Spud barges can be specially built to support a working crane. This type of barge typically has a boxed stern that provides maximum flotation while operating a crane. Extra strengthening is generally provided under the crane working area by use of additional bulkheads, internal trusses, or deck frames. Wooden crane mats should always be used to further distribute the concentrated load and provide traction for the crane. Drop spud barges can also be used for transportation of general cargo or as work platforms. The operation of the spuds can be operated by a crane placed aboard the barge or by a spud-winch that may be installed.


Spud Barge Fleet

BARGE SIZEApproximate Short Ton Cargo Capacity at Freeboards of:Crane Size Commonly Used*
  2' 4' 6' 8'  
30' x 110' x 7' 340 140 ——— ——— 50 ton or less
30' x 120' x 7' 365 155 ——— ——— 50 ton or less
34' x 140' x 8' 820 672 525 381 50 ton or less
35' x 120' x 7' 380 150 ——— ——— 75 ton or less
35' x 120' x 8' 540 295 55 ——— 75 ton or less
35' x 195' x 10'6" 1415 1000 890 490 100 ton or less
39' x 100' x 7' 390 180 ——— ——— 100 ton or less
39' x 140' x 7' 560 240 ——— ——— 100 ton or less
40' x 110' x 7' 485 220 ——— ——— 100 ton or less
40' x 110' x 7'6" 892 748 600 457 100 ton or less
40' x 140' x 7' 560 240 ——— ——— 100 ton or less
40' x 140' x 7'6" 1136 954 ——— ——— 100 ton or less
40' x 140' x 9' 875 530 265 ——— 125 ton or less
45' x 100' x 6'6" 425 160 ——— ——— 125 ton or less
45' x 100' x 7' 465 210 ——— ——— 125 ton or less
45' x 140' x 9' 995 620 260 ——— 150 ton or less
50' x 110' x 7' 615 280 ——— ——— 150 ton or less
50' x 120' x 7' 750 345 ——— ——— 175 ton or less
50' x 130' x 8' 860 485 110 ——— 250 ton or less
50' x 160' x 8' 1035 545 75 ——— 250 ton or less
52' x 110' x 7' 660 315 ——— ——— 200 ton or less
54' x 100' x 7' 615 290 ——— ——— 250 ton or less
50' x 130' x 7' 710 325 ——— ——— 250 ton or less
54' x 160' x 9' 1550 1005 475 ——— 275 ton or less
54' x 160' x 12' 2170 1640 1110 590 300 ton or less
54' x 180' x 12' 2445 1850 1260 670 300 ton or less
54' x 250' x 11' 2985 2155 1965 1165 300 ton or less
55' x 120' x 7' 690 300 ——— ——— 250 ton or less
55' x 120' x 8' 690 300 ——— ——— 250 ton or less
55' x 135' x 8' 975 525 100 ——— 250 ton or less
55' x 150' x 9' 1330 830 345 ——— 250 ton or less
60' x 130' x 9' 1220 790 360 ——— 300 ton or less
60' x 150' x 10' 1885 1385 905 445 300 ton or less
60' x 180' x 12'6" 1885 1385 905 445 300 ton or less
68' x 140' x 8' 1677 1096 542 ——— 300 ton or less
70' x 180' x 10'6" 2470 1750 1010 280 400 ton or less
70' x 195' x 10'6" 3042 2193 1361 544 300 ton or less

*Dependent upon proper crane operation and proper use and placement of crane mats.

Power Spud Barge Fleet

BARGE SIZEApproximate Short Ton Cargo Capacity at Freeboards of:Crane Size Commonly Used*
  2' 4' 6' 8'  
30' x 110' x 7' 340 140 ——— ——— 50 ton or less
30' x 120' x 7' 365 155 ——— ——— 50 ton or less
34' x 140' x 8' 670 380 105 ——— 100 ton or less
39' x 100' x 7' 390 180 ——— ——— 100 ton or less
39' x 140' x 7' 560 240 ——— ——— 100 ton or less
40' x 110' x 7' 485 220 ——— ——— 100 ton or less
40' x 110' x 7'6" 748 457 ——— ——— 100 ton or less
40' x 140' x 7' 560 240 ——— ——— 100 ton or less
40' x 140' x 7'6" 954 588 ——— ——— 100 ton or less
40' x 140' x 9' 1060 670 290 ——— 100 ton or less
54' x 130' x 7' 710 325 ——— ——— 250 ton or less
55' x 120' x 7' 690 300 ——— ——— 250 ton or less
70' x 195' x 10'6" 3042 2193 1360 544 300 ton or less

*Dependent upon proper crane operation and proper use and placement of crane mats.

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