What is the difference between an Excavator and an Amphibious Excavator?
Excavators are heavyweight construction equipment whose house is outfitted with a cab, a boom, a dipper, and a bucket. The house is a rotating platform that rests upon an undercarriage with a track system. An operator controls the apparatus from the cab. A boom is connected to the house, and has a stick attached to the end known as a dipper, providing adequate digging force to pull the bucket through the earth. Buckets come in a host of sizes and shapes to perform a variety of functions.
Many other attachments are available to be used with the excavator to employ in various applications, such as cutting, crushing, or boring, for example.
Amphibious excavators are a type of excavator designed to be used for dredging in shallow water. They are better equipped with their pontoon undercarriages for operation in swamp/wetlands operations that traditional barge-mounted dredgers are ill-equipped to handle. Barge-mounted dredgers are better suited for deeper fresh waterways. Our amphibious excavators are engineered to have the most stable undercarriages constructed from the most reliable, state-of-the-art components available. Each undercarriage is fabricated to the specifications of the attached equipment to supply the lowest ground pressure, the best maneuverability, and the highest degree of buoyancy possible.
At Wilco, we pride ourselves on the over 50 years of combined experience in the fabrication, sales, and leasing of amphibious equipment. We also pride ourselves for our phenomenal parts department, carrying the largest inventory of available replacement parts. What we do not have in stock, we can fabricate to meet the specific requirements of our clients. We can fabricate a pontoon undercarriage to support your existing excavator equipment for wetland operations. We stand behind our reputation of producing the highest quality, most reliable amphibious equipment. With our combined experience, rest assured when you receive your order, it will exceed your expectations.
Contact us to learn more about our products by calling Toll Free at +1(877) 311-0727 or by calling us at +1 (337) 233-3511. Contact our Purchasing, Sales, & Used Equipment Manager, Brent Wilson, at Bwilson@Wilcomarshbuggies.com. Land or sea, we can get the job done!