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Reduce flat tires on your equipment with a shunt/yard truck magnetic sweeper

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Add a magnetic sweeper to your shunt or yard truck and pick up metal debris while you work.

Why use a shunt or yard truck magnet?

Shunt Trucks or Yard Trucks are really a simplified version of a semi truck you see on the road everyday.  They are used to move truck trailers on location around truck yards and distribution terminals or short distances from one location to another.

Because these truck yards and distribution terminals usually have a lot debris because of all the truck traffic and the unloading and loading of goods onto and off trucks, the Shunt trucks are usually fitted with a magnet to pick up the debris since it traverses the full scope of the yard already.  This keeps flat tires to a minimum.

Types of Shunt or Yard Truck Magnets

There is really only 1 type of magnet suited best for use on shunt or yard trucks:

Bluestreak Equipment Aether hanging magnet with bump wheels and outriggers

Hanging Magnets

Hanging magnets are the magnet type of choice for Shunt Trucks or Yard Trucks. They are usually hung from the front bumper of the Yard Truck to allow you to pick up debris before you drive over it. They can be simple or contain many features to improve their ease of use and usefulness.

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Quick Tip #1

What do the staff of Bluestreak have to say on the subject of yard truck magnets?

I often see yard truck magnets mounted too high to be effective. Make sure you’re hanging the magnet low enough given the strength of the magnet you have. Look at the magnet’s maximum pickup height, and ensure you hang it no more than about half of that height so that it has maximum effectiveness and works while your yard truck is moving.
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Brian
Bluestreak Equipment

Top Questions to Ask Before Buying a Shunt or Yard Truck Magnet​

1. How great is your shunt truck suspension?

Trucks obviously have suspension and they absorb bumps but when they do, the height of the truck from the ground changes, and therefore any hanging magnet can hit the ground. And the rougher the ground, the more likely this is.  So what’s going to prevent the magnet from hitting the ground if your truck suspension compresses 4 inches, or if it does what will protect the magnet?  It’s something to consider when selecting a hanging magnet.

1. What type of debris do you want to pick up?

Make sure the magnet strength matches the type of debris you expect to be picking up. If you want to pick up heavy metal debris a light weight small magnet probably won’t do the job.

3. How easy is the yard truck magnet to clean off?

A magnet may work very well at picking up debris, but how easy is it to clean off? Think through how you would clean the magnet off step by step.  Make sure it makes sense to you and your situation.  We try and do this for you so that clean off isn’t a difficult or time-consuming task, but some manufacturers don’t.  Pay attention to the details of how this will work from start to finish, right up to the point of getting the debris in the garbage or scrap bin.

4. How good is the magnet at hanging on to the debris that it picks up?

You are not going to be cleaning your magnet off constantly, so it’s important that when your magnet does pick up a nail or screw that the magnet secures the debris so that it won’t fall off if the magnet is suddenly shaken because of a bump or if the bottom of the magnet hits the ground and the debris is wiped backward on the magnet. The last thing you want is for the debris to fall off again.  Make sure your magnet has some feature like our “Wrap Around Feature”, it not only makes sure debris doesn’t get wiped off the bottom of the magnet, it makes the debris holding capacity higher and you’ll find in practice that most of your debris ends up on the side of your magnet not the bottom of it.  And that’s a good indication to you why we have this feature.

2. What is the strength of the magnet?

We want to make sure our products meet your expectations. Therefore, make sure you look at our “maximum lifting height” specifications for each magnet option.  We bench test every one of our magnetic sweeper models to determine their maximum lifting height of a two-and-a-half-inch standard nail.  Everyone knows what a two-and-a-half-inch nail looks like which is why we use this standard measure of magnet strength and it will give you a very good idea of magnet performance. 

