I was just wondering if you had chosen or purchased an extractor. I own the 9-frame Italian purchased from Rossman's. Due to finances it is a hand crank, but we'll purchase the motor from Rossman's in a year or two since honey sales will pay for it. The hand crank isn't too bad or hard. In a way I like it in case we ever lose power for an extended time I can still hook up the old trusty hand crank. We wanted the Maxant 20 frame but couldn't afford it...maybe later :lol: JP has a video of the Maxant with the heavy duty legs. Watch the video and ask him anything you want to know about it if you haven't purchased one yet.