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Tow Behind Magnetic Sweepers for Off Road, All Terrain or Flat Surfaces

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Choose the Tow Behind Magnetic Sweeper for Your Application.

Consider what surface you will be working on.

When choosing a tow behind magnetic sweeper consider the terrain you will be towing the sweeper on because the terrain you will be working on greatly effects the magnets’ performance.

Bluestreak designs tow behind magnets specifically for either “flat surfaces” applications or “all terrain” applications.

If you know you will be working mainly on relatively flat surfaces such as concrete or asphalt then choose a Piranha or the smaller Razor. If you are driving on some rougher terrain or going off road onto surfaces of dirt and gravel then choose from the HOG, Rhino or Aardvark.

Should you pick a magnet with the most pickup power?

Before choosing only on the basis of pickup power, keep in mind that not every application needs the most power. Some applications may benefit from having more application specific features such as a lighter frame to tow behind smaller vehicles such as ATVs or UTVs. 

However, if you’re wondering about pickup power, Bluestreak measures pickup power in terms of the “maximum lifting height using a two and a half inch nail”. Everyone knows what a two and a half inch nail looks like. This measure indicates the maximum height that the sweeper can pick up a two and a half inch nail from in a bench test. This is the best indication of performance and pickup power that is easy to understand. 

Below are the maximum lifting height measurements of the Tow Behind Magnetic Sweeper Models.

The maximum lifting height of the Tow Behind Magnet Models are as follows;

The HOG
6 inches
The Rhino
8 and 1/2 inches
The Aardvark
12 inches
The Piranha
11 inches
The Razor 3"x 3"
6 inches
The Razor 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”

About Bluestreak Equipment

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Manufacturing In House

All of our products are designed and manufactured on site at our facilities in Ontario, Canada.

About Bluestreak

Application Driven Design

We have manufactured and developed application driven magnetic products since 2005.

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Working from rural southern Ontario, our business has grown and now sprawls over several properties using former agricultural buildings.

Quick Tip #1

What do the staff of Bluestreak have to say about Tow Behind magnets?

Tow behind magnets in general are just really convenient because you can pull them with a lot of different vehicles because they don’t pull hard. They’re also generally really strong, stronger than other types of magnets in a lot of cases because weight is not an issue, so they generally have bigger magnets and stronger pickup strengths.
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"All Terrain" versus "Flat Surface" Tow Behind Magnets.

Control the sweeping height of the the Aardvark by turning the top link which pivots the rear inset wheels up and down.

All Terrain Tow Behind Magnets

Off road or “all terrain” tow behind magnets require very different design features that just aren’t found on general purpose or “flat surface” magnetic sweepers.

These sweepers require features to accommodate for rough terrain such as adjustable height settings and inset wheels. that help prevent “bottoming” or “ground hits” that cause the magnet bottom to hit the ground.

All the “all terrain” models also require greater pickup power to pull debris out of dirt or grass. They also have an option to add a Debris Digging Rake accessory which can loosen up embedded debris from dirt or gravel.

“Debris Digging Rake” feature on the Rhino disturbs the ground on rough surfaces loosens debris.

All Terrain Magnet Features

Adjustable sweeping height control is a key feature of off road applications. If the terrain is really rough you have to be able to adjust how high the magnet is off the ground so that it isn’t hitting the ground constantly, because if it hits all the time it can drive debris into the ground making it harder to pick up the debris or can push it further back on the magnet and potentially off the magnet. It’s better that the magnet doesn’t hit the ground constantly even for a sweeper like the Aardvark that is designed to take these ground hits.

Inset wheels add to the magnetic sweeper’s ability to handle rough terrain and minimize bottoming. If wheels are on the end of a magnetic sweeper there is a greater chance of the middle of the magnetic sweeper hitting the ground. By reducing the distance any one point of the magnet is away from a wheel this reduces the chances of the magnetic sweeper hitting the ground. All of Bluestreak’s tow behind magnetic sweepers for “all terrain” are designed with wheels that are inset from the ends.

