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  1. #1
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    Follow this link to an extractor modification that allows you to use a drill as a motor. Scroll down once the page opens.

    http://www.beehive.org.nz/newsletter...nl-2003-09.htm

  2. #2
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    how many supers per hour? good idea though, beats cranking by hand

  3. #3
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    might burn out the drill though
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

  4. #4
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    500 pounds from a two frame extractor.
    Not only a burnt out drill but a couple of sore hands too! [img]smile.gif[/img]

  5. #5
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    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.

    Pugs

  6. #6
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    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.

    David

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    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!
    http://hillshivery.blogspot.com/

  8. #8
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    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.

    Pugs

  9. #9
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    estevan, sask, canada
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    Whey not hock up to exercise bike and put mother and law on it
    B. roger eagles

  10. #10
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    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.

    Pugs

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