Heavy duty

 Johnston Sweepers

The heavy-duty cleaning powerhouse

The heavy-duty cleaning powerhouse thas has been continuously improved to meet customer requirements.  


With sweepers tailored to operate in many specific environments, Bucher offers a wide choice of products and options, which ensures maximum performance is always achieved. Through years of experience in sweeper design, Bucher has developed a unique system that creates a cyclone effect within the hopper for efficient filtering of debris and dust particles prior to discharge to the atmosphere through mesh filter screens.
This unique design is now a standard feature of all V Range sweepers.

Get to know the V802

Robust Construction
Robust Construction

Built for unrivalled durability

Mounted to the sub frame, the hydraulically operated sweeping system is designed to prolong brush life and reduce the cost of ownership. Both channel and wide-sweep brush installations feature quick-change mechanisms which reduce downtime between changeovers. All twin-engine VT Range sweepers are powered by a dedicated high performance auxiliary engine. With a heavy-duty, corrosion-resistant stainless steel body, the VT802 is robust and built for unrivalled durability.


V Range Sweepger view


High Performance
High Performance

Maximising on-station time

Maximising on-station time requires a balance of having enough water capacity to minimize refills, having enough hopper capacity to cope with large volumes of leaves or debris, having a payload great enough to meet demands of a workday and being able to carry enough fuel to reduce non-productive travel

The V802 provides the ideal balance between performance, environmental impact and low cost of ownership, with applications to suit a full range of sweeping environments, benefits that make the Johnston V802 the sweeper of choice worldwide. JCB auxiliary engines combined with the Johnston mechanical step-up gear box and fluid coupling provide the best efficiency ratios in the industry.



Low Environmental Impact
Low Environmental Impact

Low Water Usage

 The V Range uses as standard yellow mist atomizing jets to reduce water usage by 20%, or red nozzle jets with higher flow are available for heavier applications. The optional Water Recirculation system can save up to 900 litres of water per day extending the on-station time and reducing the risk of dust going through the fan.



Key specifications

  • 8 m³ hopper capacity
  • 2004 litre water tank
  • 4mm 1.4003 stainless steel hopper
  • Wireless discharge control
  • Trailing sweepgear
  • 4* EUnited PM10/2.5 Certifed

Key Features

Operator Experience
Swept Width

Cleverly thought through with the operator in mind

​V Range Centre console

The center console featuring cup holders and USB charging points can be adjusted to suit the operator's preference. The JVM screen is mounted on an articulated arm allowing tilt angle and rotation to be adjusted without the need for any tools. The JVM has a wide range of settings that can be tailored to suit the operational needs.

The ergonomic door controller can be used for all sweeping operations, brush position, pressure, speed, nozzle aperture, engine revs, and water jets.

A heavy-duty pause button allows the operator to lift all the sweep gear until depressed again. This allows the operator to change from sweeping to transit in a quick and easy way. The V Range remembers the last sweeping settings used each time.


Full EUnited PM10/2.5 Compliance

PM10 Certificate

The V802 in common with all the V Range is also the first European-manufactured machine to achieve full PM10 test compliance in stringent air quality tests on whole vehicle emissions and comes 4* certified.


Advanced filter design

V Range Hopper

Through years of experience in sweeper design, Bucher has developed a unique system that creates a cyclone effect within the hopper for efficient filtering of debris and dust particles prior to discharge to the atmosphere through mesh filter screens.

This unique design is now a standard feature of all V Range sweepers. The rear discharge chute directs loads away from the rear of the vehicle, minimising the risk of damage to lamps and other components. The standard load de-watering system allows the draining of water from the waste volume.

Designed with safety in mind

V Range Hopper Prop

The highly visible, self-engaging body prop provides the operator and service personnel with a safe working environment. The V Range features a wireless radio controller allowing the operator to walk completely around the sweeper. The operator can adjust the wide sweep brush easily and check surrounds before opening the rear door or tipping.

