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Elgin Pelican S

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by beanz27, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Does anyone have any experience with a late 80s-early 90's Elgin Pelican S models? I've been approached by a few of my clients about summer maintenance, and I'm not thrilled about doing lawn care, but sweeping I am interested in. I've thought about going the bobcat route, but honestly I'd rather buy a dedicated machine, as I believe something made for a specific purpose will do a better job than an "attachment" would.

    Anyways I'm looking at models similar to this:




    I am new to sweepers, so please, if I'm an idiot please do tell me that. I am not looking to spend more then 10kish. I know that limits me, and I will have to do some work to find decent machines in that price range.

    Anything to look out for on these sweepers?
  2. H&NServices

    H&NServices Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 34

    I've worked on all kinds of sweepers, being the company I work for has hundreds of them. I personally like the pelicans the best compared to the Stewart Amos and Schwarze that we also have.
  3. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Why do you like them better? Easier to maintain or run?

    Reason I chose the pelican is because another contractor I work with has 2 of them, and a few other sweepers that just windrow, but the pelicans are what he uses, and one other guy in town I know uses them.

    There is a company in town called "Odra" but I've never seen one actually be used.
  4. Diagonal Brace

    Diagonal Brace Junior Member
    Messages: 13


    Quite simply for heavy sweeping the Elgin conveyor system is unmatched.
    Elevator machines cannot perform like the belt and vacuum or regenerative sweepers can't touch the heavy accumulations that a spring clean up in the northern states or Canada can bring. I've sent you a private message if you would like to talk more.

  5. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Thanks for the info, I didn't receive a pm from you, but I did send one.