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Bjosey
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm looking at getting a jobe 2" suction dredge. Any thoughts from anybody that has one. I don't get to go play in the water to much but when I do I what to be more productive than using a sluice.
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loki258
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I can out shovel and sluice a 2" any day.... that said the smaller size dredges are great for cleaning out cracks and crevices... and in areas that a larger dredge wont fit... however if the water flow is slow and not deep enough it's useless without building dams and water holes... the highbanker part is good enough you can run the spray bars off simple bilge pumps and a battery... just depends on where and how you are going to use.

I have a highbanker, 2" dredge... separate devices the highbanker is on legs and and the dredge floats... I think small dredges are most effective in small rivers and streams... without air forget underwater you'll be long arming everything.. another consideration...

Just my opinion and nothing else.... Wink Very Happy
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RWH
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Joined: 08 Mar 2012
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Location: Lawrenceville, Ga

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

If shoveling isn't for , smallest I'd go is 3".

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Bjosey
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Most of the places i go are at most 2-3 feet deep so air is not a big deal right no, and I will working a lot of bed rock and cracks and I would like to use it for a clean up machine also. Also most of the places i go I go by myself, or are a good way from any road. So trying to not go so large. I was looking to be able to put it in wagon. But I also was looking at maybe putting it on floats in the next couple of years. I do like the ideal of having the high bank attachment also, so if I do go with someone we can both use the same machine. I will try to put up a picture of some of the places I go so you can get a better ideal.
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Papa-T
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Joined: 25 Oct 2011
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Location: Blue Ridge Mtns. N.C.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Bjosey I just recently sold my Keene Highbanker Dredge combo. With my back problem shoveling was killing me. I wanted something that I could take to the creeks to prospect. I ended up buying a new Keene 2". That thing really does a great job IMO. I work small creeks with most depth 3' so it works great for me. They can be heaver than they look. I use a aluminum beach cart to pull mine down to the creeks. You have to sometimes just do what is best for you. Good luck. Hope you find lots of color. PS if you do get one I suggest one of these nozzle guards for the 2". Will save on clogups And works well as a digging tool. You can get them at honcoophighbanker.com.

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Bjosey
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks papa t
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gerald areheart
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Joined: 13 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Have you checked out the poboy dredge video? About the same price , a little larger and a whole lot more production.
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loki258
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

gerald areheart wrote:
Have you checked out the poboy dredge video? About the same price , a little larger and a whole lot more production.

and the quality is crap, I saw one this year....
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goldgit'r
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've never seen one in person but have seen videos on u tube.
You would be better of buying a name brand,unmodified dredge or combo. Wes

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ajpops
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What Wes said Smile

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