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I just had a interesting conversation from a guy over in Papua New Guinea. He was complaining that our float and frame are more expensive than placing the dredge on drums.

I had to explain to him that the floats and frame system are engineered to to be streamline and have little resistance in the water especially pulling the dredge upstream or dragging over boulders in the rapids. The narrow tips of the float do a great job and the texture of the flat deck allow a person to walk safely to move around on top of the floats. Our unique design can tolerate be dragged over rapids far better than any other float shape. The super max float and be towed with ease due to the long tapered nose and the faster the water the higher the dredge comes out of the water. The bottom of the float is designed after a hydro boat hull. Seriously Just check out this design.
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Lol, hope ya flush the pump out with alot of fresh water after running it in the pool.. nothing worse than a seized pump.. But yeah as Kris Wickerson was saying.. You can't blame the bloke from PnG.. Don't get us wrong, 'we' (Australasians) LOVE the Keene dredge design ! But when the US dollar is high, it's ABSOLUTELY not worthwhile purchasing and parts are very hard to come by, so we just buy the box and header and build our own.. Not to mention self organising freight from US (when not in the US) is an absolute nightmare as freight companies wont reply to people outside the US. Unfortunately for you guys at Keene that's a bit of a loss of business on your side of things.. A little bit of organising and a reasonable pricing to keep up with international values, maybe even having a dealer over our way would certainly give you a larger chunk of the pie !

Oh I wish my mini 6” 6213 had these when dredging was legal in CA. We always pulled it up stream. I could imagine these working well.

That is just one reason why I own a Keene dredge. No other prospecting company makes dredges as good as yours!

I don’t think the average US dredger understands that the freight costs to get the floats or a dredge to Australia or PNG can be multiple times the cost of the item. I would love to buy a heap of replacement floats but the freight is far too cost prohibitive for those larger items. Unfortunately now Keene will not ship parts to Reeds in Western Australia I will struggle to affordably get parts for my 7, yes 7, keene dredges, spare pumps, dry blowers & sluices.

Also has built in cup holders!!


I'm not the only 1 use a pool for test runs.

Well, in all fairness he did say it was "more expensive", not "more efficient." ๐Ÿ‘

There's nothing here. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

I concur ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Keene Engineering is dedicated to selling American made products! We have less than 5% of our products, come from overseas such as hardware, blue pans and a few odd and ends. Our Keene sieves, pans, shovels and DP series detector picks are made here in Chatsworth, Ca. This pictures below shows our product as well as our fancy mold operating in our factory. KCT Keene Crevis Trowel with the stainless steel digging and crevicing tip. Simply the best little shovel, in the industry. ... See MoreSee Less

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I own a few of their products and all work great

Injection molded plastics. Don't forget to spray 'Pam' on the mold. Got years in the mfg industry ; CNC mills and lathes, IM plastics, QC, engineering prints.

I have one and it works great!

Check out this Cool cup my buddy Phillip Nix sent me. Stainless Steal tumbler. He sells these at his face book page Phillip Nix East coast gold dredger, He also has his own Youtube channel. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out this Cool cup my buddy Phillip Nix sent me. Stainless Steal tumbler.  He sells these at his face book page Phillip Nix East coast gold dredger,  He also has his own Youtube channel.Image attachment

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Very cool Mark

๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ ๐Ÿ’› #PositivePirate approved

How you boys doing up in OR??

Well today is a good and bad day for us. We just sold our Amazing International CTX truck. This truck is simply the biggest and the baddest 6 wheel drive truck on the road. We used to tow our Nessie dredge with this truck. Unfortunately our idiot politicians in California have set the bar so high that it would have spend 10 to 15K to get the truck past smog next year. Fortunately we sold if to a great company " Utah water gardens "and they are going to put it to good use. They are doing all kinds of dredging, weed removal ,mosquito control and much more. The first few pictures show a load in the back is the large flotation you see in the pictures. I was surprised everything fit. Especially with a large barge 8 feet wide and 12 feet long. The last picture is the Nessie dredge that we used to manufacture. ... See MoreSee Less

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Time to sell everything and get your business out of that place.

We lost a good truck to this crappy rule as well


I am sure you are sorry to see it go. Time to say goodbye to Ca. We love Az

1999 and below on diesels is the way to go and telling Commiefornia to go screw themselves.


How long tell you have had enough and leave?

That is one bad ass truck

G T F out!

How long before you have to move the company out of Commiefornia to survive?

Looks like a half track on steroids

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This is a current operation running down south of the border. Talk about old school operations I am surprised not to see a mule pulling the rock around. These guys are doing ok even with a very very old system. They are looking forward to getting a new Keene RC46 Crusher to modernize the operation. ... See MoreSee Less

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Pat I have an idea for those boulders we moved. ๐Ÿ˜

Tell me about it, I am the one using it... But soon we will have our first RC46. I am actually renting this old "Rastra"... That's what they call it here. If all goes well, I will be making my purchase in about one month. Thank you Mark Keene...

Food is too expensive


I wonder how often they have to replace the U Joint

Yeah that’s pretty primitive

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One of our customers, Al Chambers was so kind to give my brother Patrick an amazing stained glass window with a cartoon version of a miner screaming, Eureka. The detail was incredible. ... See MoreSee Less

One of our customers, Al Chambers was so kind to give my brother Patrick an amazing stained glass window with a cartoon version of a miner screaming, Eureka. The detail was incredible.

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Love it. Looking great Pat. Miss ya.

Looking good Pat

He deserves it.

The likeness is incredible ๐Ÿ˜€

Does he sell them by chance



Hang it with your gold leafed miner picture.๐Ÿ˜

Cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž


It looks like Mark! LOL

Very nice Pat, you have amazing customers that truly care about you and your business.

Hey Pat, that's the exact look you had on your face a few years back when you dug up that nugget with your 5000. ๐Ÿ™‚

Great Job ๐Ÿ‘ Cynthia Aholelei Makes Potholders

Very cool!




IIIIIIIIII like itttttt

Awe how nice…

Thats really cool

That's so cool. Awesome

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Making up another run of the Keene RC46 rock crushers. These are all handmade here in our factory. Even the bearing are all American-made Dodge and Browning bearings. Some of the other crushers that say they are made in the USA are made in China so be aware of what you are buying. If we all buy American made products we can help our country in spite of our current idiot administration. ... See MoreSee Less

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I've had mine 2 years now. Works like a champ still. Best crusher made.

Hugo del Aguila

.. the current idiot administrator should be in the crusher ..

If I can help - please call

This is a video I may have shown before however it is just so cool.
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These guys who did this video are bloody good buggers . There YouTube channel is great .

Wow that's great

How much for this dredge

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