High visibility brush plates and hose sleeves make it easier for the operator to see the brush position. The V Range is also supplied with an LED sweep gear work light as standard and a wide range of additional LED and hazard warning lights are also available.

Water Purging system as standard

Water purging system so that when freezing weather conditions are anticipated, water is easily and conveniently drained from the sweeper by a simple in-cab switch. Water jets in the nozzle boxes are self-cleaning which extends the life of the components.

Up to 3600mm with simultaneous sweep option

V Range Simultaneous sweep

The V802 offers up to 3600mm swept width with the simultaneous sweep option (for dual sweep machines only), set almost flat makes short work of light application surface cleaning.

Product variations


VT802 with twin

Twin engine options offering performance and flexibility for truck mounted sweepers.

Being independent of the truck chassis, the sweeper auxillary engine powers the sweeping functions and vacuum system so both engine and chassis can be tailored to the application and customer preferences. A wide range of chassis can also be supplied with either manual, automatic or automated gearboxes providing a wide range of options to suit the operator.
The VT802 is supplied with a JCB 93kW industrial engine as standard, designed for operating in dusty environment. Providing 550Nm of torque at 1500rpm the Stage 4 engine is ideally suited for applications where higher suction power is required; for example more arduous road construction operations (EU28 only).

Throttle control of the auxiliary engine is infinitely variable ensuring optimum operational and fuel efficiency with no performance compromised. With a 1500 rev Eco-mode built into the VT802, fuel conservation and noise levels are enhanced.

Once set to an operating performance, the twin engine sweeper system will perform at the same level regardless of gradient and travel speed. The sweeping operation can be paused or stopped easily and sweep gear lifted to allow the driver to transit from one location to another without having to disengage a separate drive.

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VS802 with hydrostatic

The patented Hydrostatic drive option is ideal for built up areas such as towns and cities where sweeping speed and control are an advantage.

These single engine hydrostatic gearbox truck mounted sweepers provide the best control during the sweeping operation and allows the driver to have infinite travel speed from 0 to 40km/h. With the cruise control option the operator can set the ideal sweep speed and concentrate on sweeping. The chassis is driven via the standard truck gearbox in transit mode and when the sweeper is required to sweep, the operator engagesthe hydrostatic drive system. Maintenance is only required on one engine but the single engine is working at high load more often.

The patented hydrostatic gearbox can work with large chassis engines up to 280hp. Being 300kg lighter than a twin engine sweeper, the VS offers a 5% greater payload on average than the VT.

 The HGB2 gearbox can handle high torque transmissions with engines up to 280hp. Operators wishing to use high power engines can sweep efficiently without overloading the gearbox. The single engine sweeper uses the fuel tank from the chassis or the sweeper 190 litre fuel tank, allowing longer on station time. The Hydrostatic drive system is lighter than the equivalent twin engine sweeper, allowing more pay load.

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VM802 with chassis
PTO drive

The VM is a single engine truck mounted machine and is offered alongside our existing truck mounted machines. All sweeping functions are driven directly by the chassis engine PTO rather than our auxiliary engine options of the VT or the hydrostatic gearbox option of the VS.

The VM powapack is similar to the VS using a 800mm diameter hydraulically driven fan impellor, but in place of a hydrostatic gearbox the VM has a large 130cc hydraulic fan pump which is dreictly driven by a drive shaft from the chassis engine PTO.

 The hydraulic fan pump in turn drives a gear pump which controls all sweeping equipment, and, in the event of supawash being selected then a tandem pump is fitted to run the additional hydraulic required.

 The VM has been designed to operate at maximum sweeper performance at just 1000rpm of the chassis engine.

 The chassis engine rpm may increased, either with the chassis cruise control (chassis dependant) or the foot pedal. This increases the forward speed of the vehicle but does not increase sweeper performance as it will have already attained maximum suction performance at 1000rpm.

 All this combines to keep fuel consumption, noise and forward speed to a minimum.

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