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It is hard to believe it was five years ago that the first ever 3 wheel mechanical street sweeper manufactured by Global was exhibited in Denver at the 2011 American Public Works Association’s national conference.   August of 2016 marked the 6th APWA national conference that Global Environmental Products has exhibited in.  Global had an excellent show in Minneapolis with over 6,800 public works professionals attending the conference.  At a time when other manufacturers are scaling back, Global is pushing forward and there was constant activity and excitement in our booth this year to prove it. Anyone attending the shows these past five years has seen the expansion of the Global product offering and innovative improvements that are propelling Global Environmental Products ahead of our competitors to be a leader in the street sweeping industry.

Two years ago Global launched the highly successful M4HSD as well as the chassis mounted V6 air recirculating vacuum sweeper.  The M4HSD is the world’s only high side discharge, purpose built, single engine sweeper that offers better visibility, maneuverability and performance than any chassis mounted mechanical sweeper on the market.  It also marked the introduction to Global’s innovative load leveling system that allows operators to maximize payload capacity without having to dangerously shift the load in  the hopper.  The V6 raises the bar in the larger vacuum sweeper market with Variable Air Stream Technology (VAST) that gives the operator the ability to control the air flow through the system, allowing them to adjust the machine to sweep a variety of materials and conditions from heavy debris to leaves and from dry desert conditions to freezing temperatures!

Last year Global introduced the R3, the worlds first 3 wheel, single engine, hydrostatic drive Regenerative Air street sweeper. Built on the same platform and offering the same visibility, maneuverability and reliability as the Global M3, the R3 offers those customers that prefer or require regenerative air technology in the their fleet unprecedented performance and the ability to dump into containers or dump trucks at a highly cost effective price.  This years show Global Environmental Products was proud to introduce the new V4, a highly effective 5.5 cu. yd. vacuum sweeper with a stainless steel hopper and the same “V.A.S.” technology as the V6 on a compact 19,500 GVW cab-over chassis improving visibility, performance and cost without sacrificing the performance of a traditional vacuum sweeper.

Clearly Global Environmental Products has come a long way in five years, The national APWA shows are a great way to mark the milestones and introduce these innovations to the world, but the best way to learn more about these game changing street sweepers is to schedule a demonstration and witness what Global Environmental Products can offer you.

In the past we have discussed our Global Street Sweepers often referring to them as Purpose Built units.  Our Front Steer Three Wheel Global M3 is one of a kind, safe, quiet and comfortable. Our performance matched equal-width pickup broom and elevator system eliminates choke points and improves sweeping speeds. The 5.6 cubic yard hopper’s ribbed design eliminates rust traps and is mid-mounted for balanced weight distribution and superior loading characteristics.

Not All Mechanical Street Are Created Equal!

Any mechanical sweeper should do a good job picking up a wide variety   of road debris. From heavy bulky material, trash, fines and leaves, a   mechanical sweeper needs to be versatile in its performance. However,   how the unit picks up material is as important as how much it picks up. If   you could do the same job with a unit that provides less time required for   maintenance and offers up to a 50% reduction in fuel consumption,  wouldn’t that be worth investing in?

A mechanical sweeper’s elevator is the most critical system the unit has.   It operates in the harshest of environments where it is constantly bombarded with various types of dirt and debris as well as moisture. The Global M3, MX3 and M4 purpose built sweepers employ a belt and sprocket system with aluminum flights and corded rubber squeegees that handle these conditions with excellent results. It is a system that is designed not only to provide high performance, but an increased life cycle and superior ease of maintenance compared to a full width belt conveyor system.

Imagine sweeping up a large item or something that is sharp. There is great potential to cut or tear the full width conveyor belt in a mechanical sweeper.

January 20, 2013

Global Newsletter #5


You Can’t Put A Price On Public Safety

It is never a good idea to drive the wrong way down a one way street!!!

In a recent investigative report appearing in the December newsletter for World Sweeper Magazine, Ranger Kidwell Ross “looks at the advisability of sweeping against traffic instead of specifying a sweeper with curb brooms on both sides.” Here is an excerpt from the report:


“There is no question that sweepers have become more expensive in the past few years, in large part because of evolving diesel engine regulations. However, when it comes to needed features on a new sweeper, as you will read the experts agree that it doesn't make sense to scrimp on a sweeper's needed features if doing so will create even more costs – and potentially compromise public safety – during its future usage.



Sweeping Against Traffic – Is a Single Curb Broom a Viable Option?

Posted December, 2012
by Ranger Kidwell-Ross

Iowa Flag

We recently heard about a city in Iowa that – in order to save money – was specifying a sweeper with only a single curb broom. This was being done even though the city will be sweeping some one-way streets and islands.

This investigative report looks at the advisability of sweeping against traffic instead of specifying a sweeper with curb brooms on both sides. In it, the pros and cons are evaluated and potential alternative solutions are offered.

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