Excavators and dredgers: here's how to boost dredging performance
The combination of excavators and dredgers makes it possible to increase dredging performance, obtaining a high-performance solution.
Excavators are powerful and versatile machines, with the possibility of using a single vehicle for excavation, extraction, loading and transport. However, in some circumstances, installing an excavator on a barge is not enough.
To increase efficiency and speed up dredging operations, the best option is to connect a Dragflow hydraulic pump to the arm of an excavator, or use an amphibious multi-purpose dredger. These are both winning choices that guarantee countless advantages.
Dragflow solutions for the integration of excavators and dredgers
Dragflow solutions include dredging units consisting of submersible pumps and excavators. For example, the Dragflow HY85/160HC hydraulic pump with DTM85 milling head can be connected to the arm of a CAT345: an optimal configuration for various dredging tasks such as port construction.
Otherwise, it is possible to use an amphibious dredge, a fully floating tracked vehicle that can move easily on solid terrain, muddy surfaces and in water. Powerful and stable, Dragflow amphibious dredges are capable of pumping even the most difficult mixtures.
Amphibious dredgers, available in DRM and DRSP versions, are highly versatile and compatible with pumps with excavators and milling heads or other accessories. These units can also dredge in marshy areas, operating in water or on any type of terrain.
For example, the DRM85/160 of the Multi-Purpose series is an advanced solution for amphibious dredging, capable of reaching even the most remote areas. Its main features include a pumping capacity of up to 600-800 m³/h, a discharge distance of up to 1,500 metres, and unbeatable durability and efficiency.