Searching for a solution that eliminates maintaining and servicing an auxiliary engine on a regenerative air sweeper? Elgin Sweeper Company has the answer. The Crosswind1® eliminates all things associated with a diesel auxiliary engine, providing value to customers that extends beyond having one less engine. The Crosswind1 has undergone years of customer-focused testing and validation; ensuring a design that exceeds expectations!
VARIABLE SPEED DEVICE (VSD) TECHNOLOGY
The Crosswind1 single-engine provides a simple solution; a single push-button operation. This procedure incorporates a Variable Speed Device (VSD) – a planetary gearbox – located between the chassis engine and the Allison transmission. The VSD has two modes of operation; road mode and work mode.
The VSD replaces the diesel auxiliary engine, eliminates a complex aftertreatment system, and
untimely regenerations. It’s simple to operate, and carries a three year warranty.
SINGULAR PUSH-BUTTON TECHNOLOGY
The Crosswind1 does not require engaging the park brake before shifting into work or road modes. Shift-on-the-fly design provides unmatched ease of operation; combined with increased productivity.
When the VSD is in road mode, the chassis operates normally. The accelerator pedal controls the chassis engine speed and the transmission shifts normally.
When the VSD is in work mode, the chassis accelerator now controls only the input speed to the transmission, not the chassis engine speed.
The Crosswind1 mounts on a conventional or cab-over chassis, respectively offering maneuverability, visibility, ease of entry and egress. Elgin’s standard auto pickup-in-reverse feature protects the sweep components while allowing quick change of sweeping locations.
HIGH CAPACITY/EFFICIENT LOADING
The 8 cu. yard (6 m3) capacity hopper provides extended sweeping time. Abrasion-resistant steel inlet deflector directs debris flow to the center of the hopper for maximum capacity utilization. Drop down hopper screens make the Crosswind1 easy to clean.
The Crosswind1’s centrally-mounted console features rocker switches for all sweep functions and complete gauges (fuel level, fan hour meter, fan RPM) for quick review of system conditions. A backup camera and alarm are standard
for increased operational awareness and safety.
UNIQUE TRAILING ARM SIDE BROOMS
Elgin’s trailing arm design provides inward motion to avoid obstacles. Standard parallelogram linkage allows side brooms to closely follow road contours, and maintain a consistent broom tilt (angle) with the road surface. Digging pressure is adjustable in-cab. Brooms can be extended outward for maximum sweep path.
Replaceable urethane liners inside blower housing extend service life.
SIMPLE, EASY – MAINTENANCE ACCESS
The Crosswind1 is designed so that systems are accessible and easy to service. The hydraulic system with o-ring face seal (ORFS) fittings is designed for long life and leak-free operation. Heavy-duty, waterproof electrical connectors, and color-coded wires are functionally stamped for quick identification and troubleshooting.
SUPERIOR DUST SUPPRESSION
The durable 240 gal. (908 L) polyethylene water tank provides ample water capacity. Water is delivered using two run-dry water pumps; distributed through quick-to-clean water nozzles. High/low in-cab selectable pump speeds allow adjustment by application.
HYDROSTATICALLY DRIVEN BLOWER
Eliminates frequent tensioning of a belt driven blower. Vibration and noise from belt slippage is avoided.
The Crosswind1 features a nine-vane closed face turbine blower. Vanes are constructed from Hardox® brand steel for durability.