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Dredge Central, LLC : News and Announcements

Completely Refurbished Mud Cat Dredge

Mud Cat
Mud Cat
Mud Cat
Mud Cat
Mud Cat
Mud Cat
Mud Cat
Mud Cat

March 22, 2014

Dredge Central, LLC is happy to announce the latest addition to our growing inventory of refurbished used dredges, with the completion of a Mud Cat model MC-15 horizontal auger dredge. This original Mud Cat™ has been thoroughly refurbished, and is now in first-class condition and ready to go to work.

A brief summary of the specifications is as follows:


  • Length      38'9" (11.8 m)
  • Width       8'0" (2.4 m)
  • Height      9'3" (2.8 m) overall
  • Weight     19,800 lb (8,980 kg)
  • Draft        21" (0.53 m)

Digging Depth:

  • 15' (4.57 m) maximum


  • Detroit Diesel 6-71 RC, 175 HP (130 kW) @ 1800 rpm


  • Centrifugal closed impeller, 8" (203mm) x 6" (152mm) x 18-1/2" (470mm) impeller
  • Capacity  2000 gal/min (126 liters/sec)
  • Material removal 50-120 cu.yd/hr (38-92 cu.m/hr)

Hydraulic System:

  • 2 pumps with circuit divider; reservoir 60 gal (227 liters)
  • Circuit One Auger drive
  • Circuit Two Boom, sluice gate, mud shield, and winch

This Mud Cat™ dredge is ideal for most horizontal auger dredge applications , including agricultural and industrial ponds, marina maintenance, canals, etc.

Dredge Central's Standard Refurbishing Procedure for used dredges includes sandblasting and painting, and inspection, repair, or replacement of all systems as needed. This standard procedure assures that Dredge Central's refurbished dredges are delivered to the customer in first-class working condition.

Other ongoing Dredge Central projects include an Ellicott 970 dredge being remanufactured for a client in west Africa, three 18" GIW/Caterpillar boosters being manufactured for a Mexican contractor, and a 16" swinging-ladder AMMCO dredge for Army Corps of Engineers projects on the Missouri River. We are also continuing to supply dredge components and parts for our ever-growing list of customers, old and new.

For more about our inventory of used/refurbished and brokered dredges, please visit our websites and - or give us a call:

Dredge Central, LLC |1016B Louisville Hwy | Goodlettsville, TN 37072 | (615) 859-3733

Ask for Don King, James Morris, Bobby Prince, or Rick King

We Are At Your Service!

DMC Is Dredge Central, Effective Dec 18, 2013

December 18, 2013

Dredge Central, LLC. has acquired all the assets formerly owned by DMC.

We appreciate the opportunity to quote your dredge and parts needs.

Please visit our website:

We look forward to serving you with all your used dredge and parts needs.

Refurbished 10-Inch Ammco Used Dredge Available

3-pc hull and ladder assembled
3-pc hull and ladder assembled
Installing A-frame & spud gantry
Installing A-frame & spud gantry
Assembly continues
Assembly continues
A-frame and spud gantry installed
A-frame and spud gantry installed

June 13, 2013 By Rick King

Dredge Central, LLC – The Used Dredge Center – is happy to announce the immediate availability of our first completely refurbished used dredge. This is a 10-inch AMMCO model PD-10E, one of AMMCO’s most popular and versatile dredges sold worldwide.

This standard model used dredge features a conventional three-piece hull measuring 50 ft x 20 ft x 5 ft (15.2m x 6.1m x 1.5m) when assembled. The original side pontoons were replaced with stainless steel tanks by a previous owner. This entire hull, including all structural and sheet metal components, remain in very good condition.

The heavy-duty AMMCO ladder is 32 ft long (9.75m), allowing dredging depth of 27.7 ft (8.4m). The ladder and side pontoons can be extended if necessary for deeper dredging.

Primary plant components, all housed in the center-section machinery room, include a heavy-duty AMSCO 12” x 10” (300mm x 250mm) Form 32 dredge pump, with Caterpillar model 3408 main diesel power, approximately 475 hp (354 kW). Auxiliary power is provided by a Cat 3306 rated 240 hp (179 kW). The cutter assembly consists of a 125-hp (93 kW) motor driving a 6-blade cutterhead, with replaceable serrated edges, 31-½” (800mm) backring ID.

Swing positioning and ladder hoisting functions are provided by Pullmaster winches; the spuds are raised and lowered by double-acting hydraulic cylinders.

The operator’s control cabin is air-conditioned, spacious, and efficient, with all controls within ready reach, and all gauges plainly marked and easily visible. The operator of this machine will hardly feel like he is running a used dredge – it will perform like new.

Dredge Central’s standard refurbishing process for this and all used dredges includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Repair or replacement of any deficient metal skin and/or structural components
  • Sandblasting and painting all metal surfaces
  • Repair or replacement of all hydraulic system components including hoses as indicated
  • Repair or replacement of all electrical system components as indicated
  • Inspection of dredge pump; reconditioning or replacement of parts as indicated
  • Testing & servicing diesel engine(s); repair or replacement as indicated
  • Inspection & servicing main pump drive machinery; reconditioning or replacement as indicated
  • Inspection & testing of cutterhead and cutter drive assembly; repair or replacement as indicated
  • Testing & servicing of all hauling and hoisting equipment including winches, hydraulic cylinders, and cables; reconditioning or replacement as indicated
  • Testing of all controls and gauges; reconditioning or replacement as indicated

This completely refurbished 10-inch AMMCO used dredge is now available. Please contact Dredge Central, LLC for more information, or to discuss your specific needs. We are at your service!

