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.
Another specialty of Spidex is the stabilisation of creek beds and banks.
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.
With the 360 degree rotating grapple bucket, we pick up trunks no matter how they are lying.
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.