Combined sweeper and scrubber

  • US 5,093,955 A
  • Filed: 08/29/1990
  • Issued: 03/10/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/29/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A compact combination sweeping and scrubbing machine for sweeping a floor in a sweeping mode or scrubbing a floor in a scrubbing mode, and which can be used in either mode without the addition or removal of parts, said machine including, from front to rear, a debris hopper for both scrubbing and sweeping, a brush housing and a scrubbing solution tank, the length of the machine being essentially determined by the distance between the debris hopper and the tank, a single brush for both scrubbing and sweeping positioned in said brush housing, means on the machine for supplying solution from the tank to the vicinity of the brush and for returning used solution to the tank, at least a portion of the solution supplied from the tank to the vicinity of the brush being recycled, said machine being so constructed that the debris hopper, the brush in its brush housing and the scrubbing solution tank remain in position on the machine during both the sweeping mode and the scrubbing mode.

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