Floating Bulldozers

The Floating Bulldozer is also a Dutch invention which dates from the 1960s. The basic principle is that silt and mud are bulldozed into straight lines at a central point by means of an adjustable dozer blade, which is mounted at the front of a floating machine.

This method is suitable for dredging in straight waterbodies, such as small canals. At strategically placed, easily accessible points alongside the banks of the waterbody, to which the mud and silt is bulldozed, the dredged material can be removed using a land-based excavator or dragline. From this point, the soil can either be transported away or processed further.

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