Lake Weed Mower & Harvester - Dredger - Excavating
The Eco Harvester pulls weeds up from the roots, harvesting them to be recycled and reused as mulch or animal feed. Its an environmentally friendly way to harvest aquatic plant and the only harvester that works in this manner. ALL other aquatic weed harvesters cut the weeds! It is 95% effective at uprooting milfoil, hydrilla, celery grass, water chestnut, and most other aquatic plants prevalent in ponds, lakes, rivers, channels, canals, and beachfront property.
Features / Benefits
Affordable – One-third the price of traditional harvesters Eco-friendly – No chemicals or dredging Easy to operate – One-person operation from start to finish Versatile – Pulls, cuts, & skims weeds in shallow water Multi-purpose – Gathers floating debris and algae Quality engineered – Well built & lifetime warranty on hull Effective lake management – Uproots aquatic weeds including milfoil Aluminum hull – Lighter and rust resistant Reduced draft – Operate in as little as 12” of water Increased capacity – 30% additional cubic yards! Wider Hull – Improves operational stability! Hard pipe hydraulics – Improves durability and design! Dynamic flow intake – 95% effective weed pulling! Standard components – Universal repair & replacement parts
HOW THE ECO-HARVESTER PULLS & SKIMS AQUATIC WEEDS
Conceptually speaking, it is easy to understand that the Eco-Harvester “pulls” aquatic vegetation by the roots. But how does it actually do it...pull aquatic vegetation by the root system you ask?
It is a good question and the answer is tied to the reason why the Eco-Harvester is patent protected. If you havent seen all of the videos of the Eco-Harvester pulling, skimming and collecting aquatic vegetation, floating weed mats, and algae blooms in the numerous videos, be sure to check them out on ecoharvester.net or here on WeedersDigest.com. The main objective in developing the Eco-Harvester was for harvesting Eurasion Milfoil but we were very excited to learn that this unique compact lake weed harvester could pull and remove nearly all kinds of submersed seaweed / aquatic vegetation. Continue reading on Eco-Harvester.net by clicking HERE
The Eco-Cutter is unique because it cuts and collects submersed vegetation like Milfoil, Curly-leaf pond weed, or Hydrilla as well as emergent vegetation like invasive Cattails, Bull Rush, Lily pads, and Pencil reeds equally well. No other traditional harvester can do both, which makes it ideal for most every watershed environment from small lakes, large ponds, coves, marinas and every body of water in between! The ease of operation combined with the Eco-Cutter’s durability and affordability makes this harvester the perfect solution for lake association and sub-contractors alike.
Lake Weeder’s Digest & ShoreTech Industries is pleased to introduce the 2nd generation Eco-Cutter featuring the NEW expanded bunk conveyor with 25 % more storage capacity! This upgrade allows operator to spend more time harvesting and less time unloading!
The Eco-Cutter augments our existing harvester product line so that we can provide our customer with a “conventional aquatic weed harvester” that cuts bottom growing aquatic plants, gathers what it cuts, stores the vegetation on-board, transports to discharge site, and off-loads from the Eco-Cutters’ stern.
The Eco-Cutter is constructed from carbon steel making it a rugged and durable work boat that can cut and collect submersed vegetation and invasives like Eurasion Milfoil and Curly Leaf Pond Weed as well as above water plants such as Cattails, Bullrush, Lily pads, and pencil reeds. Most harvesters can only cut and collect submersed vegetation which truly sets the Eco-Cutter apart from all other conventional harvesters.
The Eco-Cutter is able to do this because it features both horizontal and vertical oscillating sickle bar cutter heads. The horizontal cutter head can cut 5 feet wide by up to 4 ½ feet deep and the side-mounted vertical cutters include twin oscillating sickle bars that are 5 ½ feet long. Both cutter heads include frontal swing arm impact protection with spring tensioner which makes them virtually damage proof!
Powered by a 22 hp Honda air cooled engine, the Eco-Cutter can operate 10 hours on a full tank of gasoline. Aquatic propulsion drives the boat through waterways and features twin side-mounted paddle wheels including patented fold-up and flip down assemblies that makes the Eco-Cutter street legal for transport.
The bunk conveyor has a storage capacity of 7-1/2 cubic yards or 2 tons of wet aquatic vegetation, which is 40 % more bunk storage than any other comparable harvester on the market today! The intake conveyor and bunk storage conveyor are both fabricated from durable galvanized steel mesh belting making them virtually bulletproof.
The proven hull design is flat-bottom, split barge which enables the Eco-Cutter to operate in as little as 12” of water and has a draft with maximum payload of 20”. Low operating height in the water with side-mounted operating station allows for access to overhead obstructed work areas like under bridges, trestles, and through culverts.