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Military FOD
Magnetic Sweepers

Types of Military FOD Magnets

There are 2 types of Military FOD magnets:

Good for picking up debris at airports. Shown in use by the Air National Guard in West Virgina.

Tow Behind Magnets

Tow behind magnets are hitched to a tow vehicle such as a truck only when needed and then put away again. Sweeping with these units is a distinct and separate activity undertaken in addition to other activities.


Hanging Magnets

Hanging magnets are hung from a wide range of vehicles or pieces of equipment on a permanent basis. Sweeping with these units takes place while other normal activities are carried out resulting in no additional labor costs for sweeping for FOD. Hanging magnets may be front, mid, or rear mounted.

NOTE: We do not recommend Front Mount FOD Magnets, such as the Longhorn, because the FOD problem is not considered to be a serious cause of flat tires that would necessitate the use of a front mount magnet. Front Mount Magnets also cost more and/or have less performance than tow behind magnets because of the need to control weight on the front of a vehicle.

For Fast, Aggressive Cleaning of Airport FOD. With Unique Slingjaw Clean Off System.

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

The Piranha magnetic sweeper is a tow behind model designed for fast, aggressive cleaning of airport FOD (foreign object debris). Unique Slingjaw clean off system dumps debris into on board debris trays and holds it for later disposal.


The Piranha was designed for cleaning large areas like airports and therefore was given some special features. First of all, lots of power, to allow greater speed while still picking up debris.


It was given an adjustable sweeping height from 2" to 3" inches since it was designed to travel on flat surfaces. It was also given 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.


Available in a six foot (Piranha 96) or 8 foot (Piranha120) sweeping width. Extend the sweeping width to 24 feet by using the Multi–Hitch accessory to hitch three Piranha 120 units together.


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Versatile Magnetic Bar in a Full Range of Sizes. Easily attach to GSE.

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


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

Easily attach the Wrasse magnetic bar to Ground Support Equipment and pick up ferrous metal debris around airport terminals and buildings. Available in 3 strengths and widths from 2 to 8 feet wide.


Extend the use of your ground support equipment. Never lose the maneuverability or functionality of your equipment. Simply hang the Wrasse in front, at the rear or under your equipment.


The Wrasse can hang from almost any piece of equipment allowing the equipment operators to clean up debris while they do their normal duties.


There is also an optional Quick Clean Off Sleeve for the Wrasse 3"x 3" and 4.5″ x 4.5″ which makes cleaning debris off the magnet bar easy.


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A Hanging Magnet Designed to be Raised and Lowered as Needed. With Quick Clean Off Sleeve.


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

The ISO magnetic sweeper is a hanging magnet design specifically designed for highway maintenance operations.


The ISO design 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.


High end “bumper wheels” keep the magnet off the ground and multiple mounting points keep this magnet where it should be.


A Quick Clean Off Sleeve makes cleaning debris off the magnet easy!


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Self Levelling Suspension & Onboard Debris Bins

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Available in 1 size: Baffin 95″

Maximize Safety and Speed with the new industry standard for heavy truck magnetic sweeping


The Baffin magnetic sweeper is designed to be the premier front mounted heavy commercial truck magnet on the market. It’s suspension system keeps the magnet planted at the right height through hard turns and over bumps to eliminate the need for constant height adjustment. The Baffin also has a clean-off system that allows drivers to empty the magnet quickly and safely from the truck cab without ever having to get out of the truck or handle debris.


With a maximum pickup height of 10.75”, the Baffin is well suited to collect any metal debris up to 25 km/h (~15 mph) at the recommended sweeping height of 2” inches.


And the two on-board removable 1.65 cubic foot debris bins allow for the 95” inch wide magnet to be cleaned off multiple times before the bins need to be emptied. This increases efficiency by letting the magnet spend more time sweeping. And by easily keeping the magnet clear of debris there is more power available to collect debris which further increases efficiency.


Sweeping height adjustment (recommended 2”-5” inches) is done using stroke control blocks on the hydraulic cylinders. Moving from sweeping height to the travelling height of 10.5” inches just requires a cycle of the hydraulics (this position can be maintained by inserting all the supplied stroke control blocks or you may rely on the hydraulic system to keep the magnet suspended).


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For Flat Asphalt and Concrete Airfield surfaces! With bump wheels for some added protection.


