This SAE Standard applies to all self-propelled machines with a gross vehicle mass greater than 5000kg that are utilized to clean material from highways, parking lots, airfield runways, outside paved areas that are principally exposed to vehicular traffic. These machines may also be involved with road construction/repaving work. Primary methods for material removal and cleaning can be by mechanical, pneumatic, washing and flushing systems, or in a combination of any system.
This document provides terms and definitions so that they can be consistently applied to describe Self-Propelled Sweepers and Cleaning Equipment. This revision has been expanded to incorporate additional types of machines and expanded into parts 1 and 2 to discriminate between machines used in street sweeping, airfield operations and road maintenance (Part 1), by virtue, of classification of a gross vehicle mass greater than 5000kg from that of smaller machines used in industrial operations and areas principally used by pedestrian traffic (Part 2).