Elgin Whirlwind Truck-Mounted Vacuum Sweeper
Looking for a truck-mounted vacuum sweeper with outstanding quality, high performance and built to rigorous sweeper standards? The Elgin Whirlwind combines a proven low maintenance design with an extra-wide sweeping path and short wheelbase. Whirlwind sweepers offer a pick-up performance and flexibility that allows you to select one nozzle or two, and 28” (711 mm) or 36” (914 mm) side brooms for a maximum sweep path of 12’ (3658 mm). These sweepers offer the choice of conventional or cab over chassis. From the unique extending nozzle to the overall robust construction, Whirlwind street sweepers are leaders in truck mounted vacuum sweepers.
The Elgin Whirlwind is specially suited for uneven roads and jobs involve dirt, sand, millings, general street sweeping, leaves and road debris applications. The Whirlwind has also been recognized as powerful tool for restoration of permeable pavement. The Whirlwind is excellent for general street sweeping and routine catch basin cleaning.
- Auxiliary Engine: John Deere 4045TF (115hp)
- Dumping Height: Ground Level
- Sweeping Path Max: 12ft. (3658mm)
- Water Capacity: 335 gal (1268l)
- Dump Location: Rear
- Chassis: Conventional or Cab-Over
- Travel Speed: Highway Speeds
POWERFUL CLEANING SYSTEM
HIGHLY EFFICIENT AIR CONVEYANCE SYSTEM
Efficient air flow, including a superior vacuum source and air routing path, is at the heart of the Whirlwind. High volume air flow at high velocity results in exceptional one-pass pickup while eliminating plugging that can occur in similar type sweepers. A nine-vane closed face turbine fan is powered by a turbo-charged diesel auxiliary engine for maximum airflow.
HIGH PRODUCTIVITY SWEEP SYSTEM
The Whirlwind’s versatile sweep path picks up debris close to the curb and across the widest expanse of road in its class.
The sweep system includes one or two suction nozzles, trailing arm side brooms, and a centrally-mounted extension broom.
You can choose 28 in (711 mm) or 36 in (914 mm) diameter trailing arm side brooms that can be operated individually or simultaneously for a sweep path of up to 144 in (3658 mm)*.
Choose between single or dual 32 in (813 cm) welded-steel suction nozzles that can be operated individually or simultaneously.
The 11 in (280 mm) diameter suction hose accepts large debris. Quick disconnect allows an operator to inspect and clean the hose intake without raising the hopper.
SUPERIOR DUST SUPPRESSION
Proper use of water is essential for dust suppression, sweeping performance, and longevity of sweeper components. Two heavy-duty water pumps – one for the right-hand suction nozzle, side broom, and extension broom, and one for the left-hand suction nozzle and side broom – are capable of run-dry operation. Two durable polyethylene water tanks provide 335 gal (1268 L) of water to up to24* high quality, agricultural grade water nozzles in easy-to-access locations. High/low selectable pump speeds allow for application-dependent dust suppression.
SIMPLE, EASY-TO-ACCESS MAINTENANCE
Large access doors allow for quick and easy inspection without tilting the hopper. The engine oil and pneumatic pressure can be checked, hydraulic filter changed, and the fan bearings greased.
The hydraulic system with o-ring face seal fittings is designed for long life and leak-free operation.
Heavy-duty, waterproof electrical connectors and color-coded wires have stamped identification for quick location during troubleshooting.
HIGH PRODUCTIVITY SUCTION NOZZLE(S)
A single or dual 32 in. (813mm) abrasion-resistant suction nozzle are available. Each nozzle covers 174 in² (1123cm²) and extends 15 in. (381mm) beyond the tire’s track for increased performance closer to the curb. The 11 in. (279mm)diameter suction hose accepts large debris. The suction nozzle rides on the two heavy-duty pivoting caster wheels allowing ti to track, staying in the path of the debris and following road contours. The suction nozzles are equipped with a front-mounted shutter that allows easy entry of larger / bulky object and large quantities of leaves.
HIGH PERFORMANCE SWEEPER ENGINE
Power to the sweep system is provided by a reliable, powerful, and fuel efficient John Deere® 4045T diesel engine rated at 115 HP (86kW) @ 2400 RPM. Standard equipment includes auto-shutdown.
The high velocity, 9-vane blower generates the necessary airflow to convey the debris from the suction nozzle into the hopper and vacuum needed to overcome any restrictions such as rocks or bulky debris. More power means one- pass pickup, increasing operator productivity. The vanes are constructed of Hardox brand steel for durability and maximum service life.
HIGH CAPACITY / EFFICIENT LOADING
The 8 yd³(6 m³) capacity hopper provides extended sweeping time. Abrasion-resistant steel inlet deflector(s) direct debris flow to the center of the hopper for even,efficient material loading and maximum capacity utilization.
The sweeper mounts on dual-steer conventional or cab-over chassis with short wheelbases, enabling a tight turn radius for better reach in cul-de-sac sweeping and greater maneuverability around corners. The standard auto-pickup in reverse allows for quick change of sweeping locations.
