After extensive research and development, Ellicott Internationals Mud Cat Division has launched the MC-2000 model auger dredge. This new model dredge will set the standard for high performance among all horizontal auger dredges. It combines Ellicotts reputation for durability and reliability with Mud Cat portability and output. It will excel in both environmental and general contracting applications.
The MC-2000s principal features include: Submerged pump for 8" (200 mm) or 10" (250 mm) discharge pipelines; Choice of recessed impeller or 3-vane closed impeller, for optimal output in any material; 20ft (6.1 m) maximum digging depth; Unique ladder design with single hydraulic cylinder lift; Automatic shroud for turbidity control; Forward and reverse digging; 22,000 lb. auger torque, and 24" (610mm) diameter auger largest in industry. All this performance in a dredge sized to fit on a single truck, in a non-permit legal load.
Initial applications have included: The clean-up of a pond on a U.S. Army base where the MC-2000 produced 2500 GPM of slurry with over 30% solids content, surpassing the customer's expectations; Beach improvement for a new resort in the Caribbean; Channel maintenance at Ocean City, MD (USA) where the production rate exceeded by 30% the output from a comparable size dredge. A leading Swedish contractor, Milman, will use an MC-2000 for remediation of pulp and paper mill lagoons. This contractor concluded that there was no better machine anywhere in the world for environmental dredging.