Friday, 23 May 2014

Machine management for the Broads

The new Softrak MkII
By Rob Rogers, Head of Construction, Maintenance and Environment

A new machine to help manage the Broads is being put through its paces before starting work in the summer.

The Broads Authority received its brand new Softrak MkII wetland harvester this week.

Operatives will be trained to use it while it undergoes a period of testing before cutting various fenland sites in August.

In addition the weed cutter Megan was lifted into the river on Tuesday following her winter refit.

Megan will start work at Somerton and cut more than 50 miles of weed from the channel during the cutting season.
Megan after her winter refit

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