The MFH 550 is ideal for daily cleaning jobs in inner city areas, on footpaths and cycle paths and in industrial areas. Due to its high suction power, the MFH 550 sweeps at a high working speed and easily picks up large amounts of dirt. The large volume of the sweeping hopper allows maximum sweeping capacity and a long service life. The MFH 550 is characterised by environmentally friendly engine technology, innovative engineering, low costs over the product life cycle and maximum comfort for the driver.

Schmidt|MFH 550

Highlights

  • Two or three broom system available
  • Container available with tilting or high discharge
  • System volume of 5m3 integrated in vehicle in compact design
  • Efficient, quiet running Euro 6c six-cylinder diesel engine
  • High payload of up to 6,600 kg

Your benefits

  • Powerful: Sweeps at a fast working speed due to the high suction power and easily picks up large amounts of dirt. Thanks to the largest payload in its class, full utilisation of the container volume is possible even with heavy swept material.
  • Excellent sweeping performance: A two or three-broom system with a pulled suction chute.
  • Unsurpassed comfort: A spacious cabin, excellent visibility, ergonomic controls, an adjustable steering column, and a sprung driver's seat with individual adjustment options. AGR ("Healthy back campaign") tested and recommended.
  • Minimum fine dust emissions: The MFH 500 meets the best level of PM10/PM2.5 certification with four stars each. The combination of the Koanda air circulation system and the pressurised circulating water system can reduce fine dust emissions by up to 70%.
  • Flexibility: Modular equipment and a wide range of optional expansion possibilities means the sweeper can be adapted to customer-specific requirements.

Product variants

Sweeping technology

The MFH 500 has a pulled disc brush system mounted in front of the front axle with a sweeping width of 2,200mm. The advantage of the trailed design is that collision damage is minimised compared to the pushed system and wear and tear on the brooms is significantly reduced.

The MFH 500 is available as a two- or three-blade system. With the optional third broom, the working width can be increased to 3,550mm. This allows a greater area performance of up to 64,000m²/h, sweeping on two levels and efficient sweeping in areas with a lot of street furniture and tight working areas. The robustly designed arm with front brush can be used on both the left and right side of the machine and is also suitable for heavy weed work.

All functions of the MFH 500 can be controlled hydraulically from the control panel in the driver's cab. The entire sweeping unit can be moved hydraulically 300mm to the right and left. With optional independent brush control, the inclination of the circular brushes can be adjusted hydraulically from the cab to suit the road surface characteristics. The contact pressure of the disc brushes can be adjusted separately to the right and left from the cab. This allows comfortable and clean sweeping of right-angled corners, gutters and hard-to-reach areas.

Suction and water systems

The trailed suction shaft is located behind the brooms but in front of the front axle and is carried along on rollers at a constant distance from the floor. The suction mouth and the circular brooms form one unit - the parallelogram suspension of the broom unit guarantees optimum tracking and thus overlap with the suction shaft. The flow-optimised installation of the suction shaft ensures that sweeping can be carried out effectively and with reduced fuel consumption even at low blower speed. A hydraulically operated coarse dirt flap allows large debris to be collected. The blower speed can be easily and conveniently adjusted with almost infinite variations, which allows quick reaction to changing conditions.

The fresh water system has a volume of around 685 litres, and optionally up to 1835 litres. The powerful water pump supplies two spray nozzles each on the circular brooms and two nozzles in the suction shaft.

As an option, the MFH 500 can also be equipped with a circulating water system. In this case, the circulating water from the hopper is fed directly back into the suction shaft, saving fresh water and optimising use of the container capacity. The collected waste material is both moistened and compressed, and only clean, low-dust air is released into the environment.

The MFH 500 is certified with the best level PM10  and PM2.5 certificate, which is highly regarded throughout Europe and awards four stars in both the PM10 test for the highest level of air pollution control and the best possible absorption performance with PM2.5.

Sweeping material container

The 5m³ volume hopper enables maximum sweeping capacity and an increased radius of action. The basic version is equipped with tipping discharge. A high dump with pusher for container emptying is optionally available. The hydraulically locked tailgate with a stable rubber seal ensures the tailgate to the container is watertight. The frame of the container is made of a stable steel construction which is subjected to wet painting. The bottom and sides of the container are lined with aluminium or stainless steel plates as required. Alternatively, the MFH 500 is available with a stanless steel frame.

