This 6″ dredge is ideally suited for use as an exploration and sampling unit for larger mining projects and is also capable of being the primary source of gold recovery in smaller operations. In our opinion, the 6″ is the largest dredge that can be effectively operated by one man, however, a two-man team would allow the dredge to be used to its fullest potential.
The Proline 6″ dredge was designed to be strong, powerful and efficient. It looks quite similar to the 5″ twin. The pontoons are larger to support the additional weight and performance of the larger unit. Thicker plastic is used to ensure years of service.
The 6″ is powered by two Honda GX270 engines and the powerful HP500 pump(s) for excellent suction power and minimum fuel consumption. This unit is capable of operating at considerable depths.
This 6″ dredge has 25 feet of dredge hose as a standard length. This unit operates well in rugged conditions and can handle moderately swift water if secured properly. The engines can be mounted on the dredge frame in several locations to compensate for varying dredging and water conditions. For instance, if the dredge is initially set up in a stream bed with very little water running over the gravel, the dredge hose may be supported on the river bottom. After the dredge has been in operation for some time, the dredging hose will eventually be unsupported and the weight of the hose and the dredged material can make the machine front heavy. Moving the engines rearward can greatly help to maintain stability.
This dredge offers excellent gold recovery and cleanup is quick and easy for a minimum of down time. This dredge has earned a solid reputation for performance and dependability. These commercial quality machines are currently being operated with great results in North America, South America, Africa, and throughout the Pacific.
• Engine: (2) Honda GX270s
• Pump: (2) HP500s
• Sluice Box: 22″ x 72″
• Dredge Hose: 6″ x 25 ft.
• High Pressure Hose: (2) 2″ x 90″
• Intake Hose: (2) 3″ x 48″
• Flotation: 4 polyethylene floats 16″ X 62″ X 100″ colour BLUE and not Green
• Air Compressor: PCA10
• Weight: ~ 230 kg