The Nutrient Removal Series are the workhorses in the Eco-craft fleet. Constructed out of highly durable HDPE and aluminium, they are designed to be deployed into tough and difficult to access environments and provide years of trouble-free service.
Designed to solve a problem
The NR Series is designed to meet the requirements of the real world. Natural water bodies are all different; they can be difficult to access, they dry out - then flood, are a still pond one day then a raging torrent the next. The NR Series meets the continually changing requirements with the following design strategies:
Tough, Durable Materials:
HDPE and aluminium construction means the rafts can easily cope with the rough handling required to put them in difficult sites and then last for years once established. The rafts can be removed and relocated if required, allowing for more efficient use of Management budgets.
Specifically designed for use in water bodies with elevated salinity. Combined with estuarine or salt tolerant plant species it is a valuable tool for nutrient management in estuaries.
The NR Series rafts have a high reserve buoyancy and can easily support an average male without tipping or sinking. The extra buoyancy allows the rafts to be located in areas of high wash (boat wake) activity, wind waves and low flow rates. The rafts can be easily moved around once on the water which allows for easy positioning and re-positioning.
Remove and Re-use:
Their durable construction allows the rafts to be removed from the water without damage. This enables the manager to remove the rafts as often as required and for any range of reasons such as; a flood event is pending, to perform safe and efficient maintenance or to move to a new lake as the raft has performed its job. In Australia, many lakes are seasonal and rafts can be moved to permanent lakes/ ponds until the water returns.
Easy to Install:
Once the anchor blocks are positioned, the rafts are easily and quickly hitched or unhitched.