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A Sweeper’s Friend: “The Side Brush”

September 1, 2013

Have you ever walked past a sweeper and noticed the side brushes were mashed to the floor and you think to yourself “that doesn’t look right!”

Well, that’s because it isn’t. I recently had a conversation with a sales... Read more about A Sweeper’s Friend: “The Side Brush”

The Little Stowaways!

August 1, 2013

Recently I was reminded of an incident that occurred many years ago when the Tennant Model 265 Sweeper was discussed with a customer.

First let me give a little history regarding the Model 265. This was Tennant’s first sweeper using... Read more about The Little Stowaways!

Operation Checklists.

July 1, 2013

Well, here we are in the conclusion of the Tennant Model 8300 Sweeper/Scrubber. We discussed, as you may recall, the workings of this sweeper/scrubber as it relates to the everyday operation and performance. You may remember that this machine... Read more about Operation Checklists.

See Tennant Run.

June 1, 2013

In the last article we discussed just how Tennant Model 8300 Sweeper/Scrubber works. In this article we are going to discuss the most practical method to sweep and scrub using this machine.

First, you want to pick up any oversized... Read more about See Tennant Run.

How the Tennant 8300 Machine Works

May 1, 2013

After receiving a few e-mails back and forth, a customer finally said, “I want to know physically how a sweeper/scrubber works. Can you describe it? I am operating a Tennant Model 8300 machine and don’t know how it works.” I answered,... Read more about How the Tennant 8300 Machine Works

Discouraged Dennis sings the blues!

April 1, 2013

Recently I received a request from Dennis for information regarding a Tennant Model 8410. The rear squeegee holder is all “bent-up” and mis-aligned. Dennis asked me to tell him what all of his options were.

He sounded very... Read more about Discouraged Dennis sings the blues!

Squeegees: Improve Your Life

February 1, 2013

In a previous article, I discussed squeegees and their relative uses in different applications. Let’s, once again, review them. They are:

  1. Pure Gum Rubber
  2. Linatex Rubber
  3. Neoprene Rubber
  4. ... Read more about Squeegees: Improve Your Life

The Next Generation!

January 1, 2013

When I first came into the industry, some 37 years ago, the most popular sweeper was the Tennant Model 240. They were available in gasoline, LPG or electric.

The engines designed in these sweepers were only a 2-cylinder and quite under... Read more about The Next Generation!

Sweep It Right

December 1, 2012

It is, of course, one of the most important contributions to the performance of the sweeper. Be it walk-behind, rider or large street sweepe, without it the sweeper does not perform. With the correct one it could sweep with astonishment. Give... Read more about Sweep It Right

You Say You Want To Buy A Bridge!

November 1, 2012

Here we go again. A customer is having a difficult time finding parts. Once again I am called upon to help him locate parts for equipment he did not approve to purchase to begin with.

This is exactly what happens when equipment, no... Read more about You Say You Want To Buy A Bridge!

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