The City Council of Benahadux has replaced recently its old suction sweeper for a new dragging sweeper Piquersa BA-2300H.

After more than 10 years cleaning the town streets with a suction sweeper, this last summer the council decided it was time to retire this machine and change to a new sweeper which is better suited to the new reality of the municipality.

Piquersa BA2300 - BenahaduxThe Council Technical Staff discussed the different options available in the market, and they decided that the BA-2300H sweeper could meet all their needs and incorporate important advantages.

After several demonstrations with different models of sweepers, it was confirmed that the BA-2300H drag sweeper provided the same sweeping quality as  other more expensive suction models; even in certain urban waste its performance is higher, so the Piquersa sweeper can cover a greater variety of waste.

Likewise, Antonio Gomez (Services Area Councillor) underlined the simplicity and maintenance low cost of this model by incorporating a very low level of electronics components compared to the sophisticated systems in the suction sweepers. Of course this advantage will result in a higher saving from the short term. He also stressed that the fuel consumption and particulate and noise emissions will be lower, so it is not required a more powerful engine.

The two cubic meters of capacity of the BA-2300H sweeper and its technical features and improvements compared to suction sweepers, confirm the conclusion that the drag sweeping of Piquersa was the best option for the Council.

The new BA-2300H is already working and at full performance in Benahadux.

Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco is the most dynamic and modern city in the neighboring country.

Piquersa - Puerto Casablanca

It has a sizeable fleet of Piquersa Road Sweepers for cleaning its streets and boulevards through the Cleaning Contract obtained by the French multinational SUEZ, leader in the International Waste Management Sector.

The port of Casablanca is one of the largest into the country and also one of the biggest into African continent, and they have placed their trust to sweep its bulk docks with two PIQUERSA sweepers.

Recently, other dry port and docks are being cleaned by few units of Piquersa sweepers model BA-2000H, through the company SOMAPORT, that belongs to the French giant CMA-CGM (a  global leading operator for maritime transport).

After a thorough study of customer needs, the proposition of our models has been well received and highly valued.

Piquersa - Casablanca

Although they have had other offers from different brands present in the country, the final decision has been in favor for PIQUERSA by our clear advantages: Sweeping Quality, Robustness, Simplicity and maintenance and exploitation low costs.

Thanks to our great customers and distributors for their trust and their excellent testimonials.
Piquersa - Trituradora Dear friends, this month we want to write about Waste Treatment Plants and the incredible work that Piquersa Sweepers develop in such areas.

These places have a high requirement regarding to ground cleaning due to the high volume and variety of waste that is accumulated every minute. We can say that this is a challenge that Piquersa achieves and approves which high note. This is not just our opinion. This is what our customers say.

What has prompted us to write this article is the special case of Almeria city, where the Waste Treatment Plant is managed by CESPA – FERROVIAL and a Piquersa sweeper is being used practically non-stop, for more than 15 years. The sweeper is BA-1500-AC, our simplest model; however the numbers are not so simple, but very difficult to match. They speak for themselves and it is worth sharing with you:

THE CHALLENGE: Street Cleaning at Waste Treatment Plants.
Piquersa - Barredora RSU
PIQUERSA’S REPLY:
  • 15 years non stop working
  • 15 working hours per day – double turn
  • 60.000 working hours (total)
  • 700.000 square kilometers of sweeping area

These numbers reflect a Great Performance and this is due to Piquersa is a Great Sweeper.

¿What is the secret?

… less, is MORE

Piquersa Sweepers are characterized by their Simplicity, Resistance and High Performance.
Lets see more deeply:
  • A System based on 100% Mechanical sweeping: High efficiency with a simple design. Two lateral brushes and one central brush with 1,4 m length and 50 cm of diameter, that are able to drag and pick up any debris in its path. No matter the volume, weight or material.
  • Resistance to long Working Days, thanks to the high quality material that ensure a long life machine. The sweeper showed on this post is the best example.
  • As said before, they are 100% based on hydraulics and mechanical components with 0% electronics. The objective is to obtain an easy, quick and economic maintenance. It mainlyy consist on the replacement of oil filters and brushes. This permits to enjoy one of the lowest exploitation costs of the market.

… You will need a high provision of brushes, due to Piquersa never stops.

Piquersa - Barredora

Piquersa - Mercalaspalmas

Thanks to the sweeping quality, low maintenance costs and its high performance, make it increasingly central markets trust in the PIQUERSA sweepers to maintain its facilities in perfectly clean.

