DSC Dredge Designs and Builds Custom Dredges

Marlin Class Dredge

SUBMERGED PUMP MINING DREDGE
At DSC Dredge, we know designing and building the exact custom dredge that will boost your efficiency and lower your costs involves working with you and learning your story. The Marlin Class underwater pump mining dredge is designed to meet the needs of deep mining and aggregate deposits. Starting with our base model, we customize the Marlin for your specific application, learning all details of your project, and involving you every step of the way.

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The Marlin Class mining dredge is designed to reach extreme dredging depths due to its underwater pump system and high-torque cutter drive assembly. Available with diesel or electric power, the Marlin can reach dredging depths down to 96 feet (29.3 m). Standard discharge sizes range from 10 inches (250 mm) to 24 inches (600 mm). With customization, the Marlin can reach dredging depths of 200 feet (61 m) and discharge sizes can range up to 36 inches (900 mm)—accommodating a wide range of applications and conditions while maximizing efficiency.

Standard Features:
Power – Caterpillar diesel power or AC electric power.
Pump Technology – Ladder-mounted heavy-duty dredge pump.
Operating System – PLC operating system. Velocity meter to gauge slurry flow rate
Automation –  Maximizer slurry dilution valve.  Additional automation features available.
Dredging Depths – Standard dredging depths of 56 feet (17 m), 76 feet (23 m) and 96 feet (29 m) with any custom dredging depth available upon request, down to 200 feet.
Dredge Customization – Custom features, sizes and designs available for this mining dredge.

Standard Specifications:
Transportable – Multi trucks
Dredging Depths – 56–96 ft (17.1-29.3 m)
Power Source – Diesel or AC electric power
Discharge Sizes – 10–24 in (250–600 mm)
Cutter Power – 90–800 hp (67–600 kW)
Hoisting – Planetary winch
Design Philosophy – Designed for rugged mining

Shark Class Dredge

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HULL PUMP CONVENTIONAL DREDGE
At DSC Dredge, we know designing and building the exact custom dredge that will boost your efficiency and lower your costs involves working with you and learning your story. The Shark Class, with standard discharge sizes ranging from 10 inches (250 mm) to 24 inches (600 mm)—customizable upon request—has a conventional dredge-operating configuration with a modular design for easy transport. Starting with the base model, we customize the Shark for your specific application, learning all details of your project, and involving you every step of the way.

The Shark Class conventional dredge offers the features of a larger dredge in an exceptionally portable design. Available with diesel or electric power, the Shark includes a PLC operating system, electro-proportional hydraulic circuits, high-capacity service water system and an inline direct marine-style transmission for dredge pump reduction. The Shark is customizable to exact application and production requirements.

Standard Features:
Power – Caterpillar diesel power or AC electric power.
Pump Technology – Hull-mounted heavy-duty dredge pump.
Operating System – PLC operating system.
Base Model –  Power up/down spud systems with API-rated winch drums for proper cable storage.
Dredge Customization – Customizations that may include extreme dredging depths, GPS dredging systems and production instrumentation.  Custom features, sizes and designs available.

Standard Specifications:
Transportable – Single to Multi trucks
Dredging Depths – 30–56 ft (9.1–17.1 m)
Power Source – 540–3,500 hp (403–2,610 kW)
Discharge Sizes – 10–24 in (250–600 mm)
Cutter Power – 60–800 hp (45–600 kW)
Spud Lift Operation – Power up/down planetary winch
Design Philosophy – Designed for rugged mining

Wolverine Class Dredge

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HULL PUMP CONVENTIONAL DREDGE
At DSC Dredge, we know designing and building the exact custom dredge that will boost your efficiency and lower your costs involves working with you and learning your story. The Wolverine Class is a compact dredge, ideal for sand and gravel producers and construction contractors.

The Wolverine Class is a compact conventional dredge that offers single-truck portability in most areas of the world and is fully functional with just one operator. The Wolverine can reach dredging depths down to 25 feet (7.6 m) below the surface. It has a maximum particle size of 6 inches (150 mm) and is available with a 10-inch (250 mm) discharge configuration. Custom features and designs available.

