Construction Sweeping

One of the leading causes of pollution cited by the EPA comes from construction vehicles tracking dirt out from construction sites. Sediment and other pollutants washed from trucks can quickly end up in other water bodies or stormwater, which is … Continued

Summer sweeping tips to keep you safe

Whether you are a small contractor or have a large dedicated fleet, some simple safety precautions, preventive maintenance and driving tips can keep your sweepers on the road. When summer rolls around, a new set of safety, maintenance, and driving … Continued

Pre-Owned Sweeper Deals

Throughout 2016, the sales of pre-owned sweepers sometimes felt like a roller coaster ride. The Schwarze reconditioning center saw sales of pre-owned sweeper trucks, go up from May to June, then falling from June to July. Several factors contributed to … Continued

Idaho Sweepers Receive New Colorful Look

The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) located in Boise, Idaho, covers the entirety of Ada County, including the six cities within it, and is responsible for maintenance and improvements to Ada County’s local roads and bridges. The district, established in … Continued

Glued-On Dump Door Seal Replacement

When replacing a glued-on seal such as the dump door seal on your sweeper, some procedures should be followed to make the re-affixing of the new seal completely permanent. Cleaning After you have removed the old seal, thoroughly clean the … Continued

10 Sweeper Maintenance Tips

A good preventative maintenance program is the best cost-benefit value to your sweeper. Every sweeping contractor and municipality should have a program in place to catch any loose parts, misalignments, vibrations, etc. early on. Vital sweeper systems and parts must … Continued

Double Wire Braid Hoses

Did you know that Schwarze uses durable, anti-corrosive, double wire braid hydraulic hoses on all its sweepers as an extra measure of safety? Double wire braid hydraulic hoses are made of synthetic rubber lining, protected by two wire braid reinforcements … Continued

High Performance Side Brooms

Did you know that the Schwarze regenerative air sweepers have advanced side broom controls? Series Hydraulics Circuits Most air sweeper hydraulic circuits operate in series that drive the left broom with hydraulic oil and exhaust it from the one on … Continued

Your Image is Everything.

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 … Continued

Winterizing your sweeper

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 … Continued

Replacing a solenoid

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 … Continued

Is Heavy Duty Worth The Extra Booty?

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 … Continued

Late Summer Sweeping

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 … Continued