The Keene backpack dredges are equipped with a lightweight BUT heavy-duty 2.5hp Honda 4 cycle engine. The Honda engine doubles the power of the previous models and is much quieter and smoother, produces an unbelievable 100 gallons per minute, and up to 160 feet of head pressure.
The sluice box has been engineered for fine gold recovery and easy clean up. Keene also provides an aluminum frame with grey marlex pontoons.
The model 2004 backpack dredge comes equipped with a power jet or optional suction nozzle. The power jet is ideal for most deep water conditions and provides the most suction power. For extremely shallow water conditions, a suction nozzle is recommended. Due to the impressive power of this new engine and pump, it can be used to power a 4 inch submersible or a 2 1/2 inch gold dredge.
Model 2004PSNF = 2” with suction nozzle = $2189 FREE SHIPPING
Model 2004PJF = 2” with jet flare = $2189 FREE SHIPPING
For shallow water dredging, a suction nozzle is recommended. Power Jets tend to lose prime to the pump easier than suction nozzles. For shallow water dredging operations, a suction nozzle is recommended in most cases. On as smaller unit like this back pack dredge, the suction gain from a power jet is pretty negligible.
2" Backpack Dredge Specifications:
Sluice Box 10" x 36"
Weight: 65 lbs Suction Hose 2" x 10'
Power Jet: 1 1/4" x 4'
Suction Nozzle 2" x 1 1/4"
Fuel Consumption: approx. 5 hours per gallon
Dredge Capacity: Up to 1.5 yards per hour
Shipping: Please note: FREE SHIPPING is available only within the lower 48 US States.
Delivery info: This back pack gold dredge is in very high demand and subject to unannounced back-order. Delays of 2-3 weeks are common in peak season. If you require delivery by a certain date you are required to inform us at time of order. These units are only made upon order and are considered special order items. We are charged in advance by the mfg. for these items. As such, you will be charged in advance as well to secure your place in line for shipment. There will be no cancellations of orders due to delivery time issues unless you inform us in writing of a need by date in advance. Please plan your purchase accordingly and allow extra time for delivery.
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