Sweeper Features

Pick-Up Head

The TYMCO Model HSP® (High Speed Performance) patented pick-up head incorporates full-width air blast and suction and is designed to work effortlessly with the TYMCO Regenerative Air System to pick up a wide variety of airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) from trash to heavy gravel and hardware at much faster sweeping speeds than traditional sweeping.

The patented HSP pick-up head is engineered to sweep using only air, without the need of a main broom which was required by other runway sweepers, and had traditionally been used on airport runways, ramps, aprons and taxiways prior to the introduction of the Model HSP.

By designing a sweeper that is effective at sweeping at speeds of 15-25 mph, the Model HSP pick-up head eliminated the problems of main broom bristles falling out and creating additional FOD as well as grounding straps becoming entangled and damaging main brooms causing downtime and costly repairs.

The Model HSP pick-up head also comes standard with long-lasting Duo-Skids® which provide increased sweeping performance and longer wear with minimal friction when in contact with the paved runway surface. Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene skids are also available for added safety where absolute spark prevention is a concern.

Hopper

The Model HSP hopper capacity is over 7.3 cubic yards and ensures owners a payload of over 10,000 lbs. The TYMCO raker-assist dumping system provides smooth discharge of debris from a stationary hopper without requiring unnecessary telescopic hydraulic cylinders for hoisting, hydraulically controlled door latch assemblies, additional hydraulic door opening cylinders, grease points and safety concerns such as pinch points and overhead clearance.

Gutter Broom

The 43” diameter Model HSP gutter broom removes debris from around airport ramps, aprons and gates. An optional tilt adjuster allows you to reach down into the deepest curbs or gutters.

The innovative gutter broom provides excellent performance by automatically determining the “digging” pressure needed for different debris; therefore, owners get maximum gutter broom bristle life and sweeping performance. If the gutter broom encounters an immovable object, it will automatically retract to avoid potential damage and return to the original position once the immovable object has been passed, all without intervention from the operator.

Polypropylene gutter brooms are also available and recommended to help reduce the introduction of additional FOD and sparks from steel gutter brooms in sensitive areas such as airport runways, taxiways and staging areas.

Dust Control System

The Model HSP is the only airport runway sweeper on the market with a high-efficiency centrifugal dust separator for maximum fine dust particulate separation which provides excellent dust control while using less water.

TYMCO’s engineers take several aspects into account when designing for better dust control such as water nozzle design and placement, not just adding more water like other airport sweepers. The Model HSP has a water capacity of up to 330 gallons which provides hours of sweeping while maintaining excellent dust control.

Power Unit

The Model HSP is powered by a 99 horsepower John Deere auxiliary engine. This engine powers all hydraulic functions through a gear driven pump and directly belt drives the blower.

The lightweight aluminum alloy blower that drives the TYMCO Regenerative Air System only requires a modest amount of horsepower; therefore TYMCO’s engineers designed the Model HSP around a smaller, more fuel efficient auxiliary engine.

Blower Wheel

The Model HSP is the only airport runway sweeper that utilizes a super-efficient aluminum alloy blower that is self-cleaning and reduces fuel consumption because of its lightweight design requiring less horsepower. The blower is designed to work with the TYMCO Regenerative Air System to both push and pull air which delivers even greater sweeping performance. The Model HSP blower also has a natural rubber coating providing maximum wear against abrasive debris.

Truck Types

Conventional

Tymco HSP Conventional Sweeper

International 4300 or Freightliner M2

Cabover

Tymco HSP Cabover Sweeper

Peterbilt 220 or Autocar Xpert

Sweeper Options

  • Lateral Airflow Nozzle (LAN)

  • Liquid Recovery System (LRS)

  • Magnet Assembly

  • Auxiliary Hand Hose

  • Gutter Broom Tilt Adjuster – Left, Right or Twin
  • Hopper Deluge System
  • Camera/Monitor System
  • Stainless Steel Hopper
  • Variable Speed Gutter Brooms
  • CNG