Like the original gold buddy this is a self contained recycling unit with many uses – GOLD PROSPECTING, SAMPLING, CONCENTRATE CLEANUP.
This is a much higher volume hi-banker than the original Gold Buddy. It is designed like the original concentrator with a two stage classifier sluice. The upper stage, which contains the classifier screen, is 21 inches long and 8 inches wide. The lower level sluice is 24 inches long, 8 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches tall.
The Gold Buddy V1250 high banker is attached to a sluice stand which has four adjustable legs to conform to any terrain. The unit can be set up to recirculate its own water or in a lake or stream as a traditional power sluice. It is powered by a 12 volt 1250 gph electric pump which draws only 2.6 amps. The total weight of the V1250 Hibanker is only about 14 pounds so it is very portable.
The 12 volt battery is not included. It will run off your vehicle battery or any 12 volt battery. We use a tractor battery, which is about half the size of a car battery, and has the capacity to run this unit for several hours. The tractor battery is available at WalMart or similar stores for around $19.
Your new power sluice can fold into a plastic tub for easy transport and the tub reservoir (not included) can be easily used as a water reservoir for recirculating. Tubs are too expensive to ship but may be purchased inexpensively at most local home improvement stores such as Walmart, Lowe’s or Home Depot.