8" Twin 23 HP Vanguard Heavy Duty Dredge (8246)
The Keene 8246V and 8246VE are powered by twin engines to increase portability. The two variations are mounted on flotation modules with large carpeted decks. The 8246VE sluice box has been extended by 16' feet in length. The first section of the 3-stage sluice box is for fine & course gold, and the second half is dedicated for the efficient recovery of gemstones. Both dredges are powered by twin 23hp electric start Vanguard commercial gasoline engines, for long life, reliability, and economy.
The dredge includes separate 5 gallon gas tanks that mount on the float for ease of refueling and extended running time. The suction system has an oversized power jet and twin eductors for maximum suction power and reduction of rock jams. Both dredges are Equipped with a 263 compressor for an ample air supply to accommodate two divers. These models are designed for ease of assembly and operation in the most severe field conditions.
Engine: Twin 23hp Vanguard
Suction Depth: 35'
Sluice Box: SB6S
Dredge Capacity: 25 yards per/hr
Fuel Consumption: .75gph
Hose Length: 40' feet