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WESTMINSTER CITY COUNCIL has introduced four Bedford CFbased Scarab cleaning vehicles built by RJP Engineering Ltd, of Marden, Kent.
The basic design provides for a number of different functions such as road sweeping, vacuuming, high pressure washing and refuse collection, though in the Westminster version the road brushing system has been deleted. Capacity of the sideloading body is 3 cum.
Under the forward section of the rear tailgate discharge tipping body is fitted a water tank for the high pressure washing lances; the Lombardini 914 two cylinder air-cooled diesel engine driving the hydraulic power system is also located here.
The independent power unit supplies the vacuum cleaning unit with its 150mm diameter wander hose which is used for cleaning areas that cannot be swept manually such as under parked cars.