FAQs
  • Are these machines easy to operate?
  • Can these machines navigate waterways?
  • Can this machine be disassembled?
  • Can this machine work while floating?
  • How are these machines powered?
  • How fast can these machines move?
  • How hard it is to transport these machines?
  • Is the machine likely to get stuck?
  • What kind of equipment can be mounted on these machines?
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    Q: Are these machines easy to operate?
    A: Yes. All of the operations of the marsh excavator controls remain the same. Personnel carrier controls closely resemble those of the common bulldozer. Certain precautions have to be abided by when crossing waterways.
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    Q: Can these machines navigate waterways?
    A: Our machines have extremely strong drawbar pulling capabilities. The tracking system is a high torque system; the tracks do not spin fast enough to propel the machine in moving water. We often tow the machines. Navigating inland waterways is usually not a problem. It is not recommended to bring the machines into shipping channels or open waters with strong currents and wave action.
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    Q: Can this machine be disassembled?
    A: Yes. Our marsh transportation equipment is flanged and can be broken down into three pieces for easy shipping and lower shipping cost.
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    Q: Can this machine work while floating?
    A: Marsh equipment is ideally suited for wetland and unstable terrain applications. These machines can work in areas where a human cannot even walk. The large footprint of the machine exerts the least amount of pressure per square inch possible. While the machines are amphibious, it is not recommended to operate the machine in full floatation mode. The floatation capabilities of the machine come in handy for crossing waterways or transporting the machine down rivers. Our machines float with 20% or more freeboard. Since these machines are buoyant vehicles, the danger of slipping into a bog or bottomless marsh is nonexistent.
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    Q: How are these machines powered?
    A: Our amphibious equipment is hydraulically driven. The travel circuits of the excavator power the undercarriages. Some of our machines have their own engines to power the hydraulic drive systems.
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    Q: How fast can these machines move?
    A: Speeds of our machines vary with the models selected. The fastest machine can reach speeds in the marsh of up to 3 mph. Most machines move approximately 1 to 2 mph.
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    Q: How hard it is to transport these machines?
    A: Amphibious equipment is bulky, but by dissembling these machines they can be transported easily on highways. Reassembling is also easy and can be done in a matter of hours. Depending on the size of the machine used, sometimes disassembly is not necessary.
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    Q: Is the machine likely to get stuck?
    A: No. The large footprint, low ground pressure and amphibious capabilities along with the high torque tracking system can get our machine out of just about every bog.
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    Q: What kind of equipment can be mounted on these machines?
    A: We build several models of amphibious crafts designed to carry excavators, draglines, and other special applications. Most model excavators can be mounted.
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