Magnets for Forklifts & Material Handling

One of the more popular uses of magnetic sweepers is within the material handling industry.  Forklift users typically mount magnetic sweepers on the forks of the forklift or underneath the forklift enabling the magnet to pick up damaging ferrous metal on demand.


Mounting of the magnetic sweepers can be done via “fork pockets” which are quite simply small pockets mounted on top of the magnet by which the forks slip through.  A simple turn of the wing-unt secures the magnet to the forks. The other mounting is via the attached suspension eyebolts. Simply hang the unit with two strands of  chain (which are included) and two “S” Hooks either from the rear of the forklift or underneath the counterweight.

This is one of the most efficient methods of keeping a warehouse floor/distribution centers or loading dock free of damaging ferrous metal trash.  Models available with and without Load Release feature for easy cleaning.


  • Prevents flat tires and avoid costly downtime and delays (cost/time savings)
  • Easy to Use. Very little Set up time, and always working!
  • May be mounted either on the forks, under the counterweight
  • Improves workplace safety and cleanliness

Type ALT Magnetic Sweeper

  • Mounts on the forks or under the counterweight
  • Removes dangerous scrap metal; keep downtimes to a minimum
  • Ideal for preventive maintenance of yard vehicles & service equipment
  • Highest strength permanent magnetic construction encased in aircraft-grade 2″ x 5″ sealed aluminum extrusion
  • We use only Grade 8 permanent magnets, the strongest available, not the inferior Grade 5
  • Bottom-mounted wear-bars for maximum magnet protection
  • Double-strength units available
  • All-weather rugged design
  • Government Teaming Arrangement with Premier Companies through GSA Contract # GS-21F-0035T
  • Unconditional performance guarantee and lifetime guarantee on magnetic strength
  • Available in the following lengths: 24″, 36″, 48″, 60″, 72″, 84″, 96″
  • Also available with shock-protection wheels

Type A.R. Auto-Release Magnetic Sweeper

  • Unique “auto-release” feature for easy debris removal
  • Mounts on the forks or under the counterweight
  • Easily retrieves all scrap metal
  • Designed for use on smooth pavement and even surfaces
  • Easy operation, maintenance-free, great performance
  • Lifetime guarantee on magnetic strength
  • Available in the following lengths: 24″, 36″, 48″, 60″ and 72″

“The Enforcer” Heavy-Duty Forklift Magnet

  • Strongest, largest permanent magnetic sweeper available
  • Mounts to forks and tightens down with “Fast Tie” wingnut tie down
  • Unique load-release system quickly releases accumulated debris
  • Removes massive amounts of debris!

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Type ALT Magnetic Sweeper

Type ALT Magnetic Sweeper

The magnetic sweeper that started it all!


Type A.R. Auto-Release Magnetic Sweeper

Easy and safe debris removal!

Enforcer III

Heavy-Duty Forklift Enforcer III

Ability to lift nails up to 5″ from the surface

SLM Lifting Magnets

SLM EZ-LIFT Lifting Magnets

Move large pieces of steel and iron without electricity