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Available in 6 sizes:  38”, 50”, 62”, 74”, 86”, 98”

The PYR hanging magnet was designed for flat terrain and “on road” type uses where not much ground strike prevention is needed. “On road” type bump wheels are provided on the ends to eliminate magnet strikes due to occasional potholes, incline ramps and speed bump type obstacles.


Choose from 2 different models with different magnet strengths, and 6 different magnet lengths from 3 to 8 feet, to get the perfect setup for your application.


Maximum lifting height of 6” inches (using a 2 ½ inch nail) for the PYR 3”x3” model, and 9 ¼” inches for the PYR 4.5”x4.5” model. Measuring Magnetic Sweeper pickup power and performance.


Also includes 4 stabilizing chains with 8 quick clips to hang the PYR from your vehicle.


Standard debris clean off method is to wipe the magnet clean with a glove or rag. However a black PVC Quick Clean Off Sleeve accessory may be purchased separately for quick and easy debris removal.


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Easy Clean-Off Side-Shifting Hanging Grader Magnet. Keep Roads Clear and Safe with the Ananke!

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Available in 1 size: 95″

The Ananke is a hanging magnet that is loaded with convenience and durability features designed to operate in harsh environments like mines, highways and in military road clearing settings and increase productivity of any grader with rear auxiliary hydraulics. The Ananke can even pick up nails from outside of the grader’s blade width if used with the optional side shift bracket.


C8 magnets allow the Ananke to retrieve 2.5” inch 8 penny nails from up to 10.75” inches, so when used in the recommended 3” inch – 5” inch operating range it can collect any type of metal debris even at speed. When it’s time to clean the magnet, the operator can perform clean-off from the cab of the grader using hydraulic power. If using the side shift bracket you can switch between clean-off and side shift by using the included remote control.


Reduce punctures and increase uptime on all equipment using your roads by having a magnet that works while you do to ensure a safe environment to travel and work.


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Remote – Controlled Clean off & Height Adjustment!

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Available in 1 size: Mammoth 68″

Built to Retrieve Ball Milling Steel Abrasive Material


The Mammoth magnetic sweeper is built to clear big spaces quickly, the powerful 12” x 12” x 68” alternating pole C8 magnetic assembly can hold huge amounts of metallic debris before needing to be cleaned off and can pick up a 2.5” nail from 16” off the ground. The Mammoth can retrieve the even the most elusive debris types including the nickel/steel balls used in material processing from within its 2” – 7” sweeping range.


Height adjustment and clean off is just as heavy duty as the magnetic power, these functions can be controlled from the tow vehicle using a wireless remote that activates the 12v 3000psi hydraulic system that controls magnet position and trailer height.


Comes standard with lights & fenders, on-board battery charger, and pintle ring hitch. Debris digging rake and grader attachments are optional accessories that extend the function of the Mammoth to grooming roads and industrial yards with gravel or packed surfaces.


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The maximum lifting height of Military FOD Magnets;

Piranha | 10 and 1/2 inches
Wrasse 2" x 5" | 4 and 3/4 inches
Wrasse 3" x 3" | 6 inches
Wrasse 4.5" x 4.5" | 8 and 1/2 inches
ISO | 9 inches
Baffin | 10 and 3/4 inches
PYR 3" x 3" | 6 inches
PYR 4.5" x 4.5" | 9 and 1/4 inches
Ananke | 10 and 3/4 inches
Mammoth | 16 inches

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

Product Max Lift Height Weight Widths Height Adj. Wheel Type Clean-off Method Terrain Surface Pricing Purchase
PiranhaPiranha 10 1/2" P96 = 678 lbs, P120 = 832 lbs P96 = 72" sweeping width, P120 = 96" sweeping width 2 to 3″ clearance with sweepers down, 6.5” clearance when traveling with sweepers up and not in use. 20.5" x 8.5" - 5 bolt wheels Slingjaw clean off system. Magnetic housing rotates up side down, debris falls into debris holding trays. Flat Surfaces

$9,099.99 USD$9,599.99 USDBuy Here

Wrasse 2.5Wrasse 2"x5" 4 3/4" 24lbs, 35lbs, 47lbs, 58lbs, 70lbs, 81lbs, 93lbs 26", 38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98" Change suspension height by rising or lowering the chains to a maximum height of 3". None Wipe clean with glove or rag. Flat Surfaces

