United Rentals' variety of street sweeper rentals are ideal for cleaning up sidewalks, finishing road-paving projects, cleaning behind milling machines, clearing quarry roads and more. We carry street sweepers large and small, from manual push sweepers to large ride-on machines.
Using tough brushes and hydraulic power, sweepers — also known as road brooms or road construction sweepers — remove debris from roads quickly. Sweepers can have up to an 8-foot cleaning radius in a single pass, making them ideal for cleaning construction sites or roads. Our road sweepers are easy to maneuver and maintain, making them optimal selections for your cleaning and sanitation needs. Whether you’re in need of ride-on sweepers, walk-behind sweepers or handheld sweepers, United Rentals has what you need to meet your job demands.
FAQs About Sweepers
What is a street sweeper?
Why is street sweeping or road sweeping important?
Sweeping up litter and construction debris is an important step in finishing a project. Removing slurry from road paving work and cleaning up broken glass, waste, fallen leaves, spilled hydraulic oils, etc., keeps the site safe. Cleaning up this waste ensures it stays out of gutters in rainy conditions, which can cause flooding. In fact, keeping waste out of gutters is a part of environmental regulations in many states. Street sweepers can complete this important job quickly and effectively.
How does a street sweeper work?
There are many different models of street sweeper for rent. Typically, street sweepers have a large tank of water on board that is used to spray water on the road before sweeping. Some street sweepers spray compressed air on streets to loosen up debris for sweeping. This reduces the amount of dust kicked up by the large bristle brushes. There are bristles fixed to the underside of the sweepers that sweep up debris onto a conveyor belt that transports the debris to a holding receptacle. These bristle brushes can spin at thousands of revolutions per minute.