What are Beach Cleaners?
Beach cleaners are machines that remove unwanted materials from beaches and make them comfortable and visually pleasing for beach goers. Various beach cleaners can be used to effectively remove litter, sharp shells, glass, rock, and excessive seaweed from the beaches.
Beach cleaners also come in all shapes and sizes. The most popular kinds are tractor-towed and powered by a tractor's hydraulic PTO shaft. Smaller walk-behind models are also manufactured for private beaches and sandy areas.
Beach Cleaner Methods of Cleaning
Most popular beach cleaning machines today employ one of two prominent methods: mechanical raking or sifting (screening).
Mechanical Raking Beach Cleaners
Mechanical raking involves having rows of offset tines rake through the sand, combing materials from under the sand's surface. The tines then deflect the materials off a curved deflector shield and onto a moving conveyor, which deposits the materials in the beach cleaner's bucket.
Mechanical Raking's strengths are as follow:
Sifting Beach Cleaners
Beach cleaners that employ sifting technology use a cutting edge to lift all the sand on the beach on to a vibrating screen. The screen then sifts the unwanted materials from the sand, while the sand returns to the beach and the remaining debris is deposited in the bucket.
Sifting Beach Cleaners' Strengths:
Benefits of Using a Beach Cleaner
Beach cleaners make keeping large beaches clean a manageable endeavor. Large, state-run beaches need to be clean and safe for beach-goers. High-volume beach traffic often results in excessive man-made litter, which presents safety and liability threats. Beach cleaners remove glass, cans, cigarette butts, syringes, and other potential hazards. They also make the beaches visually pleasing and increase tourism. Cleaning by hand would be too costly and take too much time to ensure quality beach conditions during peak seasons.
Beach cleaners are a necessity for resort owners that thrive on beach-goers. Especially when paying premiums for their stay, visitors demand pristine beaches and amenities. A mechanical beach cleaner ensures that visitors will get the best use out of the beach during their stay and return for more.
Beach cleaning can be a lucrative business for contractors. Due to its unique niche market, contracting with a beach cleaner often fetches prices well-worth the effort. Beach cleaner machines minimize manual labor and time while maximizing effectiveness.
Additionally, some beach cleaners, like mechanical raking machines, can also be used for other common landscaping applications, like stone picking, litter picking, seed-bed prep, litter picking, and de-thatching, which allows for multiple contracting opportunities.
Individuals who own private beaches or sandy areas can greatly benefit from a beach cleaner too. Walk-behind, self-propelled sifter units are easy to run, require little maintenance, and can ensure your beach is spotless with minimal effort.
Are you Looking for a Beach Cleaner?
H Barber & Sons offers multiple models of beach cleaners for all kinds of beach cleaning conditions. To view Barber's tractor-towed beach cleaners, visit the SURF RAKE page on our official product-based website. There you can learn about how the mechanical raking technology used by the SURF RAKE effectively works to remove various specific materials from the beach. The SAND MAN is our walk-behind sifting beach cleaner. It is a self-propelled sifting beach cleaner, which is ideal for Resorts, Contractors, and Individuals with small beaches to maintain.
Mechanical Raking Beach Cleaners Explained
If you would like to continue learning about how beach cleaners work to effectively remove unwanted materials from beaches, select an application from the "Beach Cleaner Methods" menu at the top of the page. You can also check out our Resources pages for more beach cleaning information. If you are still curious about learning more about beach cleaners, do not hesitate to contact us, and a Barber team member will gladly assist you.
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