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Tennant Company Introduces Innovative New Street Sweeper

Ergonomic design and the latest technology innovations provide class-leading operator comfort

MUNICH, GERMANY, September 13, 2010—Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, healthier world, today introduces a new generation of stylish and innovation-rich street sweepers, the compact Tennant A85.

The Tennant A85 incorporates an entirely new, and unique, air suspension system that delivers the ultimate in anti-vibration, low noise and effortless operation for optimized performance and operator comfort.

Tennant’s A85 Street Sweeper features include:

  • New design featuring modern styling
    • Compact and skillful design brings elegance to one of the industry’s largest 4m3 hopper capacities
    • Front top cover with integrated sun visor
    • Smart front base cover gives the A85 a signature “smile”
    • Reinforced rear bumper to increase efficiency
  • Exceptional ergonomics for unrivaled operator comfort
    • Superior air suspension system
      • Low vibration in cabin due to new air suspension
      • Low noise at operator level
    • Latest in cabin ergonomics with easy-to-use controls
    • Ultra comfortable, fully adjustable seating for a car-like driving experience
    • Easy access for service and maintenance
    • Full panoramic visibility
  • Superior product efficiency and cleaning performance
    • New Euro 5 engine in compliance with current emission norms
    • Cyclonic air filtration system with increased filter cleaning interval
    • New hydraulic manifold with one third fewer hydraulic connections for less risk of leakage
    • Environmentally conscious with significantly reduced dust emissions
    • Class-leading payload capacity of 6.05 tons
    • Low ground pressure (equivalent to a racing bicycle) due to rear twin wheels
    • Class-leading suction

“With the A85 we have once again raised the bar by seamlessly combining superior performance with ultimate design,” said Stephen Lynas, Product Director, Tennant Company. “We are especially conscious of the operator experience and believe we have taken this to a new level with the air suspension system.”

With the introduction of the A85, Tennant is further expanding its already extensive portfolio while harnessing its more than 40 years’ experience of delivering technologically advanced sweepers to major cities all over the world.

The Tennant A85 is now available in Europe. Visitors to IFAT, taking place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany, September 13-17, can view the new Tennant A85 at the company’s stand located in Hall C3 stand 423/524.

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