2. What terrain and in what conditions will you be working in?

The rougher, dirtier terrain your Yard Truck operates in the stronger the magnet your likely going to want, because the magnet will have to be set higher to avoid constantly hitting the ground. The magnet will also need to pick up debris through some dirt therefore you need a stronger magnet.  The rougher the terrain that exists because of things like bumps and pot holes, more you will want or favor a magnet that has some protection built in to the design to either deal with the abuse of hitting the ground or being able to move out of the way when it does hit the ground to prevent damage.

Quick Tip #2

What do the staff of Bluestreak have to say on the subject of yard truck magnets?

In commercial environments one of the biggest problems is getting someone to clean the magnet off. No one wants to do it, but if you don’t do it the effectiveness of your magnet decreases as more debris gets stuck to it. So spend the extra money for a magnet that has a quick and easy clean off solution that people won’t mind using.
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Bluestreak Equipment

The maximum lifting height of the Shunt/Yart Truck Magnets;

The ISO
9 inches
The Eiger
9 and 1/4 inches
The Aether
9 inches
The Wrasse 2" x 5"
4 and 3/4 inches
The Wrasse 3" x 3"
6 inches
The Wrasse 4.5" x 4.5"
8 and 1/2 inches

For more information on Pickup Power follow this link: “Measuring Pickup Power and Performance in Magnetic Sweepers”

How The Quick Clean Off Sleeve Works

The ISO comes standard with a Quick Clean Off Sleeve. And you can purchase an optional Quick Clean Off Sleeve for the strongest Wrasse model (the 4.5″ x 4.5″).

The new Quick Clean Off Sleeve design is made from extruded PVC and infected molded PVC end caps.

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Just slide the sleeve off and all the debris falls off on the one side.

Best Selection of Shunt or Yard Truck Magnetic Sweepers

A hanging magnet made for front mounting on shunt and yard trucks operating in dirt and gravel trucking / shipping yards.

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Available in 6 sweeper widths: Eiger 38″, Eiger 50″, Eiger 62″, Eiger 74″, Eiger 86″, Eiger 98″

With 10” inch x 3” inch wide flat proof Bumper wheels.

The EIGER was designed for those slightly more off-road surfaces with more uneven surfaces such as dirt and gravel where potholes and bumps exist.

Designed with wide wheels to stay on top of those surfaces, and also designed with a greater minimum sweeping height of 2.5”inches to prevent the sweeper from hitting the ground. 

Comes standard with black PVC Quick Clean Off Sleeve for easy debris removal, and 4 hanging chains with 8 quick clips to hang the EIGER from your vehicle.

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For off road conditions.

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For extra ground strike protection!

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Available in 4 sizes:  AETHER 62”, AETHER 74”, AETHER 86”, AETHER 98”

With wheeled outriggers and bump wheels to protect the magnet.

The AETHER magnetic sweeper was designed for those bumpy dirt and gravel yards of trucking terminals, warehouses and trailer yards. If you have a shunt truck working in areas where more ground strike prevention is needed to protect the magnet than the EIGER provides, but less ground strike prevention than the REMORAS provides the AETHER may just be the perfect balance of ground strike prevention, allowing you to operate worry free.

The 10” x 3” flat proof bump wheels on the ends prevent the magnet from hitting the ground and from sinking into loose surfaces, and the wheeled outriggers provide additional ground strike prevention in the middle of the magnet’s overall length.

Maximum lifting height of 9” inches (using a 2 ½ inch nail). Measuring Magnetic Sweeper pickup power and performance.

Comes standard with a black PVC Quick Clean Off Sleeve for quick and easy debris removal. Also includes 6 stabilizing chains with 12 quick clips to the AETHER from your vehicle

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For Extra Protection Off Road

Hanging magnet Aether Series

A Hanging Magnet for ease of use and improved usability

ISO hanging magnet

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Available in 4 sweeper widths: ISO 62″, ISO 74″, ISO 86″, ISO 98″

Keep it raised or lower it!

