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Northern exposure

15 September 2015

Cleaning equipment supplier Hako has strengthened its presence in the North East of England after delivering ten new sweepers to one of the region's largest local authorities.

Newcastle City Council has now taken delivery of ten Citymaster 600s after Hako won a competitive tender to replace a fleet of machines that had reached the end of their effective working life.

Martin Jones, Hako's area sales executive - municipal north, said: "We've had a strong relationship with the City Council for at least eight years and when it was ready to replace its old machines we worked closely with the street cleaning team to specify a new fleet that meets their needs whilst reducing costs."

The new Citymasters in operation in Newcastle City Centre aren't alone in the North East as the distinctive machines are becoming a familiar sight across the region.

They are following a well-swept path ‘up North' where Citymaster models are already operated by Sunderland, Northumberland, Gateshead and Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland councils.

"As in Newcastle, they are proving their reliability and effectiveness by working almost around the clock to keep towns and cities in the region looking their best, something that will be vital to the region's future growth and prosperity," Martin said.

Designed for municipal and commercial use the Citymaster series is available in a range of sizes to meet a wide variety of applications. The compact, single seat 600 model is suitable for narrow city centre streets, car parks and ground maintenance. Its articulated steering provides improved maneuverability whilst its universal hopper delivers flexibility.


Additional features include a low fuel consumption engine fitted with particle filters. Low-noise and low-dust emissions sweeping technology also enables the Citymaster to be used in quiet residential areas – even early in the morning or late at night.