WISN met with our team at Aquarius Systems as well as visiting the Lake Beulah Management District to see these amazing machines that are “Made in Wisconsin”.
According to Jane Dauffenbach, President of Aquarius Systems, at the factory in North Prairie they make metal float. The raw material comes in and the talented staff bend it, punch it, cut it and weld it to form the mechanical harvesters which are then sold around the World.
The harvester gives the plants a little haircut which removes the heavy vegetation to make the lakes more enjoyable. It makes swimming areas useable and boating and fishing enjoyable. Plus, it is good for the fish; giving them room to swim as well leaving behind enough of the plants for habitat and food.
Operators say without the harvester, the weeds would get in the way of how people enjoy the lakes. Not only the summer, but during the ice fishing season of the season.