It’s that time of the year. Always happy to see winter’s grime swept away, but today, on a state road (not a highway), I saw the street sweeper flanked by two dump trucks.
I’m all for safety (“Let ’em work, let ’em live.”), but that street sweeper is a brute. To be precise, it’s an Elgin Broom Bear. A rather sturdy vehicle, I have to believe that, in the event of a car-Broom Bear accident, the Broom Bear wins every time.
According to the website: The Broom Bear is one of the most rugged and efficient mechanical sweepers on the market today. Whether your sweeping needs are in heavy construction debris or light street maintenance, the Broom Bear can handle it all.
So in a tight economy, and with the high price of fuel, you have 3 people in 3 vehicles doing the job of one. I’m thinking one dump truck (to deposit the collected grime) would be dandy. Then again, this is not my area of expertise, though I do do windows.
By the way, if you’d like a Broom Bear of your own, there’s a dealer in North Haven.