D.C. Adds Two Alternative-Fuel Pelican® Sweepers
Elgin Sweeper recently announced that the District of Columbia has added two new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled Pelican® broom sweepers – as well as two CNG-fueled refuse trucks and six ethanol-fueled heavy-duty trucks – to the city’s public works fleet. The new alternative-fueled vehicles will be used for street sweeping, trash collection, snow removal and other services.
“Elgin Sweeper is leading the charge in advancing the use of cleaner, safer, and healthier energy technologies in the sweeper industry,” said Brian Giles, sweeper products manager, Elgin Sweeper. “With the CNG-fueled Pelican sweeper, we are providing our municipal customers, like the District of Columbia, with an efficient, hard-working sweeper that significantly reduces costs and environmental emissions.”
The District has been recognized in recent years for its leadership in the use of alternative-fuel vehicles and has ranked among the top 20 green fleets for pioneering the use of alternative-fuel vehicles.
In addition to being Elgin Sweeper’s flagship product, the Pelican has been America’s most popular urban street sweeper for generations. This three-wheel broom sweeper features outstanding maneuverability, visibility, a 3 m sweeping path and the heavy-duty No-Jam debris conveyor. The Pelican sweeper may also be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) – also known as propane.
The alternative-fueled, single-engine Pelican is powered by the ultra-low emissions Cummins B5.9-195G engine that is certified to U.S. EPA and CARB standards and Euro V and EEV. The engine offers low emissions without sacrificing performance and efficiency.
In addition to the alternative-fueled Pelican, Elgin Sweeper offers the CNG- and LPG-fueled Eagle® four-wheel mechanical sweeper, the CNG-fueled Broom Bear® mechanical sweeper and the CNG-fueled Crosswind® four-wheel regenerative air sweeper.
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