Keene 2.5" gold dredges are very popular for those wanting a portable suction dredge at a lower price than larger gold dredges. These gold dredges are perfect for day trips or exploration where mobility is of prime importance. Remember that 2.5" dredges do not move very much volume and so are best used on or near bedrock where gold values are most concentrated. A 2.5" dredge is the smallest that can be outfitted with an air compressor for those wanting to work underwater. The Keene 2.5" dredge is exceptionally powerful with a motor and pump combination capable of running a 3" gold dredge. This means you can throttle down for better fuel efficiency or throttle up for extra suction power. Keene 2.5" dredges feature their oversize powerjet with quick coupling system. This dramatically reduces clogging and in the rare event of a clog, allows for quick and easy access to the hose. Compare to the competition and see why a Keene 2.5" suction dredge is your best value in a portable gold dredge.
This 2.5" dredge is equipped with all the latest innovations in dredge design similar to the larger dredges. This is an extremely versatile dredge that can be used as a standard floating dredge with an optional air compressor for deeper dredging, or bank mounted for shallow water applications. A 2.5" dredge is the smallest that can be outfitted with an air compressor (shown in picture) for those wanting to work underwater. Our 2.5" dredges all now come standard with 20 feet of suction hose so you can reach farther and move the dredge less often.