Fodbuster®/FODMaster®

Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweeper

AZ Industries, Inc. is the original inventor, designer and builder of the original Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweeper which was developed back in the mid-1980’s to clean runways of anything that can contribute to FOD. This product was the mastermind of Les Adam and Harley Adam who built this unit to fulfill a need in the Airline Industry and Military for cleaning debris off the runway that could possibly damage an airplane engine. After the first couple of iterations, what you have today is basically what we designed some 30+ years ago with some minor changes for improvement over the years. Many of these are still in use today after over a decade of service.

Download and print Sales Sheets for the Fodbuster®/FODMaster® with technical specs.

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Keep your planes flying high with our FOD removal equipment.

The simple, reliable, for removal of sand, rocks, metal parts, chipped concrete, asphalt, safety wire and other ferrous/non-ferrous objects on the flightline. Your FOD removal costs will drop dramatically once you hook up one of these efficient, traction-driven units to your flightline vehicles turning them into powerful runway sweeping machines. All motors, hydraulic, vacuum attachments, and fuel have been eliminated from the magnetic sweeper, as well as the man-hours, parts and downtime required to repair them.

The Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweeper’s brush drive is geared to its own wheels, so your flightline vehicle provides all the power this runway sweeper needs, sweeping as you go about your daily work with your FOD magnet.

It was developed for a one-person operation. Our side-mounted debris hoppers can hold 40-60 lbs of collected FOD and are easy to remove, dump and return. The single crank brush adjustment, light tongue weight, fully adjustable Pintle Hook Towing Eye and adjustable support ack make hitching up and operating quick and easy. It is possible to get two jobs done for the cost of one as your flightline vehicles sweep as they go about doing their regular FOD removal duties.

Aviation Personnel Please Note

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) to aircraft comes from many sources.

Damage from ground Foreign Objects can be minimized if you have a good program set up to keep your ground ops environment FOD Free. The Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweepers and our other FOD controlling equipment can be combined to create and maintain an effective FOD removal program…and make it happen easily and efficiently.

And remember, while you can’t point out one of the millions of pieces of Foreign Objects our runway sweeper will remove and say “that’s the one that would have caused a mishap,” you can say with absolute certainty…”NONE OF THESE EVER WILL!”

Limited One Year Warranty

The parts of all Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweeper Models are warranted by manufacturer to be free of manufacturing defects for a period of one year from original date of sale. This warranty does not apply to the brush which will gradually wear in normal daily operation, nor does this warranty apply to any condition or damage resulting from the user’s neglect, alteration, non-use, or misuse of any product or part.

Manufacturer’s obligation under this warranty is limited to repair or replacement, as determined by manufacturer, of any part(s) of the product that are found to be defective in material or workmanship upon inspection by the manufacturer. The cost of packaging and shipping, if necessary, are not covered by this warranty and remain the responsibility of the purchaser.

Manufacturer is not liable for any incidental or consequential damage arising from any manufacturing defect. Manufacturer is not liable for any damage arising from the user’s failure to use, or misuse of, the product. No agent, dealer or other party is authorized to change, modify or extend the terms of this warranty.

Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rocksweeper Models

Models RS-48, RS-96, RS-150 , and RS-300

RS-48 Fodbuster®/FODMaster®

The original unit, Model RS-48 features a single magnetic pull-behind unit.

RS-48 Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Specifications

Name/Part Number: Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweeper / Model RS-48

Options/Part Number:

  • Magnetic Sweeper Attachment / M-54
  • Replacement Brush / B-48L
  • 50% Oversize Hoppers / OH-50
  • Mileage Meter / OD-48
  • Trailer Lighting Kit / TLK-48
  • Tire Fender Wells / TFW-48
  • Lock Out Hubs / LOH-48
  • Custom Paint / CPS-48

Dimensions: 9.75’ x 6’ x 2.5’ / 3 m x 1.8 m x .75 m

Weight: 460 lb / 207 kg (empty).

Shipping Weight: 550 lb / 248 kg.

In Ocean Crate: 795 lb/ 358 kg.

