VT651 – The latest evolution V651 provides as standard a range of advanced innovations

The V Range has established itself as Johnston’s most reliable and dependable truck mounted sweeper. The Latest V Range sweepers have been developed from over 50 years of evolution and continuous improvement to meet customer requirements.

With sweepers tailored to operate in many specific environments, Johnston offers a wide choice of products and options, which ensures maximum performance is always achieved.

The VT651 in detail…

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Key benefits

• The World’s bestselling truck mounted sweeper
• 6.5m3 hopper capacity
• trailing sweepgear
• 4mm 1.4003 stainless steel hopper
• 3* PM10 rated
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VT651 sweeper operates at the lowest cost, with a large 190 litre auxiliary fuel tank giving increased on-station time. In addition, maintenance costs are significantly reduced on the Johnston gearbox and fluid coupling, as no belts or high wearing components are required. The Johnston VT651 provides the lowest emissions and running costs, however both VT and VS models operate at low fuel consumption with both the chassis and auxiliary engines using a total of 5.05l/hr at low rpms. Suction sweeping requires fewer components, resulting in less wear and tear which in turn reduces maintenance costs.
Designed to last in the toughest environments, the VT651 hopper is manufactured from 4003 stainless steel, shot blasted with aluminium oxide prior to the application of a strontium bases primer followed by a hard wearing top coat. In addition, all grey parts such as the sweepgear, powerpack and subframe are shot blasted and electro-magnetically powder painted in a durable two part epoxy paint finish. This ensures the sweeper continues to look as good as it performs, retaining a high residual value or longer in-service life.
The VT651 is designed to fit a wide range of chassis models to suit specific operational requirements, confident that the Johnston VT651 sweeper will provide the power and performance to complete the task. In-cab controls are ergonomically positioned to provide safe and easy operation whilst sweeping. The CANbus system monitors sweeper performance and provides daily checks. The display incorporates as standard an audible and visual raised hopper warning, fuel gauge, engine hour metre, tachometer and a water level gauge. In addition data can be downloaded via a USB stick, showing a range of information from fuel consumption to average sweeping times. Throttle control of the auxiliary engine is infinitely variable ensuring optimum operational and fuel efficiency with no performance compromised. With a 1500 rev Eco-mode built into the VT651, fuel conservation and noise levels are enhanced. A full CANbus integrated door mounted control pad allows the operator to safely adjust all the sweep options.
Connected via a flexible cable allows the operator to safely tip the body and open the rear door from either side of the cab, at the same time maintaining a clear view of the tipping area.
Can also be adjusted using the pendant control to extend brush life. As standard, all Johnston V Range sweepers are fitted with a body prop, which automatically engages when the hopper is raised, and has a choice of four tipping heights. The auxiliary engine and hydrostatic drive pump is accessed via a wide lightweight service ladder giving three-point of contact, which can be folded away when not in use. All critical controls acirceuroldquo including valves, solenoids and auxiliary equipment for pneumatic, hydraulic and water systems are contained in a purpose built locker on the right hand side of the vehicle. Additionally, the VT651 is also fitted with waterproof IP67 automotive electrical connectors for enhanced reliability. VT651 models have equipment storage lockers on both sides of the hopper for storage of hydrant or Wanderhose extension tubes.Acircnbsp The ease of access to this equipment facilitates diagnostic checks and maintenance.
Water purging system so that when freezing weather conditions are anticipated, water is easily and conveniently drained from the sweeper by a simple in-cab switch. Water jets in the nozzle boxes are self-cleaning which extends the life of the components.
The VT651 provides the ideal balance between performance, environmental impact and low cost of ownership, with applications to suit a full range of sweeping environments, benefits that make the Johnston VT651 the sweeper of choice worldwide.Two drive options (VT and VS) provide outstanding vacuum performance. For the VT Range, JCB auxiliary engines combined with the Johnston mechanical step-up gear box and fluid coupling, or the Johnston hydrostatic gear box drive for the VS model, provide the best efficiency ratios in the industry.
For increased productivity, an optional water recirculation system can be installed on the V651 and V801, which can double on-station time before water refilling with the added advantage of reducing dust emissions.


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