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Global Cleaning 2014

Mowing, mulching, sweeping Implement carriers are versatile Implement carriers designed for year-round service and can take on the most diverse municipal tasks. Sure, you might need several kinds of equipment to get the various jobs done, but the good news is you don’t need a dedicated vehicle for each purpose. That saves capital expenditure as well as operating expenses – and time. And some of these multipurpose platforms can take on challenges that other, often larger vehicles simply can’t. When you look at the vast range of duties that implement car- challenges. That’s because, besides the usual dirt and grime on riers are used for, keeping narrow roads, paths and passages clean the streets, cleaners also have to contend with the remains of heavy all year long is probably way up there on the list. Even the tightest New Year’s Eve partying. And all that grit that was very useful corners, roundabouts and curbside flower beds never pose a against ice and snow is now just lying around ruining shoes and problem. For cleaning, these platforms are fitted with a sweeper making sidewalks look grim. Since this kind of dirt is rather heavy, attachment and a hopper for taking up the collected dirt and litter. the vacuum opening and turbine performance have to be set These implement carriers are truly ‘jacks of all trades,’ effective- accordingly to ensure tidy roads. As springtime comes along, it’s ly collecting grit, gravel, sand, beverage cans and bottles just as the turn of park areas and other municipal grounds to receive easily as dust and leaves. With their side brushes, they can get some attention. The key here is regular intervals, not too far apart. the cleaning job done efficiently in one pass, so that a second one For lawns to maintain a nice and neat appearance, they should be in the opposite direction is oftentimes not necessary. trimmed regularly to a height of 4 to 5 cm, never more than 7 cm. Off to a busy start in the new year Mowing often has its advantages Having two extra large side brushes makes it easy to funnel any If you let the grass grow too high and then cut it too short, yel- type of dirt and litter toward the vacuum, and from there, the lowish-brown spots will appear. They will eventually turn green captured waste is forwarded to the hopper. Because the brushes again, but it will take time. In this context, the decision then real- only touch the ground surface, there is no risk of dislodging any ly centers on whether the cut grass should be gathered or whether loose cobblestones. Keeping footpaths and grounds clean is it can be left on the lawn. practically a year-round mission, but early January brings special The more often you mow lawn areas, the less you have to worry Multifunctional vehicle and sweeper: the Citymaster 600 suits a variety of Some attachments can take care of the mowing, and the scrubbing, and individual requirements and offers a comfortable workplace for the driver. the vacuuming. Photo: Hako Photo: Kärcher GLOBAL CLEANING | April 2014   59


Global Cleaning 2014
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