Factory Cat Sweepers/Scrubbers
Factory Cat is a US-based manufacturer of battery-powered sweepers and scrubbers that started operations in 1986 in Wisconsin. The company has been one of the leading innovators in the field, offering high performance and reliable industrial cleaning equipment that boasts legendary durability. The fact that some of its very early models are still used without a problem today in demanding environments is indicative of their effective design and higher build quality. Its first sweeper, “Model 34” was designed by a former NASA engineer called William Mopps and it is one that the company still produces to this day.
The company grew quickly since the introduction of its first products based on their success and started exporting them throughout the world. In the same time, refinement, innovation, and sustainable engineering took the baton to bring the company to a world-class manufacturer status. Factory Cat is now manufacturing 40 different sweeper and scrubber models, selling them in 35 countries through a 300-dealers network. All of their products are made in the USA, and follow the same strict quality assurance production systems, and also the world's strictest safety and environmental protection standards.
The Micro-HD is the smallest sweeper/scrubber manufactured by Factory Cat, but don't let the size fool you into thinking that this machine isn't powerful enough. The mighty Micro boasts a 150ah 24-volt power system that allows for a continuous operation of 2.5 hours. It comes with two dedicated 0.75 hp motors for the brushes, and one for the drive system that can offer a top speed of 4.2 km/h. The cleaning width is 26 inches and the solution tank has a capacity of 10 gallons. The sound levels at full operation don't exceed 67 dB, making this one of the quietest sweepers in the market.
The Mini-HD is also a push-back sweeper/scrubber that uses the same motors found in the Micro but covers a cleaning width of 29 inches. Moreover, its 250ah battery extends the operation time to 3.5 hours, while the solution tank boasts a capacity of 21 gallons. As the Mini uses the same 0.8 hp vacuum system as the Micro, the sound levels remain the same.
The MAG-HD is a substantial upgade to the previous two as it comes with a more powerful 1 hp motor for the brush system, it covers a cleaning path width of 34 inches, and it comes with a 360ah battery that can last to up to 5 hours of uninterrupted operation. The vacuum system is the same and so are the sound levels, but the solution tank size is further increased to 30 gallons of volume size. The practical productivity of this cleaning machine reaches up to 14000 square feet per hour.
GTX Sweeper-Scrubber is a rider cleaning equipment that can clean 31000 square feet every hour. It is built on a solid steel chassis and is powered by a 36-volt 325ah battery that is good for 7 hours of operation. The solution tank is 35 gallons big and made out of stainless steel, and the brush size of 32 inches. The operating sound levels of the GTX are just 68 dBA.
The XR is the largest model built by Factory Cat, and also the most capable of all. It utilizes a 3 hp motor for the front-wheel drive system that allows for higher productivity rates and rider comfort levels. The solution tank boasts a seemingly endless 68 gallons of cleaning liquid that is fed to the 46-inch brush.