Angle Broom and Collection Broom Combo

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by acswaupaca1, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. acswaupaca1

    acswaupaca1 Senior Member
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    Looking for further info into combination brooms for wheel loaders. All I have seen is the broom by Holm that Volvo sells.

    Anyone else doing this? The application I'm looking to implement is for town roads (mainly country setting with some curb and gutter collection).

    Photo for Demonstration Purposes

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  2. m_ice

    m_ice PlowSite.com Addict
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    We use same setup on skids for construction cleanup, there's no way I'd use it on roads...way too slow
     
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    acswaupaca1

    acswaupaca1 Senior Member
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    What part about it is slow? Out of 78 miles of roadway there is probably 15 that needs to be swept
     
  4. m_ice

    m_ice PlowSite.com Addict
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    My comparison is to a truck with broom assist head.
     
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    acswaupaca1

    acswaupaca1 Senior Member
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    Hydraulic gpm of a skid is nothing compared to a wheel loader. Even a 908M cat compact loader is boasting gpm compared to a 1800# lift skid loader.
     
  6. m_ice

    m_ice PlowSite.com Addict
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    What's the RPM's of that loader broom? Not sure what the skid is but my guess is the only 2 difference between the loader and skid models are hopper capacity and sweeping width.
    There a reason every municipality around here uses an Elgin Pelican or something similar...and they can be had for under $20k.
    Will it work? Yes
    Would I do it? No as there are better reasonable options