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Cherrington Beach Cleaners / Mobile Screeners are used for screening out all kinds of trash including:  cigarette filters, paper, glass, plastic, and beverage bottle tops; seaweed; sharp shells and coral; rocks and stones; tree litter; unwanted weeds and grass; animal droppings; and shell casings.  Everything larger than the selected screen-hole size is loaded into the hopper.

The Lift and Screen method is the operating principle is designed into the full line of Cherrington Beach Cleaners / Mobile Screeners.  The front cutting edge (digger point) slices into the sand or soil according to a fixed depth determined by the operator.  With the forward motion of the machine, this cutting edge lifts the sand/soil as the steel loading paddles come around to carry it over the screen.  At the same time, the rigid screen oscillates.  These two actions together give you the superior screening and separation that returns the clean sand / topsoil to the surface and only the objects larger than the selected screen-hole size are carried to the hopper. 

Yes.  The innovative Cherrington Screeners have been designed and engineered for multi-purpose use.  Rugged and versatile, Cherrington Mobile Screeners are used as a one-step seedbed prep tool for landscaping, golf course projects and turf farms.  They are used in beach building applications, horse track cushion and arena maintenance, artillery shell (gunnery range) cleanup, athletic field maintenance, playground maintenance, oil spill cleanup, and sludge harvesting. 

By lifting the sand and screening it, Cherrington collects all unwanted debris in one efficient pass. 

Rakes use rows of tines to collect debris onto the conveyor belt.  This process can work well for picking up surface litter, such as paper cups or wrappers, but when there is dangerous, partially buried debris, such as broken glass, sharp shells, coral, stones and cigarette filters the rake tines will collect only a portion of it onto the conveyor requiring multiple passes and leaving unacceptable amounts of this trash in the sand.  

A Cherrington Beach Cleaner is equally well-suited for both.

With a Cherrington Beach Cleaner, you choose the degree of cleaning by adjusting the depth and choosing the screen hole size.  As you go deeper for a thorough cleaning, you will adjust your ground speed to allow the sand to process over the screen.  You will be amazed at the debris in the hopper after your first deep cleaning with a Cherrington Beach Screener – even on a beach that has already been cleaned using another beach cleaning method, such as raking. 

Lower maintenance costs and less down time.

Beach cleaners with long revolving steel mesh belts quickly suffer belt stretching and run crooked requiring frequent adjustments and resulting in unacceptably short life span.  The replacement cost of these belts is extremely expensive. 

With a Cherrington Beach Cleaner / Mobile Screener, you get the advantage of the screening process without the stretching or excessive maintenance and replacement costs.  The flat, powered screen oscillates in a very short, but intense, motion to aid in sand/debris separation.  It does not rotate, so does not stretch or run crooked. 

Yes.  Cherrington offers a complete line of beach cleaners and, therefore, a solution for every challenge.   For narrow beaches or beaches scattered with obstacles, such as trees, the zero-turn capabilities of Cherrington’s self-propelled models (Models 5500, 5450, 3000, and 950) offer the maneuverability and productivity you need.

The Cherrington Model 5500 offers high capacity and speed for larger beaches with its 60 (1,524mm) cleaning width and 1.5 cubic yard (1.2 cubic meter) hopper in a self-propelled, zero turn radius machine.  Quick turn-a-rounds make for productive and efficient early morning and mid-day clean-ups.  The Model 5450 offers the same kind of manueverability, but with an open operator's station.

Cherrington Model 3000 is the ideal resort machine.  Low profile and short overall length gives it excellent maneuverability on small narrow beaches and around cabanas or playground areas. 

The compact, wireless remote controlled walk-along Model 950 is the machine you want for the very tightest spaces.  Private beach clubs, homes and small resorts find this self-contained beach cleaner ideal for cleaning up litter, including cigarette butts.  Standard with ground dump hopper or optional bagger system allows for easy disposal of trash 

The Cherrington Models 5450 and 5500 have a zero-turn radius making it the ultimate machine for maneuverability and productivity on narrow beaches and around obstacles.  Even with a pintle hitch, you have to allow for wider turns with a tractor model. 


Tractors often need additional options to match capabilities of the Model 5450 and 5500's hydrostatic all wheel drive and high flotation tires.  Cherrington's Model 5450 and 5500 are always ready for the job no hookup or waiting for a tractor required.  Its compact size makes secure storage easier for convenient beach access. 

All Cherrington Mobile Screeners can be used in landscaping applications, depending on size and purpose, however, we recommend the Model 4500 series or the Model 440 series as the most universally appropriate for landscape conditions.  We designed them specifically with the rugged demands of rock and landscape work in mind. 

All Cherrington Screeners can screen rock as small as 3/8" (9mm).  Top end size depends on the model chosen – the larger machines, such as Cherrington Model 4500, 4600, 5450 and 5500, can pick rock up to 7 (180mm) in diameter. 

Yes.  The size of roots will depend on the model size.  The larger Cherrington Models (4500, 4600, 5450 and 5500) can pick roots up to 36 inches (914mm) long.  

The surface may be loosened prior to screening with a cultivator or power rake.  We offer an optional pre-screening powered roller for the Cherrington Models 4600, 4500 and 440 for this purpose.  By using the pre-screening roller mounted directly to the Cherrington Screener, you are able to loosen, screen and pickup, all in one cost-saving pass, for a perfect seedbed. 

The Lift and Screen method is the operating principle of all the Cherrington Mobile Screeners.  The front cutting edge (digger point) moves into the soil according to a depth determined by the operator.  With the forward motion of the machine, this digger point lifts the soil as the steel loading paddles come around to carry it over the screen.  The powered screen oscillates at the same time the paddles move across the screen and the two actions together give you the superior screening result that returns perfectly screened topsoil to the seedbed and rocks and roots to the hopper. 

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