We've been talking a lot about marsh buggies lately. This is because marsh buggies are incredibly useful in the dredging industry — so useful in fact that we use them on a regular basis. So what is the big deal about marsh buggies (or swamp buggies)?

Below, we'll take a brief look at how a marsh buggy is used.

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What are marsh buggies?

Marsh buggies are amphibious vehicles designed to be used in both marine and wetland areas. These vehicles are characterized by large-low ground pressure undercarriages that float when in the water. Marsh buggies are perfect to navigate coastal areas, rough wetland terrain and, swamps.  

The concept of marsh buggies and their subsequent invention came in the 1930s, when a solution was needed to help in the Florida Everglades. Before their invention, regular vehicles could not travel without overcoming rough wetland terrains. Thus, the introduction of marsh buggies and their subsequent use in the dredging industry has filled the need for heavy civil construction work in coastal wetland places.

Due to the very nature of dredging work and the fact that it takes place in swampy, wetland areas, marsh buggies(marsh excavators) have found their way into dredging work.  With marsh buggies, operators do not have to worry about getting stuck or have someone pull to assist in towing dredge pipelines on location.


1- Transport personnel

Marsh buggies are designed to handle the load of carrying workforces between sites with ease, with waterlogged areas proving no contest thanks to inbuilt floatation and superior traction on soft ground.

2- Transport equipment

Marsh buggies can transport heavy equipment to out-of-the-way job sites. Marsh buggies are considered a form of amphibious equipment where heavy equipment machinery is integrated into the buggy for transportation purposes.

3- Transport supplies

Along with people and equipment, marsh buggies are used to transport supplies, such as fuel, water, and hand tools, to job sites.


When it comes to choosing a dredging company, you want the best. You look for experience, knowledge, know-how, perseverance, and reputation. U.S. Aqua Services exhibits all of the signs of a top-notch dredging and wetland construction company. Our team has a combined 100 plus years of dredging experience. 

In addition, we offer our immaculate dredging equipment for rent to those who wish to DIY their dredging project, from a backyard pond dredging to sand dredging. We offer support and guidance every step of the way.

If you are looking for the best dredging company in Louisiana and the United States, choose U.S. Aqua Services today!

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About U.S. Aqua Services

U.S. Aqua Services was created to support the dredging process in advancing commerce and responding to its many challenges. To accomplish this, our dredging company assembled an exceptional group of experienced individuals and a diverse inventory of dredge equipment.

We offer dredging equipment rental services so you can have access to the latest and greatest in dredging technology without having to pay to maintain it, transport, and store it

With an emphasis on mobility, dependability, durability, diversity, efficiency, and safety, our dredging rental company can ensure that our different types of dredging systems are easy to move through any terrain and can work in the most rugged and remote environments. Our multi-function hydraulic systems are built with jetting and mechanical options that can efficiently move loose sediment or stiff layers of clay.

US Aqua services also and maintains a ready fleet of amphibious equipment capable of completing dredging projects in some of the harshest and most remote environments. U.S Aqua is also the dealer for Louisiana of the amphibious vehicle Fat Truck. No matter the size or scope of the job or the remoteness of your work location, you can rely on Fat Truck’s industrial off-road utility vehicles to get the job done right.