PROJECT:

Cleanup and protection of Macadamia orchard water channel and drain

LOCATION:

Rous Mill NSW 2477

PROJECT STATS:

  • 180 linear metres
  • 18 rolls – 2.4 wide x 10m long
  • 8 hours start to finish
  • 1 x 8 tonne excavator
  • 1 operator and 2 labourer

OUR REF: ACM 0137

The video demonstrates water flow over mat in macadamia orchard.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The shallow drain between rows in macadamia orchard was showing signs of erosion due to the flow of water, cutting a deep channel and beginning of erosion issues. Property manager wanted a long term solution to support the water flow and vegetation growth as well as something that would support tractors for mowing and maintenance and harvesting vehicles driving on it.

WORKS UNDERTAKEN

  • Excavator levelled and prepared the eroded drain and shaped a channel for water flow.
  • 18  rolls of concrete mat were delivered to site and unloaded along the edge of the prepared drain.
  • The drain was seeded underneath and mats were supplied with Nutrition mat underlay
  • The tractor unrolled the mats into position along the length of the orchard drain
  • The mats were laid end to end and overlapped at the ends for a continuous flow
  • End results would be much easier to maintain and reduced erosion of vital top soil in the orchard

RESULTS & BENEFITS

  • Reduce the speed of the water when as it flowed down the orchard drain during heavy rains
  • Encourage vegetation growth into the future to allow for the farmer to maintain the drains.
  • Reduce sediment loss
  • Very efficient with time and resources.
  • This project was complete in only 8 hours with minimal labour as well!
  • Once laid the mats starts working straight away, with sound long term benefits!

 

 

Watch how easy it is to install the erosion mat on this project.

Easy to mow over vegetated flexible concrete erosion mats.

GALLERY OF WORKS

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