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Brief History of the Vacuum Sweeper

Brief History of the Vacuum Sweeper

Vacuum sweepers were first used in the 1920s to remove fine dust left behind mechanical sweepers. A primary advantage of early vacuum sweepers was that they could operate in freezing weather without water use. A disadvantage of these machines was that they were noisy and unreliable. In the early 1970s, several sweeper manufacturers reintroduced vacuum […]

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Choosing a Fuel Card for Your Business

Choosing a Fuel Card for Your Business

Whether you’re a sweeper start-up or growing business, a fuel card could provide you with benefits. If you’ve never used or set one up, here is some information to think about. Many owners buy fuel with credit cards because it’s quick, convenient, and accepted everywhere. But if they’re using a credit card, you might be […]

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Saving on New Equipment Purchases through Section 179

Saving on New Equipment Purchases through Section 179

With strong increases in jobs, wages, and output, small businesses deserve much of the credit for America’s economic growth in 2018. Small business productivity accounts for over half our nation’s private gross domestic product (GDP), so it’s no wonder the government is interested in keeping this sector strong. Every year, the IRS updates policies pertaining […]

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How to Save Thousands through Year End Planning

How to Save Thousands through Year End Planning

President Eisenhower understood that while life is unpredictable, mental and physical preparation will benefit us no matter what comes our way. On the small business battlefield, things are certainly unpredictable. New challenges arise all the time, and the occasional crisis can throw an entire year out of line. Before you know it, your annual goals […]

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Quarterly Business Reviews

Quarterly Business Reviews

Customer communications are an ongoing challenge for small businesses. How frequent should your contact be, and how can you make sure you’re not wasting your time or the customer’s? We invite you to consider one type of client communication that will keep you in regular, but not too frequent, contact. It’s a process that can […]

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Molding a Successful Sweeper Operator

Molding a Successful Sweeper Operator

Being a sweeper operator isn’t the most glamorous job out there. It’s hard work, and it’s a dirty job, with odd hours. It’s not for everyone and finding just the right person often times takes several attempts. Not only are you tasked with finding someone that’s not allergic to hard work, but often times the […]

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Uncharted Territory: Exploring New Revenue Streams

Uncharted Territory: Exploring New Revenue Streams

In 1989, Pepsi Co. introduced a new product which they believed would change the soft drink game forever. The so-called “breakfast cola drink” was “Pepsi AM,” and it completely failed within the first year. It turned out people didn’t want to drink cola first thing in the morning, and the gamble cost Pepsi millions. More […]

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Top 10  Sweeper Safety Tips for Incident Prevention

Top 10 Sweeper Safety Tips for Incident Prevention

It is a must that all operators have identifiable and verifiable training on the equipment before operating. Accidents can happen to both the newly trained and seasoned veterans. Tips to Avoid Equipment Accidents For everyone’s safety especially those of the operators, here are ten important heavy equipment safety tips. 1. Blind spots Sweeper operators have […]

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Seatbelt Safety

Seatbelt Safety

When it comes to reducing the chances of death or injury in an accident, there is nothing more effective than the seat belt. Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of injury by 45 percent and restrains an operator from leaving the sweeper through ejection or having a violent impact inside the sweeper itself […]

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Diesel Engines

Diesel Engines

EPA emissions regulations have been progressing over the last two decades, leading up to the current Tier 4 Final diesel engines. Diesel engines require more stored energy to start than gasoline engines, especially on cold days. Instead of just using the battery to enable the starter to crank the engine, a diesel engine must have […]

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