Ellicott designed a new dredge – the 14” Bay Dragon – for Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The Bay Dragon® series is a modernized line of Ellicott’s 10-20” portable cutter suction dredges. This dredge will be used to maintain small harbors and inlets with beneficial reuse of the sand for beach restoration. It is a step up from their smaller Ellicott dredge, a Series 670 model named the “COD FISH,” which Barnstable has reliably operated for over 20 years.
Barnstable requested several customized features, including an integrated spud carriage, which allows for better positioning and therefore more precise and efficient cutting. Additionally, the dredge has a raked bow and tow points, which allow for convenient low-drag towing. The dredge is capable of being lifted once fully assembled, and was customized for Barnstable’s crane to allow the dredge to be launched by crane rather than a slipway.
|14” Bay Dragon Series Specs|
|Total Installed Power||850 HP (640 kW)|
|Cutter Power||100 HP (75 kW)|
|Pump Power||700 HP (520 kW)|
|Pump Diameter||14” (355 mm)|
|Max. Digging Depth||40 ft. (12 m)|
Other new features of the Bay Dragon Series include: