Having chased one of these things around my local streets trying to get a half decent shot of it ( and failing ), I thought I'd look it up online. Turns out it's not alone. There's a whole range of models, and they have a worldwide presence. :shock:
I'm tempted to quote Dennis Wilson's The Mechanic character in Two Lane Blacktop, and say that "....if you put a little bit of work into that, you'd have yourself a real street sweeper..."