photos all show a low-impact (low ground pressure) excavator that can
sometimes be used in Arundo eradication projects. The excavator, which
is able to remove the entire root system, is 98% effective according to
the company that developed it, Aquatic Environemnts of Alamo, California.
The excavator offers the advantages of extremely low ground pressures
(2.5 psi compared to the 50 psi of a traditional wheeled skid-steer) and
high traction, so it can be used in sensitive areas with minimal disturbance
to the surrounding terrain. For more information, see Grading
and Excavation Contractor, May/June 2002
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