Elgin Street Sweepers

Air Sweepers

Roadway trash and debris is unsightly and potentially dangerous to the traveling public and wildlife. Our Elgin street sweepers provide environmental sustainability and help to maintain clean, safe communities.

Elgin air sweepers include vacuum sweepers and regenerative air type sweeper technologies and both lift the material into a debris body or hopper with air. Vacuum sweepers suck the material off the ground through a large nozzle and into the hopper much like a standard home vacuum. Regenerative air sweepers use both pressurized air and vacuum air to move material off the surface and into the debris body or hopper.

Clean streets and surfaces are vital to air quality, water quality and overall community health and safety. True street cleaning requires a rugged, reliable machine that can take it to the extreme like only Elgin street sweepers can. Backed by over 100 years of engineering and manufacturing know-how, service excellence, the highest sweeper standards and the support of the industry’s strongest dealer network, we uphold the Elgin promise for our street sweepers every day to be there for the life of your machine. If you are looking for a new street cleaner or street sweeper, we have a solution for you!

Regenerative Air Technology
Picks up debris by means of vacuum and blasted air.

Vacuum Sweeper Technology
Picks up debris by means of vacuum.


The Elgin Crosswind is a regenerative air sweeper. It can efficiently clean large flat paved areas such as parking lots, airport runways and streets. These street sweepers are made to traverse large areas, while being easy to operate and maintain. The Crosswind is mounted on a short-wheelbase and is operated by simple rocker switches. It features a large hopper and water tank, excellent fuel efficiency and is able to travel long periods between trips to dumping, re-watering and fueling.

Sweep Path – 144 in.
Hopper Capacity – 8-10 cubic yds.
Water Capacity – 240 gal.

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The Elgin Whirlwind is a vacuum sweeper, and specially suited for uneven roads and jobs involving dirt, sand, millings, general street sweeping, leaves and road debris applications. It has also been recognized as powerful tool for restoration of permeable pavement. The Whirlwind is excellent for general street sweeping and routine catch basin cleaning.

Sweep Path – 144 in.
Hopper Capacity – 8-10 cubic yds.
Water Capacity – 335 gal.

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The Elgin Megawind is also a vacuum sweeper and specially suited for general street sweeping, leaves and catch basin cleaning applications. These sweepers are specifically designed to be efficient in sucking up bulky debris such as leaves, sticks, rocks, and construction debris.

Sweep Path – 144 in.
Hopper Capacity – 10-13 cubic yds.
Water Capacity – 335 gal.

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Specialty Air Sweepers

Elgin Sweepers are engineered to address a number of unique sweeping needs, including picking up glycol, fine particulates and the particular needs of airport sweeping, like foreign object debris (FOD). One example of Elgin’s Specialty sweepers is the Race Track version. The Elgin Crosswind Specialty Track Sweeper was designed exclusively for race track sweeping. It features a powerful fan, poly side brooms, a softwall hand vacuum and a powerful side air blast. The Elgin Crosswind track sweeper has passed the most rigorous tilt tests required, and has been extensively used during race events across the country for high speed sweeping on highly banked tracks, removing oil absorbent material and assisting in the drying of wet track areas.


The Elgin Crosswind Specialty Track Sweeper is specially suited for steep banked race tracks in need of routine maintenance, as well as race event sweeping and emergency response clean up.

The Crosswind GRS, or Glycol Recovery Sweeper, is equipped with an option for efficient capture and removal of environmentally damaging glycol and other deicing fluid run-off on airport runways and gate locations.

The Elgin Crosswind FSX “Fast Sweeping Crosswind” cleans at higher sweeping speeds on runways, and features a turbo charged auxiliary engine and unique pickup head and impeller.

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