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Lil Monster Trommel
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post Jul 20 2017, 06:13 PM
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I stumbled across this on the interwebs.... any thoughts? Gold Fox Lil Monster Trommel


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post Jul 20 2017, 11:17 PM
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If I remember correctly, they are quite pricey. And if you were thinking of using it up at your claim, it seems like that short barrel on the trommel wouldn't be enough time to break up the clay and drop material into the sluice.


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post Jul 21 2017, 06:19 AM
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Yeah, I agree. I watched the vid they have and it looks pretty small, too small for productive use at my claims. Priced at $1K is a little high also.
Heckler Fabrication has what I want but it's a little over $4K, optional gas or diesel powered: Heckler


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post Jul 21 2017, 07:01 AM
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Cool little machine and at 28# lighter than any machine comparible. The trommel seems small to me and I wonder about the durability being that light weight. There's always give and take there.
The trommel seems like it should be longer to me for some reason. Just seems too short?




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post Jul 21 2017, 11:17 AM
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It's too rinky dink for my purposes. Now I have my heart set on that Heckler... but the damn price tag. Maybe next year if my business continues to thrive.


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post Jul 21 2017, 11:43 AM
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Yep the heckler is straight up bad @$$ and would look awesome behind my Subaru. There probably aren't many used ones around so I'll keep dreaming haha.


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post Jul 21 2017, 02:08 PM
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I'm pretty sure the lil monster is the same one used for the Gold Cube: 5" x 16". Their wheeled trommel, highbanker, dredge thing looks interesting, but small and pricey as well. 3-in-1

You could always go local (Brighton) if you're looking at big: MSI Mining.


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post Jul 21 2017, 04:06 PM
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I looked at MSI... way too big for me.


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QUOTE (swizz @ Jul 21 2017, 06:06 PM) *
I looked at MSI... way too big for me.


If you want to save money you could build that Heckler for ~$1200. Sure it's time and research intensive but if you don't have the money, time and research are your only currency :)

I have looked at building a smaller gas version of that for ~$500 which would handle the clay just fine as fast as 2 people could shovel. All about time, money, and priorities I guess.

The trommel is just rolled punch plate or expanded, welded. The trommel gear is just a junk yard transmission flex plate with the middle cut out and every other tooth removed then a custom chain made which is cheap. The rest is just frame, engine, and some PVC pipe. Heckler is a beautiful machine but if you don't have the money for it ( like me )...


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post Aug 2 2017, 04:05 PM
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Whatcha think? They don't list price unfortunately.

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