Jan De Nul VIDEO: Working principles of Backhoe Dredger

Jan De Nul has released a beautiful video named ‘Working principles of a Backhoe Dredger’.

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A backhoe dredger is a pontoon which is equipped with a hydraulic excavator that excavates the soil and discharges it into a split hopper barge. This crane pontoon is equipped with a hydraulic excavator.

Three spuds stabilise and secure the pontoon.

The machine excavates the soil and discharges it into a split hopper barge that is moored alongside the pontoon.

The split hopper barge unloads the soil at the deposit area.

Photo: Jan De Nul