ASC MEP Sweeper Provided an Instant Solution to the Debris Issue
Daimler Trucks Perth (located in the Perth Airport industrial precinct) are Western Australia’s largest dealers of Mercedes Benz commercial, Freightliner and Fuso trucks.
They are the sellers and maintainers of heavy-duty vehicles that cater for a huge chunk of the Western Australian freight companies.
Daimler Perth invited many suppliers to demonstrate their machines while stipulating that they needed a complete solution. They wanted only the best machine on the market.
Daimler Trucks have 54 work bays. The bays specialise in new vehicle set-ups and maintenance servicing.
These large vehicles often travel to Western Australia’s north, and they are loaded with dirt and dust when they come back. The dust that the Kimberley and Pilbara areas are so notorious for.
Besides, the oil and grease residues generated when servicing the vehicles is done was another challenge. Daimler mandated to have a clean work bay at the start of each job to provide a safe workplace to its technicians and apprentices.
Before investing with ASC, they were using 240-volt scrubbing machines with long extension cords, which were problematic and unsuitable for the workload required each day.
ASC’s Ross Sheehan demonstrated the ASC Eureka E81 floor scrubber and the ASC MEP, push sweeper. The work bay areas were loaded with dust, red dirt, small stones and workshop consumables; Ross explained why they needed to have all this swept first.
Ross demonstrated to the Daimler service crew the ASC MEP sweeper with dust control. The sweeper provided an instant solution to their debris problem and proved to be 14 times faster than their manual brooming practices.
The MEP collected all the debris without generating any airborne dust.
Once the work bays were swept clean, Ross demonstrated to them the highly efficient ASC Eureka E81 walk behind the floor scrubber.
The machine was coupled with an environmentally friendly floor degreaser, which quickly removed the layers of built-up grease and oil from their floor.
Moreover, the machine scrubbed the floor clean and left it bone dry. Daimler Trucks noticed that ASC Eureka E 81 floor scrubber had minimal electronics. This came as a bonus for them as they could easily service it in-house without the help of the manufacturers.
For the demonstration, ASC uses the outstanding AGM batteries, the best ones on the market.
Daimler fully tested the ASC Eureka E 81 in real-time.
They found their operators had used the ASC Eureka E81 for 6 hours continuously on a single charge and the machine still had 25% of the battery life left.
Garry (Daimler Perth’s Workshop Manager) was quoted as saying, “Ross, you should really be upselling your battery usage as your competitors got 3 hours or less out of their batteries.”
The principal Sean, with the help of workshop manager Garry, ordered two ASC Eureka 81 floor scrubbers and one ASC MEP walk-behind sweeper to keep their facility squeaky clean.