Aquatic Plant Harvesters offer an environmentally sound method of controlling excessive aquatic plant growth and nuisance vegetation in waterways of all sizes. These heavy duty work boats are highly efficient in the management of submerged, emergent and free floating aquatic vegetation. Like an underwater lawn mower, an aquatic weed harvester cuts the vegetation, collecting and storing the weeds on board. Aquatic weed harvesters are fitted with a pick up conveyor at the forward end of the machine, which can be lowered up to six feet deep to cut weeds. One horizontal and two vertical cutter bars sever the vegetation as the machine moves forward through the water, and, when the storage hold becomes full, the weed harvester returns to shore to unload.
Depending on the size of your lake, the type of your weeds, the percentage of weeds you would like to remove, and how quickly you would like to harvest them, we will work with you to design a fully customizable weed harvester to meet your exact needs.
Although many of our mechanical weed harvesters are customized to match the needs for your lake, a variety of models are available at stock sizes ranging between 100 feet3 (or 1,500 lbs) and 1,050 feet3 (or 16,800 lbs) for capacity of cut vegetation held on board.