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How does amphibious excavator improve wetland dredging

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Update time : 2022-04-28 15:47:21

What is an amphibious excavator?

Amphibious excavators are excavators equipped with sealed pontoons that can dredge in shallow water. The buoy is made of high strength steel and is resistant to corrosion and sea water. This ensures that the excavator can operate under the most demanding conditions. These excavators are fully self-propelled using a hydraulic direct drive rail system.

Amphibious excavator excavating chassis is one of the relatively new innovations in the field of industrial equipment. These excavators are capable of operating in harsh wetlands around the world, particularly in North America and Europe. Historically, engineers had to find ways to create solid foundations for these machines, by building roads or transporting barges through canals. In order to reduce the indirect cost of wetland industrial pump applications, engineers developed amphibious landing gear. Amphibious landing gear can be mounted on excavators and other heavy equipment, giving them buoyancy and the ability to work in wet conditions without the need for additional construction.

Amphibious modifications are ideal for safely transporting workers and equipment to work sites because the ground is too soft to walk on and too dense to float. Previously, these industrial projects required workers to build canals, roads or platforms before operating heavy equipment in marshes and marshes. The process is time-consuming, expensive and potentially damaging to the local environment. However, these roads and canals are necessary to support large mechanical loads on soft or wet ground. With the support of an amphibious excavator, many steps can be eliminated and the machinery can be driven directly to the site.

Characteristics of amphibious excavator

The striking feature of the amphibious landing gear is that it provides buoyancy through a sealed pontoon. The pontoon is expandable and allows the excavator to float on the water, with the option of installing a vertical shovel when reliable ground operation is not available. The movement is accomplished using a track chain using a multi-synchronous hydraulic drive system. The track chain also AIDS in flotation, providing a higher level of traction efficiency and stability over a wider range of soil conditions. Excavators are also capable of mounting a variety of different accessories, including excavator dredger pumps. This versatility allows operators to perform a wide range of tasks in different industrial applications.

Industrial application

Common sense tells us that amphibious equipment is only useful around the vast wetlands of the South, but there are many scenarios where amphibious equipment can be used effectively. Coasts, river beds, and recent floods are all good places to save money using amphibious equipment. Amphibious devices can efficiently perform a wide range of applications, including flood and disaster recovery efforts, dredging, environmental remediation, and a variety of construction projects, such as laying pipelines, embankments, or roads.


Amphibious equipment is also the best choice for environmentally friendly dredging. Dredging is often hampered by shallow water depths, as excavators can easily get stuck or have limited range. Because amphibious devices can float in water or travel on land, operators don't have to worry about getting too close or too far to the water's edge. The wide track and lighter weight result in less ground pressure, while heavier equipment creates deep track ruts. In addition, the ability to install a digging pump directly into the excavator allows for optimal movement and production rates.

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