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Author Topic: who owns a maxant 1400 extractor?  (Read 1192 times)
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« on: September 18, 2011, 02:06:15 PM »

ordered one last week. any tips?
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 04:59:34 PM »

I have one and love it!

I was told to turn the tension knob down when not in use.

Goes without saying but you extract with the gate open.

If you're not spinning twenty at a time, spread your frames out evenly as you can to decrease any chance of walking. Start off slowly and increase speed as you go.


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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 01:33:14 PM »

JP, I'm with you. I have one and love it.

After extracting, set the extractor about 100 feet from the hive, off the ground and on its side. The bees will clean it out for you. I sprinkle Cinnamon around the stand to keep the ants out.  -Mike
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 04:29:12 PM »

I got one this year and also love it.

I installed 3" lockable caster wheels on mine, to make it easy to move around.
It can walk a little when first started but will stay put after some honey is spun out.
How much it walks depends on how well balanced it is.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 06:10:45 AM »

I got one this year and also love it.

I installed 3" lockable caster wheels on mine, to make it easy to move around.
It can walk a little when first started but will stay put after some honey is spun out.
How much it walks depends on how well balanced it is.


do u have a picture of it? i like the wheel idea!
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 08:50:53 AM »

<chuckle>  From asking how to put together wooden frames last June to a 20-frame extractor today...you're rockin', adamant!  How many hives have you got going?  How many are you planning for?

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 06:59:33 AM »

<chuckle>  From asking how to put together wooden frames last June to a 20-frame extractor today...you're rockin', adamant!  How many hives have you got going?  How many are you planning for?

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thanks ed.. i live on a 300vegetablegtable farm that is owned by my wifes family so bees are needed Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 07:04:01 AM »

i added 3/4 spacers under its legs to give me more clearence under the honey gate




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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 08:41:24 AM »

That looks good.  I take it that your going to set your buckets on the platform?  That's a *nice* extractor!  Congratulations on the acquisition!!!

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 01:04:55 AM »

Niiiiiiiiiiiice!


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