Vacuum sweeper KM 150/500 R D

Diesel-powered, fully hydraulic industrial sweeper with three-wheel chassis and rear steering. For tackling tough jobs in the building material or metal-working industries, foundries and other dirt-intensive sectors. With Yanmar 21.6kW engine.

Kärcher’s fully hydraulic KM 150/500 R sweeper can be perfectly tailored to meet the needs of your business. Choose LPG or diesel power; indoor or outdoor protective cabs; and a wide range of accessories. Fantastic build quality, incredible productivity and fully hydraulic controls all come as standard. The choice of power options make it very versatile for use in different areas from public road to cleaning of noise sensitive areas indoors. Thanks to the dustpan principle, fine sweepings and coarse dirt are reliably vacuumed. The roller brush automatically adjusts to uneven surfaces and the innovative sweeping system reduces wear and tear to a minimum. The main roller brush can be easily changed without tools. The waste container automatically closes during transport. Two horizontally installed flat pleated filters ensure clean air under heavy dust conditions. Filter cleaning can be done with the push of a button using a highly effective dual scraper. The filter is easily accessible and can be cleaned or changed without the need for tools. The engine is also easy to access.

Features and benefits
Vacuum sweeper KM 150/500 R D: Efficient filter system
Efficient filter system
Flat pleated filter with 7 m² filter area. Effective cleaning with dual scraper. For dust-free sweeping.
Vacuum sweeper KM 150/500 R D: Comfortable workplace
Comfortable workplace
All controls are clearly arranged and easy to access. All displays in full view. Optional: cabs with heating or air-conditioning.
Vacuum sweeper KM 150/500 R D: Simple operation, maintenance and servicing
Simple operation, maintenance and servicing
Simple technology with tried and tested components: fully hydraulic drive; electric instead of electronic. Easy motor access for quick and simple maintenance. Main roller brush and flat pleated filter can be replaced without tools.
Diesel operation
  • Designed for continuous use.
  • Powerful motorisation
Optional four-wheel chassis
  • Improves traction on slippery and uneven surfaces.
  • Increases ride comfort and driving safety.
  • Ideal for use on sensitive surfaces due to low surface pressure.
Hydraulic high container emptying
  • Emptying the waste is safe and easy.
  • High dump system up to 1.52 m.
Dustpan principle
  • Good intake of fine and coarse waste.
  • Low dust dispersion.
Extensive range of accessories and attachment kits
  • Easy adaptation to individual cleaning needs.
  • Impressive equipment (e.g. comfort cab, air-conditioner, heating).
  • Second and third side brushes available on request.
Fully hydraulic traction drive and driven main sweeper roller and side brush
  • Extremely low-maintenance.
  • No wear and tear.
  • Extremely durable.
Cyclone pre-filter
  • Longer working time for the motor filter.
  • Extended maintenance intervals.

Technical data

Drive type Diesel
Motor manufacturer Yanmar
Drive – power (kW) 18.6
Max. Area Performance (m²/h) 18000
Working width (mm) 1200
Working width with 1 side brush (mm) 1500
Working width with 2 side brushes (mm) 1800
Waste Container (l) 500
Hill climbing ability (%) 18
Operating speed (km/h) 12
Filter area (m²) 7
Weight (with accessories) (kg) 1440
Weight, ready to operate (kg) 1440
Dimensions (L × W × H) (mm) 2442 x 1570 x 1640


  • Manual filter cleaning system
  • Adjustable roller brush
  • Power steering
  • Adjustable suction power
  • Dustpan principle
  • Travel drive - forward
  • Travel drive, reverse
  • Vacuum
  • Hydraulic container lift
  • Outdoor applications
  • Operating hour meter
  • Sweep function (can be switched off)
  • Pneumatic wheels
  • Side brush swings out automatically
Vacuum sweeper KM 150/500 R D
Vacuum sweeper KM 150/500 R D
Vacuum sweeper KM 150/500 R D
Application areas
  • For industry, warehouses, car parks, multi-stories, construction sites and airports.