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May 14, 2019

Maximize Your Sweeper’s Life


Maximize Your Sweeper’s Life

Being proactive in sweeper routine maintenance helps you identify problems before they become serious and end up costing you valuable time and money. For the most success in lengthening your equipment’s lifespan, you must follow these three steps:

• BE COMMITTED: Preventative maintenance is more involved than lubricating and changing filters. These services can include inspection programs, condition monitoring, historical repair data, and electronic information collection, among many others.

• KNOW YOUR SWEEPER: Take the time to go through the sweeper’s manual, which serves as your go-to guide on service intervals for different components and what operating conditions you can expect.

• DOCUMENT SERVICE HISTORY: Writing down what work was done and when is key to tracking future maintenance work. Include the date, the type of service performed, parts replaced and the next expected servicing date.

Keep Your Sweeper Clean

One of the most critical steps to increase the life of your sweeper and prevent its aging is to keep it clean. Your sweeper always works in a dusty and dirty environment, being exposed to mud, concrete, cement, etc. these need to be cleaned off properly.

Signs of Wear

Often sweepers will give you signs of wear. Any vibration, noise or sudden temperature increase, can be the result of poor alignment, poor operating technique or inadequate use of lubrication. As soon as you experience any of these signs, take immediate care of your sweeper and get rid of these problems as quickly as possible. The mistake most people make is that they continue using the sweeper in that condition until it completely stops working.

Regular Lubrication

Your sweeper needs maintenance and service for better performance. Servicing will make sure that the machinery is cleaned, lubricated and every single part of the equipment is in perfect working condition.

Lubrication plays an important role in any machinery function. It reduces friction. When you use the good quality lubricants, it will easily increase your sweeper’s life-span and performance. And always follow the recommendations and guidelines regarding the choice of lubricant.

Managing Equipment

Data pulled from your sweepers can help you make timely decisions that will help you control costs, improve operations, manage people and reduce risk.

This data can help your businesses move forward by allowing you to:

• Reduce costs through preventive maintenance, fleet optimization, and lifecycle planning.

• Improve utilization by scheduling equipment and personnel better.

• Know the location, health, and efficiency of equipment
• Use data, inspections and fluid analysis to spot problems before they happen
• Receive expert recommendations on equipment maintenance and repair
• Track equipment location, speed and avoidance zone
• Reduce emissions by burning less fuel
• Make compliance reporting easier with better emissions monitoring.

Trained Professionals

The last but not least important step that every sweeper owner must be careful about is that only trained operators run the equipment. It is because trained operators would know how to run the equipment and when to report a problem. This is crucial for the life of the machine and for preventing it from early aging.

Using OEM parts and regular maintenance is essential to achieve increased longevity and consistent performance of your sweeper.

Global Environmental Products carry over $4 Million in parts inventory and we are dedicated to keeping your Global street sweeper in optimum operating order and on the road.

Global Environmental Products is a Full-Service Street Sweeper parts distribution company with extensive dealer network providing street sweeper parts to governmental agencies, municipal entities and private contractors.

(This editorial is reproduced with permission by North American Sweeper Magazine)

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GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS is one of the World’s Leading producers of specialized Street Cleaning Equipment. We build Purpose-Built, Heavy-Duty, and simply Tough Street Sweepers. Headquartered in San Bernardino, CA, we build in Reliable, Affordable and Innovative products. We are proud to say that our sweepers are made in the USA.