Sweeper Trucks for Sale (153)

Finding used road sweepers for sale is a straightforward task.  On these pages we list the truck sweepers from all bodybuilders, including UK market leader Johnston.  These specialist machines are complicated, and a good second-hand example should have been well maintained to warrant consideration. Oddly for the UK, left hand drive sweepers are sought after, as the driver needs a good view of the nearside kerb to get as close as possible to make sure the sweeping brushes make the best contact. DAF perform well in the sweeper market with Iveco Eurocargos also a popular choice.  These manufacturers have a special chassis configuration designed for road sweeping, making it easier to build the truck mounted sweeper body onto.  Iveco’s Hi SCR in their Euro 6 trucks means that the trucks do not need to stop for forced regeneration. Truck mounted sweepers are not to be confused with compact sweepers that are small, self-propelled items of plant that can sweep smaller areas. These compact sweepers can be found for sale at sister site www.plantpages.co.uk

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Buying a used Road Sweeper Truck

In days gone past, sweeper operators would run their sweepers for longer than a typical truck – over ten years is not uncommon.  This is because the investment in the specialist sweeper body is significant and because the mileages driven are not significant – due to the speed of operation and the local nature of the business.

However, as most of these machines are used in urban environments and the number of towns and cities demanding Euro 6 trucks, the older, pre-Euro 6 sweepers will find themselves destined for use on private land and therefore worth less than they once were in the used truck market.

So make sure the truck you are looking at buying is a Euro 6 (2014 onwards is a general principle, but you must always double check) if you intend to run it for some years, as your operating area may well introduce a low emission zone if there is not already one in place.

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Just the Job – Used Johnston DAF LF Sweeper

Truck Mounted Sweeper Attachments

Depending on the type of operation the sweeper will be used for, additional attachments, such as power wash lance for cleaning street furniture or road signs could be fitted to a used sweeper.

For additional safety, consider the number of cameras installed and the overall visibility of the cab.

Does the truck have a dual sweep feature which means it can clean narrow streets using both sides of the truck at the same time?  Do the side brushes move in and out of the way for street furniture? Is there a dust suppressant system installed?

Do you need a wander hose to clean more remote areas and used to clean gullies?

A valuable attachment in the secondhand market is the water recycling system which gives a much more effective operation.

All of these are useful features, but only if you require them – otherwise they add to the sale price of the truck and also the unladen weight!

Dual vs Single Engine Sweepers

This decision will depend on the gross vehicle weight of the sweeper.  At 7.5 tonnes, the available payload is relatively small.  Mounting a secondary engine as part of the sweeper system adds weight that could be used for larger capacity water storage tank, for example.  Using a hydrostatic system that is driven from the truck engine enables larger capacities but is arguably less easy to control and will take its toll on the main truck engine over time.

There are benefits to the dual motor system. The secondary engine can run on red diesel which is duty free diesel.  Using this system, the system will perform consistently regardless of the load the truck is under (speed, incline etc.)  There is also no need to stop the vehicle to engage/disengage the sweeper system.

Electric Truck Sweepers – The Future?

Johnston have launched an electric truck mounted sweeper called the VE652.  This is totally electric truck using a DAF LF chassis and has a range of 200kms.  Plenty for a sweeper.

Popular Truck Mounted Sweeper Manufacturers

As far as the UK market is concerned, there are two main players, Surrey-based Johnston Controls which is part of the Swiss Bucher Group and Kent-based Scarab, which is part of the French, family-owned Fayat Group.

Both have plenty of experience in manufacturing road sweepers – with Scarab founded in 1979 and Johnston founded in 1904 – already making road sweepers in the 1930’s.

Latest Sweeper Trucks News

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Unique Mercedes Atego Scarab Sweeper built on Spec

A Mercedes Atego has, until now, not been the chassis of choice for sweeper operation. There are plenty of DAF trucks and Iveco trucks cleaning our streets, but the three pointed star had been left out of the market.  Mercedes-Benz Truck Dealer City West Commercials has tried to break into this segment by joining forces...

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39 Sweeper Truck Order for Volvo Trucks

A competitive process against two rival manufacturers saw Volvo come out on top with a significant order of thirty nine, 18-tonne Volvo FE250 sweeper trucks. The deal sees Volvo Trucks increase their percentage in the mixed fleet, as the trucks replaced those from rival manufacturers in this significant fleet upgrade programme.  The Leicestershire-based business opted...

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Mercedes Arocs for Sweeper Operation

To work a sweeper longer and harder, more water is needed. This means that a larger payload and gross vehicle weight is required. That’s the motivation behind plant hire, groundworks and recycled aggregate specialist Buntons’ choice of an 18-tonne Arocs for their latest sweeper. The 18-tonne Arocs road sweeper is now working alongside the Bradford-based...