UNIQUE TRAILING ARM SIDE BROOMS
Choose between 28 in (711 mm) or 36 in (914 mm) diameter trailing arm side broom(s) that can be operated individually or simultaneously for a 144 in (3658 mm)sweep path. The trailing arm design provides special 4-way action to closely follow road contours, provide inward safety for obstacles, and maintain a consistent broom angle even as the broom starts to wear. Digging pressure is adjustable in-cab.
EASY-TO-ACCESS SERVICE DOORS
The auxiliary engine, water system, hydraulic system and pneumatic system components can be easily accessed behind two full-service doors, without tilting the hopper.
EFFECTIVE WINDROW EXTENSION BROOM
The 54 in (1372 mm) hydraulically-driven extension broom operates at an 18 degree windrow angle, directing the debris into the path of the nozzle. The broom can pivot for left or right side sweeping and is pivoted by a heavy duty pneumatic cylinder.
COMPREHENSIVE WATER SYSTEM
Up to 20 spray nozzles are located at the side brooms and inside the suction nozzles. The extension broom has4 rubber mounted, quick-disconnect spray nozzles for easy cleaning and maintenance. The spray system is powered by two water pumps, one for each side of the sweeper. The pumps are controlled in-cab, with high/low settings to adjust for sweeping conditions. Two durable polyethylene water tanks provide 335 gal (1268 L) of water. Additional water options available.
All sweep and water functions use rocker switches located on a centrally-mounted console for easy operation from either operator position. Air regulators provide positive side broom down- pressure and separate switches control the in/out and up/down function. Easy-to-read gauges provide quick assessment of all sweep and engine systems. A standard back-up camera and alarm enhance operator and sweeper safety.
Elgin’s Memory Sweepsystem allows the operator to resume all previous sweep settings, even broom tilt (if so equipped), with one-touch control to enhance productivity and reduce fatigue. It incorporates a multi-screen display that indicates system diagnostics, engine hours, water level, and optional features such as broom tilt angle and broom hours.
QUICK COMPLETE DUMPING
The 8 cubic yard (6 cubic meter) hopper is constructed of 10 gauge steel walls, a ¼ inch (6.35 mm) thick steel floor with easy drop- down screens for quick cleanup. A 50 degree tilt angle ensures efficient dumping. Hopper controls are safely accessible on the curb side of the sweeper and conveniently located in-cab for quick unloading of the hopper.
PERMEABLE PAVEMENT CLEANING & RESTORATION
Installation of permeable pavement has doubled over the last three years as a best management practice (BMP) to deal with storm water runoff. These surfaces effectively reduce the amount of untreated water and accompanying pollutants directed into waterways. Both regenerative air sweepers and high-power pure vacuum sweepers can be used as part of a practical maintenance program for permeable pavement. However, for restoration when the surface is blocked and water is no longer able to infiltrate the ground, pure vacuum sweepers, such as the Whirlwind, work better due to highly concentrated vacuum levels which exceed that of a regenerative air sweeper. The Whirlwind’s incredible vacuum is able to pull out embedded debris that plugs drainage paths. Most permeable pavement periodically requires this degree of vacuum to restore infiltration of clogged areas.
CATCH BASIN CLEANING
Catch basins allow surface water runoff to enter the storm water conveyance system, while trapping solids and sediments that might otherwise end up polluting the receiving waters. Catch basin cleaning is an efficient and cost-effective method for preventing flooding as well as removing the sediment and pollutants before they can get into the waterways. A regular schedule of catch basin cleaning improves both aesthetics and local water quality.A Whirlwind equipped with a heavy duty wandering hose becomes a versatile machine capable of street sweeping and catch basin cleaning.
Multiple aluminum hose extensions can be added to the 4 ft long (1.2 m) catch basin nozzle for deep and thorough cleaning.
Fingertip hydraulic controls on the handles easily adjust the height of the nozzle.
The rear auxiliary engine throttle control improves operator productivity and adjustment of vacuum power.
The combination Elgin Whirlwind sweeper with wandering hose option provides a cost-effective tool to facilitate storm water management.
The versatile, hydraulic-assist hose gets into hard-to-reach places and is effective in catch basin cleaning. It handles multiple tubes for especially deep catch basin cleaning.
LIFELINER HOPPER SYSTEM
The LifeLiner Hopper liner and finish system greatly improves the life, durability, and dumping functionality of a sweeper hopper. It is backed by a lifetime warranty.
STAINLESS STEEL HOPPER SYSTEM
This complete hopper body is constructed entirely of 304 grade stainless steel to provide maximum service life, even in the most corrosive applications.
- – Variable broom speed
- – Auto nozzle shutter
- – Front spray bar
- – Hopper inspection doors
- – Rear flood light(s)
- – Rotating beacon/strobe light
- – Automatic lubrication system
- – Hopper deluge
- – Auxiliary hydraulic system
- – Additional water: 140 gal (530 L), 280 gal (1060 L), 360 gal (1363 L)
- – High/low pressure wash-down
- – In-cab side broom tilt
- – Utility cover lifter
- – PM-10 compliant
- – 10 yd³(7.6 m³) hopper