Before were others like Mercamálaga, Mercapalma, Mercaolid and now is MERCALASPALMAS through the cleaning contractor Capross, which  has just acquired a BA-2300H sweeper.

The BA-2300H sweeper with its sweeping continuous mechanical sweeping, can remove all kinds of waste, from leaves and sand to the most bulky and heavy, own waste of these wholesale markets.

MERCALASPALMAS is the main logistics distribution platform for meat, fish, fruits and vegetables of Las Palmas, bringing together more than 300 companies serving a population of over one million people. This intense activity requires high quality cleaning equipment, able to cope with hard work days.
The high performance of the BA-2300H PIQUERSA drag sweeper has been improved with the development of a third arm that increases the sweeping width up to 2,800 mm.
Piquersa - BA2300 - Tercer brazo frontalThe standard version of the BA-2300H already had a working width of 2,300 mm. but at the request of the multinational Eulen for one of his contracts in Valencia, it has developed a third front arm including a 950 mm. brush and allowing wider sweep. This optional equipment is especially useful in areas with caked waste, difficult access, gutter, …
The sweeping equipment has also been improved with the introduction of a new central brush skates improving the sweeping quality even more both straight and curved.

All these improvements allow make the BA-2300H one of the sweepers with higher sweeping quality in its segment, minimum fuel consumption and lower maintenance costs. These features are being endorsed by street cleaning companies who see the BA-2300H as a real alternative to traditional cleaning models.
Piquersa - Metro Chile The public transport system in Santiago de Chile is in a period of great expansion and modernization, as a result of the extension of the actual network, in 41 kilometers additional to the existing ones. Metro is the urban train that runs through the city both underground and airways and is now the main mode of public transport in the capital.



The expansion of the Metro network supposes the construction of new lines 3 and 6 that will connect more than 10 municipalities. With an investment of around USD 3,100 million by the construction of line 6 (plus maintenance for 20 years), it is run by the Chilean-French consortium, ETF Colas-Rail, who among other works, will address installation of the rails that will support the new Metro’s route.

ABSIDE has delivered to ETF a Piquersa Sweeper model BA-2500H-AG for the pre-cleaning required when installing the rails. For this task, the sweeper has been equipped with its own interchangeable front shovel, with a specific rubber band, that facilitates collection of sludge caused in the phases of concreting. Then, once removed the large volume of sludge with the shovel, the blade is removed and the sweeping system is installed in only ten minutes, to complete the cleaning of the area.

Furthermore, and in compliance with local safety regulations, the sweeper has been fitted with Ansul Fire Suppression System, especially for tunnels.

Expansion works of the Metro are scheduled to culminate in the year 2017, at this moment it is esteemed that the capital will have 31 new stations and 45 new trains that will benefit the citizens’ quality of life in this wonderful city.
SITA, converted into SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, world reference in urban cleaning and working in Morocco since 2004, has extended a satisfaction diploma to PIQUERSA.

Their managers are very demanding in terms of yields, it is why, having worked with European and Asian brands of sweepers, have expressed their full satisfaction with the performance of our model BA-6000H.
It has been notable the acquisition realized by the company in 2014 of a sizeable fleet of this model for their service in Tangier and Casablanca. Piquersa - BA6000H - Marruecos After one year of service the company has confirmed their recognition that the sweeper and the model is appropriate to ensure a quality service in working conditions that are not at all easy and with very low production costs.

In proof of this, it will proceed with a new delivery fleet to rein force Casablanca.

PIQUERSA with its strategic vision of providing technical solutions to its customers (companies specializing in urban sanitation, municipalities ...) maintains its fundamental principles: Sweepers simple, robust and affordable.

BA-6000H, with a sweeping width over 3 meters and up to 4 tons loading capacity, making it the biggest drag sweeper marked.

BA-6000H, with a sweeping width of 3,14 meters (as standard equipment) offer the widest sweeping path in its category. Also this is complemented with a loading capacity up to 4 tons, making one of the biggest drag sweeper in the market.
Urbaser’s cleaning service contract in Vera has just incorporated two new BA-2300H sweepers.
Piquersa - UrbaserThere are many Spanish towns who enjoy clean streets thanks to the BA-2300H sweeper PIQUERSA but among them stands Vera.