Dredge Central, LLC
1016B Louisville Hwy
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Phone: (615) 859-3733

Welcome To Dredge Central; Dredge Parts, Service, and Repair

Cutterhead and Drive
Cutterhead and Drive
Pick Point Cutterhead
Pick Point Cutterhead
New Cutter Drive
New Cutter Drive
Booster Control Panel
Booster Control Panel

April 3, 2013

Dredge Parts, Service and Dredge Repair

Do you need dredge parts or service? Has your dredge, or some of your dredging equipment seen better days? Dredge Central combines experience unmatched in the industry with low overhead and a broad network of contacts and associates to deliver our customers what they need, at a price they can live with. We are experts in dredge service and refurbishing, and our dredge parts department knows how to sell whatever you need at the most competitive prices in the business.

Dredge Central is experienced in service and repair of virtually all makes of portable cutter-suction dredges. If you have one that needs some work, we’ve probably seen one just like it. If it just needs a little TLC, our work is second to none.

Our experience also allows us to buy OEM replacement parts from a list of suppliers that we have built up for generations, which now includes Ellicott Dredges.

We specialize in cutterheads, cutter drives, and complete cutter assemblies. And if your ladder has seen about all the use you’re going to get out of it, let Dredge Central quote you a new one. We can also extend your existing ladder if you need to go deeper than your current configuration allows.

Dredge Central’s dredge moving and salvaging experience is also unequaled. If you have a dredge that needs to be dismounted, moved, and re-launched, anywhere in the world, we have the personnel and business associates to make it happen. And we all know that, unfortunately, dredges can sink, for a variety of reasons. In most cases we can salvage sunken dredges, and put it back into service for you, or perhaps buy it for restoration and resale.

By the way, don’t forget to ask for a quote on new or used HDPE discharge pipe and rubber suction or discharge hoses.

Take as much stress as you can out of your life – call Dredge Central and see how we can make all of your dredge-related concerns simpler for you. We are at your service!

(615) 859-3733


New Dredge Central Launched for Used Dredges

Bobby Prince, James Morris, and Rick King at Dredge Central offices.
Bobby Prince, James Morris, and Rick King at Dredge Central offices.
Don King brings over half a century of industry experience to the Dredge Central Team
Don King brings over half a century of industry experience to the Dredge Central Team

February 6, 2013

Goodlettsville, TN -

DON KING is proud to announce the next chapter in his long and distinguished career. After over half a century of service to the worldwide dredging community, Don's long-held dream of creating and running a "superstore" for refurbished dredges has finally become a reality.

DREDGE CENTRAL, LLC, Don's ultimate vision, is now open for business, effective immediately. Dredge Central, LLC (DC) will buy, refurbish, and sell dredges of all makes and types based at its new location near Nashville TN, USA.

JAMES MORRIS, who worked with Don for most of his career - over 35 years - has joined DC as General Manager. Don said: "Jamie has more experience rebuilding dredges than anyone else in the world; all of you who know him will greet his new position with enthusiasm, and continue to rely upon his expertise."

BOBBY PRINCE is also joining DC as Parts and Purchasing Manager, continuing his unparalleled experience in buying and selling dredge parts. He also has spent most of his career with Don. Bobby is eager to re-establish the long-standing relationships with all the suppliers who have come to know and trust him over the years.

RICK KING, Don's son, is the youngster of this group, with only 20 years experience selling dredges and related equipment. In Rick's position as Sales Manager for Dredge Central, he will be spreading the word that DC is buying and selling used, refurbished dredges.

Please contact Don, James, Bobby, or Rick at your convenience, any time.

Don King
Cell: (615)305-9727

James Morris
Cell: (615)944-1263

Bobby Prince
Cell: (615)419-8771

Rick King
Cell: (615)943-6644

If you have a used/surplus dredge to sell, please call, and we will schedule a visit as soon as possible to look at your equipment and make an offer.

If you need a good dredge, at a reasonable price, give us a call. We will probably have one in the works for you. If not, we will find one for you, with our unmatched list of contacts in the industry.


Dredge Central already has an inventory, and has commenced manufacturing refurbishing operations at its factory near Nashville, TN.

We invite you to visit Dredge Central's new website at:  to see our initial inventory and work in process. 

Dredge Central is also excited to announce our agreement to exchange inquiries with the foremost manufacturer of dredges in the industry - Ellicott Dredge Enterprises, LLC. If we get an inquiry to which we cannot respond with an appropriate used dredge, we will refer that client to Ellicott for a possible new dredge solution. Similarly, when Ellicott receives an inquiry for which a used or refurbished dredge might be an option, they will refer that client to Dredge Central, LLC.

DREDGE CENTRAL, LLC is open for business. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dredge Central, LLC
1016B Louisville Hwy.
Goodlettsville, TN 33068
Office Phone: (615)-859-3733 
Office Fax: (615)859-3795