Standard Features:
Power – Radiator-cooled 440 hp Caterpillar diesel engine—providing power to the dredge pump, cutter drive and hydraulic winches.
Pump Technology -Powerful dredge pump, with service pump for flushing water to the dredge pump packing gland, sending water to the cutter drive bearings and for deck connections.
Base Model –  Cast steel cutterhead, designed with six smooth blades—driven by a hydraulic motor that has variable speed capability and is reversible. Three-section hydraulic pump—provides service to the cutter head motor, swing winches, spud winches and ladder winch. 100-gallon hydraulic system protected by relief valves—equipped with replaceable inline filters.
Dredge Customization – Custom features and designs available.

Standard Specifications:
Hull Length – 50 ft (15.2 m)
Overall Length (with ladder) – 68 ft (20.7 m)
Dredging Depth – 25 ft (7.6 m)
Hull Depth – 4 ft (1.2 m)
Hull Width – 11 ft, 6 in (3.5 m)
Hull Draft (approx.) – 2 ft (0.6 m)
Overall Height (trucking) – 10 ft (3.1 m)

Badger Class Dredge

HULL PUMP CONVENTIONAL DREDGE
At DSC Dredge, we know designing and building the exact custom dredge that will boost your efficiency and lower your costs involves working with you and learning your story. The Badger Class is a compact dredge, ideal for the smaller dredging jobs where more compact equipment is required due to work area limitations.

The Badger Class is a compact conventional dredge that offers single-truck portability in most areas of the world and is fully functional with just one operator. The Badger is powered by a Caterpillar C7 250 hp (186 kW) diesel engine and can dredge to a depth of 20 feet (6.1 m) below the surface. It has a maximum particle clearance of 4 inches (100 mm) and is available with an 8-inch (200 mm) discharge configuration. Custom features and designs available.

Standard Features:
Power – 250 hp (186 kW) Caterpillar diesel engine—providing power to the dredge pump, cutter drive and hydraulic winches.
Pump Technology -Powerful dredge pump, with service pump for flushing water to the dredge pump packing gland, sending water to the cutter drive bearings and for deck connections. Three-section hydraulic pump—provides service to the cutter-head motor, swing winches, spud winches and ladder winch.
Base Model –  Cast steel cutterhead, designed with five smooth blades—driven by a hydraulic motor that has variable speed capability and is reversible. 100-gallon (379 l) hydraulic system—protected by relief valves and equipped with replaceable inline filters.
Dredge Customization – Custom features and designs available.

Standard Specifications:
Hull Length – 42 ft (12.8 m)
Overall Length (with ladder) – 54 ft (16.5 m)
Dredging Depth – 20 ft (6.1 m)
Hull Depth – 3 ft (0.9 m)
Hull Width – 9 ft, 10 in (3.0 m)
Hull Draft (approx.) – 1 ft, 6 in (0.5 m)
Overall Height (trucking) – 9 ft, 2 in (2.8 m)
Total Dry Weight (approx.) – 38,500 lb (17,464 kg)
Diesel Fuel Capacity – 150 gal (568 liters)

Barracuda Class Dredge

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HULL PUMP SWINGING LADDER DREDGE
At DSC Dredge, we know designing and building the exact custom dredge that will boost your efficiency and lower your costs involves working with you and learning your story. With the option of two front-swing winches, the Barracuda Class is a two-in-one dredge that easily converts from a swinging ladder dredge to conventional mode with no sacrifice of portability. Starting with our base model, we customize the Barracuda for your specific application, learning all details of your project, and involving you every step of the way.

The Barracuda Class dredge features a swinging-ladder design and is easily transportable, making it ideal for navigational, recreational or restorative projects such as waterway maintenance or lake revitalization. Available in diesel or electric power, the standard Barracuda Class dredge discharge sizes range from 10 inches (250 mm) to 18 inches (450 mm)—specified for your application. Custom options and discharge sizes available upon request.

