Aardvark Magnetic Sweeper

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.
~D. McElroy, Sanitary Landfill Superintendent, City of Sioux Falls Public works.

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The Aardvark is a fully enclosed automatic towable sweeper for landfills, construction sites and mines.

Clean off debris with a push of the button!

The Aardvark Heavy Duty Tow-Behind Magnetic Sweeper is designed as a severe duty all terrain tow behind magnet that is packed with features. It’s ready for severe duty keeping rough terrain and large areas free of dangerous metal debris. For one, it has a fully enclosed magnet which means you don’t have to worry about metal debris getting all over the magnet.


The Aardvark has an 8 foot sweeping width and also features an automatic clean off system. Clean off debris with a push of the button!


The 16.5″ x 6.5″ flat proof, hub and spindle wheels make this a unit that can go into the worst road conditions to help you eliminate down time costs caused by repairing flat tires punctured by metal debris.


Aardvark Heavy Duty Tow-Behind Magnetic Sweeper is good for applications such as cleaning landfill sites, construction sites, mining areas or any larger rough terrain areas.

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Aardvark Magnetic Sweeper

Product Pricing

 Aardvark™ 96 Tow Behind magnetic sweeper

Aardvark™ 96 Tow Behind magnetic sweeper

$ 14999.99


Weight: 1181 lbs | Length: 119
Width: 40 | Height: 28



* If you want to order more than one you may add or adjust product quantities once you have added the product to your shopping cart.


Aardvark Series Aadvark 96
Sweeper Width 96″ (8 foot)
Ground Clearance 1.5″ to 6″
Cleaning Method Automatic
Coupler Height Adjustment 2″ Ball with 6 adjustment coupler heights of 13″, 15″, 17″, 19″, 21″ and 23″.
Height Adjustability 1.5″ to 6″ continuous adjustment
Housing Construction Steel and welded aluminum
Wheels 16.5″ x 6.5″ flat proof, hub and spindle
Magnetic Surface Area 752 sq. inches
Maximum Lifting Height (using 2.5″, 8 penny nails) 12 inches
Total Sweeper Weight 1056 lb
Total Shipping Weight 1181 lbs
Shipping Dimensions 119″L x 40″W x 28″H
Tongue Weight 260 lbs
Accessories Yes. See the “Operating Instructions“
Pricing Range $14999.99

CAD Drawings

The Aardvark uses permanently charged grade C8 magnets that will never need to be recharged. Power will never decrease, ensuring years of use.

Aardvark Gauss Measurements


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  1. It’s our second one

    Image #1 from Anonymous
  2. It’s awesome, very pleased. Beyond the nails it was expected to pick up, it has picked up a three foot piece of rebar, circular saw blades, and hedge clippers.

  3. Good morning Mike, I had my guy pull the road this morning, and this is what we picked up in only 1 pull.

    Sabine landfill magnetic sweeper

    Sabine landfill magnetic sweeper

    I have decreased flats by more than 80% so far.


  4. Hi Mike,

    I thought I would send you a few photos of one of the sweepers at work on the public road and the material collected.
    We now sweep 66 Kilometers of the public road and we are already seeing a decrease in the incidents of punctures.

  5. 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.


Aardvark Series Brochure PDF

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Aardvark Assembly Instructions PDF

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Marine/RV Battery Maintenance PDF

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Aardvark Operating Instructions PDF

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Part #1 Aardvark aluminum magnet housing end cap (1 pc)

$ 53.94

Part #2 Aardvark orange poly safety flags (2 pcs)

$ 48.48

Part #3 Aardvark steel adjustable top link (7.5″ tube length) (1 pc)

$ 51.96

Part #4 Aardvark steel 2″ ball coupler (1 pc)

$ 74.16



2.5″ Inch ID Steel Pintle Ring

$ 289.99

Debris Digging Rake™ Series

$ 429.99

Aardvark steel frame ISPM-15 compliant international packaging crate

$ 1179.99

Aardvark 16.5 Inch Non Flat Proof High Speed Wheel (1pc)

$ 269.99

Rough conditions... no problem.

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A Tow Behind Magnetic Sweeper with an Automated Clean Off System

The Aardvark Heavy Duty Tow-Behind Magnetic Sweeper has a permanently charged magnet in it that weighs close to 600 lbs and with a magnet this big, clean off has to be automated in some way.


The Aardvark utilizes the simplest most proven and effective method of automating clean off which is to rotate the magnet around a pivot point on one side to rotate the magnet upward to physically separate the magnet from the debris.


To do this a 4000 lb winch is used. Rotating the magnet around a pivot point on one side takes less effort than lifting the magnet straight up and the 4000 lbs winch does this with no problem. The normal steel winch cable is replaced with an Amsteel blue synthetic winch rope in order to withstand more frequent unwinding and winding. A normal steel winch cable would fatigue and break with a limited number of uses.


The winch is designed to be powered by a deep cycle marine battery. A marine battery does not come with the unit but should be used instead of a regular battery because they are designed to be used in these circumstances much like they are used for trolling motors in boats. They can also withstand some bumping and bouncing.


Wrap Around Feature

The “Wrap Around” feature on the Aardvark Heavy Duty Tow-Behind Magnetic Sweeper prevents debris from falling off due to ground strikes, or dirt and grass pushing the debris backward on the magnet and off the back. Instead of the debris falling off the back when pushed backward, the debris just wraps around onto the back side of the magnet.

Sweeping Height Control

Adjustable sweeping height from 1 1/2″ to 6″. Adjusts to suit all off road conditions. Continuously adjustable sweeping height by turning the top link (gold in color as show in pictures) allows fine tuning of performance in any terrain and conditions for optimum performance.


Four Layers of Permanently Charged Magnets

Aardvark Heavy Duty Tow-Behind Magnetic Sweeper features four layers of permanently charged magnets packed end to end un-spaced with a metal backing plate to increase the size of the magnetic field and direct it downwards to increase pickup performance

Lifting Height of 12"

Aardvark Heavy Duty Tow-Behind Magnetic Sweeper can pick up a 2 1/2" nail from 12" in a bench test. The sweeping height of the magnet is adjustable from 1 1/2 to 6"

The Aardvark being manufactured at our location in Canada

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