Backhoe dredgers are being used for both maintenance and capital dredging contracts. This way of dredging is in particular convenient for rehabilitation projects in which a minimum of additional water to the polluted material is a requirement.
Ghent Dredging owes various backhoe dredgers, fitted out with hydraulic diggers, ranging from 10 to up to 125 tonnes with a maximum dredging depth of up to 20m below waterlevel.
Our latest addition to our fleet - GD VI - is fitted out with a 125 tonnes Liebherr 984. The pontoon itself has 3 different sets of spudlegs of 30, 12 and 8,5 m long. The dipper itself has sticks to cope with dredging depths varying from 8,50m, 11,50m, 15m to a maximum of 20m. The maximum size of the buckets is 8m³.