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Hydro Force Nozzle
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post Apr 30 2016, 11:44 AM
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3" Nozzle. 2" feed. Ready to go. $175.00


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post May 5 2016, 02:57 PM
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This will fit what I just bought, but I haven't seen the unit yet. If you're still looking to sell once I have the dredge, I could very much be interested.


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post May 12 2016, 03:44 PM
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SOLD!


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post May 13 2016, 09:56 AM
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Thanks Mike! Particularly for allowing me to run up there on short notice yesterday. I think I've got everything I need now to make it go.

I'm glad you had some hose for sure! I picked up some previously and had Central State put male on one end and female on the other. I'll need to go get a female thread to female cam adapter for the nozzle to use my hoses for the pressure line.

Thanks again!


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post Jan 25 2018, 07:10 AM
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Bumping Scratch's for sale post up since I have some questions. Emac, are you still using this? Pros/cons?

When I head to AZ in a month or so, there is a lot more opportunity to dry land dredge. I am considering getting one of these, but for $300, I'm not sure they are that much more effective over an option that is half the price: hbminingsupply.com/product/3-dry-lander-nozzle/ (it is about $20 cheaper if you buy it from them through ebay)

It would seem like there is more "technology" in in the Hydro Force and it will do a better job of vacuuming bedrock, over the external water nozzle version.

Another consideration I am factoring is, with the extra weight and bulk of either option, I will likely get a "plain" nozzle as well, for when I am working in the water. Another huge plus for the cheaper option, as I'd get 2 nozzles for the same price as one hydro force.

Welcome input from anyone who's used one!


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post Jan 25 2018, 08:21 AM
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Based off my experience, I'd go the cheaper route or do like they do in AZ. I'm not interested in another HydroForce.

The nozzle I got from Scratch has a crack in the nozzle itself, and the water valve handle fell off. I only got to use it a few times. Either Scratch was really rough on it, or it has reliability issues with design or manufacturing. The last few times I trotted out the 3" Angus, I used a plain nozzle.

The Drylander looks interesting; I'd want to trim the water supply side pipe back a bit so it's behind the nozzle, or replace with a mini nozzle. I'm picturing you pushing it into the dirt or clearing a jam, and stressing the weld joints under the flag sticker when that small pipe hits/scrapes rocks.



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post Jan 25 2018, 08:46 AM
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The Drylander looks interesting; I'd want to trim the water supply side pipe back a bit so it's behind the nozzle, or replace with a mini nozzle. I'm picturing you pushing it into the dirt or clearing a jam, and stressing the weld joints under the flag sticker when that small pipe hits/scrapes rocks.


Yes, definitely something you'd have to watch; main driver for getting a plain nozzle for in water use, so save wear and tear on that piece


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Seems like flipping the handle on the nozzle around would keep it out of the way a little


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