Vigilant Forklift Magnetic Sweeper

Mounts to Any Flat Metal Surface in Minutes!

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Designed to attach to the underside of any indoor/outdoor forklift in minutes using rare earth magnet pods. The Vigilant will attach to any flat piece of steel underneath a forklift with 208lbs of combined holding force between the four quad rare earth magnet pods. The Vigilant ceramic forklift magnetic sweeper has a maximum pickup height of 3.25” so once the magnet is hung from your forklift at the recommended 1” inch – 2” inch sweeping height it will continuously collect metal debris as the forklift goes about its normal activities.


The Vigilant magnet comes in either a 36” inch or 42” inch sweeping width, these sweeping widths were chosen to work under most indoor / outdoor forklifts. Sweeping height is adjusted using 550 paracord and cinch cleats to give a long range of adjustment.

The Vigilant ceramic forklift magnetic sweeper is constructed of 6061-T5 aluminum with a heavy-duty PVC quick clean off sleeve that resists abrasion from any ground scrapes. The Vigilant magnet is mounted underneath the forklift so it can’t get hit from the front or back and doesn’t extend past the wheels so it can’t get caught on the sides.

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Vigilant Magnetic Sweeper

Product Pricing

 Vigilant 36 magnetic sweeper

Vigilant 36 magnetic sweeper

$ 799.99


Weight: 29.7 lbs | Length: 54
Width: 11 | Height: 5



 Vigilant 42 magnetic sweeper

Vigilant 42 magnetic sweeper

$ 849.99


Weight: 33.5 lbs | Length: 54
Width: 11 | Height: 5



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Vigilant Series Vigilant 36 Vigilant 42
Sweeper Width 36″ 42″
Magnet Type Permanently charged C8 ceramic Permanently charged C8 ceramic
Cleaning Off Method Quick Clean Off Sleeve Quick Clean Off Sleeve
Maximum Lifting Height (using 2.5”, 8 penny nails) 3.25” 3.25”
Sweeping Height 1”- 2” recommended 1”- 2” recommended
Terrain Surface Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel Yards Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel Yards
Sweeper Weight 26.4lbs 31.3lbs
Pricing Range $799.99 $849.99

CAD Drawings

Vigilant Forklift Magnetic Sweeper Construction Details

Vigilant Forklift Magnetic Sweeper Construction

Vigilant Forklift Magnetic Sweeper Clean Off Sleeve Details

Vigilant Forklift Magnetic Sweeper Height Adjustments

Vigilant 42 Sweeping Width and Product Length

Vigilant 36 Sweeping Width and Product Length

Vigilant Forklift Magnetic Sweeper Gauss Measurements


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Part #1 Vigilant Quick Clean Off Sleeve (1pc)

$ 150.03

Part #2 Vigilant T-Handle (1pc) w/ Hardware (1pc)

$ 37.16

Part #3 Vigilant Swivel Latch Assembly (1pc) w/ Hardware (2pcs)

$ 42.95

Part #4 Vigilant Quadpod Magnet Assembly (1pc)

$ 68.88


There are no accessories for the Vigilant.

Easily Attach the Vigilant Hanging Magnet to a Forklift

The quad magnet pods on each corner of the Vigilant easily snap onto any flat steel surface on the bottom of your forklift. The magnets will be the most effective at holding the Vigilant magnetic sweeper to the forklift if the steel surface you are attaching it to is cleaned thoroughly and the magnet pods are positioned directly above the Vigilant so the cords holding the sweeper up are completely vertical.

Play Video about Attaching and Adjusting Vigilant Magnet Mounted Forklift Magnetic Sweeper

More Detail on Adjusting Vigilant Magnetic Sweeper

The vigilant magnetic sweeper hangs from the quadpods using 550 paracord, the cords can be pulled through the magnet pods and cinched using the attached rope cam cleats at the desired height. This video shows how it works when attached to the bottom of a forklift

Continuous Facility Cleaning with No Additional Labour

The Vigilant Magnet Mounted Forklift Magnetic Sweeper is a perfect solution for maintaining a clean and safe work environment without allocating additional labour to the cleaning effort. Mounting the Vigilant to a forklift that is working around your facility will continuously collect metal debris while the forklift goes about its normal tasks. Cleaning the magnet off regularly using the included quick clean off sleeve will give maximum magnetic pickup power and make sure that the Vigilant is collecting as much metal debris as possible throughout the day without missing anything.

Vigilant Magnetic Sweeper Metal Debris Collection

Vigilant Forklift Magnetic Sweeper Easy Clean Off System

Vigilant Forklift Magnet Easy Clean Off Sleeve

The Vigilant has a new quick clean off sleeve that can be released  from one side of the sweeper using a built-in handle and is released by a spring-loaded knob pictured to the right. The clean off sleeve has ribs in the center and on either end which takes all collected debris with the sleeve when it is pulled off, see the video below for details.

Play Video about Vigilant Magnet Mounted Forklift Magnetic Sweeper Clean Off Video

Included Clean Off Sleeve Construction Details

The included clean off sleeve has a couple features to improve its function, there are channels that allow debris to be retained on the sides of the fully packed magnet housing if it gets wiped off by touching the ground. There are also ribs built into the sleeve to clean off debris incrementally and prevent debris from piling up at the end cap and flipping over the sleeve back onto the magnet. 

Wrap Around Function and Clean Off Sleeve Design
Vigilant Magnet Mounted Magnetic Sweeper for Forklift Bottom View

Quad Magnet Pods Hold on Tight!

