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Why Buying Used is a Better Value than Renting

Why Buying Used is a Better Value than Renting

The increasing costs of buying new machinery makes renting sweepers more appealing for contractors. The general rule-of-thumb rental representatives tell you is that if you do not plan to utilize a machine for 65 to 80 percent of the time, you are better off renting. By renting, you only pay for equipment when you are [...]

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10 Tips How You Can Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution

10 Tips How You Can Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Stormwater runoff is rain that falls on streets, parking areas, sports fields, gravel lots, rooftops and other developed land. This rain picks up and mixes with what’s on the ground such as Oil, grease, metals, coolants, fertilizers, pesticides, bacteria from pet wastes and failing septic systems, soil from construction sites, soaps from car or equipment [...]

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Dealing With Tough Stains

Dealing With Tough Stains

For general cleaning, pressure washing is a great cleaning option to remove stains and discoloration. But consider your stain type before you use a pressure washer. The use of a pressure washer on oil patches or set-in stains can make the stain worse, driving the stains deeper into the surface pores. For grease and oil [...]

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Elgin Sweeper Company Brings 1-800-SWEEPER to the Track at NASCAR!

Elgin Sweeper Company Brings 1-800-SWEEPER to the Track at NASCAR!

As the eponymous hero of “Talledaga Nights,” NASCAR superstar Ricky Bobby famously says: “If you’re not first, you’re last.” Well, Elgin Sweeper company may not have been the first sweeper manufacturing company to join the roster of Vendor/Partners joining forces with power sweeping co-op 1-800-SWEEPER, but they certainly have brought their “A game” to the [...]

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Overcoming Economic Challenges

Overcoming Economic Challenges

Although the recession officially ended in 2009, its negative effects are still felt in many US industries. This is especially true for small businesses. As the country returns to its pre-recession growth and employment rates, it’s the little guys who bear the biggest consequences. If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably running a pretty [...]

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World Sweeping Association’s Sweeper Roundup – September 15-17, 2017

World Sweeping Association’s Sweeper Roundup – September 15-17, 2017

At North American Sweeper Magazine we take industry education very seriously. We also know the value of people in our industry getting together to share ideas and get to know one another. That’s why we are proud to be one of the sponsors of America’s first ever, independent sweeping conference, the World Sweeping Association’s ‘Sweeper [...]

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Commercial Credit, Inc. Completes Acquisition Of Transfac Capital, Inc

Commercial Credit, Inc., parent company of Commercial Credit Group Inc. (CCG), a leading independent commercial equipment finance company, today announced the purchase of the business operations of Transfac Capital, Inc., thus expanding into the accounts receivable factoring business. With the closing of the transaction, Salt Lake City-based Transfac Capital, Inc. will operate as a subsidiary [...]

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Vacall AllJetVac R Series Available With Recycler Option

Vacall AllJetVac R Series Available With Recycler Option

The Vacall AllJetVac R Series machines address an industry preference for rear reel positioning in high performance sewer cleaning. Equipped with a Recycler option, the AllJetVac can further improve productivity while saving up to 5.7 million gallons of water each year. Designed, built and supported by Gradall Industries, Inc., AllJetVac R series delivers excellent jetting [...]

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Stewart-Amos Sweeper Co. Launches New Website and Online Dealer Marketing Support Program

Stewart-Amos Sweeper Co. Launches New Website and Online Dealer Marketing Support Program

Stewart-Amos Sweeper Co., a leading manufacturer of highly productive and easy-to-operate chassis-mounted street sweepers, has officially launched its new website. The website, located at www.stewart-amos.com, was designed to provide visitors with quicker and simpler access to key features, benefits, and capabilities of the company’s street sweepers, including 7 mechanical brooms and 3 regenerative air models. [...]

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10 Sweeper Maintenance Tips

10 Sweeper Maintenance Tips

A good preventative maintenance program is the best cost-benefit value to your sweeper. Every sweeping contractor and municipality should have a program in place to catch any loose parts, misalignments, vibrations, etc. early on. Vital sweeper systems and parts must be well maintained – and replaced on time as needed. Here are 10 tips to [...]

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