Aquatic Vegetation Rake

posted Jul 19, 2012, 12:28 PM by Steve Howser
We used our new rake on J lateral to remove a blockage of cattails yesterday. I'm really impressed with how well this implement works. It removes the vegetation and root mass from the canal without removing a lot of canal bottom (which is the problem with just using a ditch-cleaning bucket to do the same job). The crew is still learning how to use it efficiently but in just a couple of hours yesterday I really thought they were getting the hang of it. Here's a short, time-compressed video showing some of yesterday's work.

AVR on J Lateral