Sterling Aquatic specializes in hi-speed aquatic weed removal. 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 vegetation cutting along shorelines and shallow lake banks.
Floating weeds, seaweed, fibrous algae, aquatic vegetation removal, trash skimming and much more!
The harvester has a 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.
This Due to the smaller size of the machine and shallow draft (just 18 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 and removal
Carcass removal from water bodies
Removal of tree limbs / obstructions
Channel clearing (silt only) and widening
These are only a few of the things we can do. Let us take on your next job!
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.
Just about everything we do requires paperwork, permits or permissions. As registered contractors and former Environmental Protection employees, we know what papers need to be filed and what permits need to be obtained. Most importantly, because of our knowledge we can streamline our requests, ensuring they get to the right person in a timely manner reducing the amount of time you may have to wait to get the job done. We know what can be done and how to do it.