Cutter Suction Dredge Technology


VMI innovates both design and technology for the dredging industry.

Closed Vane Pumps

Hull-Mount Closed Vane Impeller 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.

Marine Transmissions

VMI uses heavy-duty marine transmissions to maintain the transfer of power to the dredge pump.

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.

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.

Dredge Models & Specs

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.




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.



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 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.