A sweeper with a patented dust guard system is seeing results at the Wienerberger brick works in Kidderminster. Fine dusts populate the site varying from fine clay particles to brick dust and chippings. Keeping kiln and clay processing areas clean is a constant problem.

The site utilises a diesel powered Nilfisk SR1601 ride on sweeper complete with a patented Dust Guard System. The system constantly sprays a very fine mist of water over the brushes to suppress air borne dust. Dust is visually improved and a large 10m2 washable panel filter ensures dust-free sweeping throughout. A filter shaker facility prevents the build up of dust and any potential clogging.

The main broom is free floating with the ride on machine providing a 1,600mm sweeping path.

Power steering allows for excellent manoeuvrability while linked controls prevent tipping errors by automatically closing the hopper when sweeping functions are turned off.

The high dump hopper is capable of tipping into standard containers up to a height of 159cm. The SR1601 has a ramp climbing ability of 25 per cent.