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Wrasse 3Wrasse 3"x3" 6" 28lbs, 40lbs, 53lbs 65lbs, 77lbs, 89lbs,102lbs 26", 38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98" Change suspension height by rising or lowering the chains to a maximum height of 4". None Wipe clean with glove or rag. Also available with a Quick Clean Off Sleeve accessory. Flat Surfaces

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Wrasse 4.5Wrasse 4.5"x4.5" 8 1/2" 65lbs, 93lbs, 120lbs, 148lbs, 175lbs, 203lbs, 230lbs 26", 38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98" Change suspension height by rising or lowering the chains to a maximum height of 5". None Wipe clean with glove or rag. Also available with a Quick Clean Off Sleeve accessory. Flat Surfaces

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ISOISO 9" 210 lbs, 251 lbs, 292 lbs, 332 lbs 62", 74", 86", 98" Continuously adjustable. 5” Dynatread Thermoplastic Rubber wheels with polypropylene hubs and 5/8 inch ball bearings rated at 300 lbs capacity each. Comes standard with a Quick Clean Off Sleeve All Terrain

$2,549.99 USD$3,109.99 USDBuy Here

BaffinBaffin 10 3/4" 1411 lbs 95" 2”- 5” using hydraulics and included stroke control blocks 13” diameter x 6.5” wide flat free urethane rubber filled (480 lbs capacity each) Hydraulic via auxiliary hydraulic system on vehicle. (A powerpack accessory is available if hydraulics are not present) Flat surfaces such as Roadways and airports

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Pyr 3 x 3Pyr 3"x3" 6" 42 lbs, 54 lbs, 66 lbs, 79 lbs, 91 lbs, 103 lbs 38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98" Change suspension height by raising or lowering the hanging chains to a maximum of 4". 7" diamond tread lawnmower wheel with steel hub and 1/2 inch ball bearings Wipe clean with glove or rag. Optional Quick Clean Off Sleeve accessory also available.. Flat Surfaces

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$1,279.99 USDBuy Here

Pyr 4.5 x 4.5Pyr 4.5"x4.5" 9 1/4" 126 lbs, 160 lbs, 193 lbs, 227 lbs, 260 lbs, 293 lbs 38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98" Change suspension height by raising or lowering the hanging chains to a maximum of 5". 5" Dynatread Thermoplastic Rubber Wheels with Polypropylene Hubs and 5/8 inch ball bearings rated at 300 lbs capacity each Wipe clean with glove or rag. Optional Quick Clean Off Sleeve accessory also available. Flat Surfaces

$1,279.99 USDBuy Here


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AnankeAnanke 10 3/4" 1064 lbs 95" Raise or lower using chain links or Top link adjustment (with side shift bracket) None Hydraulic, via auxiliary hydraulic system on vehicle. Roadways and Shoulders

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MammothMammoth 16" 3500 lbs 68" 2”-7” Using On-board Hydraulics and Adjustable Height Stops 10 ply (3520lbs each) rated highway trailemr tires Hydraulic All Terrain

$44,375.00 USDBuy Here

Control FOD on runways with a magnetic sweeper.

Airport Foreign Object Debris or (FOD) is too costly to ignore.

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) and damage prevention is a major concern to military aviation. It costs the US navy almost $90 million a year. Military FOD can be either ferrous debris such as metal screws etc. or non-ferrous such as stones. Sometimes the act of removing dirt, snow or debris can itself cause a debris problem in the form of broken steel brush bristles.


For this reason the need for control of debris at military airports is high.


The damage, delays and disruptions caused by FOD justifies almost all efforts to reduce these negative consequences including sweeping with a magnetic sweeper as part of the FOD control efforts.


There is simply some debris that can only be picked up by a magnetic sweeper such as the steel bristles off of steel brush sweeping units used in other FOD control efforts or used in snow removal efforts.

How to control FOD

FOD comes in many forms and can be ferrous (nuts and bolts) and nonferrous (stones).


FOD control is normally attempted by sweeping with broom type brushes, magnetic sweepers, vacuum trucks, visual inspection as well as other methods. Some debris such as broken off wire bristles from sweeper trucks cannot be picked up easily by anything other than a magnetic sweeper.


Magnetic sweepers are just one tool used in the fight against FOD, but an important one and one that can be easily deployed, working silently while operations continue.

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