Removal of surface debris has never been easier. The LitterKat is designed to sweep up light debris from the turf surface without displacing infill material. It’s the perfect choice for keeping your synthetic sports field clean, safe and ready for action.
With dual 12-volt vibrators in the collection baskets, the LitterKat quickly and easily redistributes infill while retaining sports field debris like paper, pen & pencils, rocks, shoe spikes, athletic tape and sunflower seed shells. The collection baskets have a brushed aluminum finish and easy access doors for cleanout.
The LitterKat has the features professionals require — Fast and Effective Debris Pick-Up, Recirculation of Infill Material, Ground-Driven for Low Maintenance, Easy Clean-Up and Wash Down Safe, Magnet for Ferrous Objects.
The LitterKat is also equipped with a tow-behind magnet for pickup of unwanted ferrous objects. The powerful 6-foot unit pulls objects from deep in the surface into the magnet — keeping dangerous objects like track spikes, bobby pins, safety pins and nails out of the infill material.
LitterKat® is a light weight, pull behind, synthetic sports turf sweeper that removes surface debris from sports turf without collection of infill materials.
LitterKat Synthetic Turf Sweeper (760) Specifications. Download a PDF here
All measurements listed within the specifications are from the original design documents. Please confirm the accuracy of such measurements for your own benefit.
|Frame Width||73” All steel construction; 91” with wheels
||Direct drive gear with rigid gear guards
||56” x 3” diameter steel with adjustable hitch
||36 inches (72 inches overall including the draw-bar)
||31”L x 35.5”W x 9”D perforated and removable
||(2) 4 Bolt 4.80 x 12 pneumatic with bearings
||Powder coat with 6-step pre-wash including de-greaser and anti-rust coating
||(12v) Linear actuator for lifting baskets
(12v) Vibrators (1 per basket)
||33”L x 10” diameter continuous nylon bristle
||93 x 48 x 28 (LitterKat) 82 x 28 x 14 (Magnet)
||634 lbs. (LitterKat) 180 lbs. (Magnet)
Sportsfield Magnet (SFM) Specifications. Download a PDF here
|Wheels||2 pneumatic tires (280/250-4) Ribbed 4-ply with bearings|
|Shipping Crate||82" x 28" 14"|
|Crated Weight||180 lbs.|
LitterKat Synthetic Turf Sweeper (760) Operating Instructions. Download a PDF here
|Before Use||CAUTION: Before you start sweeping be sure the turf is dry. Wet infill material will stick to the perforated baskets and cause excessive build up of infill material in the baskets. CAUTION: The LitterKat is 92” wide so be cautious around benches, goal post, etc.|
|Assembly||After the LitterKat has been removed from the crate, install the draw-bar and wiring harness. The draw-bar is a completed assembly and ready to install. Just insert the non hitch end into the draw-bar cuff located in the center top of the LitterKat frame. Use the 4” hitch pin provided to secure. For long distance towing or towing over uneven surfaces, turn the draw-bar upside down and reinsert in the draw-bar cuff and secure. This will create about 8” of clearance under the LitterKat.|
|Hitch||By removing the lower clevis pin, the hitch is allowed to float so the draw-bar can be used upside down for towing the LitterKat.|
|Adjustment||The wiring harness is shipped inside one of the baskets. The wiring harness is connected in three positions on the LitterKat. One lead is for the actuator while the remaining two are for the in-basket vibrators. Vibrator leads are found in the center of the LitterKat and protrude through the top of each basket. The wiring harness control box has 2 switches; one for the vibrators and one for the actuator. The vibrator switch will be an on / off switch whereas the actuator switch is a momentary rocker switch. Use the supplied removable cable ties to secure the wiring harness cable to the draw-bar Place the control box near the driver’s seat and attach the battery connections to your vehicle battery terminals or other 12V connection making sure that
the Red connector is positive and Black is negative. CAUTION: Allowing the cable to have much slack will cause the cable to drag on the ground and be caught in the brushes which can damage the wiring harness.
|Getting Started||When you’re ready to start sweeping, set your tow vehicle in motion (approx. 6-8 mph), turn on the vibrators and then lower the LitterKat. When you lower the LitterKat, you are lowering the brushes as well. Lower the
LitterKat until brushes make contact with the turf. If lowered too far, unit will start to hop slightly. Setting the baskets / brushes too low will result in picking up too much infill and the vibrators will not be able to keep up with the volume of infill being collected. Every synthetic turf sports field is different; e.g. infill size, grass blade type, etc. You will need to experiment with the basket setting and forward speed for your field. The LitterKat has two 36” non-flexible steel axles with two independent brushes. The brushes can only pick up debris on the surface. Any debris located in “low” areas will be missed. Regular grooming with the Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer and Spring Tine Rake will keep your field level and improve the playability as well the efficiency of the LitterKat. On a well maintained field, the LitterKat will pick up 85% and 95% of surface debris. In the event your synthetic turf sports field has previously had little or no maintenance performed, it may be necessary to go over your field more than once the first few times you groom and sweep for optimal results. Leaves and large amounts of loose turf fiber can cover the perforated basket floor and may cause infill material to accumulate in the basket. Until such debris is removed from the field, it may be necessary to empty the baskets frequently to avoid excessive infill accumulation in the baskets.
|Sports Field Magnet||Your LitterKat comes with the Sports Field Magnet and is used to remove ferrous materials from within the synthetic turf. The tow-able magnet hitch is located just behind the actuator. The magnet should be cleaned after each use.|
LitterKat Turf Sweeper (760) Product Video
Even though the surface of synthetic turf may look free of debris, much of the debris works its way down into the infill. This is especially true with metal objects such as spikes, pins, and screws.
The tow-behind magnet designed for the LitterKat is a heavy-duty solution. Designed to pull objects from deep in the turf, the magnet keeps synthetic surfaces safe and ready for action.
Design simplicity is what makes the LitterKat a truly valuable and trouble-free piece for your equipment stable. The unit is a ground-driven design, powered by direct gearing from the wheel axle to the split brush axles.
The LitterKat is designed to avoid the pitfalls of more complex engine or motor-driven units. This simplicity provides for fewer hassles and a lower total cost of ownership.