A leaf sieve is fixed over the entire width and length of the hopper and allows the hopper capacity to be used to its full potential. The large sieve surface prevents the sieve from clogging and guarantees a constant air flow with 100% container filling. The sieve can be conveniently folded down for cleaning. Automatic leaf screen cleaning for the front screen section is available as an option.

Ergonomics & Comfort

When designing the cabin, the focus was on ease of operation and ergonomics. Best visibility is through a spacious cab with windscreen that extends to the cab floor, while a window in the floor provides a clear view of the suction shaft and the disc brushes. Two large side mirrors also provide a perfect view of the working area and surroundings. The cab is equipped with high-quality noise and vibration insulation. At only 66 dB(A), the driver can concentrate better and perform tasks quickly and safely.

All control and operating elements are arranged around the driver's seat with AGR certificate ("Campaign for healthier backs") and are within easy reach. A powerful heating and air conditioning system ensures the best possible indoor climate during work. A narrow and multi-adjustable steering column is equipped with all traffic and safety-related functions and controls. The ergonomically designed transition between the accelerator and brake pedals, low pedal forces and cruise control make the driver's work easier.

The sweeping unit is controlled via the door control panel with joysticks and push buttons. The most important information is visible at first glance on the colour display in the roof console. For example, travel speed, fill levels, temperatures, engine speed and working conditions are all displayed. The Auto-Drive option is new. All sweeping functions and driving commands in sweeping mode can be conveniently operated via the ergonomically shaped multi-functional joystick. A mechanic can make machine-specific settings via the display. The onboard diagnosis system allows any faults to be located quickly and efficiently.

Modern vehicle technology

The frame of the MFH 500 is made of high-strength steel and is primed and painted in high-quality processes. This forms an effective corrosion protection and guarantees sustainable use in all weather conditions. The ladder frame construction makes the MFH 500 light and at the same time robust and reliable. C-profiles ensure maximum stability and torsional rigidity. The hydraulic tank is also made of robust steel, while the side and rear water tanks are constructed of stable, impact-resistant plastic.

The suspension package with leaf springs and hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and rear, adapted to the machine, ensures safe and comfortable driving. Large 17.5" wheels with high load capacity ensure increased safety when driving even in bad road and weather conditions. The MFH 500 has the highest payload in its class - up to 6,600 kg thanks to robust suspension, high axle loads and twin tyres on the rear axle.

A large steering angle of 68°, combined with the short wheelbase of 1,850 mm, allows optimum manoeuvrability and an extremely tight turning circle.

The hydraulic dual-circuit brake system, with disc brakes at the front and drum brake system at the rear, and the optional or equipment-dependent automatic load-dependent brake valve on the rear axle, provides outstanding vehicle control.

Drive

The MFH 500 is equipped with an efficient and powerful Euro 6c diesel engine with the most advanced exhaust aftertreatment system available on the market, with diesel oxidation catalyst, closed particle filter system, AdBlue injection and SCR catalyst. The smooth and powerful six-cylinder engine, in conjunction with the newly designed hydrostatic drive with Eco-Drive, ensures comfortable and economical driving. The speed reduction during transport trips saves up to 20% diesel fuel. Optional transport speeds 25/40/45/50 km/h (15/25/28/31mph).

The engine, including AdBlue tank, is perfectly integrated into the chassis, so that the MFH 500 maintains optimum manoeuvrability. 

Wide range of options

  • Third front broom
  • Wild herb broom
  • Rear view and suction shaft camera
  • Pressure washer
  • Roof boom with HD lance
  • Additional water tank
  • Hand suction hose
  • Automatic central lubrication system
  • Sound insulation package
  • LED lighting package
  • Winter maintenance options: Snow plough or front broom

IntelliOPS telematics platform

The MFH 500 can be connected to the Aebi Schmidt IntelliOPS platform, which provides comprehensive monitoring, selection, reporting and analysis functions. It enables rapid performance evaluation by displaying machine activity data live on a map and uses the collected data to provide detailed overviews and reports to optimise operations