Malvern Hills newly delivered Scarab Magnum Hydro drive is a unique single engine sweeper, the machine comes fitted with two drive systems. One is a PTO which means that at a touch of one button all the sweep gear can be switched on and off and the other a Hydrostatic gearbox which will allow the sweeper to be turned into an automatic vehicle allowing the operator to alter the speed of the sweeper from 0 mph to around 18mph by just using the throttle pedal. This makes sweeping far less fatiguing for the operator.
Malvern Hills tested the latest machine from another popular roadsweeper manufacture but found the benefits of the single engine Scarab roadsweeper to be the deciding factor. The new vehicle is fitted with an additional channel brush on the near side which is able to extend out much further then the standard channel brush which allows the operator to not only sweep areas that he could not normally access but also allowing him to sweep a larger area, double sweep in one pass or fit an alternative brush such as a weed ripper.
Danny Healy from Malvern said they chose the Hydro drive for its ability to sweep both town and rural areas so well. Malvern is well know as the HQ of Morgan cars a manufacture of bespoke hand made vehicles. So it seems quite fitting that a unique hand built Scarab will now be keeping the streets of Malvern clean