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Thu December 26, 2013 - National Edition
The Schwarze M6 Avalanche mechanical broom sweeper has earned the reputation as the premier heavy duty mechanical broom sweeper in the North American marketplace, according to the company and is a heavy-duty, chassis mounted sweeper, with a 5 cu. yd. (3.8 cu m) hopper. The sweeper is available in a single diesel, CNG or twin engine diesel model. The Avalanche can be mounted on a variety of chassis models, both conventional and cab over.
Revolutionary “Easy Change Conveyer System”
The Schwarze M6 Avalanche now offers the versatility of a belt conveyer, or squeegee conveyer that can be changed out in approximately two hours.
Sweeper Console Enhancements
The console system on the M6 Avalanche has received dramatic enhancements. Bright color coded LED switches, with easy to read icons and text, control the sweeper’s engine, lights, conveyer, water system, hopper, main broom, gutter brooms (including down pressure) and the switches now change color to show activity.
Schwarze Industries is introducing “Six Sense Controls” on its console system. The controls are bright and user friendly, and the console also includes a smart, informative control system. A stand-by mode allows the operator to sweep at any moment.
The Schwarze Six Sense Controls give the operator the ability to start sweeping with the touch of one button. The large 7 in. (17.8 cm) display shows the pre-set functions prior to activation.
Easy to read bar graphs with numeric values show the operator exactly what is going on with the Avalanche. Sweeping functions and indicators are shown in easy to understand graphics and are color coded for easy recognition.
The console system’s swivel base uses much less floor space and gives the operator control over the complete sweeper from the comfort of either operator’s seat. Four banks of eight switches, with icons and text legions, are laid out within color coded bands for easy location of the function.
Gutter Brooms Improvement
The gutter brooms on the M6 Avalanche have been enhanced to rear trailing arms and are now pneumatically controlled from side to side and up and down. The gutter brooms extend farther for an extended sweeping path (while sweeping on cul-de-sacs for instance) and are now mounted to the sweeper in a way that the chassis OEM fuel, DEF tanks, steps and/or batteries remain tucked under the cab.
Main Broom Enhancements
The main broom is pneumatically controlled up and down, as well as for suspension. The broom is now direct driven and needs no chains or sprockets. The pivot arm drag shoes operate very smooth as cables are no longer needed. The addition of the rear skirt, re-directs escaping debris back into the brooms.
The main broom now consists of much fewer components, making servicing easier. Easy curb side access to the water fill, strainer and air filter are just a few more of the enhancements added to the machine.
Engine Compartment Redesign
The enhanced engine compartment of the M6 Avalanche has been completely redesigned. Hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and water system have all been re-located into the rear compartment. The addition of a high capacity five micron water filter has added extra protection to water valves and nozzles, reducing service intervals.
Schwarze added a stowaway ladder underneath the scissor lift for easy hopper inspection and the spray bars are now constructed from galvanized steel with brass nozzles.
For maximum safety for the operator and anyone near the equipment, the setting of the parking brake automatically shifts the transmission into neutral, and only then, allows the hopper to be raised or tilted.
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