If you work in streams that are wadeable but still too large for backpack electrofishers, the tote barge is your solution. This small barge can be easily maneuvered through a stream by wading biologists, yet includes a fully adjustable electrofisher, up to three anode poles, and livewell for fish transport.
The SR-7 Tote Barge is a minimum draft, flat-bottomed barge designed to carry an electrofisher. Generator and frame are shock-mounted and secured in position with rubber straps. One-piece plastic construction allows easy cleaning and provides a strong platform to handle engine vibrations. Included is a bracket for holding three standard sized 5 gallon buckets, which can be used for either specimen collection and sorting, or for additional gear. An insulated push-handle is provided across the stern for maneuvering the barge and includes a safety switch where output power is automatically shut off when one or both handles are released. The flat-bottom design supports 80 pounds per inch of draft.
Tote Barge Specifications
|Length||7 ft. (213.4 cm)|
|Beam||36 in. (91.4 cm)|
|Side Height||14.5 in. (36.8 cm)|
|Transom Height||16.5 in. (41.9 cm)|
|Weight (Approx.)||w/Apex and generator: 360 lb. (163.3 kg)|
|Displacement (@ 80 lb./in.)||w/Apex and generator: 3.5 - 4 in. (8.9 - 10.1 cm)|
|Max. Payload||300 lb.|
Specifications subject to change without notice.