Eagle Dynamic Solutions of Evans, Georgia, recently took delivery of a brand-new Mud Cat 115D for a papermill lagoon dredging project. The project entails dredging a lagoon that is 900 ft. (274m) x 750 ft. (228m). They are pumping the papermill sludge 1,800 ft. (549m) with a 20 ft. (6m) decline. Eagle chose to use a 10 in. (254mm) discharge line instead of the standard 8 in. (203mm) line to reduce friction loss and increase pump performance. Drone footage of the project can be viewed here.
“We added the Mud Cat 115D to our fleet to give us larger pumping capabilities for large pond dredging jobs. In the past, we used 6-inch dredges on the project, and the 115D nearly doubled the pumping capacity of our smaller machines. Our operators have noticed the quiet cab when operating the dredge and less strain on the machine when pumping denser material. We look forward to using this dredge on other projects in the future,” said Evan Morgan, Director of Sales, Eagle Dynamic Solutions.
Eagle had their Mud Cat 115D configured with a Krohne flow meter mounted in an accessible section of the hull with an easy-to-read digital gauge inside the operator’s cabin to give the operator real-time pump flow in gallons per minute (gpm). Additionally, Eagle opted for Mud Cat’s Autec radio remote control with a digital depth gauge, which provides flexibility to work in toxic ponds where it is not safe for personnel to be on the dredge.