Walk-behind models are manually propelled via an operator and are pushed or controlled from walking behind-much like an orthodox lawn mower. Ride-on versions are usually larger and are controlled by an operator who sits on-board the equipment.
Both sweeper types are efficient cleaning machines and reduce cleaning times ten-fold, but also reduce the actual amount of labour needed to keep facilities clean.
Although both ride-on and walk-behind sweepers are an investment, these cleaning machines will, over time, pay for themselves again and again due to the money and time saved just in labour costs. The process of deciding whether you require a ride-on or walk-behind floor sweeper begins with focusing on your own specific cleaning needs.
There are many things that should be considered when deciding to purchase either a walk-behind or ride-on sweeper and albeit the relatively high costs can be a slightly intimidating-remember that this investment is nothing in comparison to the cost spent by your business to regularly hire external cleaning companies. In addition, due to the investment involved in these cleaning devices, it is important that you are sure of your necessary cleaning requirements.
If you are not sure, then it would be very beneficial to seek advice from an established professional who can guide you the right sweeper to suit your own specific cleaning needs.