This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Leaf Vacs

The city's new leaf vacuum came by my house today. I had noticed it several time recently, and checking the city of Rensselaer web page I found this item:
The City of Rensselaer Street Department's old leaf vac has been down several times for repair this "leaf season" and then after 5 hours of use the clutch would burn out repeatedly. With Council's approval the Street Dept. purchased a new leaf vac which was just delivered this week and can be seen below picking up leaves on Emmett Ave. The City of Rensselaer asks residents to please be patient as the new "GREEN MACHINE" makes it's way around town picking up leaves. 11-9-10
A few days ago the old leaf vac was in the neighborhood, making a lot of noise and spitting out a lot of smelly exhaust. If you look carefully, you can see the exhaust in the upper left of the picture.
There are not many leaves left to pick up. Soon the workers will put away these machines and get out the snow plows.

2 comments:

flatbow said...

As a little kid, I was always entranced by the leaf vacs and street sweepers. I remember raking leaves into the largest piles I could just to see how much the equipment could handle.

Anonymous said...

The city of Rensselaer provides remarkable pride is giving the community members wonderful services like the leaf vacs. I am proud of them and the care and diligence the city workers show in keeping our city well kept, clean and neat.