Recent Green Machine News...

Tennant Company to Acquire Outdoor Equipment Manufacturer; Applied Sweepers Complements Tennant Company Sales and Service Networks, 15th February 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 15, 2008—Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer world, today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement with Applied Sweepers, maker of Green Machines® brand cleaning equipment. [more]

What's the big idea?

Vehicles and Plant Technology, April/May 2005.

Applied Sweepers will shortly unveil the first of what could well be a range of new models this year. By using new technology, the company sets out to have the performance of a compact sweeper, within the size envelope of a sub-compact. So how was it done? [full article]

Gearing up?

Vehicles and Plant Technology, November 2004.

Wherever you stand on the issue, the 525 Hi-Speed was a brave move for Applied Sweepers. And perhaps initially it was an even braver move to actually order one. Now, however, with more than 300 units in service worldwide, the early bugs have been ironed out and, as Malcolm Bates suggests, now could be the time to go back and look more closely at this clever design of sweeper, as new variants are about to come onto the market. [full article]

Sweep Success

Local Authority Plant and Vehicles Magazine, April 2002.

Applied Sweepers has launched a ride-on sweeper that looks set to take the marketplace by storm. Oliver Dixon has driven it. [full article]

City Officials dedicated to Keeping Downtown Clean

Public Works Magazine, October 2001.

A tourist from central Ohio recently wrote to the Chicago Tribune describing a pleasant surprise. "On July 4, I visited Chicago for the first time. I was expecting a dirty city filled with graffiti and trash. What I found instead astonished me. I am still in awe that a city as large and complex as Chicago can be as clean and magnificent as it is"

At Mayor Richard M. Daley's and the Department of Streets and Sanitation's requests to add a recycling capability to its fleet of Green Machines, Chicago became what is believed to be the first city in the world to officially add recycling to a daily sidewalk sweeping operation. [full article]

Picking Up Speed,

Local Authority Plant and Vehicles magazine , June 2000.

"Applied Sweepers has dominated the Street Cleansing market across the globe since its first machine saw light of day in 1965. Now, as productivity pressures increase, and fleet managers are faced with a requirement of maximum utilisation, the Falkirk-based company has launched a new generation of Ride-On Green Machines. Has Applied Sweepers re-defined the agenda it set thirty-five years ago?" [full article]

Walking away with the market Special Feature: Street Cleansing,

Waste Management magazine, December 2000.

"Michael McRitchie finds the top-selling Green Machine pedestrian sweeper a versatile tool for street cleansing, not least due to a dog clean-up attachment which is equally useful for cleaning up human waste - a grim commentary on our 24-hour society." [full article]

The Green Machine Way, Government of Singapore Environmental e-zine.

"Over the last few months, a little green "monster" has been spotted along the pavements in Singapore. It is called the Green Machine and is one of the latest technological solutions to cleaning up litter. The Green Machine is a new-generation ride-on pavement sweeper that allows speedy cleansing of litter from inaccessible areas. A total of 61 machines have been deployed to cover the whole of the central part of Singapore." [full article]

Talking robot hits Scottsdale Streets,

The Arizona Republic, November 23, 2000

"Get out of the way, downtown shoppers, there's a new man in town. He's less than 4 feet tall and eats dirt all day, but the city's new street sweeper has turned into Scottsdale's latest attraction." [full article]

Green Machine becomes a Star Wars collectable,, March 13, 2001


"Just when you were about to trade-in your trusty old Green Machine you now discover it is a valuable collectors item! And for all that time, little did you know that your Applied sweeper was actually a Naboo N-1 Starfighter Refueller... Following its successful cameo appearance in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, now lists Green Machines as the latest rage in Star Wars collectables." [full article]

Stepping up the war on grime,

Tameside Reporter, June 21, 2001

"A ten-strong fleet of revolutionary Green Machines is set to patrol Tameside's streets 24-hours-a-day equiiped with a special tool to suck up dog mess." [full article]