Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) is pleased to announce the successful launch of a Mud Cat™ Multi-Function Dredge (MFD) at the SouthBay Residential Development in Bismarck, North Dakota. The dredge will remove 20,000 cubic yards (15,290 m3) of sand and clay from a private residential lake where developers are busy constructing high-end single family homes situated on 3 miles (5 km) of shoreline.
Kevin Turnbow of Turnbow Construction and Home Building selected the Mud Cat MFD-1000 due to its ability to handle various materials including compacted clay and sand. It is also self-propelled with a 24 in. (610 mm) stainless steel steerable prop, so it does not require any anchor cables which would negatively impact the pristine shoreline. The MFD-1000 is pumping the slurry 900 ft. (274 m) with 24 ft. (7.3 m) of static head through an 8 in. (203 mm) discharge line to a man-made containment cell.
“The MFD-1000 has successfully demonstrated its durability and productivity in areas that have steep river banks and compact soils. Its self-launching capability, self-propulsion, and rugged design make it ideal for challenging projects” said DuWayne Richert, Regional Sales Manager.
The MFD-1000 is ideal for lakes, canals, rivers, marinas, and wetland restoration. It is one truck transportable and self-launching for easy deployment without a crane.
The Mud Cat MFD-1000 is available for purchase from stock. It is also available for rental in the US and Canada with various attachments including: cutter pump, excavator bucket, pile driver, clamshell, and debris / vegetation rake.