Fish Habitat Creation
The main concern when working in fish habitat is having as little impact as possible. With the Spider, we walk in the creek bed without disturbing the prevailing conditions.
We are able to provide environmentally safe conditions in a conceivable case of emergency thanks to the fully biodegradable hydraulic fluid we are using.
Creek Bed Reinforcement
This creek bed was undermined by water containing rubble during melting season and storms. This more and more threatened the adjacent properties. With the Spider, we literally crawled up the rocky creek and stabilized the bed with boulders, which were up to 4000kg.
The creek was accessible from the ocean only, which required the use of a barge. Some work on the estuary was completed directly from the barge.
The captain just loved the rubber tires of the Spider because they didn’t damage the wooden surface of the barge like track hoes do.
Log- Box Systems
Another specialty of Spidex is the stabilisation of creek beds and banks.
Driftwood and beaver dam removal
Because of a minimal footprint and the turnable grapple bucket, Spidex keeps the silt disturbance to a minimum.
Over time, because of wind and the current of water, driftwood reaches dams and gets stuck. To properly maintain the dam, the wood needs to be removed.
When water levels of hydroelectric reservoirs are down, the exposed bank can be very silty.
The Spider, equipped with swamp pads can work its way through the silt to perform tasks such as burrying breakwater anchors.
To dewater a marsh area, water ditches are inevitable. The challenging part is to work on the soft ground in order to build the trench.
With the Spider, we work in up to 6 feet deep water.
Accessing the shoreline on the steep bank of a hydro dam is possible with the Spider.