The Johnston VS500 shares the same hydrostatic drive system as the VS650 but has been shortened and lowered to allow greater manoeuvrability in confined spaces. This provides the user with a heavy duty performing sweeper on a lighter 9.5T or 12T chassis.
The Johnston designed Hydrostatic Drive System utilises the chassis engine to drive the hydrostatic pump. It allows infinitely variable forward speed control for the driver and can be equipped with single or dual sweep brush control allowing a 3.6m brush width and the ability to simultaneously sweep.
With a 3000mm wheel base, when mounted on a 12T chassis, the VS500 has a class leading kerb-to-kerb turning circle of only 10.54 metres, a useful advantage when negotiating congested urban streets and coping with street furniture and overhanging trees.
Well equipped to meet the demanding requirements of the urban city environment, the VS500 has an overall height of 2880mm (chassis dependant) and carries 1000 litres of water whilst giving a 4T payload to achieve high productivity and prolonged on-station working.
With a heavy duty, corrosion resistant stainless steel body, the Johnston VS500 is robust and built for unrivalled durability.
Mounted to the sub-frame, the hydraulically operated sweeping system is designed to prolong the life of the brush and reduces the cost of ownership. Both channel and wide-sweep brush installations feature quick-change mechanisms which reduce downtime between changeovers.
Sweeping operations are controlled from the master module inside the cab, while critical systems controls - including master circuit breaker, valves and auxiliary equipment for the pneumatic, hydraulic and water systems - are housed in a purpose built, dust proof and weather proof locker. The VS500 also benefits from IP67 automotive electrical connectors to enhance reliability.
Advanced Hopper Design
With many years experience of hopper design coupled with dedicated research, Johnston have developed a unique hopper void which creates a cyclone filtering of dust and debris particles prior to discharge to atmosphere through filter mesh screens. This unique design is a standard feature of all Johnston V Range sweepers.
The hopper discharge chute directs loads efficiently and cleanly, avoiding contact with the rest of the sweeper, in addition the load de-watering option allows water to drain from the hopper waste before discharging a load. The VS500 also features a standard a draining system allowing quick water discharge from the sweeper systems when freezing conditions threaten.
Rear View Camera: With in-cab screen for monitoring the rear of the sweeper.
Microtrap dust suppression system:
Pneumatic mesh shakers
Powascrub: Wide sweep brush ground pressure system.
Supawash: High pressure lance complete with hosereel, front and nozzle spraybars.
Variabrush: Variable channel brush positioning system.
Wanderhose: With boom and trunking in excess of 4 metres length.
Supawash: High pressure washing system 32l/min @ 100 bar. A handlance and hose on a reel, front & nozzle spray bars.
Line cleaning jet: In conjunction with Supawash the VT500 can be fitted with a high pressure jet enabling deeper cleaning of painted road lines.
Powerscrub: Pressure system for the wide sweep brush.
Load De-Watering: Wanderhose with boom and trunking in excess of 4m.
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