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    Home made dredge cart ?

    Was thinking about making a small cart to carry my 2 inch dredge. Just wanted to see some of your pictures or ideas on making one.

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    If you get responses, look for the one option you shouldn't be without.........BRAKES !!!

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    Didn't find much searching.
    Prospectors Cache Forum - Viewing topic #95150 - Anybody Know of Any Dredge Cart Plans

    Depending on the terrain, I'd incorporate the axles into the dredge, make the wheels removable.

    Skip to ~5:00


    Probably bigger than you're suggesting, and I'd put the wheels to the inside, but along those lines.

    I guess that could be one use for the $50 power chairs I saw at the thrift store.

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    I had made another cart up over the winter. Matter fact just got done painting it.
    Sometimes my projects just seem to go in slowmo. But here is a picture of it. Brakes are a must if the terrain is less than flat.
    I use these to haul the heavies (Motors, pumps, winches...).
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    Nice job! It really looks good....
    GOD BLESS

    OKIE

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    GH fab job rocks,as usual, and see the brakes too!!. The outside bar over the wheels is a great stability edition as really makes the frame much more rigid and helps keep brush outta them spokes. All you have to figure out is the center of gravity on whatever your hauling and good to go for many pain free miles-cool tool-John

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    no doubt about it! GH does nice work!

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    Thanks for all the ideas..... That is one nice looking cart by gravel hog. Nice.....

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    Thanks for the comps guys, just doing what it takes.

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    looks nice gravelhog .I need to make one , a little larger . like the brakes
    no matter where you go,there you are!

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    Get'er done. Brakes are a must for those of us that frequent the canyon bottoms.

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    Just remembered I replied with a few ideas to the alaska prospecting forum:

    Equipment Cart II
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    Instead of building a cart I just added easily removable wheels to my 4" dredge.
    Pull 3 hitch pins and all the wheels are off...... or leave em on if the water is deep enough.
    (to enlarge just double click the photos)

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    Showing the gold and diamond fluid bed "add a trap" that I made.
    No gold gets past the trap
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    My brother (the one with the hat) did the welding of the brackets and frame mods.
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    Goodyguy that is a neat setup,one of the best I have seen! Wes
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    Seen it all,Done it all,Can't remember most of it.

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    sure like to see that dredge using a 3 inch SN and getting good gold! hint hint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russau View Post
    sure like to see that dredge using a 3 inch SN and getting good gold! hint hint!
    The 3" nozzle I got from you was for my highbanking fluid bed contraption. My 4" dredge uses a jetlog so no suction nozzle.



    Here is the contraption that I needed the 3" suction nozzle for ........
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    Buddy it seems that you have a endless supply of aluminium laying around at your disposal. nice looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russau View Post
    Buddy it seems that you have a endless supply of aluminium laying around at your disposal. nice looking!
    Thanks Russ,

    I buy aluminum drop from a local fabricator for the going rate of scrap
    Wish they had more available.

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    I think I've seen that on American chopper,
    looks great Buddy good luck with it.

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    buddy i like the simplicity of the devices you use for your "trailer"! you used the KISS method for sure!
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