Assembly: Modular. No rivets. All welded Main Frame, Brush Swing Arm, Bin and Hopper Assembly.

Frame: 1.5” X 1.5” x .120” / 3.8 cm x 3.8 cm x .30 cm square Standard Structural Steel Tubing per ASTM A513-00 AWHR/AWPO; 45,000 PSI Tensile Strength.

Two Debris Hoppers: Each is 4” x 7.5” x 22” / 10.1 cm x 19 cm x 56 cm. Side mounted for easy removal, dumping and return. Weight full each approx. 40-60 lbs / 18-27 kg (depending upon type of debris).

Material: 14 GA welded HR steel.

Towing Device: Fully adjustable 5.5” OD x 2.5” ID / 13.4 cm OD x 6.4 cm ID Pintle Hook Towing Eye. (Meets DOD Spec’s.) Provides range of vertical adjustment of 21” / 53 cm to accommodate high and low vehicle bumpers and still allow optimum sweeper operation.

Drive System: Traction gearing. Tow vehicle provides all power required. No internal engine, hydraulics, vacuum or PTO.

Support Jack: Adjustable, swiveling, with wheel. Safety locks up and down positions. Jack wheel has a foot brake.

Brush Adjustment: Single hand crank, stainless steel adjusting rod and pinion block with lubrication fitting.

Tires/Wheels: 195/75R14 Steel Radials, 5-lug wheels.

Name/Part Number: Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweeper / Model RS-48

Options/Part Number:

  • Magnetic Sweeper Attachment / M-54
  • Replacement Brush / B-48L
  • 50% Oversize Hoppers / OH-50
  • Mileage Meter / OD-48
  • Trailer Lighting Kit / TLK-48
  • Tire Fender Wells / TFW-48
  • Lock Out Hubs / LOH-48
  • Custom Paint / CPS-48

Dimensions: 9.75’ x 6’ x 2.5’ / 3 m x 1.8 m x .75 m

Weight: 460 lb / 207 kg (empty).

Shipping Weight: 550 lb / 248 kg.

In Ocean Crate: 795 lb/ 358 kg.

Assembly: Modular. No rivets. All welded Main Frame, Brush Swing Arm, Bin and Hopper Assembly.

Frame: 1.5” X 1.5” x .120” / 3.8 cm x 3.8 cm x .30 cm square Standard Structural Steel Tubing per ASTM A513-00 AWHR/AWPO; 45,000 PSI Tensile Strength.

Two Debris Hoppers: Each is 4” x 7.5” x 22” / 10.1 cm x 19 cm x 56 cm. Side mounted for easy removal, dumping and return. Weight full each approx. 40-60 lbs / 18-27 kg (depending upon type of debris).

Material: 14 GA welded HR steel.

Towing Device: Fully adjustable 5.5” OD x 2.5” ID / 13.4 cm OD x 6.4 cm ID Pintle Hook Towing Eye. (Meets DOD Spec’s.) Provides range of vertical adjustment of 21” / 53 cm to accommodate high and low vehicle bumpers and still allow optimum sweeper operation.

Drive System: Traction gearing. Tow vehicle provides all power required. No internal engine, hydraulics, vacuum or PTO.

Support Jack: Adjustable, swiveling, with wheel. Safety locks up and down positions. Jack wheel has a foot brake.

Brush Adjustment: Single hand crank, stainless steel adjusting rod and pinion block with lubrication fitting.

Tires/Wheels: 195/75R14 Steel Radials, 5-lug wheels.

RS-96 Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweeper

We took our standard RS-48 Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweeper and doubled the width to provide twice the sweeping path. Now your sweeping operations can become even more cost effective – clean double the area in the same amount of time. The RS-96 uses the exact same parts as our RS-48. The only differences are the wider frame and axle, four debris hoppers rather than two (one set of two for each brush) and a small V-brush between the two main brushes. Again, the only maintenance is lubrication and brush replacement as needed.

