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by Patriot
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Choosing the Right Sweeper
Topic: Talk to me about dustless
Replies: 5
Views: 10789

Thanks VERY much for the info. Extremely helpful.

I am going to look into the 435's. I have seen one sweep before and was impressed with it.
Any thoughts on that model?

Also, I found one only a couple years old for sale. Anything specific I should be looking for or at?
by Patriot
Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Choosing the Right Sweeper
Topic: Talk to me about dustless
Replies: 5
Views: 10789

Talk to me about dustless

So it's obvious that mechanical brooms do not pick up the fine material for street/construction track out sweeping so what's the best option? I have been looking into the Tymco DST's and 435's. I want to be able to pick up all that fine dust left by the street sweepers and keep it in the machine wit...
by Patriot
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Bidding the Job
Topic: Event Sweeping
Replies: 2
Views: 7468

Event Sweeping

I could've sworn there was an article here about event sweeping.

Anyway's any tips on event sweeping?

I'd appreciate them.
by Patriot
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: GPS and Other Tracking Systems
Topic: GPS Info
Replies: 0
Views: 5703

GPS Info

OUtside of what's posted here has anyone used them?
What brand(s)?

What has been your experience with them?
by Patriot
Mon May 07, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Why do street sweepers leave trails?
Replies: 8
Views: 18671

What sweeper are you using? On our Athey Mobils, here are some reasons they may start leaving snail trails: Well, at this point I'm not going to mention the company because I am still trying to get all this worked out. Needless to say I bought it new and since day 1 it's trailed. They replaced a lo...
by Patriot
Thu May 03, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Why do street sweepers leave trails?
Replies: 8
Views: 18671

Why do street sweepers leave trails?

Why do street sweepers leave trails?

They shouldn't, right?
by Patriot
Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: General/Other
Topic: Non-Stick Stuff
Replies: 0
Views: 6899

Non-Stick Stuff

I am wondering if there is any type of substance, like a teflon spray or coating, that I could apply to my elevators and all the areas where dirt tends to stick on my street sweeper.

Any suggestions?
by Patriot
Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Bidding Street Sweeping
Topic: Contracts
Replies: 1
Views: 7178

Contracts

How do you deal with a high dollar contract supplied by a (large) company that is unwilling to make any changes to it? Basically, my changes were changes for fundamental fairness. For example, if they can cancel with 30 days written notice, then I should also have that ability. Is this a giant red f...
by Patriot
Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Flat Tires
Replies: 0
Views: 5922

Flat Tires

What do you do about flat tires when on the job?

I've seena product advertised called Safety Seal. I am also aware of other products available at most Auto Parts stores.
Are these any good?

What's the scoop?
by Patriot
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Indoor/Beach/Trailerable Sweepers
Topic: Looking for a Powerboss SW9XV
Replies: 4
Views: 21885

Looking for a Powerboss SW9XV

Hello. I need another 9. Anyone have one for sale?

I am in Arizona.

Thanks.
by Patriot
Wed May 03, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Bidding the Job
Topic: Profit Margins
Replies: 3
Views: 10410

My profit margin must be at least 30% after all overhead and my wage is paid or it is not worth running any equipment.

Do you mean that your profit margin must be at least 30% after overhead, wages paid to employees, and also you taking a cut?
Or do you mean just employee wages?
by Patriot
Wed May 03, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Bidding the Job
Topic: Bidding multi year contracts---Cost of Fuel
Replies: 1
Views: 7246

Bidding multi year contracts---Cost of Fuel

I am in the process of bidding a multi-year contract. Given the steep rise in fuel costs, and possibility that those costs will increase, what is the best way to address this when proposing a bid? If I bid a job based on $3.00 a gallon and the price of gas is over 4.00 in the next year and even high...
by Patriot
Mon May 01, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Bidding the Job
Topic: Profit Margins
Replies: 3
Views: 10410

Profit Margins

Is there a targeted profit margin for air sweeping?

I realize that the higher the margin, the better, but is there a profit margin level that just makes the job not worth it?

Essentially, you won't do a job unless you can make a ???? profit margin?

Thanks for any information.
by Patriot
Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Bidding the Job
Topic: Air Sweeping Bidding
Replies: 1
Views: 7371

Air Sweeping Bidding

Is there a rule of thumb going in that if there are 550 parking spaces with 40 islands and 33 corners, approximately how long it would take to sweep 3 times per week that particular lot with a standard pickup truck sized air sweeper?

Thanks.

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