DIY Dredge System
This dredge system has a powerful 190cc Briggs & Stratton Professional Series 4-stroke gas powered engine. The capability of this powerful sediment pumping system allows it to pump about 2118 cubic feet of water per hour, (15,800 gallons) along with up to 211 cubic feet of sediment per hour. *Volumes may vary based on the nature of your application.
The unique design of the portable dredge allows you to hover the pump over the bottom of the lake to efficiently remove muck, silt and lake bottom sentiment. The centrifugal pump is also equipped with a mill that effectively grinds down the roots of reeds and other seaweeds.
This portable lake suction dredge is designed to provide homeowners, contractors and shoreline management services the ability to dredge and transfer unwanted aquatic debris and sediment out of lakes and ponds.
Additionally, the portability of this dredge makes it a money saving alternative to hiring an excavator who has limited reach, can be destructive to the shore and typically deposits the material adjacent to the shore only to have it wash right back in after the first good rain.
Dredge pump designed for muck, sludge, mud and plant waste that can be easily removed from bottom.
Pump is NOT designed to remove hard packed clay. Large volumes of sand will increase wear. The result can be prematurely worn out internal components
Stones over 1 inch in diameter can cause premature wear and if constantly ingested may cause damage.
In practice two people are needed in the cleaning operation. One controls the dredge pump and the other controls the floating platform.
An adjustable mount makes for easier handling and allows you to set the cleaning depth and angle of attack.
Permit Required For Use In Minnesota
- Does not pollute lakes, ponds or streams
- No damage to the beaches or the bottom of the lake or pond
- Reed roots and mud easily gets sucked up and get pumped away
- Capable of moving about 15,800 gallons of water per hour along with about 211 cubic feet of sediment per hour
- The sludge can be pumped up to 492′ away depending on lift height and sediment concentration.
- Proven design has been used for many years.
- Also works well as a fire pump
Floating Platforms Are Available
- Bottom Softening Knife Attachment for loosening firm packed bottoms – This attachment will also help protect the dredge blades from large rocks.
- The dredge is delivered with a variable mounting, 10-foot transparent hose stub for connecting to your discharge hole and one Cam Lock coupling. You can mount it on a raft, a steady boat or you could do some dredging from the ice. It’s best to mount it on a platform that you can remove from the raft when you want to use the raft for something else.
Many people also buy an extra quick coupling so you can easily divide the hose into the appropriate lengths.
The maximum hose length we recommend is 450 Ft, maximum lift height is 78 Ft. Stones and rocks as large as an inch can pass through the pump and anything larger is blocked.