Chain Ladder Dredges utilize a large chain with specialized cutting links to loosen the material.

Most commonly used in sand and gravel mining operations, The Cutter Chain it has the advantage of removing oversize material, like tree stumps, large rocks and coble and conveying that material far away from the suction mouth to greatly limit re-handling or build-up issues at the suction. Chain Ladder Dredges are available in discharge sizes from 8”-22” and with ladder lengths up to 150 feet.

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Please contact Custom Dredge Works for a Free Consultation and Computer Analysis to accurately determine the correct Size, Power and Style of Dredge to achieve your short and long-term dredging production goals.

Complimentary Ongoing Support

As a member of the Custom Dredge Works family, you and your team will enjoy direct access to our expert support team to expedite and trouble shoot any issues that may occur with your Custom Dredge Works dredge. Our support team includes specialist in Electrical, Automation, Hydraulics, Mechanical, & Parts.


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