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 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.
TYPES OF BEACH CLEANERS:
Most popular beach cleaning machines today employ one of two prominent methods:
- Mechanical Raking : Raking machines employ rows of offset tines to 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, or hopper.
- Sifting (screening) : Beach cleaners that employ sifting technology use a cutting edge to lift all the sand from 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.