The Wolverine Class dredge, manufactured by DSC Dredge, LLC, is a compact dredge ideal for sand and gravel producers and construction contractors. Fully functional with just one operator, the Wolverine can dig up to 25 feet below the surface and allows for maximum particle clearance of 6 inches. This tough yet portable design measures 68 feet long and is offered in a 10-inch discharge configuration. The Wolverine offers single-truck portability in almost every geographical location.
The hull of the Wolverine is constructed of three parts—the center, which includes the engine and pump compartment, and the two side tanks. The three sections are molded together to form a single-piece hull. The dredge is equipped with a radiator-cooled 440 hp Caterpillar diesel engine that provides power to the dredge pump, cutter drive and hydraulic winches. The Wolverine comes standard with a Metso Minerals model J30 dredge pump and a service pump for flushing water to the dredge pump packing gland, sending water to the cutter drive bearings and for deck connections.
The cutterhead is designed with six smooth blades that are constructed of cast steel and are driven by a hydraulic motor that has variable speed capability and is reversible. The hydraulic pump is a three-section pump that provides service to the cutterhead motor, swing winches, spud winches and ladder winch. The hydraulic system holds up to 100 gallons, is protected by relief valves and is equipped with replaceable inline filters.