Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Sweeper for Halifax streets

1. The new sweeper in the dumping mode, this afternoon.

Halifax Regional Municipality has a new street sweeper. The sweeper body is a Johnston North America VT650, with all the bells and whistles, including stainless steel body and hydraulic operation. The sweeper mechanism is powered by its own dedicated auxiliary motor.
The chassis and cab is of course dual control, but it is labeled "CMC". The only CMC  I can find is the China Motor Corp of Taiwan, who seem to be in the business of building Mistsubishi cars and light trucks/vans.  So far I can't find any heavier trucks built by CMC-so this one is a bit of an oddity.
2. The new CMC with Johnston North America sweeper this morning.

Still running is a Sterling chassis with Elgin sweeper. The Sterling is of course the European type Ford Cargo cab, which was produced by Sterling when it took over Ford's heavy truck line. With Sterling gone from the picture, the light duty low cab forward/COE market is wide open.

3. CMC and the Sterling/Elgin. 

The new rig replaces and older Ford Cargo cab and chassis with Johston 605 sweeper.

4. The retired Ford with Johnston body at W.D. Lawrence's auto salvage in Upper Rawdon in April.

1 comment:

  1. Always liked those Ford Cargos!

    That CMC looks remarkably like the old GMC T7500, which I believe was Isuzu-based.