Horizontal Dredges

World Class Innovation & Durability

VMI’s horizontal mini-dredges are the choice when it comes to lake, marina, or lagoon cleaning. These machines feature a recessed impeller pump as standard along with VMI’s patented full width, flow through suction cutter head.

Standard Cable Drive Horizontal Cutter Dredges

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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MD-415

The smallest of the VMI horizontal dredge line, this dredge is sized for jobs where lower pipeline flow may be desired and a smaller volume of material is to be removed within a desired time frame. This unit is often ideal for supplying filter or belt press operations.

MD-615

The machine of choice for most horizontal dredging applications, this dredge provides plenty of dredging power and performance while coming in nicely sized package.

MD-815

Provides the dredging power required to handle larger dredging operations. A standard recessed impeller pump or optional closed vane impeller pump is available. Premium options available including two seat cab, air conditioning and fully enclosed hydraulics.

Self Propelled Horizontal Cutter Dredges

VMI offers 2 standard sizes in self-propelled units. However, with numerous options and accessories we can customize your dredge to meet your exact requirements.

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MD-822SP

MD-822-SP (Self Propelled)

This dredge features the ability to switch between the standard cable drive or self propulsion (2-speed twin auger drive system) for different dredging applications. The MD-822-SP utilizes joystick controls and a full color display with video and data logging capability for operator efficiency.

MD-822SP

MD-1022-SP (Self Propelled)

This dredge shares the features and capabilities of the MD-822SP but offers substantially more production and performance.

Our Technology

Our Patented Technology and innovations lead the dredging industry

Patented Horizontal Cutter Heads

Patented Horizontal Cutter Heads

Full-width, flow-through horizontal cutter head helps to ensure maximum material uptake.

Flow-Through Suction Cutter Head

Flow-Through Suction Cutter Head

An open cutter cage allows material to freely flow through the cage while cutting.

Recessed Impeller Dredge Pumps

Recessed Impeller Dredge Pumps

Our hi-chrome recessed impeller underwater pumps are specifically designed to pump slurries

Closed Loop, Variable Speed Piston Pump

Closed Loop, Variable Speed Piston Pump

Optimize between engine speed and hydraulic operation speeds with our variable pumps.

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Example Dredges We've Built