I picked up the package at UPS today and was impressed before I even opened it. Was surprised to see that it came in a custom made wooden crate nailed together, now that's packaging!
Then got it to my shop and opened the crate and was equally impressed at the quality of the unit and strength of the magnet. Bolted it together and it was ready to go, very nice! I was even going to call your company and tell them how impressed with buying a tool these days (we buy a lot of tools annually) that actually exceeded my expectations, this just doesn't happen anymore in today's economy.
But the icing on the cake is when I got into the office and checked my emails the same evening, you had already sent me this email asking me if everything was OK with the new tool. Now this is customer service that I just don't see anymore.
You've got a great company and far superior customer-service system to any building or tool supplier I have come across, ever.
Avalon Remodeling and Construction
Today we put your Wrasse magnet to work and we are most pleased with it's performance. My operator is very happy with the ease and simplicity of the design. Putting it on the forks takes only a minute with no tools required.
Enclosed please find photos to show you our yard conditions. We have eight acres of hard soil in which the metal debris has been embedded. Also after a rainstorm we have standing water. Your magnet pulls the metal out of the soil as well as metal below several inches of water. My operator was very pleased with how simple it was to clean the tool. Detach one pin and slide off the plastic cover and the debris falls off.
Your Magnet has made a very unpleasant job a joy to do.
Jerry S. Shannon, S&S Structural Systems, Inc. Wrasse72 4"x4" owner
It did arrive and it works amazing. Much better then the rentals I previously used.
Thanks again for the quick turnover.
City Employee using a Magunum 37 to keep athletic fields free of metal debris.
Cudo's to you and the folks at Bluestreak. Not long after assembling the Aardvark our Maintenance Mechanic (Matt) and I were backing it into the fleets garage to torque the wheels down when we heard a clank. The shops supervisor goes whow!" We stopped to see what had happened.
Matt and the guys in the shop started because the Aardvark pulled a 12" x 4" storm grate out of the ground. Mind you it was loose but that was impressive. After making several passes around the landfill the Superintendent met us at the metal pile and was quite impressed and very happy with the Aardvark. Many of our landfill staff were enthused by its performance. Mike this is a great product and was worth the wait. We hope you will enjoy the photos and videos. If you need more don't hesitate to email or call.
E. Jones -Prince Williams County, Dept. Public Work Solid Waste Division/Landfill, Aardvark Series
The Plant Manager unpackaged the sweeper this morning and is extremely happy with the product. I watched how it works and I was impressed - very strong magnet. We have had other sweepers in the past, but not like this one.
Michelle T., Valley Truss, Bora 37 owner.
Sweeper arrived yesterday, you guys are awesome and your product is absolutely great!!!!
George E., Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, Repeat purchaser of Wrasse48(2"x5")
We love the new magnet; it allows us to go over rough terrain (which we have a lot of at the landfill) that our old magnet just couldn't handle. Based on the metal items such as nails and screws that we are picking up we estimate we saved over 100 potential flat tires in our first trial pass with the magnet.
We did get quite a few questions from other landfills that were interested in the magnets and how they have worked for us.
One of our employees commented that the last flat he got was due to a sidewall tear so it cost him over $150 to replace the tire. The use of the Bluestreak magnets should greatly reduce the amount of flat tires.
D. McElroy, Sanitary Landfill Superintendent, City of Sioux Falls Public Works, Aardvark Series
I just want to thank you... Your product was delivered and came in great shape. I had some spots with a lot of nails.
Paul Kudlach, Kudlach Brothers, Wrasse(3"x3") owner
The guys are telling me the sweeper works great!! The order went smoothly and all is well.
Cathy M., Scape26 owner
I cannot believe the quality. Great Product.
Anthony R., Judlau Cont Corp., Rhino60(4.5" x4.5") owner
We made a video today for you. Our IT guy is going to see how to format it and get it to you. I think you will be quite happy with it. The unit works great.
Lyle, The City of Dauphin, Dauphin, MB, Public works landfill, Aardvark Series
My package (Bora25) arrived and I look forward to using it. I am impressed with your quick response and delivery. I will keep you informed.
(customer later wrote)
Equipment worked out great. Congratulations on a terrific product. I will recommend it to all my contractor friends.
Jim B., Bora25 owner.
(email sent to us from a customer)
I have attached a testimonial/evaluation on the Rhino 60. Itis rather long but I had a lot to say. Please feel free to change, cut, shorten or modify this any way you would like to. I will try and take a video clip with sound again also once our weather clears up. I tried to be as honest as I could and tell the good as well as the not so good things about the equipment. We love it and really appreciate it. Jerry
Jerry Rolfe, Project Safety Manager, Layton Construction Rhino 60 User
Great service. Kept me posted on when it was shipped and gave tracking number. Product was very easy to assemble, less than 5 minutes. We have only used it in one area this morning, but it has cut down on cleaning up time by at least 50%. Great Product. Thanks.
