Accession Number:

ADA036970

Title:

Evaluation of Herbicide Application Platforms for Use in Aquatic Plant Control. Report 1. Evaluation of the Marsh Screw Amphibian (MSA)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Apr-Sep 1975

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

1977-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this report was to document the results of field demonstrations of the Marsh Screw Amphibian MSA and to discuss the capabilities of the MSA and other screw-propelled machines and the potential of their unique locomotion principle for transport platforms for aquatic plant herbicide application systems. Treatment of aquaticlant breeding grounds from currently available carriers is often impractical therefore, this study of the MSA was performed. The field demonstrations were carried out in southern Louisiana in areas where the current assortment of boats used for control operations has difficulty maneuvering. The general consensus of observers of the demonstration was that further investigations of the use of screw-propelled machines is warranted.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE