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Tennant Company Introduces New High-Performance S16 Battery-Powered, Compact Ride-On Sweeper

Jul. 14, 2020

Delivering high productivity and versatility to meet a variety of cleaning challenges

High-dump and low-dump configurations available

Battery-powered for fume-free operation

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) today announced the unveiling of the S16, its newest battery-powered ride-on sweeper, that delivers leading-edge Tennant innovations to combat real-world challenges facing today’s facility managers. The S16 battery-powered sweeper is a versatile fume-free sweeper that has been engineered to be easy to operate and maintain, while providing big productivity benefits.

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S16 Compact Battery Ride-On Sweeper shown in both high-dump and low-dump configurations (Photo: Business Wire)

S16 Compact Battery Ride-On Sweeper shown in both high-dump and low-dump configurations (Photo: Business Wire)

“The S16 brings the reliability and exceptional performance you'd expect from Tennant along with versatility to serve a variety of indoor and outdoor applications,” said David Strohsack, Vice President of Global Marketing for Tennant Company. “We understand the challenges our customers are facing. They are committed to maintaining the health and safety of their facilities and enhancing their properties’ image—all while facing pressure to reduce the cost of cleaning. Tennant developed the S16 with these challenges in mind. The result is a solution that enhances the image of our customers’ facilities, prioritizes health and safety, and simplifies maintenance and operation – all with a low cost to clean.”

S16 Innovative Technology

MaxPro™ sweeping technology provides consistent brush power regardless of surface and debris changes, in both indoor and outdoor applications, allowing users to achieve consistent cleaning results on various surface types.

1-Step™ Start Button simplifies operation by simply pushing the large green button to start cleaning using all of the most recent machine settings which are automatically remembered and engaged.

Eco-Mode™ helps extend run time, reduce energy consumption and reduce noise for anytime cleaning.

Available FiberShield™ lint screen captures fibers for maximum efficiency, and non-marking skirts prevent damage when sweeping with machines configured for carpeted surfaces.

VarioHeight™ handle featured on the low dump model provides more ergonomic operation and increased safety for various operators when dumping.

Smart-Fill™ automatic battery watering technology option helps increase battery life, extend battery run time and optimize battery performance with a nearly maintenance-free battery watering system.

S16 Key Features and Benefits

Tennant’s S16 Battery-Powered Ride-On Sweeper provides big productivity and high-performance results in various environments. Features designed to maximize efficiency include the ability to:

  • Clean in just one pass with exceptional sweeping and edge-to-edge cleaning performance;
  • Maintain indoor air quality with a multi-stage dust control system that helps contain dust generated during sweeping;
  • Select a low-dump or high-dump model to meet your facility’s needs;
  • Experience fewer shake-backs with a timed filter shaking system that effectively cleans the filter and ensures optimal dust control and more time spent cleaning;
  • Reduce fatigue and increase operator safety and visibility with operator-forward design;
  • Achieve excellent carpet cleaning with proven performance on carpet;
  • Sweep in parking and loading dock areas with impressive ramp-climbing capabilities;
  • Simplify maintenance with easy access to common maintenance items with no tools required;
  • Maximize productivity with a wide sweep path and large hopper capacity.

Customers can maximize their productivity by selecting a configuration of the S16 that features dual side sweeping brushes that deliver an extended sweeping path, a dry vacuum wand for cleaning off-aisle and in tight spaces, and falling object protective structure (FOPs) certified overhead guard that protects against falling objects. For facilities looking to reduce their carbon footprint by moving toward battery-operated equipment, the S16 battery-powered sweeper offers lithium-ion battery technology in select markets.

The S16 is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use and in a variety of applications, including distribution centers and warehouses, heavy and light manufacturing parking lots/decks and outdoor spaces, food and beverage, foundries, retail and shopping centers, airports, convention centers and more. To learn more about the Tennant S16 Ride-On Sweeper, visit

Company Profile

Founded in 1870, Tennant Company (TNC), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that empower customers to achieve quality cleaning performance, reduce their environmental impact and help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; cleaning tools and supplies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant Company had sales of $1.14 billion in 2019 and has approximately 4,400 employees. Tennant has manufacturing operations throughout the world and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit and The Tennant Company logo and other trademarks designated with the symbol “®” are trademarks of Tennant Company registered in the United States and/or other countries.

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Informed Engagement Network

Source: Tennant Company


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