RS-96 Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Specifications

Name/Part Number: Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweeper / Model RS-96

Options/Part Number:

  • Magnetic Sweeper Attachment / M-103
  • Replacement Main Brush / B-48S (requires two)
  • Replacement V-Brush / VB-96

Dimensions: 10.5’ x 10’ x 2.5’ / 3.26 m x 3.04 m x .75 m

Weight: 780 lb / 353 kg (empty).

Shipping Weight: 990 lb / 435 kg.

Assembly: Modular. No rivets. All welded Main Frame, Brush Swing Arm, Bin and Hopper Assembly.

Frame: 1.5” X 1.5” x .120” / 3.8 cm x 3.8 cm x .30 cm square Standard Structural Steel Tubing per ASTM A513-00 AWHR/AWPO; 45,000 PSI Tensile Strength.

Four Debris Hoppers: Each is 4” x 7.5” x 22” / 10.1 cm x 19 cm x 56 cm. Side mounted for easy removal, dumping and return. Weight full each approx. 40-60 lbs / 18-27 kg (depending upon type of debris).

Material: 14 GA welded HR steel.

Towing Device: Fully adjustable 5.5” OD x 2.5” ID / 13.4 cm OD x 6.4 cm ID Pintle Hook Towing Eye. (Meets DOD Spec’s.) Provides range of vertical adjustment of 21” / 53 cm to accommodate high and low vehicle bumpers and still allow optimum sweeper operation.

Drive System: Traction gearing. Tow vehicle provides all power required. No internal engine, hydraulics, vacuum or PTO.

Support Jack: Adjustable, swiveling, with wheel. Safety locks up and down positions. Jack wheel has a foot brake.

Brush Adjustment: Single hand crank, stainless steel adjusting rod and pinion block with lubrication fitting.

Tires/Wheels: 195/75R14 Steel Radials, 5-lug wheels.

Sweeping Speed: 3 – 30 MPH / 5 – 48 km/h.

Non-Sweeping Tow Speed: With brush raised 35 mph / 56 km/h. With lock-out hub option – any legal speed.

Color: Standard is Fleet White. Optional other colors. See price sheet.

Operator’s Manual: Includes operating and brush replacement instructions, lubrication guide, complete exploded view drawing with numbered and indexed parts list.

Name/Part Number: Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweeper / Model RS-96

Options/Part Number:

  • Magnetic Sweeper Attachment / M-103
  • Replacement Main Brush / B-48S (requires two)
  • Replacement V-Brush / VB-96

Dimensions: 10.5’ x 10’ x 2.5’ / 3.26 m x 3.04 m x .75 m

Weight: 780 lb / 353 kg (empty).

Shipping Weight: 990 lb / 435 kg.

Assembly: Modular. No rivets. All welded Main Frame, Brush Swing Arm, Bin and Hopper Assembly.

Frame: 1.5” X 1.5” x .120” / 3.8 cm x 3.8 cm x .30 cm square Standard Structural Steel Tubing per ASTM A513-00 AWHR/AWPO; 45,000 PSI Tensile Strength.

Four Debris Hoppers: Each is 4” x 7.5” x 22” / 10.1 cm x 19 cm x 56 cm. Side mounted for easy removal, dumping and return. Weight full each approx. 40-60 lbs / 18-27 kg (depending upon type of debris).

Material: 14 GA welded HR steel.

Towing Device: Fully adjustable 5.5” OD x 2.5” ID / 13.4 cm OD x 6.4 cm ID Pintle Hook Towing Eye. (Meets DOD Spec’s.) Provides range of vertical adjustment of 21” / 53 cm to accommodate high and low vehicle bumpers and still allow optimum sweeper operation.

Drive System: Traction gearing. Tow vehicle provides all power required. No internal engine, hydraulics, vacuum or PTO.

Support Jack: Adjustable, swiveling, with wheel. Safety locks up and down positions. Jack wheel has a foot brake.

Brush Adjustment: Single hand crank, stainless steel adjusting rod and pinion block with lubrication fitting.

Tires/Wheels: 195/75R14 Steel Radials, 5-lug wheels.

Sweeping Speed: 3 – 30 MPH / 5 – 48 km/h.

