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Anybody try one of these small lead mining machine

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  1. himark

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    I don't see why it wouldn't work. May not be as efficent as the big machines but should produce the same end result.
     
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    Matt, they are more efficient than a lot of the larger machines! I watched them at work first hand and are they slick operations! They are mining Tucson as we chat and they always get more lead than other operations have in the past! A win win for both club and operator! Watching the lead fill the drums, it looks clean enough to load and shoot, right out of the machine! The McNeeley's continue improving their operation equipment and are working on another separator and shot finisher to boot!! I can't wait to shoot some of their newly processed lead!

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    I stand corrected. Thanks Hap.

    I would think one could pay for the machine pretty quick then if they had enough clubs lined up to mine.
     
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    Lock. Check this out maybe good for the club..
     
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    Before any one gets their checkbook out this machine only works well in sand type soil. It will not get shot out of clay-based soils or shot locked in surface thatch (grasses/roots), all of which is common to the midwest, south,Texas, and eastern seaboard.
     
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    Hap, Thanks for the kind words. One of our operators recovered 6 full semi loads with a "Mini" in the Ohio area, others have done quite well. We are sold out of machines and now mining ourselves with our new all hydraulic machine. Anybody in the Tucson area stop by! Mike
     
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    What about Kolars comments Mr. Mcneely?
     
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    How far down do they go to get lead?
     
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    I use to do a little gold mining as a kid, and I've always thought that type of equipment would work good in a small operation processing shot. Like a dry washer (with air compressor) or a bank washer, if water is available.
     
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    SMSNYDER: The depth that they will harvest from is dictated by the depth that your front-end loader will work at. The stronger your loader or skidsteer the deeper you can mine from. Rick .... Texas
     
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    himark, he addressed that with this statement??

    "One of our operators recovered 6 full semi loads with a "Mini" in the Ohio area, others have done quite well."

    He's not one to brag, lets the machines they build do the talking? It's something to see those machines operate extracting (black) gold from the earth!

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    Whats the price range?
     
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    $13,000 and worth every penny.
     
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    I have seen this Machine in operation at Fort Huachuca, Make a long story short...It's a MONEY MAKER!!
     
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    Nice looking set up!

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    Hi my name is Brian and I have owned one of these machines and recovered 7 loads in one season so yes it does work you need to have some inginuity and be able to figure things out and have a good loader but they will pull lead out of any material so I dont know what that guy was talking about that they only work in sand is not true if you have any questions about this machine feel free to call me Brian 216-903-6924
     
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