CH Horn dredging excavator upgrade
Jenkins Marine Ltd. recently completed an extensive upgrade of the 26m long self-propelled hopper ‘CH Horn’ which was formerly equipped with a fixed grab crane.
The fixed crane has now been removed to allow room on its deck for a specially modified tracked Hyundai Excavator.
According to Jenkins Marine, the excavator – a Hyundai HX 300 L – is new to the company and weighs 30 tons with a large 1.5m3 bucket capacity. The excavator was supplied with a custom made lengthened dipper arm, with optimised geometry for improved dredging reach.
The HX300L boasts an eco-friendly, high-performance engine which ensures both excellent fuel efficiency and high power performance.
The robust upper and lower frame structure can endure external shock and high-load work with tested high durability to cope with the demands of marine based projects.
In order to achieve efficient “arm-in” and “arm-out” operation with the boom fixed while on a moving vessel the HX Series applies boom floating control, allowing consistently stable operating – perfect for dredging operations.