USA: DSC Introduces Wolverine Class Dredge
DSC Dredge LLC, has introduced the Wolverine Class dredge, a compact dredge ideal for sand and gravel producers and construction contractors.
Fully functional with just one operator, the Wolverine can dig up to 25 feet below the surface and allows for maximum particle clearance of 6 inches. This tough yet portable design measures 68 feet long and is offered in a 10-inch discharge configuration. The Wolverine offers single truck portability in almost every geographical location.
The hull of the Wolverine is constructed of three parts, the center which includes the engine and pump compartment and the two side tanks. The three sections are molded together to form a single piece hull. The dredge is equipped with a radiator cooled 440 hp Caterpillar diesel engine that provides power to the dredge pump, cutter drive and hydraulic winches.
The Wolverine comes standard with a Metso Minerals model J30 dredge pump and a service pump for flushing water to the dredge pump packing gland, sending water to the cutter drive bearings and for deck connections.
The cutter head is designed with six smooth blades that are constructed of cast steel and are driven by a hydraulic motor which has variable speed capability and is reversible. The hydraulic pump is a three-section pump that provides service to the cutter head motor, swing winches, spud winches and ladder winch. The hydraulic system holds up to 100 gallons, is protected by relief valves and is equipped with replaceable inline filters.
DSC Dredge LLC, advances the engineering, automation, manufacturing and quality of cutter suction, clamshell, and underwater pump mining dredges. The company operates from three major manufacturing facilities located in Reserve, LA, Poplarville, MS and Greenbush, MI.
Press Release, November 13, 2013