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.