As specialist shipbrokers, we have access to a wide range of backhoe, dipper dredgers.
Backhoes, also known as dipper dredgers or mechanical dredgers, are rectangular pontoons and can be self-propelled for positioning on site, and non-self-propelled. They all tend to use a walking spud to move and rely on help from workboats. Small backhoes can be track mounted and worked from the banks of rivers or ditches.
Bucket or grab size depends on the type of dredge material – from light sand to basalt rock – and the excavator power. Dredged material is loaded into split hopper barges or placed on shore. Backhoe dredgers are fitted with hydraulically powered buckets.
Have a look through our selection of backhoe dredgers for charter.