Unveiling of Schmidt truck-mounted sweeper at the IFAT
On the occasion of the IFAT 2016, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management, the ASH Group will be showcasing globally leading municipal and winter service technologies and products of the Schmidt brand, among them the new Street King 660 truck-mounted sweeper with a hopper capacity of 7 m3. Owing to its extremely compact design, it can be mounted even at a short wheelbase of 3,260 mm, while utilising the hopper to full capacity.
The new Schmidt Street King 660 stands out with enhanced performance, maximum efficiency and an innovative operating concept. The modular concept makes it possible to satisfy individual wishes of customers as regards the carrier vehicle. The entire sweeper, including the sweeping unit, is mounted on the subframe instead of the truck. The encapsulated engine compartment reduces the noise level while also being easy to maintain and repair. The Street King 660 deserves the title of being “quiet and environmentally friendly” for a reason. Since its harmful particulate matter emission level is well below the required maximum level, it received the 3-star PM10 label. Owing to the adjustable brush ground pressure and brush speed, brush wear is reduced to a minimum. The core component is the high-performance suction fan – powered hydraulically and operated from the driver’s cab. The flow-optimised suction fan is fitted directly on the hopper and the suction nozzle with integrated brush roller permits high suction performance even at low fan speed – with the operating speed being up to 15% higher compared to other models.
Optimised sweeping unit
Customers can expect reliable sweeping results at higher operating speed, which also means covering longer sweeping distances within shorter periods of time. The sweeping width is 2,350 mm, which can optionally be extended to up to 3,500 mm in the dual version. The towed sweeping unit offers maximum brake-back protection and optimum coverage even when cornering. The flow-optimised arrangement of the suction fan permits maximum suction performance despite lower air resistance, which is why less drive power is required. In addition, the suction fan is powered hydraulically and is nearly continuously adjustable. The air flow rate is 18,000 m3/h (free flow).
Hopper with added value
The hopper has been redesigned. The Street King 660 offers a hopper capacity of 7 m3. The hopper can be tilted by up to 60° and additionally incorporates handy tool boxes. It is equipped with a folding leaf screen. The closing mechanism of the leaf screen is operated via cable pull or automatically via the hopper’s rear flap. The water tanks have been improved and are now made of stainless steel in both the front and rear area. The tank capacity in the standard version is 1,600 l and can be optionally extended. A new, hydraulically operated water pump with a flow rate of 48 l/min ensures optimum capture of dust particles. Electric water volume regulation permitting stepwise adjustment via touch control on the control panel is available as an option.
New auxiliary engine delivers more performance
The new Deutz TD 2.9 EuroMot 3B turbo diesel auxiliary engine with an output of 55.4 kW (75 HP) und a torque of 260 Nm at 1600 1/min delivers a great deal of performance. For exhaust gas purification, the EuroMot 3B employs DOC (diesel oxidation catalytic converter), ensuring maintenance-free operation in any application and longer maintenance intervals.
Innovation inside – Evolution Smart operating concept
The new operating concept for this truck-mounted sweeper is also extraordinary. Based on the Schmidt ES control panel, which is already employed in Stratos spreaders, an operating concept has been developed for the truck-mounted sweeper that is unequalled worldwide. The operating concept developed by Schmidt combines the company’s expertise in sweeping technology with the high requirements of customers, the goal being to provide the driver with the best possible support by making his work easier. The ES operating concept consists of a combination of key and touch control. A glare-free 7″ graphic touch screen ensures the optimum display of all relevant information. The operation is intuitive and does not take long to learn. In addition, customisable control elements and a new control panel in the steering wheel with a thumb joystick ensure maximum flexibility. The ergonomic arrangement and maximum variability in positioning the individual components rounds off the new control panel. A TFT monitor displaying the pictures taken by up to 3 connected cameras and enabling the driver to keep an eye on every corner at all times is available as an option.
By developing the new truck-mounted sweeper and the innovative operating concepts, Schmidt once again underlines its leading role in municipal technology. It is for a reason that Schmidt’s sweeping technology has been synonymous with maximum quality and outstanding performance for 60 years throughout the globe.