Cutterhead Suction Dredge
VMI builds dredges in a variety of sizes and configurations
The MD-1230CS is equipped with a 14 inch (355mm) suction and 12 inch (300mm) discharge pump and maximum dredging depth of 30 feet (9.1m). This dredge features heavy duty construction with additional bracing for rigidity. An enlarged operator cabin provides plenty of space for operator comfort, storage, and additional personnel. The dredge breaks down into sections for transportation. High-pressure piston pumps and motors with high pressure foffer increased efficiency and extend hydraulic component life
The dual acting boom cylinders provide power up and down so additional force may be applied downward on the cutter head while digging. Our rack and pinion spud drive system provides power up and down allowing the ability to force the spuds down into the ground and hold their position. Our free floating spud option allows the ability to place the spuds into free sliding mode for changing water levels while the dredge is not in use. Optional jib crane, lights, generator, tail winch and different cutting edges are available.
The pontoons are available cora-foam filled for floatation safety or with removable man-lids.