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by Tom_in_CA
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Elgin Pelican Gutter Broom Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Elgin Pelican Gutter Broom Issue

I just ran it past our mechanic. That's not something he can diagnose in printed text. Nothing he's run into. Nor do we have Pelicans here. This is something he'd have to diagnose on-site.

Wish we could have been more help. Sorry 'bout that :(
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Insurance-Related
Topic: Class codes for workers comp.
Replies: 1
Views: 9146

Re: Class codes for workers comp.

Well I ended up getting class code 9403 ("street sweeping"), for the past fiscal year, which is cheaper than 9008 ("Janitorial"). But at the end of the year audit, I guess I didn't answer the audit questions with the right script. The auditor questioned our type of operations. I answered correctly, ...
by Tom_in_CA
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Elgin Pelican Gutter Broom Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Elgin Pelican Gutter Broom Issue

Welcome from CA. My mechanic/partner is out of town for this week. But when he returns, I'll pass this by his review. We don't run that particular sweeper, but , perhaps it's not specific to *just* that type/unit.

Check back in @ Next Monday-ish, and I'll let you know what I find out.
by Tom_in_CA
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem

Bingo. Now go out and make some money ! :)
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem

My partner mechanic says that it sounds like either a 1) "Lock valve" component of your hydraulic system. Or 2) hydraulic ram internal leakage . We only briefly had a Broom Bear . So we're not sure if there's something specific to Broom Bears about this. For example: On any Mobil sweepers (Topguns, ...
by Tom_in_CA
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Elgin broom bear hydraulic problem

Hey there Ozzie. Welcome aboard. I have heard this called "lazy hydraulics". Where you come out the next morning, and your broom is down. And it's simply a matter of ... when you start up the unit, you just raise it back up before you start driving to your location. But it sounds like your sinkage i...
by Tom_in_CA
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: test post on phpBB3.2.7
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: test post on phpBB3.2.7

test reply :)
by Tom_in_CA
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Elgin (Federal Signal)
Topic: California CNG issues
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: California CNG issues

Why not just look into buying another type sweeper, which meets the current CA emission bologna laws ? There are plenty of other newly manufactured sweepers (albeit $250K to $300k) that you can buy, eh ? And as for your older Elgins, you say they are compliant engines, right ? And that they are 11 y...
by Tom_in_CA
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Broom Sweepers
Topic: Trying to figure out the year of my sweeper and what 1TE4 stands for
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Trying to figure out the year of my sweeper and what 1TE4 stands for

Hey there. "1TE4" stands for : 1 gutter broom, T win E ngine, 4 yard hopper. Is that a working functional unit ? 1971 was.... I think ... the very last year that the Mobils had totally mechanical brooms. Versus hydraulic brooms. I think 1972 was a cross-over year, where the gutter brooms were hydrau...
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical Issues
Topic: Elgin Broom Badger modifications
Replies: 0
Views: 673

Elgin Broom Badger modifications

Anyone else here bought the Elgin Broom Badger ? Here's several shortfalls , for their stock design, that can be modified for improved performance : 1) The "skirt", at the bottom of the elevators, is a very poor design. By "skirt", I'm talking about the rubber flap that lowers, with the elevator flo...
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Elgin (Federal Signal)
Topic: Elgin Broom Badger modifications
Replies: 0
Views: 519

Elgin Broom Badger modifications

Anyone else here bought the Elgin Broom Badger ? Here's several shortfalls , for their stock design, that can be modified for improved performance : 1) The "skirt", at the bottom of the elevators, is a very poor design. By "skirt", I'm talking about the rubber flap that lowers, with the elevator flo...
by Tom_in_CA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Street Sweepers
Topic: Elgin Broom Badger modifications
Replies: 0
Views: 720

Elgin Broom Badger modifications

Anyone else here bought the Elgin Broom Badger ? Here's several shortfalls , for their stock design, that can be modified for improved performance : 1) The "skirt", at the bottom of the elevators, is a very poor design. By "skirt", I'm talking about the rubber flap that lowers, with the elevator flo...
by Tom_in_CA
Tue May 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: GPS and Other Tracking Systems
Topic: How we track our Trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 6623

Re: How we track our Trucks

I'm sure this person is not seeing this post any longer. D/t the O.P. was in 2010. But a tip: Trucking companies these days are very big on employing the technology. So that they can track where their trucks are, whether-or-not their drivers were speeding, whether or not their drivers were taking th...
by Tom_in_CA
Thu May 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Bidding the Job
Topic: Prices
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Re: Prices

My company hasn't done shopping centers for many years now. But back when we did, here's how we determined what the per-sweep price would be : We had a target hourly rate. One rate for a 1-man crew, and another rate if it were a 2-man crew. And then we'd estimate the average time that a shopping cen...
by Tom_in_CA
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Start Here
Topic: BG,SBLC,MTN,FINANCE LOANS AVAILABLE FOR LEASE!
Replies: 0
Views: 1619

Re: BG,SBLC,MTN,FINANCE LOANS AVAILABLE FOR LEASE!

Geee, fancy that, ....... your email address shows up on a "scam warning beware" bulletin board . But .... not to worry ..... I need that $5 billion dollars that you speak of ! Just let me know where I can pre-pay the taxes on it, and where I give you all my banking information. ok ? :D

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