a bit, but the object of the exercise is still the same: pick […]

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Regenerative Air vs. Vacuum Sweepers: Which One is Right for Your Business?

Author: Megan McClure
Published: October 6th, 2011

For street sweeping applications, debris mostly collects within three feet of a curb line, and the need for a vacuum sweeper came about as a result of that fact, as they are specifically designed to collect debris within that area. As time goes on, though, and innovations in the sweeper market hit the street year […]

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Source: TYMCO, Inc.
Published: April 1st, 2011

Streamlined Sweeper Packaging for Conventional Truck Chassis WACO, Texas—April 1, 2011—TYMCO® today offers COMDEX®, a TYMCO Model 600® package for the International® DuraStar® conventional truck chassis that allows TYMCO owners to have all the extra water and storage capacity of having their Model 600 mounted on a cabover truck without giving up the advantages of […]

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No Challenge—or Sweep—is Too Big for the Mall of America

Author: Marie Elium
Published: February 23rd, 2011

The numbers alone are intimidating. Fifty-seven acres. Four million square feet of parking decks. Almost four miles of road surfaces. And all of this is in snowy Minnesota, to boot. Welcome to the Mall of America. Street sweepers, property managers and others responsible for commercial pavement know that keeping their lots and sidewalks clear of […]

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Commercial Property Maintenance Emphasizes Dependability, Pride and Communication

Author: Ranger Kidwell-Ross
Published: January 1st, 2011

CPM has a total of 11 sweepers. They mostly operate TYMCO 210s, along with a Silent Knight, for parking area sweeping. The company also has a TYMCO 600 for heavier sweeping work, and the others are smaller broom machines like Power Boss units. They also have a variety of other rolling stock. It was in […]

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Street Sweeping 101

Source: Stormwater
Author: Roger C. Sutherland
Published: January/February 2011 Issue

Using street sweepers to improve water and air quality Since its inception in the early 1900s, mechanized street sweeping has been used to remove what might be termed “cosmetic” or “political” debris from roadways and other paved surfaces. Conventional wisdom has always dictated that if a street looked clean, it was clean. Today however, this […]

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Cities Discover that Street Sweeping Offers Plenty of Opportunities to Help Environment

Published: November 8th, 2010

On land, sea, and air, the humble job of street sweeping is becoming environmentally “cool.” As the cumbersome sweepers lumber along city roadways, their effect on the environment is clearly moving into the green zone. The machines are quieter. They run more efficiently. Their role in keeping waterways and shorelines cleaner is becoming more obvious. […]

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Air Brushing for a Cleaner Sweep

Source: StarTribune
Author: Laurie Blake
Published: April 13th, 2009

After decades of spring street-cleaning with mechanical sweepers that remove pebbles and sand, metro-area cities are slowly acquiring “air” sweepers that pick up fine dust, too. Research shows that metals, phosphorous and other pollutants ride with finer particles into lakes, ponds and streams when it rains. And because cleaner streets mean cleaner water, cities such […]

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