Products | Backhoe / Dipper pontoons

A high-performance backhoe dredger can be created by mounting a land-type, track-mounted or pedestal backhoe excavator on a platform made using our MPS modular pontoon system.

Two or more spuds (legs) can be fitted to stabilize the platform and hold it moored in a fixed position. Spud carriers ( ‘walking’ spud legs ) are available as an option as are for easy, short-distance repositioning.

At MPS we have years of experience with this type of dredging platforms and maintain a database holding the most common types (long reach) of excavator machines. This enables us to offer a rapid estimation for the dimensions of the modular pontoon that will be required for a specific excavator type and model.

Backhoe dredgers, also known as dipper dredgers, are frequently used for dredging works in harbours and shallow waters where they offer a simple and economical way of working.

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Caterpillar 345LR, weight 45 ton.

Length 20.73 m. (68 ft) Spud legs 2
Width 9.75 m. (32 ft) Length 18.0 m
Side depth 1.98 m. (6.5 ft) Diameter 762mm x 25 mm
Water depth 14.0 m HPU 78 kW

Caterpillar 385C LR, weight 110 ton.

Length 26.92 m. (88 ft) Spud legs 3
Width 12.19 m. (40 ft) Length 24.0 m
Side depth 1.98 m. (6.5 ft) Diameter 762mm x 25 mm
Water depth 20.0 m HPU 78 kW

Caterpillar 385C LR, weight 110 ton.

Length 30.48 m. (100 ft) Spud legs 3
Width 12.19 m. (40 ft) Length 30.0 m
Side depth 1.98 m. (6.5 ft) Diameter 762mm x 25 mm
Water depth 21.0 m HPU 78 kW

Caterpillar 390D LR, weight 115 ton.

Length 26.92 m. (88 ft) Spud legs 3
Width 12.19 m. (40 ft) Length 24.0 m
Side depth 1.98 m. (6.5 ft) Diameter 762mm x 25 mm
Water depth 20.0 m HPU 78 kW

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MPS specializes in container pontoon solutions that can be deployed rapidly at competitive rates. Get in touch with Modular Pontoon Systems!