The Excavator is our new lightweight mini that acts
and performs like a "biggy". Weighing in at only 17.5 pounds it can be
packed in long distances with ease.
- Little to no classifying depending on pumps used.
- Runs on gas pump or electric.
- Comes with everything except pumps and hoses.
$490 plus S&H
When Doc designed this unit he wanted a "mini" that was different than most.
It had to be lightweight, very portable, and be able to process HUGE amounts
Using our Gold Hog mats, we believe this unit will outperform most in the
mini class today. A real dynamo.
The PROBLEMS with minis?
Most are considered "entry level units". Which means of course that the
average prospector outgrows them quickly. Not the Excavator... It is
powerful enough to used by commercial ops for field testing, as well as very
See more info about recommend pumps and hoses below videos.
The New Video... An introduction to the Excavator.
Watch the video.
Sluice Extension is NOT included. It is available
Does it Dredge?
Watch the video below. We converted ours into a 1.5" sniping dredge.
While we don't sell these conversion pieces, they available on the market
without too much searching.
Stay small... there are 2.5 hp which are 1.5" hose fitted.
Be careful... not all of these push 50 GPM. Make sure the one you buy does.
Some of the 2.5 hp engines are rated around 1900 GPH, but you want the ones
that are rated at 3000 GPH. You can find them on Ebay:
What about electric?
Yes, if you want to run electric you can get two cheap 1500 GPH bilge pumps
1-1/8" hoses. We like to run gas better, but often that is not an option.
We have also run with two 1100 gph pumps with pre-classified material.
A cheap 1-1/2" layflat hose will work. The unit comes with a FEMALE threaded
end, but you can change that with a quick trip to Home Depot or a plumbing
Here is a great link to the hoses we buy.