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How to use a forklift magnetic sweeper?

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eye bolt and fork pocket forklift magnetic sweepers The eyebolt and fork pocket forklift magnetic both work in different ways:

Eyebolt forklifts

Metal rod through the eye bolts on a forklift magnetic sweeper

Step 1 – Attach eyebolt forklift magnetic sweeper

There are two ways to attach the eyebolt magnetic sweeper to the forklift truck: either with a metal rod or a chain.

To attach with a metal rod, simply place the magnetic sweeper on the floor with the fork tines touching the top. Next place a metal rod through the eyebolts over the fork tines to hold it in place.

Eye bolt forklift magnetic sweeper with chain attached To attach the forklift magnetic sweeper with a chain, you will need a galvanised chain with a snap hook attached onto either end.

Simply attach each snap hook to an eyebolt to secure the chain. Next, place the fork tines through the loop created by the chain to use the magnetic sweeper.

Eye bolt forklift magnetic sweeper 2 inches off the ground

Step 2 – Set magnetic sweeper height

Set the fork tines and the magnetic sweeper to 51-102mm (2-4″) off the floor for maximum efficiency.

Eye bolt forklift magnetic sweeper with chain attached

Step 3 – Collect ferromagnetic material

Drive the forklift truck at a maximum speed of 8mph over the spilt material to collect it. If you drive any faster than this the magnet will not have time to pick up all of the material effectively.

Wire brush

Step 4 – Remove ferromagnetic material

To release the material from the magnetic sweeper, if there is no release system, simply wipe it off with a wire brush.

unclip the chain from the eyebolt on a eyebolt forklift magnetic sweeper

Step 5 – Remove eyebolt forklift magnetic sweeper

To remove the magnetic sweeper from the forklift truck, place it on the floor and either take out the metal rod from between the eyebolts or remove the chain from the fork tines.

Fork pocket forklift

Turning the wing nut clockwise and the fork tine on a fork pocket

Step 1 –¬†Attach fork pocket forklift magnetic sweeper

To attach the magnetic sweeper to the fork lift truck, make sure the bolts are loose so that the fork pocket is fully open. Next, place the fork tines through the fork pockets either by moving the fork tines into position or by lifting the magnet onto them. Then tighten the bolts by turning them clockwise when the magnet is in the correct position.

Fork pocket forklift magnetic sweeper 2" from the ground

Step 2 –¬†Set magnetic sweeper height

Set the fork tines and the magnetic sweeper to 51-102mm (2-4″) off the floor for maximum efficiency.

Fork pocket forklift magnetic sweeper on a forklift truck collecting nails

Step 3 – Collect ferromagnetic material

Drive the forklift truck at a maximum speed of 8mph over the spilt material to collect it.

Forklift magnetic sweeper release handle

Step 4 – Remove ferromagnetic material

To release the material from the magnetic sweeper, if there is no release system, simply wipe it off with a wire brush. However, if your magnetic sweeper is supplied with a release system, pull up the handle to release the material.

Turn the wing nut on the fork pocket anti-clockwise

Step 5 – Remove fork pocket forklift magnetic sweeper

To remove the magnetic sweeper from the forklift truck again, lower the fork tines until the magnet is placed on the floor. Next, loosen the bolts on the fork pockets and reverse your forklift truck away from the magnetic sweeper until the fork tines are completely clear.