It all starts here, often overlooked as a critical part of a dredge. A under powered system, or a style of basket that is prone to plugging or restrictive. This can be limiting your entire production. If you can not quickly and excessively feed the dredge pump you can not reach max hourly production. With suction inlet sizes from 12″ to 18″ cutter bits 36″ or 46″ and hp ratings of 100 to 180 hp . Our basket style and drive are a proven hi production system. The 6″ shaft with marine bearings is driven by rugged gearbox and Staffa motor. A gearbox removed for inspection needed only minor repairs after of 20 yrs / 30,000 hrs . This is a heavy duty system that requires very little maintenance.