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Thursday - Apr 4, 2013 2:35 am
 The Vale of Glamorgan now have six new Scarab road sweepers

The Vale of Glamorgan have just taken delivery of three new Scarab Merlin XP's all built on the popular 7.5 tonne DAF 45LF chassis. They will join three other Scarab's including another Merlin on a 12 ton chassis, a Scarab Mistral 15 ton dual sweep and a Scarab Azura compact. the Scarab vehicles have now replaced sweepers from another well known manufacture.

The Merlin's are all single engine hydrostatic sweepers which give excellent class payloads along with great performance and fantastic fuel efficiency thanks to the single engine concept as pioneered by Scarab over 20 years ago.

The new vehicles are fitted with additional driver aids such as a four camera recordable system from ISS, auto lube an onboard weighing system and teal hand wash units, one of the Merlin XP's also comes with a dual sweep and suction option.

The Sweepers are based at the Alps depot and at Barry where the hit comedy series Gavin and Stacey was filmed. This new Scarab fleet is no joke but is sure to be a big hit. 

Road Sweeper

Friday - Mar 22, 2013 2:47 am
Londonderry Garage supply Scarborough Council five Scarab Road Sweepers
 Londonderry Garage has supplied five Scarab road sweepers to Scarborough Council.

The order delivered by Londonderry Garage in Northallerton included three 4.2 tonne Scarab Minor compact road sweepers, a Scarab Azura 4.5 tonne urban compact sweeper and a heavy duty 15 tonne Scarab Mistral sweeper.

"We selected Scarab as they have proven reliability, are cost-efficient and so the best choice for sweeping the roads, pavements and precincts throughout our area," said Paul Thompson, the council's operations manager. "I am confident this equipment is up to the challenge of ensuring the district maintains its reputation as a top UK holiday destination."

Londonderry Garage's Product manager Phil Harvey said: "I am delighted the council chose Scarab. The Minor is a particularly versatile vehicle as, unlike some competitor products, it can be used on both pavements and main roads where its top speed of nearly 40mph enables it to cover a wide area during the day."

Londonderry Garage also provided operator training for the new vehicles and a maintenance induction programme.
Friday - Mar 1, 2013 5:21 am
Double Dutch - Two roadsweepers into the Netherlands
Founded in 1984, Omrin is a waste management company owned by several Municipalities in the Northern part of Holland. They recently purchased another new Scarab Magnum Hydrostatic thereby continuing their long association with Scarab Sweeper Dealer DHM who represent the Northern territories of Holland.

Omrin started with the Scarab Magnum in 2004 and have since enjoyed great success. Their 450 strong work-force provide a wide range of activities concerning Waste Management and Handling, including operating their own garbage incinerator. Their choice of Scarab is based on their ease of operation, reliable design and low operational costs.

Their Scarab fleet now totals 4 Magnums, 2 Merlins and a Minor and they have recently purchased a Ravo 4-Series CNG powered compact Sweeper making Omrin and increasing Fayat-equipped company.

And by the way the name Omrin is Frisian (the second language in Holland) for Recycle

Omrin Scarab roadsweeper in Holland

One of Omrin’s many Scarab vehicles

Municipal contractor RAD Hoeksche Waard located in Wetmaas, Holland have recently expanded their contracts and now have the responsibility to provide Street Cleaning, Refuse Collection and Landscaping for the five municipalities of Oud Bijerland, Korendijk, Cromstrijen, Binnenmaas and Strijen.

Having already got other Fayat Group products such as Ravo and Mathieu sweepers in their fleet, they naturally looked at Scarab when they needed a truck-mounted machine.

Having done their homework they established from other Dutch customers such as Omrin and the City of Leiden that they were extremely happy with their Scarab products and following a very succesful demonstration they have subsequently placed an order for a Scarab Magnum mounted on a MAN chassis.

RAD Hoeksche Waard are very pleased to know they are the first but surely not the last customer in the Netherlands to have the full Fayat Sweeping Range.

Scarab Magnum roadsweeper in Holland


Monday - Feb 11, 2013 6:58 am
Sad News.
Many of the longer serving staff at Scarab are very sad to hear the news that one of our former colleagues, Peter Wilson has passed away.

Peter was one of the original founder members of Scarab from 1979 (known in those days as RJP Engineering

Whilst Peter had retired from Scarab many years ago, he was an unforgettable character and in the words of one of his colleagues “I have many happy memories of his stories and escapades over the years. He was a marvellous raconteur and always great company”

Peter Wilson 1937 – 2013

 Peter Wilson and Rodger Hoadley

Early Picture (Circa 1980) with Rodger Hoadley on the left and Peter Wilson on the right

Thursday - Feb 7, 2013 10:13 pm
The Uruguayan Ministry of Defence choose Scarab M6 road sweeper.
Scarab Service Technician Alvin Chambers (second left) successfully returned from Uruguay having assisted in mounting an M6 sweeper kit onto a Mercedes chassis.

The machine was purchased by the Uruguayan Ministry of Defence through General Power Ltda and will be used to maintain the premises of the Air Force.

The M6 was specially selected for its ease and speed of assembly and it's impressive performance in a range of applications.

Alvin was keen to point out that the mounting and instruction was carried out during a very pleasant southern hemisphere summer whilst his UK colleagues endured sub-zero temperatures.

Thanks Alvin, nice shades!

Wednesday - Feb 6, 2013 4:17 am
Biffa Littlehampton choose Scarab road sweepers
Biffa based in Littlehampton, West Sussex have recently purchased 4 new Scarab road sweepers, 3 compact Scarab Minors and a truck mounted Scarab Mistral built on a Mercedes Chassis. These new vehicles will be put through their paces in and around this popular seaside resort and around Arundel. 

All the vehicles have been fitted with additional safety features such as a Brigade Camera and Monitoring systems with cameras fitted on the side and the rear of the vehicles which can assist in both sweeping and safety, to make the vehicles visible to both pedestrians and road users ultra-bright LED Beacons have been fitted along with reflective chevrons on the rear of the vehicle and direction arrows to help assist traffic.

Biffa Arun have been using Scarab products for 2 decades and once again chose Scarab against the competition for a variety of reasons including product quality, an excellent aftersales support team alongside the environmental benefits of operating a scarab sweeper.

David Maidman Operations Director for Biffa commented, “The Key to the success of Biffa Municipal is three main criteria – technical ability, service delivery and compliance. And whilst it’s not always a forgone conclusion that an existing contractor will successfully be awarded a contract extension, having operated at Arun for the past 7 years we were delighted to see the efforts of our workforce and management team rewarded with the contract extension until 2017. Integral to our achievement is the strong relationship we have with our suppliers and it was therefore an obvious choice to continue with Minor compact and Mistral truck mounted sweepers from Scarab to maintain our very high standards”

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