Posted August 31, 2017
Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) is pleased to announce the successful launch of a Mud Cat MFD at Griffin & Howe’s Echo Lake in the Catskills region of New York. The dredge will clean and maintain several private lakes on various Griffin & Howe properties and eventually move on to local environmental projects in the Northeast.
The dredge will initially clean out and maintain several lakes in New York and New Jersey. Freshwater Dredging and Wetlands Restoration selected the Mud Cat MFD due to the combination of rocky soils and branches in their lakes, which is commonplace in the rugged Northeast wilderness. Griffin & Howe’s MFD is outfitted with the following attachments: MC-Cutter Pump, MC-Clamshell Bucket, MC-Backhoe Bucket, and MC-Bucket Thumb for picking up boulders and logs.
John Wunderluch of Freshwater selected the Mud Cat MFD because of its ability to work as a hydraulic dredge with the MC-Cutter Pump and a mechanical dredge with the MC-Backhoe Bucket, MC-Clamshell, and MC-Trash / Weed Rake and its self-launching capability.
"The MFD's durability and performance has exceeded our expectations. The versatile design allows us to remove stumps, rocks, and sediment from our lake. It was important for us to select a dredge made in the USA by an American manufacturer with a great reputation like Mud Cat," said Wunderluch.
“We are proud to see Freshwater's Mud Cat MFD restore lakes for an American Icon like Griffin and Howe who has deep roots in American manufacturing just like our Mud Cat brand.” said Ryan Horton, EDT Vice President.
Since 1923 Griffin & Howe has hand crafted custom rifles for avid big game hunters around the globe and supplied sporting rifles to the likes of Ernest Hemmingway, Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Robert C. Ruark. Griffin & Howe’s Rifle Marksmanship School is led by their US Navy SEAL instructor at their state-of-the-art 500-yard rifle range, including electronic target systems and robotic game simulators.
Like Griffin & Howe, Mud Cat is an iconic American brand that has helped reshape rivers, lakes, canals, and other water bodies around the globe.