Mud Cat 50E

Remote Controlled Electric Auger Dredge

The remote controlled Mud Cat 50E electric auger dredge increases productivity and dredging depth allowing for greater versatility with a marginal increase in price over the popular 40E.  Like the 20E and 40E, the 50E is one truck transportable and fits into a 40’ ocean container with the cutterhead removed.

The E-Series auger dredge comes in five standard models and can be customized for specific applications. The system can also be equipped with a PLC (programmable logic controller) to provide automation at industrial or wastewater facilities.  The E-Series dredge is constructed of the highest-grade materials and will outlast the competition.

Mud Cat Electric Dredge 50E - 3D Drawing
Mud Cat 50E Electric Dredge - 3D Drawing

Additional Models Of The Mud Cat E-Series

Mud Cat Electric Dredges

For over 30 years, Mud Cat has been the global leader for remote-controlled electric auger dredges. Mud Cat E-Series (electric) dredges have been the preferred system by consulting engineers around the globe for removing accumulated solids from storage basins and lagoons.

All Mud Cat remote controlled electric auger dredges are manufactured at EDT’s ISO 9001:2015 Certified Factory in New Richmond, WI using the highest-grade components and steel sourced from North American mills.

Electric Dredge Animation

Electric Dredging System


  • Nominal Pump Capacity – 272 m3/hr. @ 18.3m (1,200 GPM @ 60’ TDH)
  • Digging Depth – 5.2m (17’)
  • Total Power – 37.3 kW (50 HP)
  • Dry Weight – 3,300 kg (7,200 lbs.)
  • Sphere Passage – 76 mm (3”)

Standard Equipment

  • Hi-chrome dredge pump
  • Auto SenseTM
  • Radio Remote SenseTM w/ Belly Bucket Remote w/ 305m (1,000 ft.) operating range
  • VFD Drive for slurry pump speed adjustment of pump flow
  • NEMA 4 enclosure with disconnect onboard and A/C unit to cool electronics
  • Liner protection: Auger cutterhead wheels for poly-plastic and cement lined lagoons

Optional Equipment

  • Bottom SenseTM
  • Lateral SenseTM
  • Solids SenseTM
  • Solids AnalyzerTM
  • Lateral SenseTM
  • Automation Shore Panel for automating dredge
  • High or low pH packages
  • Discharge hose, pipe, and floats (different configurations available)
  • Stainless steel hull construction
  • Flow meter
  • Density meter
  • Automatic grease system
  • Hydraulic oil cooling system

Features & Benefits

Cast Iron Pump: Volute and impeller have a longer lifespan than fabricated steel pumps.

Larger Sphere Passage: Less clogging than fabricated steel pumps on competitors’ dredges.

Electric Submersible Pump: Requires less maintenance on seals and bearings than pumps powered by long drive shafts.

4-Wheel Liner Protection System: Uses 4 wheels instead of 2, drastically reducing the chance of costly poly lagoon liner damage. The pump will never hit or drag on liner like hanging pump units.

Heavy Duty 10 Gauge Steel Hull: Insures long lifespan, durability, and will not crack like plastic/poly floats, which have inherent issues with UV exposure.

Hydraulic Driven Traverse System: Provides full torque and power at all speeds.

Ladder Mounted Cutterhead: Creates even bottom profile instead of dragging through material or creating a swiss cheese effect that calls for re-dredging.

Faster Cutting Speed: System moves at double the speed of other auger remote controlled dredges increasing productivity.

Radio Remote Sense: A hand-held transmitter may be operated up to over 1,000 ft. away. Operating functions indicated by dredge mounted 5-color light tree.

Automated Remote Control Dredging: Mud Cat is the world leader for dredge automation and can integrate a series of functions into a NEMA 4 or 4x control panel.

4-Moving Parts: Less parts equals ease of operation, reduced cost, and less maintenance.

Customization: Available with stainless hull and components, various coatings, low profile design for low bridges, slurry pump options. Special requests are welcome.

1 This represents total flow capabilities of the pump – water and solids.

2 This represents theoretical maximum solids production.  This is calculated based on 25% solids by volume and 1 complete hour cutting and pumping material.  This estimate does not take into account material properties, time used for positioning, pumping distance or elevation. Buyer should consult Mud Cat for production estimates based specifically around their application.