An ISO magnetic sweeper is a hanging magnet specifically designed for ease of use and improved usability. It allows you to leave the magnet permanently mounted, enabling you to lower and deploy the magnet for use when needed, and then easily raise and secure it when not needed or for transport between locations.

The ISO is designed with “bumper wheels” that keep the magnet off the ground if you hit a pot hole or bump and multiple mounting points keep this magnet where it should be. 

Easily raise and lower the magnet.  A Quick Clean Off Sleeve also makes cleaning off the magnet quick and easy. The ISO comes in multiple widths.

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Keep it raised or lower it!

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Economical Shunt/Yard Truck Hanging Magnet.

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Available in 3 magnet housing sizes: Wrasse 2″x5″,  Wrasse 3″x 3″, Wrasse 4.5″ x 4.5″

2″ x 5″ – strong
3″ x 3″ – stronger
4.5″ x 4.5″ – strongest

Available in 7 sweeping widths: 26″, 38″, 50″, 62″, 74″, 86″, 98″

Versatile, solid magnet bar

The Wrasse magnetic bar is the most economical hanging magnet design option because you’re paying for just a big magnet bar.  Hang it underneath with the two included mounting chains and you’re off and ready to go!  The Wrasse comes in three different magnet strengths and different widths to suit your budget and needs.  But if your vehicle bounces around a lot such that the magnet could hit the ground a lot as well, this may not be the best option. It’s the most economical but you must be careful to ensure the magnet won’t hit the ground.  This usually causes people to mount them too high to be effective.  It can however, be a competent solution in flat even surface conditions.

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Versatile Yard Truck Magnetic Bar

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Shunt/Yard Magnet Comparison Table

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Wrasse 2" x 5"
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Wrasse 3" x 3"
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Wrasse 4.5" x 4.5"
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ISO
Eiger
Eiger
Aether
Aether
Maximum Lifting Height4 3/4"6"8 1/2"9"9.25"9"
Sweeper Weight24lbs, 35lbs, 47lbs, 58lbs, 70lbs, 81lbs, 93lbs28lbs, 40lbs, 53lbs 65lbs, 77lbs, 89lbs,102lbs, 65lbs, 93lbs, 120lbs, 148lbs, 175lbs, 203lbs, 230lbs210 lbs, 251 lbs, 292 lbs, 332 lbs124lbs, 158lbs, 192lbs, 226lbs, 259lbs, 292lbs230 lbs, 264 lbs, 297 lbs, 330 lbs
Sweeper Widths26", 38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98"26", 38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98"26", 38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98"62", 74", 86", 98"38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98"62", 74", 86", 98"
Sweeper Height AdjustmentChange suspension height to by rising or lowering the chains to a maximum height of 3".Change suspension height to by rising or lowering the chains to a maximum height of 4".Change suspension height to by rising or lowering the chains to a specified maximum height of 5".Continuously adjustable.Yes – by changing mounting heightYes, by changing hanging height. Minimum 2.5“ recommended hanging height 3” to 5“ maximum.
Sweeper Wheel TypeNoneNoneNone5” Dynatread Thermoplastic Rubber wheels with polypropylene hubs and 5/8 inch ball bearings rated at 300 lbs capacity each.10” x 3” foam filled flat proof wheels with Steel hubs and 5/8 inch ball bearings rated at 100kg (220 lbs) capacity each10” x 3” foam filled flat proof wheels with Steel hubs and 5/8 inch ball bearings rated at 100kg (220 lbs) capacity each
Clean Off MethodWipe clean with glove or rag.Wipe clean with glove or rag.Wipe clean with glove or rag. Also available with a Quick Clean Off Sleeve accessory.Comes standard with a Quick Clean Off Sleeve Quick Clean Off Sleeve comes standardComes standard with a Quick Clean Off Sleeve
Terrain SurfaceFlat SurfacesFlat SurfacesFlat SurfacesAll TerrainAll TerrainAll Terrain
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