This 2.5" suction dredge was a trend setter when it first came on the market and it continues to be one of Proline's best sellers. When other 2.5" dredges were floating on inner-tubes, required a suction nozzle for producing dredge vacuum, and had limited depth capabilities, the Proline 2.5" dredge sat on sturdy pontoons and used a power jet for maximum dredge vacuum. It's also capable of driving an air compressor to support more active underwater mining (available with the Honda GX120 with HP200 pump and T-80 air compressor).
We offer 3 models:
- Honda GXH 50 with HP100 Pump for shallow water
- Honda GX120 with HP200 for deeper water
- Honda GX120 with HP200 and T-80 Air Compressor for underwater mining.
Proline's latest dredges has seen other refinements, as well. Most notably, an all-new jet flare and sluice box. It is a bolt together design, just like the flare/sluice assemblies found on our larger dredges. This new package is stronger and breaks down to take up less space when not in use. As with previous models, this dredge relies on the pontoons as a structural member, eliminating the need for a conventional framework to save weight. The front and rear cross members bolt to the pontoons through the use of threaded inserts cast into the pontoons. These enhancements mean a more compact and lighter suction dredge.
For those interested in maximum weight savings and portability, we also make this dredge available with the smaller Honda GXH50/HP100 engine/pump assembly. It's quieter and requires less fuel to operate than the HP200, but is less powerful and unable to drive an air compressor.
Regardless of the engine/pump package you choose, rest assured that you're getting a small, dependable dredge that is big on performance and quality.