AMMCO Licensed To Market O&K Dredging Bucket And Cutting Wheels

American Marine and Machinery Company, Inc. (AMMCO) of Nashville has announced the signing of an agreement with Orenstein & Koppel of West Germany for the exclusive right to market O&K's complete line of underwater bucket wheels and cutting wheels in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In making the announcement, AMMCO president Don King said: "This agreement brings together the world's foremost manufacturer of bucket wheel excavators and the pioneer builder of standard model portable cutter-suction dredges, with the objective of manufacturing and marketing a state-of-the-art line of bucket wheel dredges.

"Until now, the extensive line of O&K underwater bucket wheels has not been generally available in the North American market. Henceforth, these outstanding machines will be available as original equipment on all AMMCO dredges, or as conversions for existing dredges," Mr. King said.

The O&K series of underwater bucket wheels includes eight models— four in the UBW series and four in the newly developed underwater cutting wheel (UCW) series.

The horsepower range is from 150 to 1,152 hp. They are designed for installation on cutter-suction dredges ranging from 12-inch through 44-inch suction diameter.

For more information on the O&K bucket wheel, or other equipment in the expanded AMMCO product line, Circle 17 on Reader Service Card

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