Some time ago, a Turkish amphibious excavator was started in the water for the first time. It was supposed to be a wonderful operation demonstration, but it turned out that the amphibious excavator operated by the driver unexpectedly overturned in front of the world watching.
Some netizen commented: the driver operated with previous experience of operating land crawlers, thus the force was too fierce, no wonder the swamp buggy would overturn!
What do you think about that? Let me make a brief introduction of the amphibious excavator today!
The amphibious excavator is mainly used in water conservancy projects, township construction of river dredging and water governance, resource development and environmental regulation in wetland, swamp as well as river, lake, sea, and tidal flats. It is a kind of multi-purpose excavator suitable for land, marsh and shallow water areas.
So can this kind of amphibious excavator really walk on water steadily? Let’s take a look at its structural features:
The marsh buggy adopts a pair of boat-type pontoons as its undercarriage which has three separate compartments that receives air tightness tests. So the excavator could float and cruise on the water freely and safely.
Enhanced elongated long reach boom with special structure pin connector, as well as the high efficient central slewing mechanism, improve the quality of operation and production efficiency. Its good-looking appearance, wide and fully equipped cab and the acousto-optic alarming system, improve the comfort of handling and thus reduce the driver’s fatigue of long-term operation. The perfect match of advanced hydraulic system and engine can realize compound actions, and ensure efficient, reliable work and high economy together.
So, is this high-tech product expensive?
The answer is No! And the price is almost equivalent to the price of a land crawler excavator, or even a little bit cheaper.
Now let’s start to imagine to drive an amphibious excavator down the river to catch some fish, isn’t that interesting?