Billy goat cleans up at services

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Billy Goat makes clean sweep at Gordano Services

By Lance Bassett
The Gordano Service Area just south of Bristol on the busy M5 motorway caters for millions of motorists a year. Being on the main route to the South West resorts and the English Riviera, Gordano is a favoured watering hole for some 20,000 drivers and passengers a day.

No wonder then that over the peak eight-week summer season some 12.5 tons of debris needs to be collected. Mainly litter discarded by travellers, the mountain of rubbish has hitherto been rounded-up by brooms and litter-pickers.

Gordano Maintenance Manager Graham Cox saw the need for a mechanised litter collector and has purchased a Billy Goat VQ802SPH Vacuum Sweeper. The VQ802SPH is powered by an 8hp Honda GX engine and has five forward gears.

A 33in (84cm) nozzle can cope with all manner of litter including bottles and cans clearing up to 43,560 square feet an hour. The purchase also included a ride-on 'chariot' towed by the sweeper, plus Turf and Dust Bags and an on-board Hose Kit.

Five operators have now been assigned to the new Vac to keep the service area all Ship Shape and Bristol fashion.

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