• Replaceable cutter teeth

    The teeth of our Cutter Suction Dredgers
    can be replaced for maintenance or to match soil type

    Cutter Suction Dredger

Cutter Suction Dredgers

Cutter Suction Dredgers

Our cutter suction dredgers are multipurpose. Therefore, they can collect different materials such as soil, silt, sediments and sand. These dredgers can also efficiently operate in many different environments such as rivers, harbours, settling ponds, water intakes, hydro dams and more.

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Why choose our Cutter Suction Dredgers?

Main benefits

  • High efficiency & production capacity

    The dredge pump is submersible. Due to this, the pump has a higher pumping flow and can handle a mixture of higher density. Additionally, an underwater dredge pump will not reach the vacuum limit, especially when dredging at the depth of 6 metres or more. Therefore, this pump results in more production than a dredge pump mounted in the pontoons.

  • Low Consumption

    The pump speed is adjustable, which allows it to have the right pressure in accordance with the suction depth and discharge pipeline. As a result of this, the system becomes more efficient, because it consumes less fuel per cubic meter of production. Furthermore, the dredge pump and pipes will wear out less.


    The cutter suction dredger can be supplied with high-efficiency hydraulic thrusters. Dredge propulsion allows the dredger to move around the dredging area without any involvement of supporting boats.

  • Easy sailing & storage

    The dredger has two tilting spud systems, which can be manually tilted and secured to the deck. This design ensures easy dredge mobilization, transport in the water and road on a flat-bed truck, as well as practical storage.

  • One-man operation

    The entire dredger and all its equipment can be controlled from the control cabin. Therefore, Dredge Yard dredgers can be operated by a single individual, without any support.

  • Transport

    An entire dredger can be transported in assembled or disassembled states. More specifically, a disassembled dredger can be transported in 4 standard containers. Furthermore, our dredgers can be assembled without the need of special tools. However, if required, Dredge Yard can send service engineers to your site to support with assembly and commissioning. Finally, an assembled dredger can be transported on roads using a flatbed trailer and can be launched into the water using one single crane.


    Cutter suction dredgers provide the possibility to replace cutter teeth to improve cutting performances. Cutter head teeth replacement can be done for two purposes. More specifically, to replace worn out original teeth, or to match the teeth to the particular type of soil, silt, sand and minerals. For this purpose, there are three different types of teeth, namely sharp point, medium edge and wide edge. Finally, the teeth are fixed with a bolt and nut connection. Therefore, they can be replaced fast and easily.


    Cutter suction dredger cabin is provided with all necessities for the operator’s comfort and safety. For example, the cabin is supplied with noise reduction, ventilation, windshield wipers, an adjustable chair and a lock door, to name a few. In addition to this, air conditioning or a heater is included depending on the geographical location of operation. Finally, the cabin is mounted on vibration isolation pads or a vibration reduction mount in order to minimize the vibration and increase comfort.


    All Dredge Yard equipment originates from reputable manufacturers with proven designs. Likewise, cutter suction dredger is constructed of highest quality components from well known, first class brands. Furthermore, manufactured parts such as the hull and steel components of the cutter suction dredger are designed and inspected by the Dredge Yard team of experts.


    The cutter suction dredger is designed with three main pontoons – one in the center and one on each side. The pontoons provide sufficient floating capacity achieving draft of less than 0.8m (2.65ft). Accordingly, allowing the dredger to operate in shallow waters.


    Dredge Yard dredgers can be modified between cutter suction dredgers, auger dredgers, plain suction dredgers and swing suction dredgers. The modification parts can be installed at location during initial dredge purchase or later as needed. Therefore, our dredgers are very versatile and can be used for dredging all types of soils including sand, gravel, silt and more.

Types of Cutter Suction Dredgers

A suitable solution for each project

Cutter Suction Dredgers ECO 200

Cutter Suction Dredger 200 under construction

The head of the cutter suction dredger ECO 200 can be supplied with several types of high quality dredge cutter teeth, depending on your needs.

Cutter Suction Dredgers ECO 250

Cutter Suction Dredger 250

Cutter Suction Dredger ECO 250 features a pontoon shape and propulsion system to provide added maneuverability, which makes it versatile and efficient.

Cutter Suction Dredgers ECO 300

Cutter Suction Dredger 300

Cutter Suction Dredger ECO 300 has a shallow draft, which makes it suitable to operate in shallow waters and high debris environments.

