Twiggs are delighted to have supplied Derbyshire County Council with a state of the art Kersten professional path sweeper.
The Kersten K 1500 provides a professional medium weight hydraulic two wheel power unit. The versatile self-propelled machine features the Kersten Quick-Attach 35 system that allows the various implements to be changed in seconds without the use of tools. The K 1500 further advances the quest for high operator comfort with low noise and vibration levels.
A 6.5hp Honda engine and Kersten's own hydraulic transmission system keeps maintenance to a minimum and reliability to a maximum. Attachments for the K 1500 include the Kersten WeedBrush, 90cm sweeper with collector and gulley brush, snow plough blade, salt/grit spreader, reciprocating knife mower and a trailing sulky seat. This is the perfect site maintenance machine for schools, colleges, small contractors, housing associations, hire shop, estates etc., hence the atttraction for Derbyshire County Council who will be using it mainly for moss removal on paths and paved areas at schools and care homes.
Another local authority said, "As part of maintaining our wastewater sites to a high standard we have looked at various options to mechanically clean footpaths and block paving. Last year we trialled this machine on various types of footpaths and roads which hadn't been swept for over 10yrs. The machine removed the moss, debris, etc., and swept them up leaving a clean path.
We have been unable to source a similar machine that meets all the manual handling requirements with the same results and need to purchase the machine ready for the summer."
Pictured is the machine following its pre-delivery inspection.