Cutter Suction Dredges

WORLD CLASS INNOVATION & DURABILITY

When you need reliability, power, and performance you can count on a VMI dredge to get the job done for years to come. VMI offers diesel or custom electric powered dredges and a variety of depths, engines, and pumps to fit your dredging application.

Example Dredges We've Built

 

Our Technology

Our Patented Technology and innovations lead the dredging industry

Closed Vane Pumps

Closed Vane Pumps

VMI can provide a variety of pump choices to meet your needs depending on your application and dredging requirements. VMI recommends hi-chrome cast iron to maximize the life of the pump when dredging abrasive materials.

Spuds Tail Winch

Spuds Tail Winch

A rack and pinion spud drive eliminates the use of cable to lift and lower the spuds. The rack and pinion provides positive force in both upward and downward directions. An optional tail winch can be provided to pivot and anchor the rear of the dredge.

Caterpillar & Cummins Engines

Caterpillar & Cummins Engines

Caterpillar and Cummins diesel engines are provided standard due to their reputation for dependability and long lasting service, as well as their availability of parts and service worldwide.

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic System

VMI dredges are equipped with four independent hydraulic pumps to provide ample flow to all hydraulic components without starvation. All continuously operated dredging functions are equipped with variable speed so that you can optimize between engine speed and hydraulic operation speeds. Enhanced filtration and dedicated hydraulic tanks are used to extend the life of all hydraulic mechanisms.

Swing Winches

Swing Winches

Heavy-duty swing winches are standard to provide plenty of pulling power while dredging in tough conditions. The swing winches are mounted directly to the ladder to confine the pulling force along the ladder itself reducing stress against the ladder pivot pins.

Models & Configurations

VMI builds dredges in a variety of sizes and configurations. Below are some of more common models and options, however, we can custom build a machine to meet your exact requirements.

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MDX-827CS

MDX-827CS

This dredge comes equipped with an 8 inch discharge pump and maximum dredging depth up to 27 feet. Optional cutter heads and cutting edges are available.

MDX-1027CS

MDX-1027CS

Equipped with a 10 inch discharge pump and maximum dredging depth of 27 feet (8.2m). The MDX line provides a high level of performance in a more compact, lower cost machine.

MD-1230CS

MD-1230CS

MD-1230CS dredge is equipped with a 12 inch discharge pump and maximum dredging depth of 30 feet (9.1m).

Custom Models

Custom Models

We can build the right machine to fit your dredging application. Offering pump sizes from 8 - 16 inch with ladder depths up to 50 feet. You have a choice of diesel engines as well as electric power if needed. Contact VMI about your specific needs. We are here to help.