An amphibious vehicle is a vehicle that can function on land and water. Amphibious vehicles can be bicycles, boats, and cars. Amphibious vehicles can also be excavators, cranes, and personnel carriers.
There are two main categories of amphibious vehicles: air-cushion (Hovercraft) and those that do not like all terrain land-vehicles and marsh buggies. There have been many designs created to expand the limitations of typical vehicles like those capable of functioning on ice, snow, mud, marsh, swamp, etc. Many of these designs use tracks in addition to or instead of wheels to ensure proper terrain movement.
Amphibious Hydraulic Undercarriages & Excavators
Most land vehicles – even lightly armored ones – can be made into amphibious ones simply by providing them with a waterproof hull and perhaps a propeller. The Wilco Manufacturing Amphibious Hydraulic Undercarriage is the perfect addition for excavators. These amphibious hydraulic undercarriages are available for excavators that range from 15 metric tons to 45 metric tons. The pontoon construction is made of high-strength, low alloy, weathering steel plate. The steel plate has 5 to 8 times the atmospheric corrosion resistance and 20% more tensile strength than similar size A36 structure plate steel. The bottoms are reinforced for rough terrain operations. All of these characteristics make them perfect for a variety of soft terrain conditions like swamps and wetlands. The Wilco Manufacturing Amphibious Excavators incorporate the Amphibious Hydraulic Undercarriage to allow for the perfect soft terrain excavator which can be used to create levees, work on pipelines and powerlines.
At Wilco Manufacturing, we pride ourselves on producing the highest quality, most reliable amphibious equipment and replacement parts. Our equipment is best suited for coastal restoration! With our 50 plus years of combined experience as Wilco Manufacturing, rest assured when you receive your order, it will exceed your expectations. Contact us to learn more about our equipment and inventory by calling Toll Free at (877) 311-0727 or by calling us locally at (337) 235-1715.