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Series 460SLM Swinging Dragon® Dredge

Ellicott 460 Swinging Ladder Dredge

Series 460SLM Swinging Dragon® Dredge

The 460SLM Swinging Dragon® dredge is ideal for environmental, narrow waterway, and lake dredging projects. This unit offers unique versatility with the ability to operate as either a swinging ladder dredge for operation in narrow channels or as a conventional dredge when wider swing widths are needed. In swinging ladder mode, the operator can position the cutterhead for precision cutting and optimal production efficiency.


  • Swinging ladder mode allows for use in narrow channels and eliminates the need for cables and anchors.
  • Easily assembled using standard hand tools and marine cranes.
  • The vessel’s built-in spud carriage advances the dredge quickly and accurately.


Discharge Size: 12″ x 12″ (300 mm x 300 mm)
Main Engine Caterpillar C-15: 540 HP (402 kW)
Power @ Cutter Drive: 50 HP (37 kW)
Maximum Dredging Depth: 20′ (6 m)


  • Pump handling crane.
  • Navigational mast and signals.
  • Stern jib crane for discharge hose.
  • Lever room heater and air conditioner.
  • Additional options are also available upon request.