FOD BOSS Design & Performance

High Efficiency

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 and efficiency, and a pick-up rate un-matched by any other sweeper.


Easy to use, Compact and Portable

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 with complete safety 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 localised 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.


Low Cost

The low cost means it is affordable for 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.

Wet or Dry

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 trapped by a retaining mesh.

The FOD* BOSS adjusts automatically as it wears, ensuring constant FOD collection.

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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.

Easy to Maintain

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 dangerous debris over broad areas quickly, efficiently and inexpensively. Collected debris is easily recoverable for critical analysis.