C101 – The perfect solution when streets and budgets are tight

With all the performance of a large sweeper but in a compact package, the Johnston C101 is the sweeper of choice for busy shopping and pedestrian areas. It has a turning radius better than any machine in its class and is specifically designed for use in confined spaces with low ground pressure requirements. As part of the Compact family, this new 1m3 sub-compact perfectly complements our existing range and achieves the same key goals as all Johnston sweepers – including high productivity, low cost of ownership and low environmental impact.

The C101 in detail…

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Key benefits

• Robust municipal sweeper
• Small turning circle
• Low fuel consumption
• High payload – up to 800kg
• 3* PM10 rated


The heart of the C101 is a powerful Deutz 3-cylinder, oil cooled, low emission diesel engine. Combined with the traditional Johnston Sweeper brush configuration and a choice of front wheel or four- wheel steer, the result is a powerful exceptionally manoeuvrable sweeper with a class leading turning circle of 3.9m kerb-to-kerb.
The C101 has an infinitely variable hydrostatic transmission with a smooth and responsive control system incorporating progressive hydrostatic braking. Front facing sweepgear features two independently controlled brushes ideal for reaching around street furniture and complete clearance of 90deg corners and hammerheads.
Brushes incorporate pressure control and variable speed functions which, combined with a wide mouthed nozzle and standard leaf flap, allows the efficient clearance of the huge variety of debris found in its path.
Robust and agile, the C101 has a 50:50 front to rear weight distribution throughout its loading cycle ensuring safe and stable operation. The C101 also features a high tipping point of 1350mm making tipping into a skip an efficient and easy operation.
Due to its design concept, the C101 offers outstanding cost of ownership benefits. Add this to significant environmental savings and the C101 sweeper is hard to beat for overall cost of ownership. The C101 requires servicing only at 500 hour intervals – approximately double that of similar machines – providing huge savings on maintenance costs and lost time on-station.
As with all Johnston sweepers, the C101 is designed to operate at low engine rpm resulting in significantly less fuel consumption, less noise, lower emissions and less wear and tear. In addition, a simple boost mode is incorporated to aid operation in particularly aggressive areas. Unlike similar machines, this boost facility is not time limited and still provides low engine rpm. Service technicians were involved as an integral part of the design process of the C101 to ensure that key servicing parts and pipe routings are easily accessible for maintenance, further reducing machine downtime.
From the ground up, the design of the C101 recognises the importance of operator comfort and ease of operation. The chassis features independent coil springs and dampers to the front, and rubber cone suspension to the rear. As well as providing outstanding ride comfort, this suspension system delivers low vibration and allows safe kerb climbing.


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