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Offline ShaneJ

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I'm over crush and strain..
« on: April 14, 2012, 05:45:33 AM »
..so I bought myself an extractor  :-D

Shes an 8 framer. I think you call it a semi radial?




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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 07:23:50 AM »
Wow, that's gorgeous!
Can't wait till I need one of those.
Maybe you'll upload some vid showing how well it works!
Congrats!
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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 12:17:05 PM »
Thats nice. I still crush and strain due to I only have a five hives. One of these days I might consider buying an extractor, if the wife lets me!

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 04:46:51 PM »
Congratulations.  That's a nice extractor and I'm pea green with envy.  I still use a Little Wonder 4 frame tangential that I've had for over 15 years.  I bought it used back in the 1990s, I thnk for $150, and it has worked well for me.  I really need a bigger one like yours.  Enjoy it.

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 02:45:17 PM »
Sweet.   I still hand crank.   Maybe one day I will get something with a plug.

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 04:37:08 PM »
In one of the pictures there are two pipes , are they for heating or something else?

mvh edward  :-P

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 07:40:46 PM »
I put 18 frames through it yesterday and ended up with a bit over 65kg's of gold  :-D

Edward you can connect a steam boiler to those connections to heat up the side of the extractor and allow the honey to flow a bit quicker.
Shane

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 10:26:53 PM »
What brand extractor is that, it's a ripper!

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Offline cdanderson

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 09:46:37 AM »
Very nice !
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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 10:36:43 AM »
Did that say 4750 dollars? I got mine from Mann Lake and I got a 9/ 18 framer for 500 and can motorize it for 500 more. Wow.

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 12:38:40 PM »
Lovely!

Offline ShaneJ

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 09:38:49 PM »
Did that say 4750 dollars? I got mine from Mann Lake and I got a 9/ 18 framer for 500 and can motorize it for 500 more. Wow.

Quantity and quality of material used will cause the price to go up. Also the labour, its not cheap here. But I didn't pay that price anyway.
Shane

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 12:07:05 AM »
That is very shiny, Shane.

We are looking for a new extractor also, but preferably for the cost of a couple of steers.  Does anyone have recommendations?  A 4 frame would be good.

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 12:15:04 AM »
The Maxant 3100 is good quality but only does 3 deeps. Still not cheap though. I was going to get one of these until my partner talked me into something bigger.
Shane

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2012, 07:41:41 AM »
By the way, the cattle buyer is coming tomorrow, so I'll know then how big an extractor I can get!

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Re: I'm over crush and strain..
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2012, 08:34:10 AM »
Good luck with that. Hope you end up with an extractor you are happy with.  :-D
Shane

 

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