“The new dredge works great! The increased efficiency with the patented Pump Defender® and the whole machine in general will make it a great asset to the Bay Island Drainage District. And a big thanks to Ryan Horton for setting everything up and Rob Carufel of EDT Field Service for his expertise on running the machine and training us,” said Jake Elliott, Board Member, Bay Island Drainage District.
Bay Island’s 5012 LP is a standard configuration unit with IMS’s Anti-Corrosion Package, patented Pump Defender technology, and patented Starwheel Drive® self-propulsion system. Another feature which really improved performance was IMS’s patented Traction Master® which automatically switches the speed and torque of the Starwheel paddles depending on where they are positioned. For example, when the operator is moving down the center of the canal in heavier winds the Starwheels are in the down position and switch from a high-speed paddle to a high-torque low-speed cleated-drive on the bottom of the canal. This leads to better traction and overall dredging performance.
“We really appreciate the continued trust in our products by our friends at Bay Island Drainage District. We were pleased to hear that the patented Pump Defender has been a game changer for the district who said it has significantly reduced downtime when compared to their 25-year-old Versi-Dredge which did not have the patented technology,” said Ryan Horton, Vice President.