The Marlin Class underwater pump mining dredge, manufactured by DSC Dredge, LLC, is designed to meet the needs of deep mining and aggregate deposits by providing a more efficient tool for material excavation. Every Marlin Class dredge is specifically designed to handle a particular deposit—from sand and gravel to industrial minerals—to ensure maximum efficiency. Deep digging capability is made possible by the use of an underwater pump system with a high torque cutter drive assembly to complement the rigorous demands of the deep mining industry.
With its hydraulically driven underwater pump assembly, the portable Moray Class dredge from DSC Dredge, LLC, is ideally matched to the current dredging industry trend of pumping low flow rates with higher-percent solids. The Moray Class is suited for applications where flow rates need to be minimized, such as for pumping into geotubes or retention areas that do not accommodate large volumes of water. The Moray Class is also well suited for shallow waterway maintenance, lake revitalization, aquaculture, environmental clean-up, erosion control and irrigation projects.
The Badger Class 8iinch x 8-inch Cutterhead Dredge is manufactured by DSC Dredge, LLC, at its Greenbush, Michigan, facility, and is ideal for smaller dredging jobs where more compact equipment is required due to work area limitations. With a working width of just under 10 feet and an overall length of 54 feet, including the ladder, the Badger Class dredge can be maneuvered by dredging contractors into harder-to-reach waterways not accessible by larger crafts, yet still dig to a depth of 20 feet at a 60-degree down angle on the ladder.
The Wolverine Class dredge, manufactured by DSC Dredge, LLC, is a compact dredge ideal for sand and gravel producers and construction contractors. Fully functional with just one operator, the Wolverine can dig up to 25 feet below the surface and allows for maximum particle clearance of 6 inches. This tough yet portable design measures 68 feet long and is offered in a 10-inch discharge configuration. The Wolverine offers single-truck portability in almost every geographical location.
The Barracuda Class dredge from DSC Dredge, LLC, features a swinging-ladder design and is easily transportable, making it ideal for navigational, recreational or restorative projects, such as waterway maintenance and lake revitalization. Offering the option of two front-swing winches, the Barracuda Class is a two-in-one dredge that easily converts from a swing ladder dredge to a conventional dredge without sacrificing portability. Available in either diesel or electric power, the Barracuda Class discharge sizes range from 10 inches to 18 inches (250 mm to 450 mm).
Available in either diesel or electric power, the Shark Class cutter suction dredge from DSC Dredge, LLC, features a conventional dredge-operating configuration with a modular design for ease of transportation. With standard discharge sizes ranging from 10 inches to 36 inches (250 mm to 900 mm), the Shark is ideal for sand and gravel producers and construction contractors. Its rugged design offers the full features of larger dredges in an exceptionally portable design.