• Présentation

Our AE600E is a remarkable machine. For dredging, marine excavation, pumping, shore maintenance, and more, the Amphibex 600E meets all needs in terms of efficiency and versatility. With a particularly fast travel speed and agility, this dredger allows you to perform complex tasks in addition to ensuring the tightest deadlines. Conceptualized and built to perform, our AE600E combines functionality and ingenuity to deliver the very best in the world of dredging.


  • Ice breaking and prevention
  • Vegetation control
  • Exploitation of peat bogs
  • Creation of wildlife habitats
  • Recovery of mining waste, coal ash
  • Restoration and cleaning of contaminated rivers
  • Dredging (contaminated sediments, sediments, mud or sand)
  • Pile driving
  • Pipelines and underwater cable installation
  • Cleaning waste, water treatment basins

Flood prevention and ice breaking

The Amphibex AE600E is a world class ice breaker and is used in many places for flood control. In the majority of cases, the use of the Amphibex AE600E makes it possible to avoid using explosives which can be detrimental to the environment. Several techniques can be used to break ice. Photo: An Amphibex AE600E uses its arm and weight to break the ice and dislodge ice jams.

600 - drainage

Drainage work

The Amphibex AE600E is a very effective device for drainage operations. Its mobility on land and water, anchorage and stabilization equipment, added to its wide range of interchangeable accessories (bucket chipper, bucket pump, conventional bucket, rake and side discharge spout) give it a distinct advantage over traditional drainage machinery.

600 - riveraine

Shore line interventions

The Amphibex AE600E differentiates itself through its shore line work. Able to accomplish a large wide variety of operations (pipe installation, cleaning of the banks or vegetation control), it involves only minor disturbances where the use of traditional general purpose excavators would have created severe damage.


Several options are available. Contact us to adapt an Amphibex AE600E to fit your specific needs.


Max. length: 14.4 m (47’ 3")
Max. width: 4.3 m (14’ 1")
Speed: (approx.) 5 to 8 knots


Cylinders: 6
Power max: 700 bhp (522 kilowatts)
Fuel tank: 3140 L (830 gal)


Excavation radius: 12 m (39’ 4") on 150°
Maximum discharge height: 10.3 m (33’ 10")


  • Conventional bucket and variable speed hydraulic bucket-pump
  • Horizontal cutter for conduits SAE 350 or 400 (14'' or 16'')
  • 3 m (9' 10'') wide rake
  • Compact propulsion system composed of 2 hydraulic powered propellers
  • Power-assisted steering
  • Hydraulic vertical control
  • The maximum length of the Amphibex AE600E is 14.4 m (47' 3'') and its maximum width is 4.3 m (14' 1''). Its resistant hull is divided into thirteen sealed compartments.
  • The Amphibex AE600E can sail at 5 to 8 knots.
  • It can reach an excavation depth of 10.5 m (34' 5'') in a 12 m (39' 4'') maximum radius of 150 degrees.
  • The maximum discharge height is 10.3 m (33' 10'').
  • Its engine, a diesel Caterpillar C18 model with six cylinders, generates 700 bhp (522 kilowatts). The capacity of the diesel tank is 3140 L (830 gal).

Equipment Equipment

The range of Amphibex AE600E standard equipment includes many interchangeable accessories that provide great versatility found on the amphibious general purpose excavator conceived and manufactured by Normrock. Normrock also offers a multitude of optional accessories. For a complete listing of the standard equipment, consult the technical specifications of the product. For the adaptable options for the Amphibex AE600E that fit your particular needs, contact us.

The cabin

The air-conditioned Amphibex cabin offers all the comfort and visibility necessary for the operation of the amphibious general purpose excavator during long hours. The ergonomic position of the various manipulation arms of the hydraulic controls and GPS navigation system contribute to make the work of the operator comfortable and simple.

In addition, the seat and controllers can move from the left to the right of the cabin to facilitate the visibility and manoeuverability during work near structures.

The C18 Caterpillar engine

Equipped with Caterpillar C18 diesel engine with options of 700 bhp and 765 bhp, the Amphibex AE600E general purpose excavators has all the power necessary to support its functions and are considered the finest in fuel consumption and are low emisions.

Stabilizers and floats

Its front and rear stabilizers (adjustable and tilting) also give the Amphibex AE600E all the mobility necessary to move over ground and to adequately position itself for shoreline or marine work. They also give the amphibious general purpose excavator the necessary balance to operate effectively on all kinds of bodies of water. They also get sets of side floats/stabilizers for the balance necessary on agitated water.

Propulsion system

Conceived to have maximum power with minimal disturbance, the Amphibex AE600E propulsion system has achieved its goals. It can sail at 5 to 8 knots and is set above the water and its shallow propeller protects marine vegetation and avoids moving the sediment layers deposited at the bottom of the bodies of water.

Positioning system

The Amphibex AE600E positioning system can be fitted with very sophisticated GPS technology, particularly useful when pumping contaminated sediments. Day or night, these systems are used to determine precisely where the amphibious excavator should be.