Joe T., N.B Handy Company, Magnum37 owner.
My new Bora arrived by UPS today. Took me about 20 minutes to remove it from the great packaging and put it together. I put it to use. Just as advertised. I commend you. I was a contractor for many years and this sure beats the old magnet sweeps we used. The release feature and intelligent design of all fittings are great.
No longer am I a contractor or writer of contracting and building issues, I will be using this tool on my own farm. Recently I have put up k's of feet of new fencing, built new barns and corral, plus small animal cages. Despite best efforts wire pieces, screws and nails fall and do not voluntarily show themselves. Which brought me to wanting this better tool. Preventing one untimely flat off sets the full value of this tool to me... I really dislike untimely flats. Or even a bit of wire or metal ingestion to a goat or calf, all the while trying to figure out what they ended up dying from.
If I had one suggestion, being I will use mine only on dirt and semi rough surfaces (occassionally in the shop), perhaps neoprene 3 inch wide or so wheels would push better for me. Hard wide wheels such as kids tricycles and heavy duty type toys used to have. Not sure what they have now, my kids have been grown a while.
I am impressed you are asking as to satisfaction and tips or opinions. I hope you go on with much success. In Texas we love Canada, Cheers.
Mel, Texas, Bora owner
Regarding my recent purchase of a Bluestreak Force25 magnet, all I can say is "thumbs up". My first impression of your company came with the quick responses to my questions via email and with the content of your website. Timely shiping and fast delivery added to my confidence. I ordered the Force25 on a Friday and it arrived the following Thursday. The quality of the packaging and the magnet are outstanding.
We recently ahd our house and barn reroofed. The contractor has another brand of magnet and sweeps the yard after the job is done. My Force25 arrived a few days later. The packaging of the equipment for shipping is better than I had imagined. Setup was easy and I was ready to pick up nails in about 10 minutes. I picked up anthoer 3 to 5 pounds of mails that had been missed. I am confident that I have eliminated the threat of many flat tires on my lawn mowers in the future.
Thanks for the super Bluestreak product.
P.S. I briefly thought about selling my sweeper to the roofer who did our house and barn. After all, I had completed the job I bought it for. But it is just too nice a tool to let go of. So even though I may only use it once or twice a year, it is worth holding on to.
Duane Ridenhour, Union Grove, Alabama, Force25 owner
This is our second Wrasse48(2"x5") sweeper. This one will be installed on our yard switcher in our Southern Distribution Center, the orginal one, used at our Northern Distribution Center, has performed spectacular for us for the last year.
CityGeorge E. Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, Wrasse48(2"x5") owner
The sweep arrived. Wow, the packaging was over the top.
Assembly was easy. Because I'm tall, I need to move the wheels to the bottom brackets to gain a bit of height. Would be nice to have a selection of lengths for the handle so the handle could adjust for different stature people. See, I'm 6'7" so with the wheel on the top bracket keeping the magnet closest to the ground, I stoop just a little when pushing this sweep.
That said, the sweep works great. I think it is the best available. Thanks.
W. P. Calahan, Photography Inc. Magnam25 Series
We are very pleased with our purchase and can't believe what we have been driving over in the driveway around our farm shop and equipment buildings. The magnet was easy to assemble and jsut as easy to use. The release of the material from the magnet works excellent. The wood packing crate arrived in excellent condition and you shipped it out fast to us. We could not have asked for more!
Maureen F. M & M Farm, Aurora19 owner
Thank you so much for the follow up. I am happy to tell you that my purchase as well as your service has superseded my expectations! The afternoon that the package arrived, which was a couple days sooner than expected, I put it together quite easily, but was unable to use it due to the weather. Now that I have had an opportunity to use the FORCE 25 magnetic sweeper, I have to say it is amazing. My husband and I are building our own house and I am always the one who has to clean up, so having the FORCE 25 to use to pick up all the screws, nails, washers, drill bits, etc. is just great. I'm sure we are going to get our money's worth out of this purchase. And I have to say that the cost is very reasonable for the fantastic quality of materials. Thanks for a great product!
I don't mind at all if you used my comments as a testimonial. The FORCE 25 has made my clean-up chores much more enjoyable, I love the clink clink of all the metal tidbits being picked up! You have no idea how much I appreciate your product.
