Two local contractors in Delta State, Nigeria, recently took delivery of 10-inch Wolverine Class Dredges, designed and manufactured by DSC Dredge at its Greenbush, Michigan, facility. A Delta State government plan has been put into motion to provide multi-millions of cubic meters of sand to be used for infrastructure improvement, while alleviating flooding problems. Dredging is the perfect solution to capture this sand as a valuable resource, and put it to use in the Asaba city center and outlying areas.
HULL PUMP CONVENTIONAL DREDGE
At DSC Dredge, we know designing and building the exact custom dredge that will boost your efficiency and lower your costs involves working with you and learning your story. The Wolverine Class is a compact dredge, ideal for sand and gravel producers and construction contractors.
The Wolverine Class is a compact dredge that offers single-truck portability in most areas of the world and is fully functional with just one operator. The Wolverine can reach dredging depths down to 25 feet (7.6 m) below the surface. It has a maximum particle size of 6 inches (150 mm) and is available with a 10-inch (250 mm) discharge configuration. Custom features and designs available.
Radiator-cooled 440 hp Caterpillar diesel engine—providing power to the dredge pump, cutter drive and hydraulic winches.
Powerful dredge pump, with service pump for flushing water to the dredge pump packing gland, sending water to the cutter drive bearings and for deck connections.
Cast steel cutterhead, designed with six smooth blades—driven by a hydraulic motor that has variable speed capability and is reversible.
Three-section hydraulic pump—provides service to the cutter head motor, swing winches, spud winches and ladder winch.
100-gallon hydraulic system protected by relief valves—equipped with replaceable inline filters.
Custom features and designs available.
|Hull Length||50 ft (15.2 m)|
|Overall Length (with ladder)||68 ft (20.7 m)|
|Dredging Depth||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|Hull Depth||4 ft (1.2 m)|
|Hull Width||11 ft, 6 in (3.5 m)|
|Hull Draft (approx.)||2 ft (0.6 m)|
|Overall Height (trucking)||10 ft (3.1 m)|
|Total Dry Weight (approx.)||56,000 lb (25,402 kg)|
|Diesel Fuel Capacity||500 gal (1,893 liters)|
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