Off road applications may require a mechanism to “loosen up” the debris that is embedded in the dirt and gravel, in order to make it easier for the magnet to pick it up. This debris if not loosened up and picked up will gradually make its way to the surface again over time causing the same problems you’re trying to prevent. This is why all Bluestreak tow behind magnets for all terrains have an optional Debris Digging Rake accessories which provides loosen up embedded debris.

Off road applications require greater magnetic pick up power to pull debris out of dirt, gravel or grass. Unlike concrete and asphalt, debris can get pounded into dirt, grass and gravel over time and this material “holds” the debris making picking up the debris harder. Therefore a stronger magnet is needed to pull the debris up through this material in order to pick it up. All of Bluestreak’s tow behind magnets for “all terrain” are designed for extra pickup strength with multiple layers of permanently charged magnets packed end to end, un-spaced and with a steel backing plate in order to make the magnetic field extend further downward in order to pick up bigger debris from a greater distance.

Flat Surface Tow Behind Magnets

Tow behind magnetic sweepers for flat surfaces are ideal for clearing very large concrete, paved or other flat surface areas of harmful metal particles and debris.

They are ideal for use as a parking lot sweeper or for cleaning shipping and trucking facility yards, roads, highways and airports.

Tow behind magnetic sweepers for flat surfaces come in a variety of sweeping widths to best accommodate the size of the area you need to sweep. The bigger the area is, the wider the sweeper that you will need to cover that area in a given amount of time.

Heavy duty solid frame construction and pickup power.

Flat Surface Magnet Features

These sweepers were meant to clean large areas and therefore there may be a need to clean the debris off the unit when you’re quite a distance from anywhere you can dump the debris. Therefore the more advanced units, such as the Piranha, have on board debris buckets that provide a place for you to quickly clean the magnet off and keep sweeping until you get back to a place where you can empty the debris bins.

On the larger models such as the Piranha, there is an option to purchase a Lights and Fender Package. The Lights and Fender Package ensures safer operation on roads and for towing from location to location.

These units are simpler than their equivalent “off road all terrain” counterparts. They do not have as many features so they are also less expensive.  They don’t need all the height adjustment features, and flat proof tires, and other features like skid plates and bash bars. They tend to be a good buy.

On Board debris storage included with the Piranha magnetic sweeper.

Selection of Tow Behind Magnets designed for "All Terrain"

Easy to use Off Road Magnetic Sweeper

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Available in 1 size:   62″

Compact size and lighter.

The HOG magnetic sweeper is the little brother of the Rhino. Whereas the Rhino is designed for applications requiring significant pickup power, such as construction sites, horse arenas and small landfills where there is either significant amounts of debris or the debris needs to be pulled up from under dirt, the Hog is designed for the somewhat lighter use applications such as gravel and dirt parking lots, rental center users, trucking terminal yards and farm driveways and yards

Easily tow this compact and light magnet with an ATV, UTV, lawn mower, golf cart, forklift. The 62″ width of the HOG is perfect for these tow vehicles because these vehicles are this same general width.

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Severe Duty Tow Behind Magnet in a Compact Size

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Available in 3 sizes: 62″, 74″ 86″

Loads of Options for Off Road Work!

The Rhino tow behind magnet, known as the “Big Brother” of the HOG magnetic sweeper, is ready for some very severe duty conditions with a range of options and off road features in a compact size.

It’s offered in three sweeping widths of five, six and seven feet wide and the ability to continuously adjust sweeping height from zero to five and a half inches.

It’s all the little extra features that add to the Rhino’s popularity, such as the adjustable hitch height so that when hitching the Rhino to a tow vehicle is doesn’t matter what height the hitch is on the tow vehicle the Rhino can still be held level for optimum performance.

You can add accessories such as the Quick Clean Off Sleeve to allow very quick and easy clean off. You can also add a Debris Digging Rake accessory to dislodge embedded debris to aid in the pickup process.

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Severe Duty with Loads of Options

Fully Enclosed Automatic Tow Behind Magnet

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Available in 1 size:  96″

Clean Off with a Push of a Button!

The Aardvark Magnetic Sweeper is designed for landfills, construction sites, mining sites and off road applications where the terrain may be rough.

