For over 30 years Mud Cat has been the global leader for remote controlled electric dredges and auger dredges.
Mud Cat E-Series (electric) dredges are the preferred system by consulting engineers around the globe for removing accumulated solids and from storage basins and lagoons.
The E-Series auger dredge comes in three standard models and can be customized for a specific application.
The system can also be equipped with a PLC (programmable logic controller) to provide complete automation at industrial or wastewater facilities. The E-Series dredge is constructed of the highest grade materials and will outlast the competition.
There are 3 models in the Mud Cat Electric Auger Dredges range to choose from. Please contact us for more information on which model would best suit your needs.
Sphere Passage: 102 mm (4″)Max. Digging Depth: 4.3 m (14′)Total Power: 14.9 kW (20 HP)Nominal Pump Capacity: 136 m3/hr @ 18.3 m, 600 GPM @ 60 TDH
Sphere Passage: 102 mm (4″)Max. Digging Depth: 4.3 m (14′)Total Power: 29.8 kW (40 HP)Nominal Pump Capacity: 204 m3/hr @ 15.2 m, 900 GPM @ 50 TDH
Sphere Passage: 76 mm (3″)Max. Digging Depth: 5.2 m (17′)Total Power: 37.3 kW (50 HP)Nominal Pump Capacity: 272 m3/hr @ 18.3 m, 1200 GPM @ 60 TDH
Sphere Passage: 76 mm (3″)Max. Digging Depth: 5.2 m (17′)Total Power: 74 kW (100 HP)Nominal Pump Capacity: 680 m3/hr @ 18.3 m, 3000 GPM @ 60 TDH
Options available for the Mud Cat Electric 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