Johnston Sweepers has introduced the new ‘slim’ VT551 7.5 ton light-duty truck mounted sweeper to the range, supplying high quality, high payload urban sweeping at great value for money.
The VT551 is designed to be mounted on narrow, lower cost Japanese-produced chassis, including the Mitsubishi Canter which, at just 2m wide, is slimmer and lighter than conventional chassis, increasing payload by 300 kilos while retaining a large hopper capacity of 5.25m3.

The smaller chassis has also made it possible to shorten the wheelbase, giving the VT551 exceptional maneuverability for a sweeper in this class. This, together with its high payload, makes the machine ideal for narrow streets and urban sweeping where access is limited.

To offer customers a full range of buying choices, the VT551 will also be available on conventional DAF and Iveco chassis, and is being developed as a skid unit for export all over the world.
Johnston has powered the machine by the new Tier 3a engine, which offers outstanding fuel economy and low CO2 output. In recent tests, the new machine used an astonishing 27% less fuel at 1400rpm than comparable sweepers, representing a saving of up to £4700 over a typical year’s sweeping.*

The result is a highly efficient and versatile machine which customers expect from a Johnston sweeper, at a great value price.
The British-built VT551 is being produced at Johnston’s Surrey-based manufacturing plant.

*Based on 30 hours sweeping using white diesel, over 48 weeks a year.

Johnston Sweepers has been manufacturing road sweepers since 1924 and today has three factories in the UK producing machines for export all over the world, as well as for the domestic market.
Johnston Sweepers Ltd.,
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Surrey RH4
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