The all electric performance package in the compact class
The CityCat VR50e represents a milestone for compact sweepers.
The Bucher CityCat VR50e compact street sweeper sets a new standard for compact sweepers with its unique design and pioneering technology.
Get to know the CityCat VR50e
With the electric drive train and its specially designed Bucher Battery Pack the CityCat VR50e excels in terms of autonomy and zero emission operation.
The compact external measurements and selectable four-wheel steering give the vehicle superb maneuverability and guarantee maximum stability and active safety at all times during daily service runs.
The stainless steel hopper which boasts a huge payload capacity and the possibility of carrying a volume of 232 gallons of clean water with you enable exceptionally long sweeping distances and very high fill levels.
An extra 1120-litre water tank can be installed to maximize operating time and the total water capacity to 528 gallons. Thanks to the high suction power, large hopper and enormous water supply, the service package sets new standards when it comes to performance and range.
The completely redesigned cab with all LED lights, central locking system and glass all around offers the operator maximum comfort and safety while providing a modern workplace. The Bucher CityCat VR50e is operated via the ergonomically designed and one-hand operated Smart-Con operating system. The CSense touch display includes all additional operating tools, getting rid of unnecessary switches in the cab, leaving the driver concentrated on the work ahead.
By activating the EasyClean self-cleaning function, the blower, filter screen, dirty water tank, sidewalls and other difficult to reach pockets of dirt are sprayed by the cleaning nozzles. The machine is perfectly clean within a couple of minutes.
Water capacity 232 gallons
7.3 yd³ hopper volume
Hydrostatic-controlled fourwheel steering
Cabin designed for 3 people
137 kWh automotive Li-ion battery
CCS Combo 2 DC-fast charging
31 mph top speed
PM 2.5/10 4-star certified
Agile and fast
The compact outer dimensions, as well as the four-wheel steering that can be turned on and off, give the vehicle maximum maneuverability and ensure perfect directional stability and safety for everyday work.
Zero emission and high-efficiency drive system
Bucher Municipal has developed a custom-designed Bucher Battery Pack that’s tailored to the vehicle. This proven technology subject’s minimal footprint to the environment and provides low noise emissions. The custom designed battery pack is made to last a full 10-hour shift. The patented, sophisticated repair concept ensures maximum safety for the driver and the service techs.
On-board charger & energy recuperation
The 22 kW on-board charger means that batteries can be recharged in just a few hours at any public car-charging station. Even shorter charging times offers the DC fast charging option. Depending which recuperation level is selected the high-voltage battery will be charged during the deceleration. Thus, the range will be further extended.
Fully variable positioning of the entire sweeping and suction nozzle unit to either side provides the optimum coverage.
The unit is protected from impact damage because it retracts when an obstacle is encountered. The hydraulically activated large panel filter makes it possible to take up bulky material.
With just the touch of a button on the control panel, the left or right side brush can be lifted if only one side is required. This protects the brushes from unnecessary wear.
High-capacity clean water volume
A capacity of 232 gallons of clean water ensures long service times. An extra 295 gallon water tank can be installed to maximize operating time.
The service water recovery option ensures a higher fresh water coverage and less service water swept up.
Same volume, different dumping hight
The CityCat VR50e has a Hopper capacity of 7.3 yd³ and a payload of 10,361 lbs.
Raising the hopper with the option of the high dump feature allows the debris to be tipped into large containers, skips or directly into refuse collection vehicles. This dramatically increases efficiency.
The hopper volume remains the same and does not become smaller. The Hopper is available in different stainless steel materials for individual corrosion resistance.
Ergonomic and smart
Each cabin comes with two fully fledged driver seats with headrests to offer not just a comfortable driving experience, but also an ergonomic workstation. In addition, a third folding seat can be installed, which allows the transport of three people at once.
We believe all drivers should enjoy working with our sweepers, so we’ve introduced a walk-through cab, soft touch steering and an armrest with ergonomically perfected controls. A great view out of the cab is not only provided by the big, heated front screen and all glass doors but also through the camera options of which the views can be displayed on the Smart-Con and CSense screens.
Of course, safety is crucial. From the 3-point safety belts to the enhanced illumination of the sweeping area - ensuring a safe overview and visibility for third parties - it’s our duty to take care of you, so you can take care of others.
Smart-Con - start sweeping with the push of a button
The CityCat VR50e offers an intuitive and ergonomic operation of the sweeper via the Smart-Con multifunctional armrest paired with the Smart-Con 4.3-inch display. The sweeper can be operated by one hand while having pop-up feedback on the Smart-Con screen for all automotive and sweeping related information which makes work a lot easier. Increases safety and ergonomics by always keeping the working area in sight.
The CSense 10.1-inch touch display enables extended setting possibilities and visual diagnostics while giving an excellent overview of the vehicle. The display can be adjusted in height and angle to ensure an ergonomic operation by the driver.
The operator simply activates the EasyClean self-cleaning function. The blower, filter screen, dirty water tank, side walls and other difficult to reach pockets of dirt are then sprayed by the cleaning nozzles. The machine is perfectly clean within a couple of minutes.
Bucher Connect - service of the future
Digitizing fleets of any size with Bucher Connect makes the daily work of fleet owners and managers easier. Designed as an all-round service, it offers targeted support and services in all relevant areas to minimize downtime and operating costs. The aim is to ensure that sweepers are operated at their optimum level - and thus clean the roads better at a lower cost.
CityCat VR50e with
DC fast charging
With the CCS Combo 2 fast charging mode, the sweeper can be charged within 1.5 - 2 hours with up to 70 kW.
CityCat VR50e with
deluxe driver and passanger seats
Air-suspended seats with back-friendly design, heated seats, automatic weight adjustment and various other adjustment options for greater safety and comfort.
CityCat VR50e with
road construction brush
The road construction brush is giving the vehicle an even bigger working area and better coverage on curves and corners. The rugged front brush is suitable for particularly tough applications, including road construction and weed removal. Furthermore, it has a floor support pressure regulation and a tilt.
CityCat VR50e with
street wash system
Ample pressure allows market squares, building sites and pedestrian zones to be washed down and left spotlessly clean. This system uses the large debris hopper as a water tank.
CityCat VR50e with
The wanderhose with hydraulic support enables cleaning of underfloor containers up to 6.5 feet deep. The abrasion resistant, 360° rotatable suction hose has a diameter of 8 inches with a length of 21 feet.
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