Beginners love the 2" highbankers (power
sluices) because they are small, lightweight, and very affordable. The
Proline 2" highbanker combo offers the versatility of being operated
as either a small gold dredge or a highbanker which can be fed continuously
with a small shovel. These units are mainly intended for highbanking,
as they lack floats and so are more limited than a normal suction dredge
in where they may be set up and operated. For best suction the power
jet should be as close to the water as possible to insure easy priming
and maximum suction.
Our 2" power sluice combo
is now powered by the all new HP 100 pump. This pump is direct coupled
to the Honda GX50 2.1HP 4-cycle engine and offers astounding performance
in a package that is lighter and quieter than our previous engine/pump
combination. There are some obvious advantages that come from using
this new engine, such as the famous Honda quality, low-oil shut-off,
and the ease of no longer having to worry about those gas and oil mixtures.
In addition, this engine is the perfect size and operates at the proper
R.P.M. to develop peak water volume and pressure, both of which are
required to get full use out of this combo.
Visually, the 2" remains the same as the previous model.
The refinements that were made were done to take advantage of the new
pump, as well as to make it easier to operate. For example, the spray
manifold which breaks up the bank run material when highbanking, has
been refined to cope with the new found higher pump pressures and the
highbanker hose now clamps onto the manifold in a more “relaxed” manner,
eliminating many kinks in the hose.
Proline Highbanker / 2" Gold Dredge Combo
profile was altered as well, due to the increased water flow. Gold recovery
was actually improved because the higher water speed gave the Hungarian
riffles a greater hold on the finer gold particles. We have kept all
of our other features such as our use of “Nomad” matting, the removable
grizzly, and our sturdy stand with adjustable legs for uneven terrain.
Some new features include a longer pressure hose for
use when dredging to allow the unit to sit further from the pump. Another
feature is being able to more effectively clean out the cracks and crevices
when dredging by taking advantage of our high pressure outlet, located
on the side of the pump. There simply isn’t a more advanced 2" combo
Engine 2.1HP Honda
Pump HP 100 Sluice Box 10" x 36" Dredge Hose 2"
x 10 ft. Highbanker Pressure Hose 1.25" x 25' Weight
Mining & Diving Supply is a dealer for Proline gold dredges and highbankers.
Us! for more information on how to purchase your new Proline
highbanker combo. Note: the State of Alaska requires
a permit for all suction dredges operating in the State of Alaska. See
Dredging Regulations page for details.
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