Main features

All Cutter Suction Dredgers come with

Cutter suction head

The cutter head has double curved blades to support the suction system. It is driven by a high torque, hydraulic motor, which is mounted on a long shaft supported by a heavy duty roller bearing. Finally, beneath the cutter head motor, there is the suction mouth, which is aligned with the cutter shape. Importantly, the cutter teeth are interchangeable with the choice of sharp point, medium edge and wide edge types. This provides easy maintenance and versatility.

Cutter Suction Dredger 250
Cutter Suction Dredger 300 oump

Dredge pump

The submersible dredge pump is driven by hydraulic motor and mounted on a heavy duty bearing block with 3 bearings.

Tiltable spuds

Two spuds are placed at the back of the cutter suction dredger for fixation of the dredger during operation. Both spuds can be hoisted by hydraulic cylinders. Furthermore, they are tiltable for easy maneuvering under bridges and for sailing when using the propulsion.

Cutter Suction Dredger 250 with tilted spuds
Dredger 200 Front

Dredge system

The cutter suction dredger is equipped with a stiffened ladder in order to adapt the dredger to operation at different depths. More specifically, the cutter ladder is lifted by a hydraulic winch, which is mounted on the pontoon in front of the cabin. Finally, two hydraulic winches are mounted on the center pontoon for the swing of the dredger. These hydraulic swing winches are connected to the anchors via a heavy-duty tumbler in front of the cutter ladder.


Our cutter suction dredgers are supplied with a reliable and efficient, diesel-driven, hydraulic power unit. In addition to this, an air radiator is installed to cool the diesel engine and the hydraulic system.

Dredger engine
Dredger 200 pontoon


The base of our cutter suction dredgers consists of 3 pontoons – one in the center and one on each side. In order to be durable, the pontoons are reinforced with longitudinal and cross bars. Furthermore, a gantry with a sheave assembly is placed in between the two pontoons to hoist the cutter ladder.


Our Cutter Suction Dredgers are perfect for

channel dredging landscape


River, canal & channel dredging is important to keep the waterways open for inland transport, navigation and flood prevention projects. For this purpose, our dredgers can be customized for specific maintenance dredging duties.

water intake cleaning & dredging landscape


Large industrial plants use large water intake channels for various purposes. Our dredgers are an effective tool to keep these intake channels clean and open. As a result, there is a reliable water intake for your industrial process all year round.

Dredge Yard environmental dredging landscape


Environmental dredging constitutes cleaning of contaminated soils, which harm the environment. This must be done with minimum further impact on the environment. In order to do this, we offer our dredgers with auger excavating tools, which avoid dispersion of pollutants.



Hydraulic Propulsion

Compact and efficient hydraulic thrusters can be mounted on the back of the side pontoons. This modification allows the dredger to move around the dredging area, by steering it with a joystick from the operating cabin. Additionally, this eliminates the need for any supporting boats.

Extension of dredging depth

An additional adapter placed in between the dredge pump and the auger head system can be added. This modification can extend the standard dredging depth to meet the specific requirements of your project.

Auger Head Dredger

Dredge Yard offers a possibility to modify the cutter suction dredger to an auger head dredger through a plug and play system. This modification is achieved by replacing the front piece of the ladder from a cutter head to an auger head. Additionally, it requires changing the orientation of the winches.

Plain Suction Dredger

Similarly to auger head dredger, the cutter suction dredger can also be modified to a plain suction dredger. This is done by replacing the cutter head and changing the orientation of the winches. This modification can be supplied and installed on the dredger after completion of a project with the cutter suction dredger or vice versa.

Automation and control

Several types of dredging automation and controls can be provided depending on project requirements and the level of automation necessary. Automation control system can improve the overall performance of the dredger, make the dredging process more visible and practical.



Discharge pipe line

A different type of HDPE discharge pipe with the suitable floaters can be supplied along with the ECO Cutter Suction Dredgers.

Spare parts

Dredge Yard keeps necessary spare parts in stock to serve customers when needed. A spare part package and maintenance guidance can be supplied at initial purchase of the ECO Cutter Suction Dredger or after operation. Additionally, these services can be supplied for several years after your order.


Dredge Yard team of experts can provide crew training at your project location or at Dredge Yard facilities. Furthermore, we can supervise both assembly, disassembly, commissioning and mobilization of the cutter suction dredger.



Dredger in container for transport


The cutter suction dredger can be easily and safely transported in 4 standard 40 ft containers to any location in the world.


Due to its compact size, an assembled cutter suction dredger can be transported on a flatbed truck by road.

Dredger 200 Transport

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