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Sweeper
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MAN
Model
TGM
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For Auction on 2024-08-07 ROAD SWEEPER ROAD SWEEPER For auction: on: 07/08/24 10:00 Lot No:
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Sweeper
Make
Volvo
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FMX
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STOCKS S8400 ROAD SWEEPER.DUAL SWEEP. JETWASH. GULLEY SUCKER. IVECO DONKEY ENGINE.SLEEPER CAB. AUTOGREASER. ENGINE BRAKE.ISHIFT GEARBOX. SUN VISOR. DIFF LOCK.HILL ASSIST SYSTEM. AIR SUSPENSION. WORK LIGHTS - SIDE & REAR.CHAPTER 8 HI VIZ CHEVRONS TO REAR DOOR .BRIGADE - REVERSE RADARSLEEPER CAB.
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
Model
LF
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DAF ROAD SWEEPER.SCHMIDT STREETKING 660.DUAL SWEEP.DEUTS DONKEY ENGINE.BRUSH SCRUB TO WIDE SWEEP BRUSH AND CHANEL BRUSHES.SWEEPING DISTANCE 12694KMS.SWEEPING HOURS 454REAR MOUNTED WANDAHOSE SUCTION PIPE.DIFF LOCK.LANE DEPARTURE SYSTEM.ALLISON AUTO GEARBOXPM10 DECAL.
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Sweeper
Make
Scania
Model
P Series
Location
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale 2024-07-31. 2006 Scania P270 4x2 Road Sweeper, Reverse Camera, A/C, Manual Gearbox (Tested 01/25) - CN56 FKW - XLEP4X20005150139
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
Location
For Auction on 2024-08-07 ROAD SWEEPER ROAD SWEEPER For auction: on: 07/08/24 10:00 Lot No:
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
Model
LF55
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For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale 2024-07-31. 2008 DAF 55.220 4x2 Sweeper Lorry,Johnston Body, Reverse Camera (Reg. Docs. Available Tested 04/25) - PX08 CFN - XLRAE55GF0L343022
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
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For Auction on 2024-08-07 ROAD SWEEPER ROAD SWEEPER For auction: on: 07/08/24 10:00 Lot No:
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Sweeper
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
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VOLVO VT802 ROAD SWEEPER.DUAL SIMUTANEOUS SWEEP.VARIABRUSH, GULLEY SUCKER.JCB 93KW HIGH POWER TURBO DONKEY ENGINE.AIR SHAKER SCREEN. AUTOGREASER. ADDITIONAL ALLOY LOCKER BOX.BLUETOOTH TELEPHONE SYSTEM.SURROUND CAMERA SYSTEMLANE DEPARTURE SYSTEM. HILL ASSIST. DIFF LOCK.ADDITIONAL WORK LIGHTS TO SIDE AND REARO/S LOWER...
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
Model
LF55
Location
EURO 6 JOHNSTON VT651 ROAD SWEEPER.JCB 55KW TURBO DONKEY ENGINEDUAL SIMULTANEOUS SWEEP.JET WASH, GULEY SUCKER, ALLISON AUTO GEARBOX, WORKLIGHTS TO REAR, DIFF LOCK.LANE DEPARTURE SYSTEM.AUTO GREASER.
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
Model
LF55
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DAF ROAD SWEEPER.DUAL SIMULTANEOUS SWEEP. JET WASH. OVERHEAD GULLEY SUCKER.BRUSH SCRUB TO WIDE SWEEP BRUSH.93KW JIGH POWER JCB DONKEY ENGINE.AUTOGREASER.LANE DEPARTURE SYSTEM.
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
Model
LF45
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SCARAB MERLIN XP HYDROSTATIC ROAD SWEEPER.4780 SCARAB HOURS22877 SCARAB KMS2 X SAFETY CAMERA. VISHAY WEIGH SYSTEM. BRUSH SCRUB.
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Sweeper
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DAF
Model
LF45
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JOHNSTON VT500 ROAD SWEEPERSINGLE SWEEP.NAT AMP IVECO DONKEY ENGINE.
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
Model
LF55
Location
VT651 ROAD SWEEPER.DUAL SWEEP. JET WASH.GULLEY SUCKER, VARIABRUSH.DIFF LOCK.
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
Model
LF55
Location
15 TON GVW. FULLY LOADED. EX POWYS COUNCIL. 125,367 KMS
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Sweeper
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
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JOHNSTON VT650 ROAD SWEEPER.IVECO TURBO (STD) DONKEY ENGINEDUAL SWEEP / JET WASHVARIABRUSH / WORK LIGHT / ENGINE BRAKE, CHAPTER 8 HIGH VIZ CHEVRON TO REAR DOOR.
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Sweeper
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DAF
Model
LF55
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JOHNSTON VT651ROAD SWEEPER.DUAL SIMULTANEOUS SWEEP, JET WASH.JCB TURBO DONKEY ENGINEBRUSH SCRUB / VARIABRUSH, ENGINE BRAKE, CHAPTER 8 HI VIZ MARKINGS TO REAR DOOR.AUTO GREASER, DIFF LOCK, 5 COLOUR RECORDING CAMERA SYSTEM.
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Sweeper
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
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JOHNSTON VT650 ROAD SWEEPERIVECO TURBO DONKEY ENGINE (STD)DUAL SWEEP / JET WASH
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Sweeper
Make
Volvo
Model
FL
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JOHNSTON VT650 ROAD SWEEPERIVECO TURBO (STD) DONKEY ENGINE .SUN VISOR, AUTO GREASER, DIFF LOCK.
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
2016 DAF LF230 Bucher Johnston VT651 dual sweep roadsweeper with supawash, high pressure spray bar, reel and hand lance 183K KM
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
Model
LF55
Location
EURO 6 JOHNSTON VT651 ROAD SWEEPER.DUAL SWEEP, JET WASH, GULLEY SUCKER.VARIABRUSH.JCB 85KW HIGH POWER TURBO DONKEY ENGINE.
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