MODEL 5012 LP VERSI-DREDGE – VIDEOS

City of Marikina, Philippines 5012 LP Dredge & Pipeline

An IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge cleans silt, sand, and debris from river flowing through the City of Marikina, Philippines. The Versi-Dredge will deepen the river and help mitigate flooding events that have been notorious for damaging private and public property on almost an annual basis.

IMS 5012 LP – Bogota River Dredging

5012 LP cleaning the contaminated Bogota River in Colombia.

IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge®

A Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® DREDGER / HARVESTER Multi-Function Dredger cuts through a 9 ft. wall of reeds at a huge lake restoration project in South America. The Weedmaster can cut tall rooted vegetation and dredge through the root mass with its advanced weed cutting technology. The Versi-Dredge does not require a work barge or unloading excavator for vegetation harvesting. It simply cuts the material and pumps it up to 1km away.

IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge®

A Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® clears a lake of invasive submerged / rooted vegetation. Note the rapid pace at which the Versi-Dredge® is cutting and pumping the submerged vegetation. The Versi-Dredge does not require a work barge or unloading excavator for vegetation harvesting. It simply cuts the material and pumps it up to 1km away.

IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge®

A Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® uses the IMS Broadcaster Discharge Attachment to spray nutrient rich mud onto mangroves in Trinidad. Broadcasting has been proven by US environmental agencies to fertilize mangroves and other important shoreline vegetation that are important to the aquatic ecosystem.

IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge®

A Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® uses the IMS Broadcaster Discharge Attachment to spray nutrient rich mud onto mangroves in Trinidad. Broadcasting has been proven by US environmental agencies to fertilize mangroves and other important shoreline vegetation that are important to the aquatic ecosystem.

IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge®

A Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® in Mexico utilizes the Weed Rake to convey 2 ft. tall hyacinths mats to the Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead which chops them into 2-3 inch pieces.

IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge®

Two model 5012LP Versi-Dredges®, dredge silt and vegetation from a lake restoration project in Vancouver Canada. The contractor chose the IMS Versi-Dredge® for the job due to its versatility and productivity.

IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge®

A dredge contractor in the U.S. uses an IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® to pump sand 1,600 ft. to the discharge area. The 5012 LP dredger is the smallest dredging system that IMS manufacturers yet it shows how aggressive and productive even the smallest IMS system is.

IMS Dredger Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge®

A Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® dredges sand from a sand pit in Michigan. The contractor chose the Versi-Dredge® due to its ease of mobility from one site to another and its excellent production in sand applications. Note the high production level.

IMS Dredger Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge®

An IMS Dredge Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® producing 150+ cubic yards per hour of dry sand.

IMS Dredger Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead and Weed Rake

An IMS Dredge Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead and Weed Rake cut through large mats of water hyacinths at a huge lake in Mexico. The Weed Rake provides the Weed Master Cutterhead with a constant feed of hyacinths to maximize production. The Weedmaster (patent pending) cuts the vegetation into 3-5 inch pieces and then pumps them up to 1 kilometer or more away.

IMS Dredger Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead

The Weedmaster (patent pending) allows the dredge to be converted into a high production weed harvester system. The dredge can continually cut and pump vegetation and never stop to unload unlike inefficient conveyor type harvesters that require a hopper, transport barges, and shore conveyors to unload.

IMS Dredger Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead

An IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® with the Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead cuts through extremely dense water tussocks comprised of reeds, cattails, and small bushes.

IMS Dredger Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Broadcaster Attachment and Standard Cutterhead

An IMS Dredge Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® cuts a channel through the center of a silted up canal system in the U.S. Midwest. The IMS Versi-Dredge® Broadcaster system sprays the slurry to the shoreline and fertilizes nearby wetlands. Broadcasting in the dredging process been discussed as a positive process for fertilizing wetlands with nutrient rich soils.

IMS Dredger Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead

An IMS 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® with Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead cuts through thick vegetation.  Once the weed cover was removed from the lake, the contractor installed the standard Versi-Dredge® Excavator Cutterhead and deepened the lake several meters.

IMS Dredger Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead & Broadcaster Discharge Attachment

An IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead & Broadcaster Discharge Attachment cut a clear channel through a dense field of cattails at Edwards Airforce Base in California.

IMS Dredger Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead & Broadcaster Discharge Attachment

An IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead & Broadcaster Discharge Attachment broadcasts chopped cattails up to 75 feet away.  The system never has to stop to unload like a conveyor harvester and it can control where the discharge is sprayed unlike shredding systems that just spew material dangerously in every direction.

IMS Dredger Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead & Broadcaster Discharge Attachment

An IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge® w/ Weedmaster (patent pending) Cutterhead & Broadcaster Discharge Attachment cuts down and digests very tall cattails and reeds.  Note that the Weedmaster (patent pending) can cut all the way down to the root mass where a conveyor harvester can only go down to a limited depth and cut only part of the stem off.  Using the Weedmaster (patent pending) slows down and in many cases eliminates the regrowth of vegetation since the root mass can be removed.