The FOD * BOSS Ultimate Airfield Sweeper

From the largest International Airport, to the smallest regional airstrip, the FOD* BOSS completes the absolute FOD control

This extraordinary patented sweeper is the only equipment designed exclusively for collecting FOD.  Debris such as nuts and bolts, pavement fragments, washers, rivets, stones, sand and gravel is collected simply, inexpensively with amazing speed (up to 40kph/25mph) and efficiency at a pick-up rate un-matched by any other sweeper.


Easy to use by one person, it is simply towed by any motorised vehicle. No special licenses or skills are required. At low speeds using a compact tow vehicle, it can be used right up to and around parked aircraft. The FOD* BOSS has no motor, no  noise,  is simple,reliable and can’t break down.

It is maintenance free and guaranteed.

The complete unit including the special safety release tow hitch folds into a storage bag that measures 2.5 metres (8 feet 4 inches) long by 300 millimetres (12 inches) in diameter and has a total weight of less than 30 kg (66 lbs). In the event of a FOD  emergency, the FOD* BOSS can be transported easily and rapidly to the site to deal with the problem ensuring minimum delay to aircraft operations.


The low cost means it is affordable by even the smallest Airports, allowing access to the same high standards of FOD control as those implemented by larger Airports without the high capital and service costs of complex machinery.

Regional Airports can now afford to have FOD sweeping equipment available 24 hours a day.

Airline Maintenance facilities will find the FOD* BOSS indispensable in ensuring FOD free hard stand areas.


With a duplex hitch, sweep 4.8m(16’) wide and with the Triplex trailer  you  can  sweep  a huge 7m(22’) width at up to 25 Kph – more than 4 times  the  capacity  of  conventional suction sweepers.

The triplex trailer also doubles as a convenient transport and storage device.


Battery electrical powered vehicles can tow the FOD* BOSS with ease making it the only FOD sweeper with this desirable capability.

The FOD* BOSS is low impact on aircraft movement surfaces reducing  pavement damage  often caused by heavy sweeping machinery.

Its quiet operation makes it convenient to use around the clock in noise sensitive areas

Groundforce™ Tow Hitch

This wind resistant hitch stabilises and holds your FOD*BOSS to the tarmac tracking it straight behind the vehicle keeping debris safely in the capture zones.

Debris Retention Blade™

This critical feature ensures maximum retention of collected debris. The elevator ribs assist in FOD capture by moving it upwards and over the retaining edge.

FODStop™ Barrier System

FODStop barriers are built into the capture zones to assist in stopping debris from sliding sideways. They help divide the collected FOD keeping it spaced evenly even when cornering providingmaximum collection and retention.


Extensive research and development combined with exhaustive field trials and many years of operational experience has resulted in a product manufactured from the toughest wearing components. This, combined with the best construction techniques ensures a long and efficient service life. The FOD* BOSS is constantly proving its value at airports large and small and Military bases around the world.

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Concrete, asphalt, interlock paving, fine textured spray seal, smooth   or  grooved,  wet  or  dry,  it’s all easy going for the FOD* BOSS.

It does not use vacuum suction so there is no danger of lifting  pavement surfaces, even when freshly  laid.  It  does  not  retain  water  and   works   equally  well  in  the  rain.

This unique Speed Sweeping System uses a remarkable action invented  out  of  necessity to deal with FOD control at airports and military bases. Each FOD* BOSS incorporates a series of tough, long wearing brushes that activate the FOD which is then collected by rows of specially formulated Aero-thane scoops and  entrapped  by  a  retaining  mesh. The FOD* BOSS adjusts automatically as it wears ensuring constant FOD collection.

No service is required to maintain efficiency, if it’s moving – you know it’s working. It does not rely upon magnetic force and is equally effective on ferrous and non-ferrous metal objects.

The FOD* BOSS is designed to collect debris over broad  areas  quickly,  efficiently  and   inexpensively. Collected  debris  is  easily  recoverable  for critical analysis. 

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