The Neptune Rake is a lightweight, yet very robust tool for harvesting emergent and submerged weed as well as dredging muck from lakes and ponds. It is light enough to carry by hand to any lake, over any terrain.
The Neptune Rake can remove up to 10 tons of weed and and lake bed detritus in one day! Annual use will keep ponds in good order, at full depth and free of rotting aquatic weeds. The system can be operated by 2 to 3 men from the shore, no need to get out on the water. The rake is tough yet lightweight, for dense weed you can use just one section of the rake.
Its more than just a Big Rake. The Neptune Rake also includes:
- Portable Winch that can pull in 1 ton of weight, or with block, 2 tons. Any land owner will find multiple uses for this winch from tree work to vehicle recovery. It is powered by a Honda engine its very reliable.
- 720 feet of 12mm Sea steel rope (2 ton breaking strain) Use this coil of rope for both winch and gather rope, cut to suit. You will need to form your own knots to attach gather rope to float and winch rope to the rake. A shackle is provided for the rake pulling point to prevent the rope chaffing.
- 6.5 foot by 3 foot heavy duty closed cell foam float.
Made from 4003 grade stainless steel so its built to last.
Simple Operation but Big Results.
It takes just 10 minutes to assemble the rake system to be ready to operate. The off-set tines of the rake force aquatic weeds to zig zag up through the rake and jam, weeds are up rooted and cropped at their base, the rake also gathers sediment and sludge. The winch hauls the loaded rake right up onto dry land, two men then simply tip it forwards to dump the aquatic weeds then set it back on the float for the next haul. Mobile pond life have to opportunity to return to the pond unharmed.
Lay out gather rope to far shore and attach the winch to a suitable tree or ground anchor then set the rake on the float.
The float is then pulled to the area of the pond you want to begin harvesting.
The Neptune Rake is easily deployed by pulling on both gather rope and winch rope, the rake slides off the float and lands on the lake floor.
The winch is then used to haul the rake across the lake floor gathering aquatic weeds, debris and muck and sediment.
The winch hauls the loaded rake right up onto dry land, two men then simply tip it forwards to dump the weed then set it back on the float for the next haul. Mobile pond life have to opportunity to return to the pond unharmed.
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