The Proline 3" gold dredge is the perfect balance of
weight, price, and capacity. Most 3" dredges are very close in size to
the 4" dredges, and most all are powered by the same engine/pump
combination. Not all 3" dredges are created equal. When we designed the
Proline 3" flare dredge, we built a machine that we feel addresses most
of the problems associated with the 3" size. Our 3" dredge is
considerably smaller in size than our 4". It floats on its own set of
pontoons which are well matched for the weight and size of this dredge.
Like our larger dredges, the frame bolts together and is made lighter
for weight savings. The smaller flotation and frame allow this dredge to
be considerably narrower, shorter, and lighter than the 4". This dredge
is powered by a 4.8 horsepower Honda GX160 engine and our HP 300 pump,
which is the only pump on the market made specifically for the 3"
Our 3" is the smallest dredge we
manufacture which utilizes our exclusive “sure flow” coupler. This tried
and true system has essentially eliminated all surface rock jams.
Conventional dredges develop their vacuum with a power jet made of steel
tubing. This tube creates a restriction inside the hose and is
responsible for most of the plug ups encountered when dredging. Proline
3" and larger dredges will not plug at the jet because the jet is
internally larger than the hose. Another advantage of using the "sure
flow" coupler is that it stays on the end of the hose and acts like a
quick connector, making it easier to put the dredge hose on and off. The
jet and flair are all one piece. It is made of thick polyethylene
plastic and will usually outlast the heavier steel power jets by 400%.
The sluice box is constructed of aircraft quality aluminum and is fully welded for maximum strength. Like all of our other powered products, the 3" uses "Nomad" matting for the full length of the sluice box. This dredge has a very similar “wave classifier” and riffle design to our 4", but has been fine tuned for the water flow and smaller gravel handling capacity of the 3". The fine gold recovery of this unit is unmatched. If you are considering purchasing a 3" dredge, we urge you to compare the features of our machine with any other dredge on the market. There is simply no other 3" dredge that will perform
Proline 3" Gold Dredge - "The small dredge with the BIG dredge features"
Sluice Box 14" x 48" Dredge Hose 3" x 15 ft. Flotation 2 each polyethylene floats 11.5" x 41" x 65" Weight 155 pounds
Dredge PL3GX160HP300 Honda 4.8HP w/HP300 Pump
Dredge PL3GX160HP300T80 Honda 4.8HP w/HP300 Pump & T80
Note: the State of Alaska requires a permit for all
suction dredges operating in the State of Alaska. See our
Suction Dredging Regulations page for details.
Alaska Mining & Diving Supply is a dealer for
Proline gold dredges.
Contact Us! for more information on how to purchase your new
Proline gold dredge.
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