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March 22, 2019

Caltrans Tests Global M4 Zero Emissions Street Sweeper

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Caltrans operates over 160 Global M4 mechanical street sweepers throughout the state of California.

In 1990, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) introduced what is now known in the sweeper industry as the toughest sweeper performance test in North America. The purpose of the test was to allow Caltrans a means of selecting only the sweepers that were tough and reliable enough to meet the brutal demands of sweeping more than 16,000 miles of the most diverse highways in the world—stretching to California’s borders with Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico.

The street sweepers that successfully completed all tests were put into service, sweeping the winding High Sierras, performing post winter clean up and cleaning the wind blown desert roads and highways throughout the entire state.

Global Environmental Products M4 Zero Emissions street sweeper successfully completed all Caltrans tests.

CALTRANS TEST PARAMETERS

- 15% moistened sand was spread over a chosen test site, to a maximum depth of 1.5 inches
- Sufficient sand to cover a 100 ft. long track was spread so that one full hopper load could be swept up in a single continuous pass.
THE SWEEPER WAS REQUIRED TO TAKE FIVE SEPARATE TESTS AND COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
1. SWEEP A WIDTH OF NOT LESS THAN TEN FEET WITH BOTH GUTTER BROOM OPERATING.
2. PICK UP NOT LESS THAN 90% OF ALL SAND FROM THE SWEPT PATH.
3. FILL THE HOPPER WITH A MINIMUM OF THREE CUBIC YARDS.
4. BE RANDOMLY STOPPED TWICE, ALL SWEEP GEAR SWITCHED OFF, BE RE-STARTED AND CONTINUE WITH NO STALLING OR JAMMING OF BROOMS OR CONVEYOR SYSTEM AT ANY TIME.

Global Environmental Products are designed with you in mind. Global offers state-of-the-art mechanical and air sweepers, as well as alternative fuel; CNG, Hybrid Technologies, and ZERO Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered street sweepers

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 believe in Reliable, Affordable and Innovative products. We are proud to say that our sweepers are made in the USA.

Contact us for more information or for a demo regarding our World-Class Street Sweepers and how we can provide solutions to all of your street sweeping demands.