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Dragflow DRF Mini Dredgers are an essential tool in water treatment and sewage plants

Mini dredgers are essential tools across a variety of applications, in particular in Australian water treatment and sewage plants.

Sewage treatment works produce significant quantities of activated sludge every day, and this can be disposed of in a variety of ways, including being used as fertiliser. as landfill, or being incinerated.

However the sludge is used, it will usually first be pumped into a pond or similar, before being sent to an evaporation basin, from where it will then be transported to its final destination. The process of moving sludge form one form of storage facility to another can be a delicate operation, given the nature of the material.

This is where the Dragflow DRF mini dredger comes into its own.

When equipped with a submersible dredge pump, a mini dredger enables sludge to be safely pumped from a storage pond to another location; a process made safer and more convenient when the dredger is operated by a remote control.

FITT Resources supplies the Dragflow DRF series of mini dredgers to operators across Australia, along with the other cable dredgers, radio controlled dredgers and amphibious dredgers in the Dragflow range.

Dragflow DRF mini dredgers are versatile and easy to operate

The compact size of Dragflow DRF mini dredgers makes them highly versatile and ideal for use in sewage and water treatment facilities, as they are quick and easy to assemble and to move from pumping site to site. The floating polythene cubes have a buoyancy capacity of 350 kg/m2 which ensures stability, while the small draft enables Dragflow mini dredgers to be used in relatively shallow water, which is why they are so effective in sludge ponds.

Other features of Dragflow DRF dredgers include an electric hoist for lowering and raising the submersible dredge pump to the correct depth, which is controlled from an electric control panel.

Australia Dragflow Mini Dredgers

Contact FITT Resources for DRF dredgers Australia

The current range of DRF dredgers available in Australia through FITT Resources includes the DRF10, DRF30, DRF50and DRF80 dredgers. All of these mini dredgers can be used in conjunction with Dragflow electric pumps up to the size and capacity of the EL20.

DRF10 mini dredger

Length: 1.5 m

Width: 1.5 m

Height: 1.2 m
Weight: 250 kg (including pump)

Pontoon: 1.5 m x 1.5 m and 0.4m

Draft: 0.11 m
Electric power generator

26 KVA minimum power required

DRF30 mini dredger

Length: 2 m

Width: 2 m

Height: 1.5 m

Weight: 550 kg (including pump)

Pontoon: 2 m x 2 m and 0.40 m

Draft: 0.18 m
Electric power generator

52 KVA minimum power required

DRF50 mini dredger

Length: 2 m

Width: 2 m

Height: 1.84 m

Weight: 920 kg (including pump)

Pontoon: 2 m x 2 m and 0.80 m

Draft: 0.30 m
Electric power generator

94 KVA minimum power required

DRF80 mini dredger

Length: 2.5m
Width: 2.5m
Height: 2.1m
Weight: 1,500 kg (including pump)
Pontoon: 2.5m x 2m x 0.80m
Draft: 0.40m
Electric power generator
94 KVA minimum power required

Contact Chris Molloy, Head of the FITT Resources Dewatering Division on 0404 483 998 or c.molloy@fittresources.com.au to find out more about the compact and cost-effective range of Dragflow mini dredgers.

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