VMI Horizontal Cutter Head Dredges

DURABILITY & PROVEN TECHNOLOGY

VMI's horizontal cutter head mini-dredges are the choice when it comes to lake, marina, or lagoon dredging.  These machines feature a standard recessed impeller pump along with VMI's patented full width, flow through suction cutter head.

Cable Driven Horizontal Cutter Head Dredges

VMI OFFERS THREE STANDARD MODELS OF CABLE DRIVEN HORIZONTAL CUTTER HEAD DREDGES TO SUIT YOUR DREDGING NEEDS.  EACH MODEL UTILIZES THE SAME PROVEN TECHNOLOGY SCALED TO MEET DIFFERENT FLOW AND VOLUME REQUIREMENTS.

VMI Horizontal Dredges
MD-415

The smallest of the VMI horizontal dredge line, this dredge is sized for jobs where lower pipeline flow may be desired and a smaller volume of material is to be removed within a desired time frame. This unit is often ideal for supplying filter or belt press operations.

MD-615

The machine of choice for most horizontal dredging applications, this dredge provides plenty of dredging power and performance while coming in a nicely sized package.

MD-815

Provides the dredging power required to handle larger dredging operations. A standard recessed impeller pump or optional closed vane impeller pump is available.

Self-Propelled Horizontal Cutter Head Dredges

VMI OFFERS SELF-PROPELLED UNITS WITH OPTIONAL CABLE DRIVE.  BY FLIPPING ONE SWITCH AND A LEVER YOU ARE ABLE TO SWITCH BETWEEN VMI'S TWIN AUGER DRIVE SYSTEM AND CABLE PROPULSION.  THE TWIN AUGER DRIVE SYSTEM IS FULLY REMOVABLE ALLOWING THE ABILITY TO SHORTEN THE DREDGE FOR TRANSPORTATION OR OPERATE SOLELY BY CABLE IN A SHORTENED CONFIGURATION IF NEEDED.
VMI MD-822-SP Self Propelled Horizontal Dredge

MD-822-SP (Self-Propelled)

This dredge features the ability to switch between the standard cable drive or self propulsion (2-speed twin auger drive system) for different dredging applications. The MD-822-SP utilizes joystick controls and a full color display with video and data logging capability for operator efficiency.

VMI Horizontal Cutter Dredger in Bright Blue Water

Horizontal Dredge Features

OUR PATENTED TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIONS LEAD THE DREDGING INDUSTRY

VMI horizontal dredge cutter head
PATENTED HORIZONTAL CUTTER HEADS

Full-width, flow-through horizontal cutter head helps to ensure maximum material uptake.  Interchangeable paddle and cutting teeth allow you to change out and arrange teeth to suit your dredging applications.

VMI Horizontal Cutter Head Illustration
FLOW-THROUGH SUCTION CUTTER HEAD

An open cutter cage allows material to freely flow through the cage while cutting.  The full width suction allows material to be drawn into the pump from across the full width of the cutter head.  The tapered design of the suction box helps maintain entrance vacuum and velocity across the full width.

VMI 8 Inch Recessed Impeller Dredge Pump
RECESSED IMPELLER DREDGE PUMPS

Our hi-chrome recessed impeller underwater pumps are specifically designed to pump slurries

VMI Hydraulic Pumps
HYDROSTATIC HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

Optimize between engine speed and hydraulic operation speeds with our closed loop, variable flow hydraulic piston pumps.  Each dredge function utilizes its own hydraulic pump for power eliminating hydraulic flow starvation and power loss, so you never have to worry about one function slowing down another function.