Do it yourself dredging
The DIY-Dredger has been sold in the Nordic Countries for many years and there are now more than 1300 happy owners. The DIY-Dredge is a compact, highly portable, gasoline engine powered, sediment removal pumping system. It is designed to provide the homeowner and contractors with the ability to excavate and transfer unwanted sediment. The Dredge is an efficient alternative to using an excavator, which is expensive, has limited reach, may be destructive to the shore, and typically deposits the material adjacent to the shore, only to wash back in with the first good rain. It also works well as a fire pump. We also have a special model designed for gold prospecting.
Our suction dredger is particularly effective in removing sand, silt, and that fluffy black stinky mud that ruins the waterfront and prevents one from enjoying beach and water activities. The excavation capability of our dredger is about 60 cubic meter of water per hour, along 6 cubic meter of sediment per hour. These volumes may vary depending upon the nature of your sediment, distance pumped, and your energy & skill level, but many operators state that they are able to pump a much larger volume than our estimates. If you are cleaning a modest area, such as around a dock or boat slip, you can expect to get the job done relatively quickly. You are also going to have to be prepared to deal with the fact that you will be pumping a lot of water along with the sediment. The mud is not going to come out of your discharge hose looking like toothpaste. Even expensive industrial dredges can’t do that. On the other hand, this unit will provide you with the means to renew the quality of your waterfront, and the quantity of removed sediment will be limited only by the amount of time & energy that you put in to it.
The unique design of the DIY-Dredge allows you to hover the pump over the bottom which makes it very efficient. The centrifugal pump is equipped with a mill that effectively grinds down the roots of reeds and other seaweeds. The silt mixture of mud and weed is excellent for the garden etc.