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5 Reasons to Use OEM Parts

5 Reasons to Use OEM Parts

One of the big concerns owning a sweeper is maximizing your sweeper’s uptime. What do you do when it’s time for repairs or maintenance? Do you order parts from the manufacturer or one of its dealers? Or do you scour aftermarket and will-fit vendors to find the cheapest option available? What are Aftermarket and OEM […]

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1-800-Sweeper Summit 2017 Another Success!

1-800-Sweeper Summit 2017 Another Success!

It is a tough call, but for the 120+ attendees at Sweeper Summit 2017, the highlight of the event may have been the 2-hour outdoor Equipment Exhibit and Reception held at the base of the Tower of the Americas in Downtown San Antonio. One part luxury magazine photo shoot, and one part opportunity for in-cab, […]

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Winter Woes: Maintain Your Fleet, and Keep Drivers Safe

Winter Woes: Maintain Your Fleet, and Keep Drivers Safe

Winter is fast approaching, and maintaining your fleet in adverse weather conditions is always a challenge. Some small, preventative maintenance efforts paired with seasonal driver training can go a long way toward protecting your equipment, avoiding disruptions in service, and decreasing the risks of accidents during the winter months. Safe driving in the winter requires […]

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Fuel Filters

Fuel Filters

“I have used non-OEM brand filters for years and never had any issues,” we often hear customers say, and when you’re talking about older fuel systems, this is not a surprising response. However, as demands for lower emissions, improved performance, and reduced fuel consumption have intensified, fuel injection system designs have changed. The most prominent […]

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Air Filters

Air Filters

Diesel engines are tough and today’s engines are no less durable than before. But due to changes in exhaust emissions technology, they require extremely clean fuel and air to function properly. Today’s Tier 4 engines turbocharge high volumes of air to help with emissions control. These turbochargers are precision components, and failure can present you […]

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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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