Follow this link to an extractor modification that allows you to use a drill as a motor. Scroll down once the page opens.
how many supers per hour? good idea though, beats cranking by hand
might burn out the drill though
Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
500 pounds from a two frame extractor.
Not only a burnt out drill but a couple of sore hands too! [img]smile.gif[/img]
From the pictures it looked like there was a screw which when turned, pushed the drill trigger in. So, I'm guessing once started, it was hands free until the next set of frames.
I agree Pug. Use a variable speed drill and crank the screw in slowly to gradually increase speed. Neat idea for a small volumn operation.
I woul dlike to see the hardware he built for that. Not a bad idea for small operation!
If you see me runnin' you'd better keep up!
I've been wondering, has anyone modified a bike setup to replace the handcrank? Get a neighborhood kid on the bike for 'fun' and let them provide the power to spin the extractor.
Whey not hock up to exercise bike and put mother and law on it
B. roger eagles
Good idea, but I don't have a mother-in-law. I could put my mom on it and she'd last a lot longer than I would. I swear she's going to dance on all of her kids' graves.