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    Silver Member SCRich's Avatar
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    Default Magnet bar for FEL?

    Does anyone know of a good strong magnet bar for a FEL ? Builders are leaving a mess in the dirt at our new homesite. The road leading to our back property which we take the ATV and tractor through goes right past the back of the house were most nails and screws are found.

    I'd like to drive the area in a few passes with the FEL real low to the ground with a magnet to clean up all the stuff every weekend but I have never seen one for sale.

    Rich
    Rich
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    York County SC

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    Default Re: Magnet bar for FEL?

    Check out Northern Tool. Do a search for magnet.

    Here is a link for a 72"

    AMK Manufacturing Roadmag — 72in. Length | Road Magnets | Northern Tool + Equipment

    Peter

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    Silver Member SCRich's Avatar
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    Default Re: Magnet bar for FEL?

    Interesting.. I had never spotted it in their catalog but it's a bit pricy. I'll have to price out some "super magnets" at electronic supply stores and see if I can make one since it should be simple enough to buy a bunch and mount them to a bar. I'll search a bit more but at $300+ I think some epoxy, a bar, some eyelets and a bunch of surplus magnets would be worthwhile.
    Rich
    Certified Radio and Electronics Gadget Freak K4GPS
    York County SC

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    Default Re: Magnet bar for FEL?

    Not knowing the size of your tractor, they have a 36"

    AMK Manufacturing Roadmag — 36in. Length | Road Magnets | Northern Tool + Equipment

    It's about $160

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    Default Re: Magnet bar for FEL?

    HF 30" magnet with wheels, $33.
    A while back I borrowed one of these from a guy who reroofed my house and found 20-30 roofing nails in the roof gravel he had spread on my driveway. It worked great.

    Then later when I had the barn reroofed, I used a $30 HF metal detector, the kind like TSA uses at the airport, to find nails in the grass, and then a hand magnet to pluck them out. See this thread - (my two posts).

    Both techniques worked well.

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    Default Re: Magnet bar for FEL?

    Check out United Nuclear Magnets

    They have some super powerful ones that look like they could pull anything metal to the surface from 6" underground!

    I bought the 1" x 1/4" square and the 1" x 1/4" disc magnets to see just how powerful they are. Like they say on the website, these are definately not toys.

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    Default Re: Magnet bar for FEL?

    I got a couple of 2"x1" magnets on ebay and accidently got them together while unpacking; took some sharp wooden wedges and a hammer to get them apart..

    I put one on a cloth bag and drag it on the ground to pick up nails.

    Mike

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