Merlin

Scarab Merlin Road Sweeper - 10 to 16 Tonne GVW

Scarab Single Engine
Single - Engine Transmissions
The Scarab Single Engine Hydrostatic Sweeper has been a cornerstone of our range for many years, but what real benefits in terms of emissions, noise, and payload to water carrying and hopper capacity ratio does the integration of a single engine bring?

A traditional twin engine sweeper has a large engine mounted directly behind the driver, meaning the water tank has to be fitted into the bottom of the hopper to enable wheelbase to be kept to a minimum.

On the hydrostatic vehicle, the space that the secondary engine occupies is replaced by the water tank, meaning that as well as increased water capacity, the hopper can also have a larger volume with no increase in height, whilst remaining at the shortest wheelbase possible.
Arguably, the weight distribution is also spread more evenly over the whole chassis, resulting in less likelihood of overloading and less wear and tear on the host chassis itself and of course a more stable platform for the driver.

Increasingly the Environmental issue is being brought to the fore and in this area the Single Engine Sweeper scores highly, using less than 75% of the fuel used by a twin-engine vehicle and all fuel is controlled to the latest Euro 6 Emissions Standards, whereas the majority of fuel burned by a twin-engine sweeper is actually emitted at a much older emissions level with the subsequent increase in noxious particles emitted.
Scarab Merlin CNG sweeper
CNG Powered Single - Engine
The single-engine Scarab Merlin mounted onto a CNG chassis satisfies the need to have a street cleansing machine that operates solely on alternative fuel whilst also giving the benefits of reduced fuel costs combined with lower servicing and chassis maintenance costs. The Merlin CNG constitutes an economic, up-to-date and dependable alternative to diesel vehicles, improving both acoustic and gaseous emissions simultaneously.
The hybridization of Scarab's single engine design and CNG power arguably creates the cleanest truck mount sweeper available on the road today.
Scarab Merlin Sweeper
Versatility
The Merlin is equally at home in municipal, urban or contracting activities, having
been designed for mounting on truck chassis in the 10 - 15 tonne GVW range.
The Hydrostatic drive allows selection of the transmission and power-delivery
system that best suits a user’s chassis and operational needs.
The ability to combine different chassis and water tanks ensures that the Merlin
is an agile machine with exceptional on-task endurance.
Scarab Merlin Suction Performance
Powerful and Reliable Suction Performance
A Stainless Steel centrifugal impellor
positioned to produce an efficient airflow
path for high suction performance and
reduced power consumption. Fan chamber
is easily accessed for cleaning.
Scarab Merlin Controls
Command and Control
Scarab’s CANbus control system has revolutionised the way sweepers are operated and maintained.
Intuitive controls and a conveniently positioned colour monitor provide comprehensive levels of feedback to both operating and service personnel.
A graphical display indicates the sweeping configuration and conditions of the vehicle systems including warnings and regular service reminders. Real-time monitoring and datalogging provides valuable assistance in resolving problems and achieving optimum machine performance.
Scarab CANbus includes universal connectors for fitment of Global positioning System (GPS) and the option of real-time data via telematic up-link.
A conveniently positioned colour monitor displays operating information in graphical form and enables the driver and service personnel to scroll through a number of screens to display and adjust vehicle set-up.
More Information
  • Merlin Brochure (pdf, 6.79 MB)
  • Merlin CNG Brochure (pdf, 9.53 MB)
  • Merlin Technical Specification (pdf, 586.02 KB)
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