Clean up metal debris from construction sites using a magnetic sweeper.
Magnetic sweepers pick up metal debris faster and easier...
Magnetic Sweepers are used on construction sites for picking up metal debris. They help reduce flat tires and human injuries caused by metal debris. They pick up wire, nails, screws, scrap metal, bolts, etc. faster and easier than other methods.
Construction sites have all kinds of debris sources and overall debris is considered moderate to high and the need for control is also moderate to high because of the potential for flat tires and injuries.
Why pick up metal debris?
It’s true most contractors don’t care about metal debris such as wire, nails, screws, scrap metal, bolts, etc. as long it’s not causing them too many flats especially if there isn’t any obligation to clean up the site in the contract. Many contractors don’t want to spend the time and money to clean up a site during or after construction, because it takes time and money.
But some contractors do try and keep construction site debris confined to the site first of all. They also do some preventative sweeping knowing that if it prevents one flat tire their efforts are worth it in terms of reduced costs and avoided delays or downtime. They also know that keeping a clean site, and keeping good relations in the area is not only in their interest but more importantly it also means that the client has a good impression of the contractor and in the end it leads to satisfied customers and future referrals.
This may seem like common sense. If you go to a construction site and it’s a total disaster, your confidence that other things are done right comes into question. If you go to a construction site that is kept clean and orderly, and if you see a contractor keeping the debris contained to the site, and cleaned up to protect the workers and equipment, we all think that if the contractor is doing these things, they must be doing a lot of the little things right as well, and it would be true usually.
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|Maximum Lifting Height||9 3/4"||10 1/2"||8 1/2"||12"||5 3/4"||6 1/4"||7 1/2 ” inches||7 1/4"||9"||10 1/2"||9"||13"||16"|
|Sweeper Weight||511.4 lbs||884 lbs||252 lbs, 277 lbs, 302 lbs||1056 lbs||37lb, 45lb, 56lb||34lb, 41lb, 48lb||249 lbs||206 lbs||191 lbs, 225 lbs, 258 lbs, 291 lbs||305lbs||328 lbs, 361 lbs||1652 lbs||3500 lbs|
|Sweeper Widths||72"||82"||62", 74", 86"||96"||20", 25", 31"||19", 25", 31"||66"||54"||62", 74", 86", 98"||52"||86”, 98”||76"||68"|
|Sweeping Height Adjustment||2" to 6" Continuous Adjustment||2" to 6" Continuous Adjustment||0" to 5 1/2" Continuous Adjustment||1.5" to 6" Continuous Adjustment||7 Wheel Settings||3 Wheel Settings||Yes, 1 to 4 Inches, in 1/2” increments||1" to 4" in 1/2" increments||Yes, minimum 2.5" with wheel on the ground, 3" recommended, 5" inch maximum||Continuous Adjustment – by raising and lowering forklift forks||Yes , 2 ½” minimum, recommended from 3” to 5” maximum, remote controlled raising and lowering of magnet from raised travelling to lowered sweeping position.||Continuous, using lift arms||2”-7” Using On-board Hydraulics and Adjustable Height Stops|
|Sweeper Wheel Type||13" x 6.5" flat proof, ball bearing tires||16.5" x 6.5" flat proof, hub and spindle wheels||13" x 6.5" flat proof, ball bearing tires||16.5" x 6.5" flat proof, hub and spindle wheels||8" Steel Hub & Ball Bearing Wheels||7" Steel Hub & Ball Bearing Wheels||10” x 3“ foam filled flat proof - centered hub with 5/8" ball bearing||10" x 3" flat proof tires||10” x 3” Foam Filled flat proof bump wheels with steel hubs and 5/8” ball bearings rated at 100 kg (220 lbs) capacity each||None||10" x 3" foam filled flat proof wheels with 5/8" ball bearings, each with a 100 kg (220 lb) rating||None||10 ply (3520lbs each) rated highway trailer tires|
|Clean Off Method||Spring Assisted Dual Debris Release Handles||Spring Assisted Dual Debris Release Handles||Wipe clean with glove or rag or purchase the optional Quick Clean Off Sleeve||Automatic, push button||Debris Release Handle||Wipe off debris with glove or rag||Debris Release Handle||Debris Release Handles||Comes standard with a Quick Clean Off Sleeve||Flip Down Stainless Steel Debris Pan||Quick Clean Off Sleeve||Hydraulic debris release using auxiliary hydraulics||Hydraulic|
|Terrain Surface||All Terrain||All Terrain||All Terrain||All Terrain||All Terrain||All Terrain||All Terrain||All Terrain||All Terrain||All Terrain||All Terrain||All Terrain||All Terrain|
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What Is a Construction Magnet?
The term “construction magnet” is a broad term encompassing magnetic devices used to keep construction worksites clear of any foreign ferrous metal objects that may injure employees or damage equipment. Some of the most commonly utilized are magnetic sweepers, which come in numerous variations to suit different cleanup needs. For example, push magnets are portable, while vehicle-mounted magnets (e.g., tow-behind and front-mounted magnets) are effective in large areas. Most construction magnets feature a load release mechanism, which makes it easier for users to clean off collected material during and between uses.
Types of Construction Site Magnetic Sweepers
Construction site magnetic sweepers are available in many designs and configurations, each of which offers distinct advantages and disadvantages that make it suitable for particular cleanup applications.
Push-type magnetic sweepers are designed to be manually pushed across a surface to recover ferrous waste. They are available in a range of widths. The wider the platform, the larger the area covered with each sweep. However, narrower sweepers may be preferable in tighter locations.
Front-mounted magnetic sweepers are designed to be mounted to the front of the vehicle. They allow users to pick up ferrous debris without having to drive over it first. It is a good choice for areas with heavy layers of debris that are likely to cause punctured tires.
Hanging magnetic sweepers are designed to attach to existing vehicle or equipment structures. As a result, they are a relatively low-cost magnetic cleanup solution since you do not need to pay for handle, wheel, or frame components to use them.
Tow-behind magnetic sweepers are designed to be hitched to the back of a vehicle and pulled throughout the construction site. They are highly effective at picking up metal debris across larger areas. However, it is important to keep in mind terrain when purchasing one. Those engineered for flat surfaces are suitable for concrete or asphalt, while those engineered for all terrains can be used on-road or off-road.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Construction Site Magnetic Sweepers
Which type of magnetic sweeper is best?
The best magnetic sweeper depends on the particular cleanup requirements of the construction site. For example, a tow-behind sweeper is good for large sites, while a magnet with a rake attachment is suitable for removing metal debris from gravel and dirt.
How strong are Bluestreak magnetic sweepers?
At Bluestreak, we indicate the strength of our magnetic sweepers in terms of maximum lifting height. We offer models that can pick up metal debris from a maximum height of 5 ¾ inches to 12 inches. Check out our article “How to Measure Magnetic Sweeper Pickup Power” to learn more about how we measure pickup power and performance.
How long do Bluestreak magnetic sweepers last?
Bluestreak magnetic sweepers come with a lifetime guarantee on magnetic strength.
For more information about our magnetic sweepers or assistance choosing one for your construction site, contact us today.
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