Posted April 25, 2019

Next-generation amphibious excavator line

REMU E-Series E22, E10, and E15 are designed for the most challenging environments, built with highly customizable structure, and are easy to transport to, from, and between jobs.

Finnish company REMU will begin shipping the Big Float E15 designed for 10-15-ton excavators in May 2019. It extends the number of Big Float models in its E-Series to three.

REMU pontoon Big Float undercarriage for excavators
REMU Big Float E22, shown here in a Texas lake mounted with a CAT 324 upper carriage, makes its way deep into a lake to move dirt in Texas. Watch the video.

“REMU’s Big Float E-Series amphibious excavators provide so much additional strength, productivity potential and efficiency than the offerings from other manufacturers today that REMU has really set the bar higher for the entire industry, and changed dramatically what customers can reasonably expect from equipment in the toughest conditions, says Pavel Syrtsov, REMU business development manager.

The E-Series models’ reliability, quality, and easy serviceability are increasingly making it the equipment of choice for some of the world’s biggest wetland construction contractors. Working long hours in ultra-challenging shoreline and swamp conditions, contractors demand ultra-reliability as well as quick, efficient transport that keeps productivity at peak by saving time, money and man hours. Among Big Float’s most unique and notable features and available options are: 

Extendable undercarriage
REMU’s E-Series amphibious excavators are all equipped with a pontoon undercarriage that can be hydraulically adjusted, which offers optimal stability in narrow channels and waterways as well as deep water. The adjustable pontoon undercarriage also saves in time, money and man-hours during transport. Big Float pontoons can quickly be adjusted to as narrow a width as 3.0 meters, depending on model, when competitors’ equipment only narrows to a space almost twice that size. Big Float models can fit on a single truck for transport and don’t have to be either disassembled before transport or reassembled afterward. One New York-based contractor claimed this feature alone saved him $100,000 on a job. 

Customers can choose to mount any excavator brand on top of the Big Float pontoons or undercarriage. Big Float E-Series undercarriages can be also equipped with wide range of additional equipment custom-designed for special situations, including side pontoons that allow Big Float to operate entirely in deep water. 

Performs in tough environments.
REMU designed Big Float to provide rock-solid stability and reliability in even the most challenging set of circumstances. REMU uses today’s industry-standard chain structure which has proven over decades to provide the strongest way to move crawler track and also means that if needed, standard parts are available all over the world from multiple sources in hours or just minutes. 

Read more about REMU’s Big Float E-Series technology and discover the wide range of applications E-Series excavators are for, including not only pipeline construction but environmental restoration projects, industrial waste pond cleaning, flood control, removing vegetation from streams and lakes, and much more. Download REMU’s Big Float brochure, watch videos of Big Float in action, and write or call REMU experts for initial consultation on your specific set of challenges. 

ABOUT REMU: From the backwoods of Finland, come the toughest guys with the finest earthmoving products. Located in Ähtäri, in the middle of Finland, REMU manufactures Screening buckets, Combi screening plants and Big Float amphibious excavators. All REMU products are continuously improved to be stronger, safer and more productive. REMU products are designed and manufactured in Finland. Call REMU OY at +358 20 743 1160 (Finland), +1 888 600 0018 (USA), write, and visit