Thank you for the best wishes with our house building, it is very kind of you. It's so refreshing to have such personal customer service, fantastic!
Natasha L., Alberta, FORCE 25 series
We received the sweeper yesterday. I put it together in just a few minutes and used it right away. I could hardly believe all that was picked up. I am very happy with the unit and believe it will prevent many flat tires in our operation. We may in the future be interested in more items from your company. Thanks
Ken Dyer - Cargill (Cargill uses a Magnum 37)
We are very pleased with the Magnetic Sweeper, it cleaned campsites and fire pits to the point that we noticed a big decline in flat tires on vehicles and mowers. Many campers bring fire wood with nails still in tacked. We had everything stuck to the magnet, beer caps hinges, spikes, tent pegs.
You have to see it to believe it!
Thanks for all your efforts and good luck.
Nick De Serranno Backus Heritage Conservation Area, Long Point Region Conservation Authority. (The park uses the Force and Wrasse Series Magnetic Sweepers)
The RHINO magnetic sweeper is awwwsome!
The RHINO far surpassed our expectations. I've attached a photo of a typical sweep of less than 200 feet. So far we have picked up about 1.5 tons of metal from the ash. The only problem is the easy sweep release attachment I bought is useless with this much metal attached to the sweeper.
I cannot slide off the plastic cover because I cannot overcome the magnetic pull from the sweeper. We cannot even scrape off this much material for the same reason. We must wear gloves and just pull off the metal. It makes for a lot of work, however the sweeper is the tool to do this type of job. We are very pleased with it. I've had a couple of people who want to rent the magnetic sweeper from me.
Perhaps later this year I may be interested in the Debris Digging Rake, I could use the rippers on the gannon box or the tiller attachment for my tractor to do the same job. I'll see what happens.
Thanks again for a great piece of equipment. Worth every dollar I spent on it.
Vic Winklepleck, Rhino owner
The Bora 31 arrived the afternoon of the 26th. The unit arrived via UPS and was well packaged in a wooden crate which had stiffereners and foam material to prevent shifting in transit. Assembly was simple. We put the unit in use around our inbound and outbound scales and it performed extremely well. The scalehouse staff can now sweep the scales on a daily basis. I want to thank you again and if I can be of further assistance in promoting your product, feel free to ask.
Gorman, Landfill Operations Manager, Highlands County Landfill, Bora31 owner
I used the Tundra magnetic sweeper last week to pick up nails after a roofing job. I have nothing but praise for your product. It was easy to order, arrived quickly, reasonably priced, very effective in cleaning up the loose nails in grass and the gravel driveway, and easy to use. I commend those who designed and manufactured it.
D. Keathley, Tundra owner
Just a note to tell you that I am very satisfied with the Piranha120 that I recently aquired for use at the Highlands County Solid Waste facility in Sebring Florida. I am very impressed with the quality construction of the unit. It is heavy duty in all respects.
The unit performs very well, even in somewhat adverse conditions, such as pictured, where we not only sweep our roads, we also sweep along the sides. We quickly discovered that the unit grabs cut-up pieces of steel belted radials that spill from our dump trucks as we carry them to the landfill site. In closing, what used to take four hours to accomplish with an ATV mounted magnet is now done in 30 minutes.
I highly recommend the Piranha120 to others for purchase. Its quality and performance is top notch.
Richard P. Gorman, Landfill Operations Manager, Piranha120 owner
The sweeper is wonderful. We were hit by a tornado on May 1st and with the rebuild and construction there were nails all over the place. Well, our kids always play barefoot, as well as the dogs so we needed something besides picking up by hand. Worked great and we gave it to our contractor as a gift when he was done. He actually had about 5 laborors on hands and knees when the fed-ex truck arrived and I told him to stop and look what I got. Anyhow, thanks again sir.
T. Reay. homeowner
The magnetic bar that you installed on our track drag is a valuable piece of equipment in the maintenance of our race track. We save many man hours, and avoid the tedious task of walking around the track and picking up the small, sharp pieces of metal left there, from the many demo derbies and truck and tractor pulls that use our track throughout the year.
I was truly amazed at what I found attached to the magnetic after only a few times around the track. Literally hundreds of nuts, bolts, screws, nails and wires which are extremely dangerous to a horses foot and can cause severe lameness were attracted to the magnet. The set up and the attachment of the magnet was also done in a very professional and efficient manner.
Thanks again, for making our track safer for the horses and less work and headaches for the horseman.
Robert Kowalsky, President, Simcoe Harness Club
I received the magnet and it has been working perfectly! Thank you for a good product and prompt delivery!
