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Wednesday - Apr 4, 2012 2:54 am
A Great Pair For Rochdale MBC.
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council have just taken delivery of two new Truck Mounted Sweepers from Scarab Sweepers Ltd, replacing a pair of retiring Scarab Merlins. A new Scarab Merlin Hydrostatic mounted on a DAF FALF 45 170 12t gvw chassis has gone into service and this time round, Rochdale have added capacity as one of the outgoing machines has been replaced with a Scarab Magnum, mounted on a DAF FALF 55 220 15t gvw chassis. Fitted with Scarab’s innovative Hydro-drive system and third channel brush, this is the first machine of this type to be supplied by Scarab into the North West.
Graham Thompson, Rochdale’s Fleet Manager, said ”Having had a number of years experiencing the Scarab product and the new sweeping schedules coming in, a larger capacity machine was required to meet the demands. The 7.2 cubic metre hopper and 1800 litres water tank offered by the Scarab Magnum, whilst fitted to a 15t gvw chassis is the ideal fit, giving improved payload and capacity to stay on station for longer, without compromising manoeuvrability. The Scarab Merlin has worked well previously and the new version will continue where the old one left off.”
Rochdale’s specifications for the machines are well detailed. The Merlin is fitted with dual sweep, high pressure water system including fan clean assist, stainless steel fan, inlet cone and screen, Teal Handwash, LED Beacons and Vision Technique dual camera system.
The Scarab Magnum Hydro-drive pictured below, is a high specification to take on the diversity of the new rounds and delivery the efficiencies that are demanded of it. As per the Merlin, it is a dual sweep machine, having high pressure water system including fan clean assist and suction box boost bar, overhead boom allowing the machine to get at the hard reach areas such as behind parked cars, stainless steel fan, inlet cone and screen, LED Beacons and Vision Technique dual camera system. As previously mentioned, this machine is also fitted with Scarab’s Auxiliary Channel Brush which can be extended out to add an even greater sweep width. It can also be fitted with a variety of brushes to allow for weed ripping, accessing pavements or even just working the channel to allow for a single pass on even the heaviest of work.
The Magnum will be operated by Brian Tomkins, shown below, who is also Rochdale’s Scarab approved Operator Instructor that allows him to instruct all of Rochdale’s Sweeper Drivers on how to safely operate their Scarab fleet, that includes 7 Scarab Minor Hydrostatics a Scarab Merlin Unidrive and the 2 new machines. Brian, who’s been with the Authority since the 1990s said, “I get up in the morning to come to work, as I love my job. The best part of it though, is that I get to drive my Scarab every day and I can’t wait to get started with this Magnum.”

Monday - Mar 12, 2012 10:43 am
New Scarab Coporate Logo and Marketing

SCARAB, has introduced a new corporate logo. The intention of French FAYAT Group, of which SCARAB has been part since 2011, has been to create a universal logo for the Group and its subsidiaries around the globe.
FAYAT has around one hundred subsidiaries, making it the fourth largest French group in the construction industry, and to strengthen the relationship between subsidiaries, FAYAT has created this universal corporate logo.

The founder of the group in 1957, which has since continued to expand significantly, is Clément Fayat. Today, he still holds the position of President. The new logo conveys a sense of belonging and community among the various subsidiaries and will undoubtedly enhance the FAYAT Group image in the market.

The result is a corporate design that meets several criteria: identification with FAYAT, a high visual impact especially on construction sites, easy differentiation from competitors, and identification with the Group's values and activities. The brand has been thoroughly restructured, however, with differentiation made between a "subsidiary" and a "group" dimension. This distinction is visibly presented by the positioning of the new, yellow emblem either above or on the left hand side of the company name.

Wednesday - Mar 7, 2012 4:21 pm
Two more Scarab Merlins for Liverpool
The Merlin XPs, shown below in their Enterprise Liverpool livery, are supplied and maintained by GPL. GPL have an onsite, modern workshop facilities with very experienced staff, covering the fleet made up of 17 Scarab Merlin Hydrostatics frontline machines and 2 spares, 6 Scarab Minors front line machines with a further 2 spares, that is operated by Enterprise Liverpool. They operate with a large parts stock and the latest diagnostic equipment for all eventualities and also have two mobile service units. Andy Lovatt, General Manager of GPL Northern Contracts said “we’re very pleased that the Tri Party working relationship between GPL, Enterprise Liverpool and Scarab Sweepers has continued with the delivery of these new Sweepers. We know the product well and experience good support from Scarab Sweepers that also includes regular review meetings with all parties.”

Being a large city, Enterprise Liverpool’s well tried and tested operation is a double shift system with 2 Operatives in the crews that keep the 2008 European Capital of Culture spick and span. Having operated both the Scarab Merlin Hydrostatic, in all of its incarnations as well as the Scarab Minor, when asked why Enterprise Liverpool chose Scarab again, Tim Oldfield, Asset Manager of Enterprise Liverpool said “the Scarab Merlin has earned a long, proven track record here in Liverpool over the years and we’re very happy with the product.”
Friday - Feb 10, 2012 4:59 am
Central Goldfields have been operating a Scarab Merlin and were very pleased with both the quality of its performance along with the first class back up and support supplied by Rosmech Pty.



The new Scarab Mistral was fitted with Automatic transmission and has a greater payload and ground clearance then the competition they had looked at this along with the high value trade in price offered by Rosmech helped clinch the deal. The main operator loves the new Scarab CANbus 3 control system and how simplistic it is in operation along with the diagnostics and the powerful suction of the twin engine Scarab Mistral.

Thursday - Feb 2, 2012 3:51 am
Mount Barker DC switch to twin engine Scarab roadsweeper
Scarab Sweepers Australian Agent have supplied The District Council of Mount Barker with a Twin Engine Scarab Mistral replacing their Macdonald Johnston, the vehicle will predominantly be used for Street Cleansing around the picturesque countryside and the bustling townships of Mount Barker which is 30 minutes away from the Capital of South Australia, Adelaide.


Mount Barker DC were impressed with Rosmech’s range of Scarab sweepers and were equally impressed with the new Scarab CANbus 3 control system of the Scarab Mistral with their sweeper operators finding it far easier to use then the MacDonald Johnston this along with the fantastic diagnostic capabilities which would equate to less down time and easier maintenance this along with the great suction power and options provided helped clench the deal.

Wednesday - Feb 1, 2012 3:43 am
Holroyd Council NSW purchase another Scarab Mistral
Holroyd City Council based in NSW Australia had previously purchased a Scarab Mistral with the CANbus 2 control system and after 12 months of heavy use decided they were extremely happy with both the performance and reliability of the twin engine Scarab Mistral that they would order another, these factors along with the professionalism and support of Rosmech were a major consideration in the purchasing process of this most recent Scarab Mistral.

The Mistral will be run alongside Holroyd’s existing fleet and is to be predominantly be used for Street Cleansing Programs.

Photo shows another Happy and now very proud owner, City Council’s Fleet Manager Steve Brown is pictured shaking hands with Rosmech’s Territory Sales Manager for New South Wales (Australia) Graeme Richards whilst the Holroyd’s senior operator Boyd MacDonald watches on at the handover of the keys.

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