FOD Boss Performance & Prevention
This extraordinary patented runway sweeper is the only equipment designed exclusively for collecting FOD. Debris such as nuts, bolts, pavement fragments, washers, rivets, stones, sand, and gravel can be collected simply and inexpensively with amazing efficiency and a pick-up rate unmatched by any other sweeper..
Easy to use
The FOD* BOSS can be easily towed by any motorised vehicle and is perfectly suited for single person use. No special licenses or skills are required. At low speeds using a compact tow vehicle, it can be used with complete safety around parked aircraft—even up close.
Compact and portable
The FOD* BOSS has no noisy motor and is simple, reliable and breakdown resistant. The entire unit is maintenance-free and guaranteed.
The complete FOD sweeper 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. Its full weight is easy to move, at a total 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 of the issue, ensuring minimum delay to aircraft operations.
Wet or dry
This unique speed sweeping system was designed to provide efficient, reliable FOD control at airports and military bases. The physical action of the sweeper is remarkable; each FOD* BOSS incorporates a series of tough, long-wearing brushes that activate the FOD for collection by rows of specially formulated Aero-thane scoops. The collected debris is then trapped by a retaining mesh.
The FOD* BOSS adjusts automatically as it wears, ensuring constant FOD collection.
No matter the substrate—concrete, asphalt, interlock paving, fine textured spray seal, smooth or grooved, wet or dry—it’s all easy going for the FOD* BOSS. The unit does not use vacuum suction, so there is no danger of lifting pavement surfaces, even when freshly laid. It also does not retain water and works equally well in the rain.
The low cost of the FOD* BOSS means it is affordable for 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.
No service is required to maintain efficiency; if it’s moving, you know it’s working. The FOD* BOSS does not rely upon magnetic force and is equally effective on ferrous and non-ferrous metal objects. The unit is designed to collect dangerous debris over broad areas quickly, efficiently, and inexpensively. Collected debris is easily recoverable for critical analysis.