The Vigilant is suspended from of any forklift using four quad magnet pods that each have 4 rubber coated rare earth magnet pucks which can provide up to 52Lbs of holding force each (on 5/16” steel). This means that each pod will hold more than the entire weight of the Vigilant magnetic sweeper! This 208Lbs of combined holding force keeps the 26 pound Vigilant 36 or the 31 pound Vigilant 42 in place through normal operation if installed correctly.

Quad Magnet Pod Holding 35Lbs Plate

Vigilant Forklift Magnetic Sweeper’s Slim Profile Doesn’t Extend Past Tires to Avoid Damage

In the picture below you can see the entire unit is within the forklift’s tire width but the handle for the clean off is still easily accessible.

Importance of Proper Installation of The Vigilant Magnetic Sweeper

When installing the Vigilant Magnetic Sweeper onto your forklift, it is imperative that the mounting surface is clear of any oil, dirt, metal filings, rust, or flaking paint before attaching the magnet pods. Any of the listed contaminants will prevent the rubber coating on the rare earth pot magnets from getting a firm hold on your forklift. Contamination can also wear away the rubber coating on the magnet pods which will also decrease the grip of the magnet pods that hold the Vigilant to a forklift.


The Vigilant Magnet Mounted Forklift Magnetic Sweeper is connected to the four quad magnet pods by 550 paracord, this allows quick height adjustment using the rope cleats on the magnet pods. Once your height is set, the extra cordage needs to be securely tucked away, tied off, or cut off, so the excess doesn’t drag on the ground or get caught on anything. Check out the video below to see what happens when the Vigilant isn’t installed properly.

Play Video about Vigilant Forklift Magnetic Sweeper Durability Test

Versatility to Clean Anywhere Your Forklift Operates

The Vigilant Forklift Magnetic Sweeper is a convenient way to get extra utility from the machinery already at your facility. Having a magnet on your forklift continuously cleans up hazardous metal debris while the forklift does its normal tasks throughout the day. Controlling metal debris at your facility will prevent punctures to vehicles on the property and increase uptime of equipment on the property. The video below shows the Vigilant cleaning at a warehouse and collecting debris where the area had already been previously swept once using a different magnetic sweeper earlier.

Magnet Mounted Forklift Magnetic Sweeper by Bluestreak Equipment

Vigilant Magnetic Sweeper Operator Impressions

See what the forklift operator at E&E McLaughlin has to say about the effectiveness of the Vigilant Forklift Magnetic Sweeper after operating it for an afternoon at his facility.

Fit Guidelines

Is the 36” or 42” sweeping width model right for your forklift?

These sweeping widths were developed to work with most indoor / outdoor forklifts. When selecting your desired model, keep in mind that the products are longer than their effective sweeping width, see the picture below to see what the actual widths of the sweepers are. Check the total product width measurement against the width of the forklift you want to use, the entire assembly should be flush or slightly tucked under your forklift (1”-1.5”). Extending slightly outside the width of your forklift (1” – 1.5”)is OK as long as the magnet won’t get caught while operating under normal conditions at your facility. 

36 vs 42 model comparison

Vigilant or Defiant:

Which model is right for you?

The only difference between the Vigilant and Defiant is the magnet inside.  The Vigilant utilizes a ceramic magnet and the Defiant utilizes a rare earth Neodymium magnet.  What this means in real life is that the magnetic field strength (Gauss) on the Defiant will be stronger, enabling it to pick up some materials that the Vigilant won’t, the stronger field strength means it will hold onto the material with greater force. 


Do you need the stronger magnetic field strength of the Defiant?  NO, not if you’re just picking up ordinary screws and nails, etc. But if you are in an environment where your debris has a low ferrous content, then YES, you probably do need the Defiant because the Vigilant may not pick up your debris at all.   


As an example of this situation, the Defiant was originally conceived of and made for a military vehicle manufacturer that had very high quality low ferrous content fasteners falling on the concrete production floor and those fasteners would then get ran over by solid wheels on very large production carts and the fasteners would get driven into the solid wheels and as the cart moved the fasteners were grinding the concrete floors to dust causing the floors to need replacing/refinishing frequently.  Therefore, there was a high need to pick up the low ferrous content fasteners to avoid not only production cart wheel damage but concrete floor damage.  But the only magnet capable of picking up the fasteners were rare earth Neodymium magnets. 


You can see the difference in magnetic field strength below at various distances by looking at the Gauss charts for both the Vigilant and Defiant.   At a one inch sweeping height the magnetic field strength of the Vigilant is 358 Gauss, but the Defiant magnetic field strength is 630 Gauss.  A significant difference.  

Defiant vs Vigilant Gauss

So, if you have regular debris, like normal nails and screws, the Vigilant is right for youOn the other hand, if you know you have low ferrous content debris you need to pick up, the Defiant is the better choice.   Remember, we’re always happy to have you send us a sample of your debris, and we’ll test it here to make sure it can be picked up! 

Vigilant Forklift Hanging Magnet Packaging

The Vigilant Hanging Forklift Magnet is sent out in heavy duty 51ECT cardboard with foam block packaging to prevent damage from contents shifting in the box during transit. These measures are taken to ensure that the Vigilant shows up to your door intact and undamaged.

Vigilant Forklift Hanging Magnet Packaging

Whats in the box?

Take a look at what is inside the Vigilant magnetic sweeper with details about how to set up the quad pods.

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