This SAE Standard applies to all self-propelled machines with a gross vehicle mass greater than 5000 kg that are utilized to clean material from highways, parking lots, airfield runways, outside paved areas that are principally exposed to vehicular traffic. These machines can also be involved with road construction or 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 updates the applicable machine classification outlined in Table 1 of SAE J1116 whereas self-propelled sweepers and cleaning equipment were moved from the Earthmoving category to the Road Building and Maintenance category in the 2013 edition.