Alternative Fuel Sweepers

Alternative Fuel Street Sweepers

Most Elgin Sweepers are available as alternative fuel sweepers, including systems such as Liquid Natural Gas (LNG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquid Propane Gas (LPG).

Elgin Broom Bear


Rugged and made to last, the Elgin Broom Bear four-wheel mechanical broom sweepers are one of the most efficient on the market. Mounted on a commercially available conventional chassis with fully dualized controls and an intelligent single engine design that utilizes the chassis engine to power the sweeper, these road sweepers also feature a large hopper and water tank, which means more productive sweeping time. A variable dumping height and 11” (279 mm) of hopper side-shift ensures easy dumping. This sweeper is available with your choice of squeegee or no-jam belt conveyor systems, depending on the application requirements. The short wheelbase and large brooms make the Elgin Broom Bear ideal for sweeping in tight cul-de-sacs.

The Elgin Broom Bear is available as an optional alternative fuel sweeper including compressed natural gas (CNG).

The Elgin Broom Bear is especially suited for heavy sweeping such as granular materials like millings or gravel. Simple sweeper controls make it easy to operate and it’s single engine design keeps maintenance or the need for replacement sweeper parts to a minimum. With its highway speeds and short wheelbase, the Broom Bear is at home both in both congested urban areas and far away rural locations.

Freightliner M2 Specifications for Broom Bear
Truck EngineCummins 2010 EPA/CARB/GHG 17 emissions 260 hp @2200 RPM
Dumping Height MaxVariable up to 10 ft.  |  3048 mm
Sweeping Path MaxOne Side Broom Width 8.5 ft.  |  2565 mm

Two Side Broom Width 10 ft.   |  3048 mm

Both Side Brooms set to extended reach 12 ft.  |  3658 mm

Hopper Capacity4.5 cu.yd.  |  3.4 cu.m
Water Capacity360 gal  |  1363 l
Dump LocationRight Side
Travel SpeedHighway Speeds

Download the Broom Bear Brochure

Download the Broom Bear Spec Sheet

Elgin Crosswind

Standard Equipment Crosswind SweeperRegenerative air sweepers give contractors, municipalities, and airports a powerful sweeper with unequaled versatility, flexibility, and productivity, and none are made with higher sweeper standards than the Elgin Crosswind. These sweepers efficiently clean large flat paved areas such as streets, parking lots, and airport runways. Easy to operate and simple to maintain, these road sweepers are made to traverse large areas. Mounted on the short-wheelbase of either conventional or cab-over chassis, the Elgin Crosswind is operated by simple rocker switches and comes with a complete set of gauges. A combination of large hopper and water tank, plus excellent fuel efficiency, allow these sweepers long periods between trips to dumping, re-watering, and fueling.

The Crosswind is now available as an optional alternative fuel sweeper using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The Elgin Crosswind is especially suited for general street sweeping maintenance, large flat surfaces, leaves, and light road debris applications. The Crosswind sweeper is also effective in frequent maintenance of permeable pavement. This sweeper is versatile and can easily pick up litter, chip, and seal. The large pickup head makes it desirable for many applications.

Auxiliary EngineJohn Deere® 4045TF
Powerful BlowerConstructed of HARDOX brand steel for maximum service life
Dumping HeightGround level
Sweeping Path Max12 ft.  |  3658 mm
Hopper Capacity8 cu. yd.  | 6 m3
Water Capacity240 gal  | 908 l
Dump LocationRear
ChassisConventional or Cab-Over
Travel SpeedHighway Speeds

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