WARTHOG style:
Bi-directional rotary cutter screening basket for free-caving deposits.

WADCUTTER style:
Uni-directional rotary cutter slicing basket for deposits with clay seams.

CLAYMATOR style:
Bi-directional rotary cutter screening basket for deposits with clay seams.

The cutter basket is the point at which production starts or stops. If the cutter basket is not effective the dredge will not be productive, end of story.

An effective cutter basket must attack, loosen and screen the deposit so that excess pumpable solids are maintained at the suction inlet.

Twinkle Co rotary cutter baskets are designed and built for sand & gravel dredge mining. As with our other dredging products, we analyzed the need and devised unique solutions. Our baskets are available in three basic styles; the WARTHOG screening basket, the CLAYMATOR screening basket and the WADCUTTER slicing basket.

The WARTHOG basket is intended for use in free-flowing deposits with little or no clay. The basket openings are sized to match the particle clearance of the dredge pump. WARTHOG baskets loosen and screen material with a unique design that retains oversize material on the outside of the basket where it can be scrubbed off as the basket rotates. WARTHOG baskets cut equally well in either direction and have individual and easily replaceable teeth.

The CLAYMATOR basket is intended for use in free-flowing deposits with clay seams. The basket openings are precisely sized to match the particle clearance of the dredge pump. CLAYMATOR baskets “screen & clean” material that retains oversize material on the outside of the basket yet will not plug when working through a clay seam. CLAYMATOR baskets cut equally well in either direction and have individual and easily replaceable teeth.

The WADCUTTER basket is available in two styles, the -B and the -S. The WADCUTTER-S style is intended for use in deposits with clay and other difficult digging conditions that require a more aggressive cutter. The unique design of the WADCUTTER-S basket is resistant to plugging, yet retains the necessary screening capability for sand & gravel dredging. The WADCUTTER-B style is intended for deposits with fine sands and clay with no oversize material. Both styles of WADCUTTER baskets cut in only one direction and have individual and easily replaceable teeth.

The standard mounting method is a keyed and tapered hub using a taper of 0.75 inches per foot on diameter. We can easily adapt the baskets to use other mounting methods such as a tapered bushing. The setup height and backring diameter can be made to fit most cutter drives.

See some of our cutter baskets above. We have a variety of sizes, shapes and opening sizes as required to meet the needs of our customers. Fill out the Basket Dimension Form and return it to our sales department for a quote and additional information.