Versatile Vacall™ AllSweep Cleans Runways & Parking Lots as well as Catch Basins and Roadside Leaf Collections

March 28, 2012

New Philadelphia, OH — Powerful sweeping capabilities, an intelligent control system and a single engine design are three features that make the Vacall AllSweep machines ideal for sweeping airport runways as well as parking lots and roads.

Designed by Gradall Industries for high-performance cleanup jobs, Vacall AllSweep models have a massive sweep system that's wider than the width of the sweeper vehicle, enabling it to clear large amounts of debris quickly.

Using either a single or dual sweep system, AllSweep machines have full-width nozzles and gutter brooms, along with a centrifugal fan to collect litter, stones, asphalt millings and debris. When encountering obstacles, operators can use a new position memory feature to raise and then restore nozzle height.

Beyond its exceptional sweeper capabilities, AllSweep models are available with an optional catch basin attachment, allowing airports to own one machine with multiple uses. High-power vacuum tubes are available in various sizes, using the industry's greatest vacuum forces to quickly remove leaves, rocks and debris from roadside catch basins, ditches and curb strips.

When it's not in use, the vacuum hose, tubes and boom fold compactly against the new tailgate mechanism. At the end of the day, the standard tailgate opens, closes and locks hydraulically, speeding up the debris dumping process.

To further improve operating efficiency, AllSweep models are equipped with the AllSmartFlow™ CAN bus control system that monitors machine performance on a colored LCD display screen. Maximizing operating efficiency, the control system allows for more precise water flow and vacuum adjustments, using a fully proportional pendant, either wired or wireless, to make productive control away from the chassis possible.

A hydro boom that rear-loads debris is located at the rear of the chassis. The 8-foot, 6-inch telescoping boom reaches at a 320-degree radius, allowing the operator to work on different jobs without having to reposition the chassis.

While other sweepers require two engines, the AllSweep uses just one. Using the chassis engine to also power the machine's high-performance centrifugal blower and vacuum can dramatically reduce pollution, fuel consumption and routine engine maintenance time and cost while also helping to control the overall cost of the machine./p>

When the sweeper is in use, a new hydrostatic drive system controls chassis travel speed while maintaining a specific RPM level to deliver consistent hydraulic power, water flow, vacuum forces and other cleanup functions – a revolutionary concept to assure excellent performance for multi-function equipment using a single engine.

The rugged debris tank hopper is available in various capacities. It is designed for strength and durability, fabricated with reinforced steel to withstand punishment while picking up rocks, stones and asphalt millings. All tanks have a durable powder coat finish, while optional stainless steel tanks have a lifetime warranty.

Some other attractive features include a water system, with up to 600-gallon capacity, allowing for longer runs and less re-filling time. A new silencer, reducing noise during operation, has an easy-to-clean filter at ground level. The hydraulic system also has easily accessible gauges and ground level filter change and routine service points.

For more information about the AllSweep and other Vacall products, call 800-382-8302 or visit www.vacallindustries.com to find an authorized distributor.

Vacall products, wholly owned by the Alamo Group, are designed, built and supported by Gradall Industries, Inc., with processes that meet ISO 9001-2008 standards. Gradall is known worldwide for productive, versatile equipment for governments and contractors.

Gradall Industries, Inc., may be contacted at 330-339-2211, or by mail to 406 Mill Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. Online, visit www.gradallindustries.com.

Alamo Group, Inc.: For 40 years, we've been a world leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture. Our products include tractor and truck mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, excavators, street sweepers, vacuum trucks, snow removal equipment, pothole patchers, agricultural attachments and related aftermarket parts and services. We currently produce and assemble products in 16 principal facilities worldwide. Our products are sold through Alamo Group's marketing organizations and our extensive independent worldwide dealer networks under various trademarks and trade names. These include Alamo Industrial, Tiger, Schwarze, Gradall, VacAll, Nite-Hawk, Henke Manufacturing, Schulte, Rhino, M & W, SMC, Herschel, Valu-Bilt, Bomford, Spearhead, McConnel, Twose, SMA, Forges Gorce, Faucheux, Rousseau, Rivard, and others. Alamo Group went public in 1993 and since 1995 has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange as ALG. Visit our website at www.alamo-group.com.