'It is essential that councils and fleet operators have the right equipment ready and waiting to ensure all areas are safe and easy to navigate around,' said Sylvie.

'Hako machines are all designed and manufactured in Germany where they know a thing or two about harsh winters. Our outdoor ranges, such as the multifunctional road sweepers, the Citymasters or Hako Scrubmaster ride on scrubber-driers, are designed with total versatility in mind and have a well-earned reputation for performance and reliability in the harshest of conditions.'

Hako has many upgrades planned throughout the ranges for 2020 and is designing a new walk-through cab for the Citymaster 2220, which the company will launch at the end of 2020.

Sylvie added that next year will also see the birth of the CM650 Stage 5 engine as well a 1650 stage 5 engine. For these particular sweepers operators can also expect increased cab comfort.

'We are launching the Citymaster 650 with its new Stage V engine which produces even fewer emissions. The CM 650 upgrades will give operators high levels of comfort and reduced noise levels,' commented Sylvie. The 650's compact design ensures it is perfect for accessing small, confined areas while providing an ergo-dynamic and comfortable cabin for the operator.

'The Citymaster 650 is more than just a sweeping machine. Its quick-change system enables other applications in minutes (no specialist tools required) such as a snowplough, for grounds maintenance or with our Citycleaner attachments.'

Hako has also agreed to be one of the main sponsors at LAPV's Future Fleet Forum on January 22, 2020, where the company will launch its first electric sweeper, the Citymaster 1650.

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