AlphaBoats Unlimited
Aquatic Weed Harvesting and Waterway Debris Management

FX5 Series Waterweed Harvesters
Our strategy is to build with a compact design for a low center of gravity for maximum safety. The weeds are compressed to put the weight toward the center of the boat. The engine and fuel tank are mounted low to the deck on the left side of the harvester while the driving console and hydraulic tank are mounted low to the deck on the right side of the harvester creating balance to the harvester. The smaller harvester requires less horsepower resulting in less momentum build-up of paddle wheels in motion so therefore we use hydraulic wheel motors to drive the paddle wheels. There is a slight but ample room to walk on the sides of the boat.
Standard Features
  • A Complete Hydraulic System for all harvesting, load handling, and propulsion functions, with variable speed control at the operator's finger tips
  • Diesel Engine/Hydraulic Power Unit, with heavy-duty battery under a lift-up hood.
  • Lockable hydraulic oil and diesel fuel tanks, hydraulic directional valves, filtration.
  • Operator's platform with a seat and console with engine controls and monitoring system including warning lights, tachometer & hour meter, and hydraulic controls with pressure gauge.
  • Conveyor belt system made of heavy-duty open mesh galvanized steel supported by UHMD plastic tracks and interchangeable floors.
  • Harvesting head with adjustable depth setting, as well as swing back impact relief.
  • Storage Conveyor with load indexing and height adjustable discharge.
  • “Hydro-dynamically” shaped hulls, including multiple compartments, inner ribbing, tie and lift cleats, drains & vents, anti-skid deck, and bottom skids.
  • Two independent, bi-directional, hydraulically driven Paddle Wheels with variable speed controls.
  • Paddle Wheel tilt-up system for road transport (on FX Models).
  • Railings & guards.
  • Stainless steel fasteners.
  • Marine coating, following sandblast preparation, included priming and finishing coats. 
  • Standard colors are orange with blue accents.
  • Fire extinguishers and Life jacket.
  • Operators manual, parts catalog, and one year warranty.
Available Options
  • Stainless Steel Hull
  • Stainless Steel Conveyor Belt (on harvesting head only)
  • Cleats on Front Conveyor Belt
  • Alternate Engine Choice
  • Working Lights
  • Sun/Rain Roof
  • Operators Cab (not on all models)
  • Air Conditioner/Heater (not on all models)
  • Alternate Paint Color
  • Machine Wash-Down System
  • Trash Collecting Package
  • Hydraulically Powered Spud Anchors
  • Hydraulic Quick Disconnect Outlets, (1/2” Standard)
  • Spare Parts Packages (Std. & Extended)
  • Tool Kit & Box

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