Sterling Aquatic specializes in hi-speed aquatic weed removal in both fresh and salt water. The main harvester has a powerful side boom weed cutter and weed removal front end loader with marine bucket. The aquatic weed removal front end loader is designed the remove aquatic vegetation of any kind and can remove most lake weeds at a rate of 1,200 lbs. per minute!
The deck-mounted aquatic cutter boom can cut submerged vegetation to depths of 5 foot at hi-speed and also articulates allowing continuous aquatic vegetation cutting along shorelines and shallow lake banks.
Floating weed, seaweed and fibrous algae removal, trash skimming and much more!
The harvester has an environmentally friendly, bio-degradable hydraulic system in case of mechanical failure will not damage the ecosystem or pollute the water.
From rocks to tires, trees to parts of cars our vessel is equipped to remove it! Our general weight limit is 300 pounds. Our Root Rake attachment lets us get into those stubborn patches of weeds and roots so we can remove them.
Due to the smaller size of the machine and shallow draft (just 10 inches!), it can be placed and operate in a greater number of water bodies and can be crane lifted into remote areas where access is otherwise not available.
Beaver Dam breaching,
Carcass removal from water bodies
Removal of tree limbs / obstructions
Channel clearing (silt only) and widening, reversing the effects of eutrophication.
These are only a few of the things we can do. Let us take on your next job!
Sterling Aquatic has a portable 250 gallon (self sufficient) heated high pressure washer / decontamination system also with a standard pressure pump capable of metering cleaning / sanitizing chemicals into a standard garden hose water stream, or provide pure water for general cleaning purposes. Sterling Aquatic uses this system on its own vessels every time they leave a waterbody to prevent any cross contamination. This system is also available for use on your job or project!
Diver-Assisted Suction Harvesting, or DASH, provides an efficient and effective method of aquatic invasive plant removal. DASH has been proven successful in its ability to remove large, high-density beds of aquatic invasive plants from a variety of lakebed conditions in a relatively short amount of time. Due to the nature of DASH, the risk of plant fragmentation during transport to the boat is nearly eliminated.
Hand Harvesting is best suited for scattered and/or pioneering colonies of aquatic invasive species. The teams of divers can cover a large area without being restricted by the length of a suction hose. Our internally developed strategies for hand-pulling are also highly effective at minimizing re-growth of EWM.
Do you have a muck problem in front of your property? Does floating debris seem to always find your shoreline? Are you tired of swimming or boating through the aquatic plants at the end of your dock? Our lakefront restoration team can remove all nuisance aquatic vegetation and debris from your swim area and shoreline.
As a company dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, it is important to us to deliver fast professional service. In order to ensure that we are in compliance with all Federal, State and local requirements and that all permits and requirements are met before we start work, we often cannot simply see a job and then start it.
As a company dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, it is important to us to deliver fast professional service. In order to ensure that we are in compliance with all Federal, State and local requirements and that all permits and requirements are met before we start work, we often cannot simply see a job and then start it. Permitting and permissions take time. For that reason we ask that you give us as much lead time on a job as possible so that we can get what we need in place before you need it done.
Our experience working in government gives us the edge in knowing who to go to and submitting our applications with the correct information the first time we do it, reducing the amount of time for adjudication. With our experience and expertise, we can provide the service that you want and your project needs.