Sad News.
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

The Uruguayan Ministry of Defence choose Scarab M6 road sweeper.
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!

Biffa Littlehampton choose Scarab road sweepers
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”

Brighton and Hove extend their 15 year relationship using Scarab road sweepers
Wednesday - Feb 6, 2013 2:47 am
Brighton and Hove extend their 15 year relationship using Scarab road sweepers

Brighton and Hove have recently taken delivery of 3 new 7.5 tonne Scarab Merlin XP’s these are to replace their existing Scarab Merlin Hydrostatics which the council have been using successfully for over 9 years and will work alongside their fleet of Scarab Minor 3.5 tonne compacts.

After carrying out a series of demonstrations, Scarab were successful in a competitive tender, with the Scarab Merlin XP winning hands down on features, being environmentally friendly and importantly proving to be cost effective when compared to the strong competition. This alongside Scarab’s proven aftersales support certainly offered Brighton and Hove the best all round package.

The new Merlin road sweepers which are built on the popular DAF LF chassis are all fitted with a number of options to maximise performance, these include a dual sweep system, high pressure wash with front spray bar, detergent wash kit and an automatic greasing system.  Health and safety is obviously very important to the council, and with that in mind the latest machines are fitted with ISS
 LED light bars alongside a ISS recordable CCTV system and a chapter 8 rear door including direction arrow. In the cab there is a first aid kit and eyewash station.

The vehicles are monitored via a CMS supatrak system the Council have also taken out an extended Scarab 3 Year warranty on the sweepers.  

Scarab taking on the UK Sales and Support of EPOKE winter maintenance equipment.
Wednesday - Jan 2, 2013 3:05 am
Scarab taking on the UK Sales and Support of EPOKE winter maintenance equipment.
Scarab are very pleased to announce their co-operation with Epoke A/S from Denmark and are taking on the UK Sales and Support of the range of Epoke winter maintenance equipment from January 2013.
“Scarab recognise Epoke as a market leader in their field that deserves greater brand recognition in the UK”, said Dave Cassingham, Managing Director of Scarab. “Our two companies have a lot in common in that we both are true manufacturers of our products; building the equipment from the raw steel upwards. Add to that, both our desires to introduce appropriate technology with the aim of improving performance and reducing running and maintenance cost means we have a common understanding of our goals in the UK and indeed worldwide.
Winter maintenance is not going to be just a bolt-on product to the Scarab range, instead Scarab are taking this opportunity seriously and will be employing the necessary people to specialise in this sector. The partnership will ultimately bring additional jobs in mounting the equipment onto chassis and to develop specialist options in the Scarab factory.

Key to the success will be the appointment of John Saint who will Manage the winter maintenance department. “John is already well known and respected in the winter maintenance sector and will be a great asset to our new venture.” added Dave The advantages of combining the sales and support of winter equipment with sweepers has long since been recognised. Sweepers are always less utilised when temperatures approach freezing, the importance is switched from sweeping to spreading to keep our roads and highways open.

John Saint was keen to point out “The Scarab UK factory and especially the after-sales network is more than capable of providing the support needed by these critical machines. The Epoke product has a great deal of previously un-tapped potential in the UK and I feel confident that the combination of Epoke and Scarab will allow me to have a positive impact into the market”.

The Epoke range of winter maintenance equipment includes both dry and pre-wet gritting solutions and equipment suitable for all type of applications from footpaths to motorways, complementing perfectly the range of sweepers already on offer from Scarab’s Kent base.
For further information contact John Saint by email

Our Dedicated Epoke Site is located here

Epoke Winter Maintenance Equipment available at Scarab

Wyndham City Council, Victoria, Melbourne purchase another Scarab Road Sweeper.
Thursday - Dec 20, 2012 1:41 am
Wyndham City Council, Victoria, Melbourne purchase another Scarab Road Sweeper.
Wyndham City Council a local government area in Victoria, located in the south western suburbs of Melbourne have just had delivered their latest Scarab Mistral road sweeper.

Wyndham City Council have been a customer of Rosmech, Scarab’s Australian Distributor for some 11 years, and this new Scarab Mistral road sweeper will work alongside their Scarab Merlin hydrostatic sweeper and a Scarab Major.

The Scarab Mistral is fitted with an additional Auxiliary engine to provide the sweeping power and is a dual sweep vehicle meaning it has suction nozzles and brushes on both sides of the vehicle, it also comes with other extras such as a high pressure water system and a sweep wash facility which includes a detergent wash kit with additional spray bars fitted at the rear of both suction nozzle boxes, it also comes equipped with additional safety features including LED Arrow boards and 4 additional LED beacons and to keep “Charlie Desira” the new driver for this road sweeper happy a powerful pioneer CD player along with 100 watt speakers fitted around the Hino 500 cab.

Charlie says “this is the best sweeper we have, and the new cummins auxiliary engine is much quieter and certainly provides better fuel economy this along with Rosmech’s fantastic support on both servicing and parts supply means we have a high specification sweeper that is on the road for longer, keep up the good work in producing great sweepers “

Charlie Desira, Wyndham City Councils Driver for the Scarab Mistral Road Sweeper
Charlie Desira in the new Scarab Mistral Road Sweeper, built on the Hino 500s Chassis.

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