Recently the service has been strengthened with the addition of two new BA-2300H units, fully trusting the cleanliness of its streets to PIQUERSA sweepers. The vacationers municipality had three other sweepers of the same model and recently has acquired two more units of BA-2300H, becoming the Spanish municipality with more units of the same model working together.

Responsible City Council highlighted the versatility of the BA-2300H to collect all kinds of waste. This is a fact especially important in a large city with several population centers where the influence of tourists is very high throughout the year. The high sweeping quality of BA-2300H has been improved with a new design of the sweeping implement, allowing greater dust control and better performance with fine sand.  

These characteristics, along with easy maintenance and cost, make the BA-2300H a favorite sweeper for Cleaning Companies and municipalities. These advantages, along with the rest of PIQUERSA mechanical sweepers, are allowing PIQUERSA position itself as leaders in providing sweepers in several international markets.
Past October 29th, PIQUERSA celebrated in Toledo a new presentation of its range of Road Sweepers and construction equipment. The act was attended by many customers and distributors from all cities of Spain.
Piquersa - Jornada Toledo
PIQUERSA usually organize Open Days presenting their products to bring the latest developments to its customers. This time, the event took place at the facilities of the dealer for the historic city of Toledo, Aislamientos y Cubiertas González, S.L.U.

Distributors and Clients were able to see the high level of performance of PIQUERSA Mechanical Sweepers and Piquersa powerful Vacuum Sweepers models. With this action Piquersa offers a wide variety of road sweepers depending on the needs of each client. The construction range of products was present by different models of dumpers and concrete mixers. During the presentation, exigent sweeping tests were carried out with high amounts of waste and debris of different nature with a great result, as per the opinion of the clients and distributors.

Great attention staged the BA-2300H (2 m3 capacity) and the BA-40.6 (4 m3), two models with different sweeping system (mechanical and vacuum systems) although the BA-2000H, one of the best sold models of Piquersa, also received high praise, especially users who already know.

After the demonstrations, which were attended by over 100 guests, a lunch was served during which it was possible to talk about the virtues of each different sweeping systems.
The Spanish manufacturer presents a unique solution on the market: a 2 m3 model with 100% a patented mechanical sweeping system, as an alternative to traditional suction sweepers. Piquersa demonstrated the efficiency and economy of its mechanical system in the past cleaning contract of Makkah city, where contributed supplying with more than fifty units sweeper model BA-2000H (1 m3 capacity and performance, 25.200 m2 per hour).

Piquersa Arabia Saudi The efficiency of Piquersa sweepers lies in those values: high performance, mechanical simplicity and durability.

With one of the lowest maintenance costs of the market, it is one of the best options valued by international municipalities and cleaning companies. The almost total absence of electronics allows vehicles always ready to work.

Piquersa Arabia Saudi - Limpieza The BA-2300H model with stock available in the country, offers a load capacity of 2 complete m3 and a sweeping width of 2,300 mm. Its innovative design and high performance make it a product suitable for both the city center to the suburbs, where there are more residues and a hard cleaning task is required. It is in these situations where Piquersa offers its maximum performance. The mechanical sweeping system, patented by Piquersa, is able to collect without effort and almost no wear, bulky items such as fruit, boxes, bottles and plastics, especially sand and stones placed on the shoulders of the streets and roads.

Thanks to the collaboration of its local agent, an expert into the sweepers market in Saudi Arabia, Piquersa hopes to expand its new model among major municipalities and contractors in the area.
Porcelanosa Group has relied on PIQUERSA equipment for the expansion of its facilities in Villareal (Castellon).
Piquersa Porcelanosa Porcelanosa Group is continuously expanding and now is time for the United States; as evidenced by the recent opening of one of the most exclusive showrooms in Manhattan.

Thanks to the strong internationalization, PORCELANOSA Grupo is present in almost 100 countries worldwide. Porcelanosa productive structure also reflects these strong growth rates, making necessary adjustments and extensions to fit to the demand.

Porcelanosa production center in Villarreal has relied on PIQUERSA for the enlargement process. In the month of August, two dumpers and one concrete mixer were delivered to simplify and speed up the works that are being.

Emphasize that it is not the first time Porcelanosa has Piquersa machines due to it acquired the first units many years ago so it has the quality well checked.

Construction, landscaping, livestock, industry, cleaning, ..., many fields of application in which PIQUERSA machines perform their best work to facilitate and expedite the work. Their versatility, strength and low maintenance costs make the dumpers and concrete mixers of PIQUERSA the best option.

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