Jay Rhind, Builders Inc. Force19 owner
Here at Preston Cycle, we have been looking for the answer to nails and metal debris on our six acre lot. We recently purchased on of Blustreak's Razor Series of Magnetic Sweepers that we tow with our garden tractor. We have a paved front lot and a gravel rear lot. The Magnetic Sweeper worked equally well in both areas, picking up nails, bottle caps, wire and pieces of steel. We even use it behind our mower when we are cutting our grass. It is surprising what it picks up. This has been a happy purchase for us. Wish we had done this long ago.
Larry Kowtuski, Preston Cycle Products Inc
So far I like the mag broom. It feels well made and sturdy. I've had a couple of other styles in the past. This one seems to be the best design so far. Thanks.
Mike Crosby, Emerald City Shot Blasting, Aurora owner
I thought you might like a little feedback on the Force19 I got. It works great. It's strong enough to pick up all the nails yet compact enough to fit in and around most places and obstructions. I also like the strength in the handle. This product saves me time and money, and that's what it is all about. Thanks
Darren Cook, Reliable Roofing, Force19 owner
I put it together myself and I Love it! It is the coolest thing and I have already used it at the barn and picked up all kinds of rusty nails. It is great! I showed it to my horse trainer today and she loved it too.
Katherine Williford, Force25 owner
The Bluestreak magnetic floor sweeper is a great addition to our fabrication shop.
In the past, we have experienced many untimely and costly problems with puncturing tires in the forklifts on the shop floor. Since the arrival of the weeper, we have seen a lot less screws and nails on the ground. Using the sweeper is extremely quick and easy, and therefore the employees tend to use it quite often. After a job run change over the employees like to use it to clean up because they don't have to bend over and pick up the scrap off the floor. This in turn improves the over all appearance of the shop to the various visitors that walk through every day.
I strongly recommend the Bluestreak Magnetic Floor Sweeper to anyone that has issues with metal debris. With the sturdy construction of the sweeper, I can look forward to using the sweeper for many years to come.
Scott Kochany, AST Enterprises, Shop Manager
I spent two hours picking up nails after we had just put a new roof on our house and then later got a Bluestreak sweeper and discovered just how many nails I had missed. I picked up a margarine container full in ten minutes.
Linda Abare Homeowner
I did find the Strata sweeper I purchased when I returned home from a road trip on Friday afternoon. The delivery was as promised and the quality was as, or more than anticipated.
I made a few "test" passes and was amazed at ho much iron (nails and other strange items) it located after my contractor had made several passes with his magnet and several subsequent flats on my vehicles. I have had serious repairs performed on my house after hurricane Katrina and this is the main reason I purchased the item. I am very satisfied with both the product/pricing and especially with the interest and personal attention I received from your company. You are the second representative to contact me. The first was a person I apologize but I don't have his name handy since I am not at home currently but this gentleman checked on problems I was having getting my Visa card to be accepted when I tried to purchase the magnet on line.
I have since saved your URL as one of my favorites and will peruse the site when I have a few moments to see what other type of items you have. Thank you again for your follow-up in this matter!
Louisiana Homeowner Strata31
A couple years ago I had my standardbred horse out for a daily exercise, a five mile jog on the racetrack. He came off the track extremely lame. When I picked up the affected leg I discovered he had stepped on a stray horse shoe nail and it was embedded deep in the frog of the foot. The result was a weeks rest and a missed start. He did not step on a nail from a shoe he had thrown that day, it was a loose nail. If the track had been using the Bluestreak Magnetic Sweeper this injury most likely would have not occurred. I came across Bluestreak by accident, and told my story to the owner and asked him if their equipment could have prevented my horse's injury. He was kind enough to come and give me a demonstration and the result was amazing.
I am convinced the injury would not have happened had the track used the Bluestreak and that every track could benefit from using one. I have not been compensated for my statement I just strongly believe in the product now that I have seen it in action.
Jeff Kowalsky, Simcoe
The sweeper is wonderful. We were hit by a tornado on May 1st and with the rebuild and construction there were nails all over the place. Well, our kids always play barefoot, as well as the dogs so we needed something besides picking up by hand. Worked great and we gave it to our contractor as a gift when he was done. He actually had about five laborors on hands and knees when the fed-ex truck arrived and I told him to stop and look what I got.
Anyhow, thanks again sir.
T. Reay- homeowner
I was surprised by the amount of nails and screws that the sweeper picked up. The yard looked very clean when the roofers left, but I thought using a sweeper was a good idea since we have a young child and a dog. I feel more confident knowing our yard is a safer place.
Dianne Patenaude Homeowner