Elgin Broom Bear

By Walt Moore, Senior Editor | September 28, 2010

Broom BearElgin's Broom Bear sweeper uses a Freightliner M2 chassis and is built around a single-engine design (a Cat C-7 diesel rated at 230 horsepower). The big sweeper uses a rear-mounted main broom, which is hydraulically driven and measures 34.5 inches in diameter and 58 inches in width. The machine uses a hydraulically driven dirt conveyor and features a 4.5-cubic-yard hopper with a maximum dump height of 10 feet.