3″ Keene DredgePrice: $750
This unit comes with all of the fittings and hoses shown in the pictures. This unit is complete with the intake hose & screen, pressure hose into the flare & 14’ of 3” suction hose. This unit has newer Keene pontoons, with a working 5 HP Briggs & Stratton dredge pump. The suction and pressure hose are in fair shape (easy to upgrade to 20’ locally for around $100).
Large Shaker Wash PlantsPrice: $6,500
New, large 15 yard/hour vibratory wash plant, with the following features;
~ Reinforced 3/16” steel hopper base (most built with 1/8” steel), side loading (either side) with a hopper length of 10’(120”) and a width of 5’2”(62”), ideal for backhoe, front-end loader or skidsteer loading, which feeds down to 32” x 25” screen (3/8” classification) to sluices (reinforced below screen for stability).
~ Height of the hopper for transport is 78” (6’6″) tall at about a 3% grade, but two front jack stabilizers increases pitch up to 18% grade, with center jack with two locking pin guides with multiple setting heights.
~ 4 heavy duty springs (rated at 2k lbs each) between the hopper and the frame to allow for hopper to vibrate more freely. Hopper weight is approximately 600 – 700 lbs, so even with a full yard of material (around 2500 lbs), the springs are more than adequate.
~ The screen deck over the collection area also has an adjustable pitch (which most units don’t offer), this feature is to slow or speed up the material drop across the wash chute area.
~ Built in water manifold (with 2″ quick connect), along with valves to each line to regulate flow and designed for 2” to 3” water pump.
~ Reinforced with galvanized steel pipe water lines over hopper sides and screen deck (to protect lines when feeding hopper). Screen deck water lines were made adjustable, to adjust pitch of spray through the wash chute.
~ Flared slick plate, which is to send pay material from the collection to the sluices, this is 17 ¾” (to match to sluice), so set up to run into 18” wide sluices, which seem to work ideal with 2” to 3” water pump.
~ Comes with diamond plate storage tool box
~ Two rear (built in) stabilizers, two front side jack stabilizers (for leveling).
~ Tongue jack (for hauling) with 6 plug wiring system with running lights installed, tow chains and set for 2” ball.
~Slick tape installed over fenders (for safely stepping up on fenders to access hopper).
~ 3 concrete vibratory motors (along with carriage bolts) with this unit, one (already installed) on the steel plate mounted directly to the screen deck and two new additional concrete vibrators for the hopper. As this is brand new, it is better to start running water and material first through hopper area, before determining the best position for those concrete vibrators. These can be easily ran from a small generator.
- I do have a good 2″ pump I “can” include for an additional $100
- 12′ (two 6 foot sections) of 18″ wide sluices for an additional $350 (minimum), these are bare sluices, so you would need to build in the matting & riffles as you see fit, I might consider building out the frame & legs to these sluices for $50 extra if you are serious about acquiring them.
- 4000 Watt generator $200
- Hoses & fittings $100
New, basic units like this sell for $12k+ (when you can find them, without shipping costs, and without as many adjustable features). Again, I am not planning to include hoses (to and from pump and to connect to wash plant), generator, sluices or trash pump in the package, but can make a bundle package for it all, for $7,000.
Selling because; In the spring of 2019, a fellow mining colleague and I, built an additional wash plant (the grey one you see being loaded) to use for taking samples and running material at one of our side operations. We found that this is an excellent unit for someone to run solo, perhaps with a backhoe or small piece of equipment. But as our other operations expanded we found little use with our larger operations and other trommels and equipment we ran. The first (grey) wash plant was a great unit, easy to maneuver into place, no hauling issues whatsoever. In the fall of 2019, we posted an ad, and the unit sold in two days. I had several of my long-term clients a bit upset that it sold so fast, so over this last winter (while I wasn’t able to mine), I committed to build 4 more identical wash plants for clients. I did add in a few extra features that the grey one didn’t have, and the 3 clients the other plants already went to, are pretty pleased with how their units turned out. What I will make pretty clear though, after this project taking many months to complete (longer than anticipated), I do not intend to build any more of these in the future, unless it is for my own operation, it is just not worth it to me. I have had others already inquiring, so please do not contact me to build you something, and when this unit is gone, well, that is it.
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Newer large 15 yard/hour vibratory wash plant…reinforced 3/16” steel hopper base (most built with 1/8” steel), side loading (either side) with a hopper length of 9’10” (118”) width of 6’4”(76”), ideal for backhoe or skidsteer loading, which feeds down to 36” x 40” screen (½” classification) to sluices (reinforced grizzly below screen for stability). Processed approximately 1000 yards through this unit, recovering over 200 grams of gold without any issues. Has a concrete vibratory motor mounted to the hopper to assist feeding material down, which is easily ran from a small generator and I will also include a backup concrete motor.
- Storage tool box.
- Two rear (built in) stabilizers.
- Two front jack stabilizers.
- Tongue jack (for hauling).
- Pins and center jack to increase/decrease (adjustable) hopper grade.
- Wired-in trailer lights.
Height of the hopper for transport is 72” (6”) tall, but two front jack stabilizers increases pitch, with additional pitch from adjustable center jack with two locking pin guides with multiple setting heights. 4 heavy duty springs between the hopper and the frame to allow for hopper to vibrate more freely. Grizzly & screen area also adjustable pitch. Built in water manifold (with quick connect), with galvanized steel pipe over hopper sides (to protect lines when feeding hopper). Made for 2” trash pump (around 150gpm) with 12” wide sluices, seem to work ideal.
New, basic units like this sell for $12k+ (when you can find them, without shipping costs).
I’m not planning to include hoses (to & from pump), generator, sluices or trash pump in the package…but can be negotiate that in for $5,500. It has been a great unit to run solo (by myself), easy to maneuver into place, no hauling issues whatsoever, only selling it as my operation is getting too large and need to build a much bigger unit for multiple operators.
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