Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) has announced the sale of a Mud Cat Model MC 115D to Hedger Aggregate from Jonesboro, AR, to perform routine maintenance dredging of their sand wash plant ponds.
According to Ellicott, the MC 115D will be used for continuous maintenance to maintain storage capacity in Hedger’s settling ponds.
“The MC 115D Solidsmaster cutterhead will excavate fine particle wash plant tailings from 1 ft. (0.3 m) to 8 ft. (2.4 m) depth. The 8 in. (203 mm) LP pump on the 115D will pump the slurry 600+ft. (183 m) to Hedger’s dewatering site,” said EDT in its release.
“EDT Engineering designed the MC 115D as a cost-effective heavy-duty dredge with maximum stability, versatility, and production for the footprint. It is double the production of its closest competitor and is a robust and stable design that puts operator safety first,” said Ryan Horton, EDT Vice President.
In addition to the Hedger Aggregate sale, EDT recently shipped two units to Australia for mine tailings pond maintenance to two different customers, a unit to SE Asia for a water treatment pond project, and, most recently, a unit to a marina on the US East Coast.