Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to mount my WeedRoller to a dock?
No dock is needed! We have a Tripod Mounting Kitthat allows for mounting the Crary WeedRoller on shore without a dock or other structure.
How much slope can the WeedRoller operate effectively in?
The WeedRoller is designed with adjustable joints to accommodate the average contour of the lake bottom.
How does the WeedRoller handle rocks or other obstacles in the water?
The WeedRoller can easily roll over the smaller rocks and objects. The automatic reverser feature senses muck conditions and heavy weeds and reverses the rotation to eliminate getting stuck. After six reversals the unit will shut down.
How deep can the WeedRoller effectively operate in?
The WeedRoller can be installed in up to 4 and a half feet of water at the drive head. Depth can be increased by 10 feet at the 21 foot distance from teh drive head. Water depth can be increased in 2 and a half foot incremets. A maximum of two kits may be installed.
What are the holes at the end of the tubes used for?
The rollers must fill with water. It is best to plug the holes after they have filled. Plastic plugs are provided to prevent the rollers from accumulating sand and mud inside. Start out with the last tube one half full of air for the first few revolutions to make sure it doesnt burrow down.
We offer additional WeedRoller tubes.
What is the Power Converter, and what does it do?
The Power Converter converts 110 volts AC current to 28 volt AC. For Safety, it should be plugged into a ground fault interrupting circuit, and should remain on land and not over the water. The power converter comes standard with the 28 Volt WeedRoller.
How is the WeedRoller powered?
The 28 Volt WeedRoller which utilizes 110 volt household current and converts it to a safe 28 volt AC current over the dock and water.
What material is the WeedRoller made?
The WeedRoller power head is made out of aluminum. Roller tubes are made out of 6 inch diameter aluminum. Roller couplers are rubber.
How fast does the WeedRoller move?
The WeedRoller moves at a slow steady pace, approximately 5 miles per hour.
What comes included with a standard WeedRoller?
Standard unit will stand in up to 4 and a half feet of water at the drive head. Unit includes power head, universal dock hardware, power converter, a 6 foot main power cord (to converter) and a 70 foot power cord that leads from the converter to the power head (only included in the 28 Volt WeedRoller). Includes 21 feet of rollers. Rollers are equipped with flexible coupler at the head and between the 7 foot and 14 foot lengths. An optional coupler can be installed within the 14 foot assembly to provide additional flexibility. The couplers allow contouring to variations in the lake bottom and to provide additional flexibility. Standard hardware package mounts to docks with support legs of 2 inches in diameter or less (square or round). WeedRoller comes packaged in three boxes and can be shipped via UPS.