Last month, Dexter Sand & Gravel of Missouri took delivery of their new 10-inch Wolverine dredge. The company purchased the hydraulic dredge to reach sand deposits below the ground water level.
Dexter Sand & Gravel, a subsidiary of Delta Companies, Inc., purchased the dredge for use at a new 100-acre sand and gravel mine. The dredge will supply a slurry feed to the sand plant for production of concrete and mortar sand, as well as gravel products. Eventually, the mining area is expected to grow to a size of approximately 85-acres and the dredge will operate for about 6-8 months out of the year.
“We have been very pleased with the features and performance of the Wolverine dredge. DSC and W&S knowledge and expertise has been very helpful to the successful start-up of our new dredging operation”, stated Mike Martin, Delta Companies’ Aggregates Area Manager.
DSC’s Wolverine class dredge is manufactured in its entirety at the company’s W&S division located in Greenbush, Michigan. The dredge is known for its highly portable economical design, features a 25-ft digging depth, and is powered by a CAT C-13 diesel engine. The Wolverine has been the preferred dredge amongst companies looking for an affordable option for non-automated dredge technology.
DSC Dredge LLC, a world leading designer and manufacturer of cutter suction, clamshell, and underwater pump mining dredges, has manufacturing facilities located in Reserve, LA, Poplarville, MS, Greenbush, MI, and Stoneboro, PA.
Dredging Today Staff, June 30, 2012; Images: DSC Dredge