The magnet housing is fully enclosed offering a level of protection around the magnet. This means you don’t have to worry about metal getting all over the magnet.

This unit is packed with all the standard off road features such as sweeping height control and inset wheels, but it also features an automatic clean off system which makes cleaning off debris from the sweeper easy and automatic.

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Fully Enclosed Automatic Tow Behind

Selection of Tow Behind Magnets designed for flat surfaces

Tow Behind Magnetic Sweeper Designed for Cleaning Large Flat Surface Areas

(Shown with optional Lights and Fenders Package)

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Available in 2 sizes: Piranha 96″, Piranha 120″

Fast, Aggressive Cleaning!

The Piranha magnetic sweeper is designed to hit the road! It’s the tow behind magnet to choose when you need to pickup metal from large areas like airport runways, roads or other flat surface applications.

It has lots of power, to allow greater speed while still picking up debris.

The Piranha has on board debris bins since when cleaning large areas, you could be a long way from home when you need to clean off the magnet. You can store the debris in the debris bins until you reach a dumping site.  It also features larger highway rated tires to allow you to pull the unit down the road from location to location. Since the Piranha was designed for flat surfaces where multiple heights would not be used it has only one fixed sweeping height. 

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Fast, Aggressive Cleaning!

Compact, Economical Flat Surface Tow Behind Magnet

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Razor 3″ x 3″ is Available in  6 sizes:  38″, 50″, 62″, 74″, 86″, 98″

Razor 4.5″ x 4.5″ is Available in 3 sizes:  38″, 50″, 62″

As Simple as It Gets.

The Razor magnetic sweeper is an economical towable magnet that is ideal for parking lots, driveways or other large flat surfaces. 

This tow behind magnet has no extraneous extras. It’s as simple as it gets. It’s simply a magnet bar on wheels.

It does feature 6 sweeper widths and 2 magnetic strength sizes so you can easily find the perfect fit for your application or vehicle.

It is particularly well suited to be towed by smaller vehicles such as ATVs or UTVs because of it’s light weight. 

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A Simple as It Gets!

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Tow Behind Magnetic Sweeper Comparison Table

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HOG
yacare magnetic sweeper
Yacare
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Rhino
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Aardvark
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Piranha
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Razor 3" x 3"
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Razor 4.5" x 4.5"
Maximum Lifting Height6"9 3/4"8 1/2"12"11"6"
8.5"
Sweeper Weight128 lbs511.4 lbs252 lbs, 277 lbs, 302 lbs1056 lbsP96 = 749 lbs
P120 = 842 lbs
48lbs, 60 lbs, 73 lbs, 85 lbs, 98 lbs, 110 lbs95 lbs, 120 lbs, 147 lbs
Sweeper Widths62"72"62", 74", 86"96"P96 = 72" sweeping width
P120 = 96" sweeping width
38", 50", 62", 74", 96", 98"38", 50", 62"
Sweeping Height Adjustment0" to 6" Continuous Adjustment2" to 6" Continuous Adjustment0" to 5 1/2" Continuous Adjustment1.5" to 6" Continuous AdjustmentNo Adjustment. 3" clearance with sweepers down, 7" clearance when traveling with sweepers up and not in use.Change height by moving axle hole position. Three sweeping height settings of 1”, 2” or 3”Change height by moving axle hole position. Three sweeping height settings of 1”, 2” or 3”
Sweeper Wheel Type10" x 3" flat proof tires13" x 6.5" flat proof, ball bearing tires13" x 6.5" flat proof, ball bearing tires16.5" x 6.5" flat proof, hub and spindle wheels20.5" x 8.5" - 5 bolt wheelsSteel 8" ball bearing wheelsSteel 8" ball bearing wheels
Clean Off MethodWipe clean with glove or rag.Spring Release Debris Release HandlesWipe clean with glove or rag or purchase the optional Quick Clean Off SleeveAutomaticSlingjaw clean off system. Magnetic housing rotates up side down, debris falls into debris holding trays.Wipe clean with glove or rag or purchase the optional Quick Clean Off SleeveWipe clean with glove or rag or purchase the optional Quick Clean Off Sleeve
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USD$759.99USD$1,199.99Select options

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