By Dave Stoltenberg, Dredge Rental Specialist with SRS Crisafulli
The propulsion and traverse systems are critically important to the operation of an unmanned, cabled dredge. The FLUMP, SRS Crisafulli's unmanned dredge, propels itself along a traverse cable connected to lateral cables at opposite sides of the lagoon, configured at 90 degrees to the traverse cable.
African Growth and Opportunity Act, or AGOA Forum 2011, Lusaka, Zambia was an odd destination. But that is where a Montana delegation of Small and Medium Enterprises, or "SMEs" went in early June, 2011. The overarching goal of the AGOA Forum is to increase US - Africa trade volume. Why would SRS Crisafulli participate? SRS Crisafulli Dredges provide reliable and effective water management solutions to the mining industry in Africa. Many African countries, including Zambia, are actively mining gold, copper and uranium, all of which need water management tools. The Crisafulli dredges provide useful options for environmental managers at mines throughout the world.
SRS Crisafulli’s new shallow draft dredge, the Rotomite SD110, enables operators to dredge in small, shallow, confined areas in a minimum of 17 inches of water. This compact, self-propelled, steerable machine can dredge just about anywhere without the use of cumbersome cabling. The SD110 is made entirely of aluminum, and is equipped with a hydraulic ram that puts a great amount of pressure on condensed materials that may otherwise be hard to remove.
Dairy Specialists, an SRS Crisafulli agricultural dredge dealer for more than two years, was awarded with the Colorado-based CEBA Bill Daniels Business Award in March for conducting every aspect of its business with the highest of ethical standards.
Companies who receive the CEBA award are nominated by customers, vendors and organizations in the community at large.
When asked why Dairy Specialists was selected for this award, Owner Randy Sorensen had the following response:
The Rotomite-6000-C, SRS Crisafulli’s newest self-propelled dredge, broadens the Rotomite-6000’s capabilities to include removal of highly abrasive materials. The Rotomite-6000-C also increases the customer’s return on investment (ROI) by cutting sludge management costs, increasing user productivity, and enhancing the unit’s maneuverability for the removal of toxic and non-toxic solids.