Standard Features:
Power – Caterpillar diesel power or AC electric power.
Pump Technology – Hull-mounted heavy-duty dredge pump.
Operating System – PLC operating system.
Base Model –  Power up/down spud systems with API-rated winch drums for proper cable storage. Rear-kicking spud for dredge positioning and advancement.
Dredge Customization – Optional spud traveling carriages or two stern kicker spuds, available upon request. Custom features, sizes and designs available.

Standard Specifications:
Transportable – Single to multi trucks
Dredging Depth – 20 ft (6.1 m)
Power Source – Diesel or AC electric power
Discharge Sizes – 10–18 in (250–450 mm)
Cutter Power – 60–200 hp (45–150 kW)
Swinging Ladder Operation – Cylinder
Spud Lift Operation – Power up/down planetary winch
Spud – Square with articulating stern spud for advancement

Moray Class Dredge

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SUBMERGED PUMP SWINGING LADDER DREDGE
At DSC Dredge, we know designing and building the exact custom dredge that will boost your efficiency and lower your costs involves working with you and learning your story. The productive and portable Moray Class offers a swinging ladder configuration with the conventional closed-loop underwater dredge design. Starting with our base model, we customize the Moray for your specific application, learning all details of your project, and involving you every step of the way.

With its hydraulically driven underwater pump assembly, the Moray Class swinging ladder dredge is ideally matched to the current dredging industry trend of pumping low flow rates with higher-percent solids—including applications such as pumping into geotubes or retention areas that do not accommodate large volumes of water. It is available with an 8-inch (200 mm) discharge configuration and offers single-truck portability in most areas of the world. Custom features, sizes and designs available.

Standard Features:
Power – Caterpillar diesel engine with inline direct marine-style transmission—for dredge pump reduction.
Pump Technology – Ladder-mounted heavy-duty dredge pump.
Operating System – PLC operating system.
Base Model – Power up/down spud systems with API-rated winch drums for proper cable storage. Stern kicker spud or extending leg for controlled dredge advancement and positioning.
Dredge Customization – Optional equipment, including swing winches for conventional mode operations, traveling spud carriage, dredge automation, extended digging depths, production instrumentation and GPS dredging systems. Custom features, sizes and designs available.

Standard Specifications:
Overall Length – 42.8 ft (13 m)
Overall Width – 18.5 ft (5.6 m)
Approximate Weight – 42,000 lb (19,050 kg)
Dredging Depth – 17.5 ft (5.3 m)
Power Source – 275 hp (205 kW)
Dredge Pump – 19.5 in (495 mm) impeller
Cutter Power – 25 hp (19 kW)
Ladder Lift/Swing – Cylinder
Spud Lift – Power up/power down winch
Spud – 8 in (200 mm) square
Propulsion – Articulating rear spud

Custom Dredge Projects
At DSC Dredge, we know designing and building the exact dredge that will boost your efficiency and lower your costs involves working with you and learning your story. Our Custom Class dredges are entirely unique from our other dredge lines.  In order to build your Custom Class dredge, we work with you to discover every aspect of your story. We then apply our decades of experience in designing and building world-class dredges, involving you every step of the way, as we manufacture the ideal dredge for your specific application.

Workboats
Workboats are multifunction vessels designed to provide dredge support and auxiliary work for the dredging site.

Every jobsite is different. And sometimes a standard workboat isn’t suitable or even prepared for unique working conditions. That’s why DSC works with you to design every aspect of your workboat—from size and power to personal preferences—to ensure that you have the equipment necessary for optimum safety and efficiency.

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Workboats are often called upon to transport personnel, fuel and other necessary items to the operating dredge; push or tow the dredge or transport barge; assist in mounting or removal of floating pipes; and assist during repair and maintenance of dredge equipment.
Our customers routinely overcome challenging conditions with tailored solutions. DSC Workboats can be outfitted with a full range of options, including upgrades to the pilot house, crews’ quarters, deck cranes and completely original features that may be implemented by request.

