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    Mar 2005
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    My Buddy Designed And Built A Trommel That Doesn't Need A Battery

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    He has 3 x 3D printers, designs and manufactures all his parts and is somewhat of an inventor. Above is his initial trommel design. He trialed it a few weeks ago and it works great. He just needs to make a few minor tweaks and will then start building a few as needed. Another one of his projects was converting a snowblower into a mini front end loader. He used it to help put gravel into his high-banker.

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    Here are a few of his projects he designed, built and utilized in some of his prospecting equipment.
    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

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    I can dig it! "WP"

    Mar 2007
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    Would love to see more detailed photos of his projects.

    GG~

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    Can you explain it, because I dont understand what I'm looking at. You said a trommel without a battery... I dont see a trommel. It looks like a highbanker. Can you get us some better pics of the trommel and the water motor? It sounds like a great idea.
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    Here's a video of by buddy's trommel last month. The one you are watching is the older style he made where he uses a battery. The new one works pretty well the same (and same size too I believe) only without using a battery.
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    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View Post
    Can you explain it, because I dont understand what I'm looking at. You said a trommel without a battery... I dont see a trommel. It looks like a highbanker. Can you get us some better pics of the trommel and the water motor? It sounds like a great idea.
    I guess I should have said "mini trommel." There's a video below with it in action. It really washes the gravel well before it goes down the sluice.
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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

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    That's pretty awesome stuff right there
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    Here is a photo of the trommel barrel, as well as the water powered motor, and I can grab you some better photos of the regular motor tomorow once I have everything all put together. This machine is definitely one of my favourite builds yet. I post a lot of my latest inventions on our YouTube page, and slowly but surely our videos are improving!!!

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    That looks like a regular water wheel, a pelton wheel might work better? I was thinking of building my trommel project up as pelton powered after watching a youtube video of a fellow in Finland with a water wheel powered trommel.

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    I like the mini conveyor you show on youtube. You have a price on it yet? I like to make my own stuff, but sometimes its just easier to buy than to build due to time constraints

 

 

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