IMS Versi-Dredge 5012LP
This model is ideal for dredging in canals, lakes, and marinas where maneuverability is confined areas is an issue. Like all Versi-Dredge systems the Starwheel Drive system allows the dredge to be completely self-propelled. The 5012 LP can be converted into a weed harvesting machine by simply switching out the standard cutterhead with the Weedmaster Cutterhead. The LP (Low Pressure) pump on the 5012 LP is a fabricated steel pump with a rubber liner. It can be used in a variety of materials including abrasive sand. The unique LP pump design allows the 5012 LP to pass up to a 6” solid making it ideal for debris filled waterways. The LP pump is known around the globe for being extremely versatile, easy to maintain / rebuild in the field, and hard to break. The 5012 LP can be shipped on a 40’ flat rack making international freight very affordable.View Animations & Video Clips
IMS Weedmaster Cutterhead
The IMS Weedmaster Cutterhead bolts directly to the IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge in place of the standard cutterhead. This allows the customer to remove aquatic weeds without the purchase of expensive weed removal systems (which start around $200,000 USD) or the use of environmentally toxic chemicals. The Weedmaster has been designed to work in several types of aquatic plants including: floating vegetation such as hyacinths, submerged vegetation such as milfoil and hydrilla, and emergent vegetation such as cattails and reeds.
The Weedmaster unit mounts directly to the pump inlet door. It measures 9 feet wide and consists of a steel shroud and cutterbar with dual direct drive motors driving the cutter. The cutterbar is constructed of heavy wall tubing with hardened steel cutter teeth. The shroud contains two rows of static cutter blades that clean the main cutterbar as it rotates.
Most weed harvesters cut the weeds and store them in a hopper which must be periodically emptied on shore. The Weedmaster is much more efficient because it chops the weeds into 4-6 inch pieces and pumps them to the shore using the dredge pump.View Animations & Video Clips
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IMS Versi-Dredge 5012HP
The Model 5012 HP Versi-Dredge is ideal for dredging in canals, lakes, marinas, rivers, and sand mines. Like all Versi-Dredge systems the Starwheel Drive system allows the dredge to be completely self-propelled. The HP (High Pressure) pump on the 5012 HP is a GIW 8” x 10” cast iron, hi-chrome sand pump that can pump sand to a maximum distance of between 3,500’-4,000’ depending on specific gravity of the material. The 5012 HP can be used in conjunction with a GPS system to restore a lake or reservoir or it can be used in a dedicated sand mining application. The HP pump is known for its longevity in abrasive materials and its ability to pump heavier materials over long distances.View Animations & Video Clips
IMS Versi-Dredge 7012
The Model 7012 HP Versi-Dredge is ideal for rivers, lakes, beach projects, port projects, and production sand mining. Like all Versi-Dredge systems the Starwheel Drive system allows the dredge to be completely self-propelled. The 7012 HP is the “flag ship” of the IMS product line. The 425 horse power unit utilizes its 10” x 12” GIW pump directly behind the ultra aggressive Excavator Cutterhead equipped with replaceable, hardened sharks teeth and excavator teeth. The ladder mounted submerged pump achieves a higher percentage of solids than hull mounted pumps which results in greater output. The HP (High Pressure) pump on the 7012 HP is a GIW 10” x 12” cast iron, hi-chrome sand pump that can pump sand to a maximum distance of between 4,000’-4,500’ depending on specific gravity of the material. The 7012 HP is the only one truck transportable self-propelled dredge in the world that can dig down to a standard depth of 30’ without having to be disassembled for road transport. The 7012 HP can dig deeper and pump a higher percentage of solids than any of other dredge in its class.View Animations & Video Clips
IMS Versi-Dredge 8012
The Model 8010 HP Swinging Ladder Dredge is ideal for channels, rivers, marinas, lakes, and canals where maneuverability and wider cuts make a difference. The 8010 HP utilizes an 8” x 8” hi-chrome, hull mounted dredge pump. The dredge can cut a maximum path of up to 22’ wide allowing the dredge to cut a wider path than most one truck transportable dredges. The 8010 HP’s propulsion system is a tri-spud configuration with the two front spuds acting as anchors and the rear spud acting as the propulsion spud or “kicker spud.” The wide body construction, heavy duty hull, and heavy duty tri-spud configuration allows the 8010 HP to operate in currents up to 5 knots making it ideal for cutting channels in rivers.View Animations & Video Clips