We also sell all best swamp buggy products or Amphibious Excavators from manufacturers such as Marsh Buggies, Inc. Caterpillar, John Deer, product lines. These units are tested units and will perform at a higher standard with no break-downs or down-times, This high performing units will help customers reduce overall costs as they have been specially designed to harness the power from the mounted excavator to propel the amphibious undercarriage. Some of the configurations require only one person to manoeuvre and operate the machine. Units can be built to accommodate as large as a 50 Metric Ton/112,000lb Excavator or as small as a 7 Metric Ton/15,680 lbs Excavator depending on the customer’s needs.
These equipments can be easily disassembled into three separate sections each measuring approximately 7’6 wide for practical transport and shipping. Standard Models are typically equipped with up to 30 Metric Ton/66,000 lb.
AMPHIBIOUS EXCAVATORS OR SWAMP EXCAVATORS, SWAMP BUGGIES OR MARSH BUGGIES WITH EXCAVATORS WERE DESIGNED TO CROSS AND DIG IN MARSHLAND, SWAMPLAND, BAYOU(S) (BAYOU = MARSHY OR SLUGGISH WATERWAY), AND CANALS. IN THE EARLY 1990’S THESE UNITS STARTED TO REPLACE THE EARLIER LATTICE BOOM CABLE TYPE DRAGLINES IN DIGGING CANALS TO FLOAT IN SHALLOW WATER DRILLING RIGS, LAY PIPELINES, DO SEISMIC WORK AND LEVEE BUILDING. THEY ARE ALSO USED FOR RIGHT OF WAY MAINTENANCE WHEN CUTTERS ARE ATTACHED. THESE ARE MADE BY REPLACING THE UNDERCARRIAGE OF A NEW OR USED EXCAVATOR WITH A MARSH BUGGY BUOYANT TRACK SYSTEM.
SWAMPS ARE MORE INSHORE AND USUALLY ARE FRESH WATER FED AND HAVE TREES, FRESH WATER MARSHES WITH FEW OR NO TREES ARE NEXT IN LINE TOWARD THE SHORE AND SALT WATER MARSHES WITH DIFFERENT SMALL GRASSES AND PLANTS THAT CAN SURVIVE IN SALT WATER ARE AT THE COASTAL ZONE.
SWAMP BUGGIES ARE USUALLY MADE TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE OVER SMALL TREES AND USUALLY HAVE EXPANDED METAL CAGING TO PROTECT RIDERS FROM TREE BRANCHES. MARSHES HAVE MOSTLY MARSH GRASSES AND DO NOT REQUIRE AS MUCH RIDER PROTECTION AS SWAMP BUGGIES.
TOTALLY AMPHIBIOUS; DOES NOT FORD BUT FLOATS; TRACK MOVEMENT MOVES UNIT EVEN IN WATER, TURNS ARE MADE LIKE OTHER TRACK VEHICLES BY SLOWING OR STOPPING THE TRACK ON THE SIDE YOU WANT TO TURN TO; FIRMER SURFACE FASTER MOVEMENT POSSIBLE; WORKING CAPACITY WILL VARY WITH THE FIRMNESS OF THE MARSH YOU ARE WORKING ON; SOMETHING HAS TO RESIST YOUR MOVEMENT; NEWEST MACHINES CAN WORK IN DEEPER WATER BY ADDING EXTRA FLOATATION AND SPECIAL SPUDS;
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