Diver Operated Dredge System

The Diver Operated Dredge System is a specialized submersible dredge pump that is designed to be operated by an underwater diver. This allows for precision dredging and the ability to navigate the dredge in uncertain or precarious environments.

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The Submersible Diver Dredge design is easily mobilized and designed to be utilized by divers beneath the surface. These dredges can offer material production rates of 75 to 150 cubic yards of material per hour. These pumps can handle high percent solids without clogging. These dredge units are fully submersible and are stationed on the lakebed or ocean floor and depending on project conditions, these pumps can be powered by electric or hydraulic.

Diver Dredge Overview

  • 4-in and 6-inch Diver Dredges are most common
  • Pump Up to 40-60% solids
  • Run one, two, or three divers simultaneously
  • Over 300-ft of suction hose
  • Pumping distances of over 2500-ft
  • Electric or Hydraulic power options
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Diver Operated Electric Dredge

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Hydraulic Model

Diver Operated Dredge Pump
  • Product: Excavator Dredge Pump Attachment w/ Cutterhead
  • Ideal For: Dredging, Including Precision Dredging, Liner-Safe Dredging.
  • Production Range: Between 75-600 Cu. yd of material per hour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a diver-operated dredge?
A diver-operated dredge is a specialized dredging system designed for underwater operation. It typically consists of a suction pump, suction head, associated hoses and controls that allow the diver to remove sediment, debris, or other materials from underwater areas with precision and efficiency.

How does a diver-operated dredge work?
In a diver-operated dredge system, the diver operates the suction head assembly while submerged underwater. The suction head is connected to a pump on the surface via hoses, which create suction to remove sediment and debris from the seabed or other underwater surfaces. The material is then transported via the hoses to a designated discharge area.

What types of projects can a diver-operated dredge be used for?
Diver-operated dredges are suitable for a variety of underwater projects, including:

  • Clearing sediment and debris from navigational channels, harbors, and marinas.
  • Underwater excavation and construction projects include pipeline installation or underwater structure maintenance.
  • Environmental remediation, including removing contaminated sediment from underwater environments.
  • Archaeological or salvage operations requiring precise underwater dredging.

What are the advantages of using a diver-operated dredge?
Some key advantages of diver-operated dredges include:

  • Precision: Divers have direct control over the dredging operation, allowing for precise removal of sediment and debris from underwater surfaces.
  • Versatility: Suitable for various underwater dredging applications, from small-scale maintenance projects to more extensive industrial operations.
  • Efficiency: Diver-operated dredges can remove material with minimal disturbance to surrounding environments by operating directly underwater.
  • Accessibility: Diver-operated dredges can access underwater areas that may be difficult or impossible to reach with other dredging equipment.

What size diver-operated dredge is suitable for my project?
The size of the diver-operated dredge required for your project will depend on various factors, including the volume of material to be dredged, the depth and accessibility of the dredging site, and any specific project requirements. Our team of experts can help you select the most suitable dredging equipment based on your project needs.

How do I select the right diver-operated dredge for my project?
Choosing the right diver-operated dredge involves considering factors such as the type of material to be dredged, the depth and size of the dredging area, and any access constraints or environmental considerations. Our experienced team can assist you in selecting the most appropriate dredging equipment for your specific project requirements.

Is training provided for operating a diver-operated dredge?
Yes, we offer comprehensive training for divers on the safe and efficient operation of diver-operated dredging equipment. Our training programs cover equipment operation, underwater safety procedures, and best practices for dredging operations to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment and maximize productivity.

How can I rent a diver-operated dredge?
Renting a diver-operated dredge is straightforward! Contact us via phone or email to discuss your project requirements and rental needs. Our experienced team will assist you in selecting the right equipment and arrange delivery to your project site. We offer flexible rental terms to suit your schedule and budget.

Can I purchase a diver-operated dredge instead of renting?
Yes, we offer both rental and purchase options for diver-operated dredging equipment. Whether you require short-term rental for a specific project or prefer to own your equipment outright, we can accommodate your needs. Contact us to discuss the available purchasing options.

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