Non-Sweeping Tow Speed: With brush raised 35 mph / 56 km/h. With lock-out hub option – any legal speed.

Color: Standard is Fleet White. Optional other colors. See price sheet.

Operator’s Manual: Includes operating and brush replacement instructions, lubrication guide, complete exploded view drawing with numbered and indexed parts list.

RS-150 Tri-Link System for RS-48 Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweepers

This is the Champion of Powerful, Efficient Sweepers
If you would like to take care of a big sweeping job in the shortest amount of time, the Fodbuster®/FODMaster® RockSweeper RS-150 Tri-Link System builds the team that gets it done. This utilizes three maximum sweeping coverage of our RS-48 sweepers covering a 11.5 ft / 3.5 m path with each sweeping pass!

This gives you the ultimate versatility when attacking FOD: you can use each RS-48 individually behind different vehicles to cover multiple areas, or link them up to make powerhouse sweeping system the most economical use of your manpower and money.

This system requires three Model RS-48 sweepers and the model RS-150 Tri-Link Connector Assembly. The RS-150 is available in your choice of ball hitch or pintle hook configuration. Easily installed on anyFodbuster®/FODMaster® you may currently own, the system may be towed by virtually any vehicle and is just as easily operated by one person as any other Fodbuster®/FODMaster®. Order now and put this powerful team to work for you.

RS-150 Tri-Link Specifications

Name: Tri-Link Connector Assembly

Part Number: RS-150 (Specify Pintle Hook or Ball Hitch.

Dimensions: 76” x 23” x 5” / 193 x 58 x 13 cm

Weight: 45 lb / 20.4 kg

Color: Fleet White. Optional other colors. Attaching hardware is included.

Be sure to attach a copy of these specifications, and those for the RS-48 Model you need to complete the System to your request for purchase. This insures your procurement section will acquire a product that meets the standards you require.

Name: Tri-Link Connector Assembly

Part Number: RS-150 (Specify Pintle Hook or Ball Hitch.

Dimensions: 76” x 23” x 5” / 193 x 58 x 13 cm

Weight: 45 lb / 20.4 kg

Color: Fleet White. Optional other colors. Attaching hardware is included.

Be sure to attach a copy of these specifications, and those for the RS-48 Model you need to complete the System to your request for purchase. This insures your procurement section will acquire a product that meets the standards you require.

RS-300 Tri-Link System for RS-96 Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Rock Sweepers

This is the KING of Powerful, Efficient Sweepers
This is our largest sweeping system to date and will take care of any big sweeping job in the shortest amount of time. The rock sweeper tool covers a path of 22-ft / 6.7 m wide. This system utilizes three of our *RS-96 Sweepers—two being pulled behind one using our Tri-Link Connector Assembly—making this a powerhouse sweeping system.

With this combination, you have the best versatility available. You can use each RS-96 individually behind different vehicles to sweep multiple areas at once or link them up and cover a large area quickly making the most economical use of your manpower and money.

The RS-300 system is available in your choice of ball hitch or pintle hook configuration. The system may be towed by virtually any vehicle and is just as easily operated by one person as any other Fodbuster®/FODMaster®. Order now and put this powerful team to work for you.

RS-300 Tri-Link Specifications

Name: Tri-Link Assembly for RS-300

Part Number: RS-300 TLA (Specify Pintle Hook or Ball Hitch.

Dimensions: 68” x 23” x 3” / 173 x 58 x 7.6 cm

Weight: ~100 lb / 45.4 kg

Color: Fleet White. Optional colors are available.

Attaching hardware is included. *See RS-96 Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Specifications for the individual sweeper specifications for this System.

Name: Tri-Link Assembly for RS-300

Part Number: RS-300 TLA (Specify Pintle Hook or Ball Hitch.

Dimensions: 68” x 23” x 3” / 173 x 58 x 7.6 cm

Weight: ~100 lb / 45.4 kg

Color: Fleet White. Optional colors are available.

Attaching hardware is included. *See RS-96 Fodbuster®/FODMaster® Specifications for the individual sweeper specifications for this System.

Download and Print RS-300 Spec Sheet