Magnets for the Military

Applications for the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps

Products ideal for use on flightlines, runways, decks, and airfields include Type ALT Magnetic Sweeper, Type A.R. Auto-Release Magnetic Sweeper, MSM Multi-Surface Magnetic Broom, MKS4000 and MKS5000 Tow-Behind Magnetic Sweepers.

The Type ALT and A.R. Magnetic Sweepers attach to bag tugs, belt loaders and all types of ground support equipment. For runways and flightlines, the MKS4000 and MKS5000 Tow-Behind Magnetic Sweepers attach to the trailer hitch of flightline vehicles. The MSM Multi-Surface Magnetic Broom is a push-style magnet for “FOD Walks” and smaller ground areas.

Note: The products listed on this page can be purchased through the GSA Advantage portal; available under GSA Schedule 78, Contract number is GS-06F-0046N

Type ALT Magnetic Sweeper and A.R. Auto Release Magnetic Sweepers

  • Suspension-mount magnetic sweepers
  • Attaches quickly and easily; mounts on bag tugs and belt loaders
  • Type A.R. has auto-release feature for easy debris removal
  • Available in 24”, 36”, 48” 60”, 72” and 84” sizes
  • Mounting hardware included – ready to mount!

MKS4000 Tow-Behind Airfield Sweeper

  • Originally developed for the U.S. Air Force; meets and exceeds MIL Spec S-29174B
  • Fastest way to clean large areas quickly
  • Patented debris release system and waste pans
  • Semi-pneumatic tires and extreme durability
  • Several hitch options available

MKS5000 Tow-Behind Airfield Sweeper

  • The ultimate magnetic sweeper for cleaning rough, uneven areas
  • Ideal for gravel, broken terrain, dirt, rough terrain
  • Patented internal release system; gas/hydraulic release handle
  • Meets and exceeds MIL Spec S-29174B
  • Adjustable ground clearance/suspension height

MSM Multi-Surface Magnetic Broom/Sweeper

  • Push-style magnetic brooms
  • Load-release feature for easy debris removal
  • Adjustable wheel height
  • Removable handle for easy storage
  • Ideal for FOD walks and ship deck patrols

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mks 4000

MKS4000 Magnetic Sweeper

Airfield/Runway Tow Behind Magnetic Sweeper


Military Grade Magnetic Sweeper

Rough Terrain, All-Surface, Tow Behind Magnetic Sweeper

Type ALT Magnetic Sweeper

Type ALT Magnetic Sweeper

The magnetic sweeper that started it all!

Multi-Surface Magnetic Broom

Multi-Surface Magnetic Broom

7″ wheels and removable handle for easy storage


*Government: Tow-Behind Magnetic Road Sweeper is also available Under GSA Schedule 51V, Contract number is GS-06F-0046N