Boosters
Booster pumps offer greater overall efficiency and a higher rate of production with less wear and tear on your equipment.

A dredge can only move so far away from the discharge point before even its maximum speed can’t maintain production rates. But introducing a booster pump will allow the dredge pump to operate more efficiently, while drastically reducing wear and tear on equipment and resulting in steady slurry delivery.

As a floating barge- or land-based unit, located between the dredge pump and discharge point, a booster pump adds pressure to the dredge system—perfect for jobs that require longer pipeline lengths before the pipeline ever reaches the shore. The additional pump will help maintain proper slurry velocity within the pipeline and keep production levels high while preventing materials from becoming too dense and reducing the likelihood of pipeline plugging.

Because every jobsite is unique, DSC Dredge can help you determine the size, power and location of your booster pump for maximum efficiency. We also offer training and technical support to ensure you’re getting the most consistent and reliable performance from your dredge and booster pump every step of the way.

Options – Different sizes and levels of power available, as well as variable-speed and fixed-speed drives—specified to each unique application

Part Sales
The DSC Dredge Parts You Need – When You Need Them

DSC’s Part Sales is your simple, complete solution for all dredge system replacement parts. With a large variety of ready-to-ship parts for nearly any dredge, custom-manufactured parts for your unique dredge, Parts Express can reduce your downtime and quickly return your dredge to full operation.

For more than 25 years, DSC’s Parts Express has successfully provided customers with OEM and custom parts manufactured by DSC.

To learn more about DSC Dredge Custom Dredges go to the CONTACT tab or WEBSITE link below to reach DSC Dredge directly.

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Customers who place their trust in DSC Dredge experience added benefits that go far beyond simply purchasing the right dredge. We forge a long-term relationship with you through our one-on-one attention to your unique story, working with your application details and applying our engineering expertise. We round out your experience with our ongoing operations training and timely, knowledgeable parts and service support. The hallmarks of our success are our commitment to our Customers, paired with our Designs, Customization, Quality, Value and Resale worth.

Dredge Equipment Customization
At DSC Dredge, we specialize in customizing dredging equipment to meet the exact requirements of your unique application. DSC Dredge employs the largest dredge design/engineering team among all North American and most global manufacturers. Our roots go back more than 60 years as a family-owned and -operated dredge manufacturer. And during that time, we have built hundreds of dredges. Our six standard dredge models are world-class. But our strength lies in our ability to modify or custom design any dredge to fit almost any application.

How do we do it?

  • We explore all of the details of your project, such as the materials being dredged, length of flow run, depths, discharge point elevation, engine and pump preference and any other relevant information.
  • You may require extreme dredging depths, deeper hulls or increased excavation power. We can make all of that happen and more.
  • We involve you in every aspect of building your dredge—from specification and options to manufacture to delivery, training and maintenance.
  • Upon delivery, your dredge typically will be assembled by DSC Dredge personnel and placed in service only after we run it through intensive testing.
  • We then fully train your operating staff to ensure they understand the unit and its functions, so they can quickly and competently begin dredging your project.

Dredge Operation Training and Education
DSC Dredge offers numerous different and flexible training options for companies that are new DSC dredge owners. We also offer training to any company that seeks to educate its personnel on dredge operation, mine planning, dredge maintenance or maximizing dredging efficiency—even if the company operates other dredge brands.

All new DSC Dredge owners have access to a 2-day training course at DSC’s primary U.S. training facility in Reserve, Louisiana, as well as onsite operational training when the dredge is officially launched. The first day of training reviews the fundamentals of dredging, while the second day focuses on the specific operations and maintenance of the new dredge. For more information about DSC Dredge’s training options, please visit website.

Ongoing Customer Support
DSC Dredge’s Product Support Services team are the people our customers turn to throughout the entire time they own our equipment, to help keep them operating at peak efficiency and minimize downtime. The DSC Dredge product support services department offers dredge repairs and maintenance, training, retrofits, fitness surveys and dredge relocations. We also conduct onsite dredging equipment surveys, with recommendations for equipment upgrades and improvements that will increase production.