|Operator Cab of the Ellicott® 460 Swinging Ladder Dredge|
Ellicott®'s new 460 swinging ladder dredge for the State of Ohio, delivered in 2005, has many special features not found on any other dredge to date such as both electronic proportional control and display along with conventional direct hydraulic control with analog pressure gauges. This allows automated swing and advance with the addition of density and flow meters. The valve package is located in the engine house, concentrated in one place for ease of maintenance - but the dredge can still be manually operated in case of electrical failure.
The Ohio machine also features a split control console with centre lower operator window for added visibility of deck winches and ladder and a larger and higher mounted control cab, for better viewing and added space. "The customer loves it."
As part of the sale contract for the new swinging ladder dredge for the State of Ohio Ellicott® bought back a 40 year old Ellicott® dredge from their existing fleet, and promptly sold it to sand plant, where it’s working fine. That’s what Ellicott® means by 'rugged, reliable, and built to last!