Mechanical Removal

A mechanical removal is an effective and efficient way to control or eliminate unwanted plants and trees. Some non-native plants grow so large that machines need to be brought onto a site to assist with the removal.

We look at all removal projects and our experts determine which removal process will work the best. Our experienced operators can operate any kind of equipment needed to complete a project.

Posi-Track

We like to use our Posi-Track because of it’s versatility. This rubber track machine provides extreme traction and makes quick work of an another wise labor intensive task.

 

It can push over and uproot smaller trees. The grapples on the machine are used to gather and pick up debris. There are a variety of attachments that will allow us to mow or drill large holes for planting large trees. After a removal a front blade can smooth out the dirt in preparation for a planting project.

Harvesters


Harvesting is done to unclog waterways and have been taken over by undesirable aquatic plants. As we all know, getting rid of weeds is no picnic unless you have the right equipment. Slender Spikerush is one of many plants that grows where the water is clear and light is plentiful. This grass can easily reach a point where boating and other activities are hampered.

 

Harvesters come in different sizes for different jobs and can hold tons debris. Mechanical cutters can destroy plants and leave the debris to decompose on it’s own in the water. We have found that harvesting is better because they physically use sheer force to push, pull, rake, stab, cut, lift pound, squeeze, haul bundle, load and remove the plants from the water and deliver them to the shore. Removing them from the water removes nutrients that can cause further growth.

 

In 1896 the War Dept. developed a Board to investigate navigation problems in Florida and Louisiana, whose purpose was to have a plan to remove aquatic obstructions. The first machine was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1900 and was mounted on a steamboat. Between 1937 and 1950 smaller boats were made to clear canals and small rivers. In the 1950’s herbicides were developed to work in partnership with harvesters.

 


Over the years the machines are better and the herbicides have improved to keep areas under control after harvesting. AWC can harvest and maintain your waterway.

Bucket Truck

 


We use this piece of equipment for exotic tree removal. Melaleuca and Brazilian Pepper trees are just a two examples of exotic trees that have become problem trees in Florida.

 

Our trained staff can quickly and positively identify nuisance plants and remove them with minimal impact on neighboring native vegetation. Whether we are dealing with just a few trees or large scale acreage, a large variety of specialized equipment enables us to get rid of t

hese trees and remove the debris from the worksite, quickly and efficiently.

Track Hoe

This valuable machine can make quick work of cleaning out lakefronts, canals and ditches. The machine is designed to dig and we use it to clear areas that are invaded and overgrown with weeds and trees.

Our excavator experts can make quick work of an awful situation. Whether it is an over-grown lakefront or an entire canal system that is clogged with growth, we have the training and expertise to make it all go away.

The unwanted vegetation is scooped up and the debris is brought to the edge where it is loaded on trailers and hauled away.

Swamp Devil


This floating, chopping machine is used to chop up vegetation. An airplane like propeller is attached to the front chopped everything in its path. Then a harvester comes in behind it a loads up the debris and hauls it out of the water.

This machine is most commonly used to break up a tussock which is a floating island. These islands are made of native materials where mud and vegetation grow together and form these islands. They will grow larger as new seeds take root. Eventually they will cover a few feet to a acre and
soak up all the water.

A Swamp Devil can make quick work of a dirty job and allow the water to flow free again.