Trombia Sweeper for Municipalities

Application Benefits

Clean your streets smarter than ever

Clean your community over 20 000 m2 / h

Trombia Sweeping technology continues to deliver also fine dust removal in speeds up to 8 km/h which gives you market-leading speed and efficiency in area cleaning.  With 2.2 metres wide fine dust removal width and over 2,5m wide total sweeping width you take care of the street cleanup efficiently. 

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In street maintenance contracts or maintenance projects, where PM10 suction performance is required, cities and contractors have become used to using fleets of several heavy equipment.

  • First, the watering trucks water the streets for dust control.
  • Second, the mechanical sweeping equipment are used to remove gravel, sand and heavier debris
  • Last a suction sweeper truck finishes the duty with dust removal.

Trombia replaces all these heavy machinery in your fleet, increases your speed of operation dramatically and comes with a significantly better return on your money.


Minimizing the amount of heavy equipment used in street cleaning operations decreases the amount of CO2 emissions of the street maintenance operations.

By using equipment that clean 5 to 10 times more area in the same timeframe with the similar hourly fuel consumption level, you decrease CO2 emissions even more.


Regular mechanical sweepers and suction sweepers use excessive amount of water on the pavement surface. The dust is then tied on the street even tighter and requires excessive amount of suction power for optimal removal.

Trombia Sweeper does this more effectively by operating on fully dry street surfaces. Dust is removed more accurately at once.


Municipalities that use Trombia Sweeper for spring cleanup can start and finish spring cleaning significantly earlier.

As Trombia does not use water on the street you will be moving the sweeping fleet earlier in the mornings and earlier in the spring, as there is no risk of freezing the ground surfaces.


Wheel loaders and tractors are in active use throughout the winter. Trombia will make them useful for year-round street cleaning. 

Control of PM2.5 and PM10 street dust

EUnited PM2.5 Certification

If you are in charge of municipal street and area maintenance, you have heard of PM10 and PM2.5. PM10 and PM2.5 refer to the particle size of the harmful respirable dust. 

Urban air fine particles are the most critical urban air problem in modern countries. For example in Europe the total number of premature deaths due to PM2.5 related illnesses is counted in hundreds of thousands.

This has led to global sweeper manufacturers to develop more powerful sweeper methods that would be able to control the PM2.5 during sweeping. 

As a sign of this high performance dust control, the most qualified street sweepers are certified through the EUnited PM2.5 Test. Trombia meets the highest requirements of the PM Test, the 4-star rating.

On top of the PM Test Certification, we at Trombia have put equal emphasis on the PM2.5 levels after sweeping. In 2017, during a separate Trombia PM2.5 removal test consulted by the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences 2017, the Trombia Sweeper recorded repeated PM2.5/PM10 dust removal rate of 94,7 – 95,8%. 

Trombia Sweeper Attachment removes the finest PM2.5 particles off the ground permanently – instead of using excessive amount of water to tie the dust back on the street surface.

Focus on silica dust

Silica Dust

Fine PM2.5 dust particles collected inside the Trombia® Cyclone

In municipal and industrial sector an increasing focus is on worksite respirable silica dust.

Are you confused on what silica is and what should you do about it? What are the alternative cleaning methods to control silica dust exposure in your streets and areas?

Move to our Trombia for Silica Dust site:

Deliver cleaner urban areas

Cleaning result

Trombia Airknife Technology removes up to 96% of the fine PM2.5/PM10 dust particles.

Trombia main rotary broom is equipped with a 30cm vertical and 10 degrees horizontal float to make sure that you get the job done also on uneven ground contours.

Autumn leaves sweeping

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Trombia Sweeper efficiently controls large piles of autumn leaves. The 1,8m3 hopper gives you great efficiency throughout the autumn clean-up.

The Cleanest Streets with Marginal Lifetime Costs

Cost Efficiency

Cost driver Trombia Compact Sweeper Suction sweeper truck
Startup investment
70 000 $ / EUR
200 000 $
350 000 $ - 500 000 $
Annual parts and maintenance costs (estimate 500 sweeping hours)
8 000 $
15 000 $
20 000 $
Depreciation / year (5-year period)
14 000 $
40 000 $
70 000 $ - 100 000 $
Total annual incremental cost
22 000 $
55 000 $
90 000 $ - 110 000 $
Area cleaned in 500 hours (60% of time cleaning work)
1 111 acres
222 acres
593 acres

Cost per acre

19 $

247 $

151 - 185 $ / acre

PM2.5 area cleaning in 500 hours (Fine dust removal capability)
741 acres
44 acres
237 acres

Cost per acre

29 $ / acre

1 250 $ / acre

379 $ - 464 $ / acre

Trombia is simply the smartest use of money for municipal road maintenance budgets. 

Trombia delivers the cleanest streets faster than alternatives and it comes with marginal lifetime costs. Trombia also utilizes the otherwise idle wheel loader in the municipal yard, in highly beneficial duty – dust and debris removal around the community. 

The lifetime costs for a Trombia sweeper attachment are marginal compared to high power suction or regenerative sweeping vehicles.

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