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It is critical to follow the greasing charts on your sweeper’s maintenance schedule. Greasing not only lubricates the component, but it also pushes old grease out of the mechanism and helps to prevent excessive wear. Regularly check your grease points (even if your sweeper has an Auto-Lube system) to make sure that the fitting is taking grease and the connection has not been damaged. When manually lubricating bearings, over-greasing is easy to do, and that’s just as bad as not greasing at all. Over-greasing a bearing can cause the bearing …

I speak with sweeping contractors daily and am amazed at one common thread among the most successful operators. There are several, but for the purpose of this writing, we’ll focus on one. Image. The most successful sweeping contractors that I encounter present a polished and professional image. They run an organized, structured program for their clients and their employees. The ones that think it doesn’t matter or they can’t afford it will continue to flounder in a business that’s been known to chew you up and spit you out over …

A step-by-step guide to winterizing your Schwarze sweeper. Note: This video is intended as a general guide for maintenance tasks. Specific procedures may vary depending on the model. Always consult your operating manual for detailed directions and safety information before attempting to perform any maintenance on your sweeper. Submit your Schwarze Story here: Schwarze Stories

The broom extension spring controls the extension speed and travel of the side broom arm. This spring is located on the outside of the side broom arm and connected to the broom mounting bracket by a chain. The other end of the spring is attached to a large eyebolt attached to the side broom motor mount. The broom extension spring may need adjusting when: •  The broom does not fully extend during operation •  The broom extension speed is too slow You can adjust the speed and travel of the …

A step-by-step guide to replacing a solenoid on your Schwarze sweeper. Note: This video is intended as a general guide for maintenance tasks. Specific procedures may vary depending on the model. Always consult your operating manual for detailed directions and safety information before attempting to perform any maintenance on your sweeper. Submit your Schwarze Story here: Schwarze Stories

I’ve often wondered when I see something advertised as ‘Heavy Duty,’ if something is so much better, why isn’t it the standard or the norm? Why is there even a ‘Light Duty’ or ‘Regular Duty’? In the sweeping industry, when it comes to replacement parts or components, it’s not always about heavy-duty being a better product or option. Often it has everything to do with the application itself. Heavy-duty isn’t always the best choice, but sometimes it’s the smart choice. Depending on the product, you can save big money by …

Huntsville, Alabama – Located in Ohio, Sky Sweeping provides sweeping services to businesses and commercial spaces in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana with many service areas across the three states. Sky Sweeping, established in 2002 with one truck and one account, has grown to a fleet of trucks sweeping over 3500 parking lots a month. And with a 98% client satisfaction rate, consistent work and quick response time, Sky Sweeping is the right choice for any sweeping service, such as parking lot sweeping, parking garage cleaning, industrial sweeping, special event clean …

Late summer and early fall, when many of the sweeping contractors are out mowing and landscaping, there doesn’t seem to be a need to sweep streets except for after parades and festivals. But for preventing stormwater pollution, this could not be further from the case. Early in the year, we are all about spring cleaning. We know we need to remove this ugly mess from the street. It may not be obvious, but much of the material removed during the spring cleaning season is just sand. Typically this sand is …

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA [September 15, 2016] – Schwarze Industries is pleased to announce that it had the privilege of hosting the 1-800-Sweeper Regional Roundup at the Schwarze facility this week. This meeting provided a great opportunity to gather some of the best minds in the industry together in one room to discuss best practices and customer support. 1-800-SWEEPER is a nationwide service network of independently owned power sweeping companies and brings sweeping companies from coast to coast under a unified marketing and service structure. Participating 1-800-SWEEPER partner companies provide parking lot …

Most of us don’t give much consideration to noise on a day-to-day basis, but you may find yourself on a job site in both business and residential areas that limit the decibel level permitted. Many cities have developed noise ordinances that restrict the allowable noise level(s) at certain times of day for different zoned areas (i.e. residential, commercial, and industrial). Some municipalities even have “Noise Sensitive Areas” identified, such as hospitals, schools, nursing homes, churches, libraries and courthouses. Many list the specific areas and times, or even specified distances required …