NOTE: the 151 drywasher model is being replaced by the new Keene 151S drywasher and may require extended lead times before shipment.
AN UPGRADE KIT IS LISTED BELOW TO CONVERT OLDER Keene 151 drywashers TO THE NEW 151S unit.
The original Keene 151 Dry Washer is one of the big boy’s of drywashers. 2-3 adult men can pretty much shovel non stop into this beast and not clog it up. You can recover gold in the desert, dry river beds or any gold bearing area. This amazing drywasher can recover fine gold even in ground too damp for other drywashers to handle. Another amazing thing about this big unit is the fact that it will recover micro fine gold in addition to nuggets.
The Keene 151 drywasher uses three processes at the same time to recover gold. Electrostatic concentration occurs because the high-velocity air flowing through the unit creates an electrical charge which attracts and holds gold to the riffle tray cloth like a magnet. The same airflow then holds the material in suspension allowing the heavier materials to sink into the riffles where it is caught. The adjustable oscillating vibrator shakes the material at the same time further helping the gold to sink.
The Keene hot air induction blower helps create static electricity and allows you to run material that is damp. High velocity air passes through the concentrator creating an electrostatic charge to attract gold and other metalliferous values. The hot air from the engine is ducted into the radial blower, preheating the air and concentrator to 50 degrees above ambient making it possible to process a higher capacity of material and increases the electrostatic charge. An adjustable oscillation system creates increased vibration and air flow at lower engine speeds which increases fine gold production, especially in damp ground conditions. Equipped with an extra large hopper for greater capacity while steeper sides prevent material build up. The folding frame makes this model a dream for quick and easy set up. Net weight 75 lbs / ship weight about 115 lbs.
Features improved riffle design and vibration action. improving fine gold recovery and production. New riffle design also provides greater convenience for quick and easy cleanups.
Engine: 4.5 HP Honda
Radial Blower: 4″ x 2000 CFM
Discharge Hose: 8′ x 4″ Vinyl Hose
Fuel Capacity: 1 Quart
Fuel Consumption: 1 Gallon Per 3 Hours
HIGH Capacity: Exceeds 2 Tons Per Hour
Features a 4.5hp Honda engine with hot air induction to make working with damp material easier and much more productive.
Delivery info: This unit is in very high demand and subject to unannounced back-order. Delays of 3-6 weeks are common. If you require delivery by a certain date you are required to inform us at time of order. These units are made upon order and are considered special order items. We are charged in advance by the mfg. for these items. As such, there will be no cancellations of orders due to delivery time issues unless you inform us in writing of a need by date in advance. Please plan your purchase accordingly and allow extra time for delivery.