Mud Cat remains a global leader in the dredge industry since inventing the first auger dredge in the 1970’s.
Today Mud Cat D-Series (diesel) dredges lead the industry in innovation, quality, and after sales support. Most of the first Mud Cat dredges are still in operation today and many have been to multiple countries around the globe.
For 2017 Mud Cat unveils its newly designed D-Series diesel dredge models including the MC-115D, MC-225D, and MC-275D.
The MC-115D is a basic auger dredge without a cab that is designed for smaller applications that require a durable and versatile dredging system capable of dredging sediments and vegetation. The MC-115D keeps costs low without compromising performance.
The MC-225D, formerly the LWT 727 and MC 815) is the longest lasting auger dredge in the industry. More industrial, agricultural, mining, and stormwater ponds around the globe have been dredged by this diesel dredging system than any other dredge model in the world. The MC-275D is the flagship of the Mud Cat diesel dredge line designed to beat every global competitor on every spec.
The MC-275D is equipped with dual prop drive and a cable drive system for maximum propulsion versatility. It has multiple cutterhead options including the patented WeedMaster Cutterhead for vegetation removal. The MC-275D has a state of the art cab with a streamline 10″ IQAN display, joystick controls, jump seat (for deck hand), climate control, refrigerator, and LED lights.
There are 3 models in the Mud Cat Diesel Auger Dredges range to choose from. Please contact us for more information on which model would best suit your needs.
Discharge: 203mm (8″) Low Pressure PumpMax. Digging Depth: 4.6m (15′)Total Power: 86kW (115 HP)Patented Self-Cleaning Debris Guard (Pump Defender): YesPatented WeedMaster Cutterhead for Vegetation: OptionalNominal Pump Range Capacity: Contact Us for application specific numbersModular Design: Can be dismounted and shipped in 40′ ocean containers
Discharge: 152mm (6″) High Pressure PumpMax. Digging Depth: 4.6m (15′)Total Power: 168kW (225 HP)Patented Self-Cleaning Debris Guard (Pump Defender): YesNominal Pump Range Capacity: Contact Us for application specific numbers
Discharge: 203mm (8″) High Pressure Pump (up to 8″ spherical solids passage)Max. Digging Depth: 7.6m (25′)Total Power: 205kW (275 HP)Patented Self-Cleaning Debris Guard (Pump Defender): YesPatented WeedMaster Cutterhead for Vegetation: OptionalNominal Pump Range Capacity: Contact Us for application specific numbersModular Design: Can be dismounted and shipped in 40′ ocean containers
Options available for the Mud Cat Diesel Auger Dredges include:
Please refer to the relevant model's Product Brochure for more information on these options
RADIO REMOTE SENSE™The Mud Cat™ product line allows for remote control of the dredging operation via a portable hand held transmitter called RADIO REMOTE SENSE™. RMS controls the following functions: power on/off, travel direction and speed, slurry pump on/off and speed (if equipped with VFD), auger on/off and dredging depth. The hand held transmitter may be operated to a distance of 1,200 feet from the dredging unit. Current operating functions of the system will be indicated via a dredge mounted five-color light tree.
BOTTOM SENSE™Mud Cat’s BOTTOM SENSE™ system is designed to protect a pond’s subsurface or liner. This feature allows the dredge to automatically raise the auger when the bottom is contacted and lower the auger when the bottom is not present, thereby maximizing production rates while preserving the subsurface integrity by following the bottom contours of the pond.
AUTO SENSE™Auto Sense incorporates metal plates that act as stops at the beginning and end of the traverse cable to set distance limits along the dredging area. With AUTO SENSE™ enabled, when the dredge contacts the forward cable stop it will reverse direction until it contacts the rear cable stop at which time the dredge will be placed in shut down mode.
SOLIDS SENSE™If your downstream operation needs a consistent slurry density for maximum productivity, Mud Cat’s SOLIDS SENSE™ is your answer. Adding SOLIDS SENSE™ to your dredging process will allow the system to automatically adjust the dredging functions to maintain a constant delivery of desired solids density. SOLIDS SENSE™ utilizes a density meter to monitor the slurry and react to composition changes faster than an operator, thereby increasing system efficiency and maintaining the desired slurry characteristic.
LATERAL SENSE™When your project requires automated lateral movement, LATERAL SENSE™ is the perfect complement to AUTO SENSE™. In combination with a rail and cable system this feature allows for the automatic lateral shifting of the dredge after each linear pass. The utilization of AUTO & LATERAL SENSE™ allows the dredge to harvest an entire sediment pond automatically without requiring an operator’s assistance.
AUTOMATED REMOTE CONTROL DREDGINGAdd as many options as you like and Mud Cat will integrate them into a fully automated remote controlled dredging system. This is achieved through the addition of a shore mounted control station. This, NEMA 4X, control panel allows the user to operate all onboard functions of the dredge while receiving continuous feedback from the unit’s sensors and instrumentations. The shore panel features wireless communication to the on board PLC which eliminates the problems associated with hard wired systems. Mud Cat can customize the shore panel control station to your specific project requirements.
Other options include:- Pump (various models, materials, and configurations available)- High or low pH packages- Digging depth extensions- 2-point and 4-point anchor systems- Liner protection system (cutterhead wheels or cage)- Discharge hose, pipe, and floats (various configurations available)- Flow meter- Density meter- Tattle Tail (sample line)- Auto grease system- Handheld remote options- Explosion proof