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  1. #1
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    Default Extractor Modification

    Hello again,
    Just got our new extractor, from Dadant. Looks great and will for the most part do all that I need it to do. But, it is a hand crank. The price for the one with a motor was 300-400 dollars more. That was a bit for me. I am a Maintance Man, in a huge factory and I know what the price for the drive costs. Not that much!
    What they don't tell is the horsepower rating of the motor and the ratio of the gear drive. If one of you would be so kind to look at yours and give me this information, I would be gratefull to you. It would do me some good to crank the handle BUT I like to let the machine do the work.
    Thanks again,
    Marcus
    life is like a box of chocolates,you never know what you are gonna get

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    given you job title the task should be quite simple.

    I use a very old and very heavy 1/2 " varible speed drill motor directly chuck to the reel shaft. speed control is accomplished by using a variable voltage device (essentially a big rheostat used in a lot of physics/electronic type labs).

    my web site is not totally complete (so please excuse the clutter) but if you need to view a couple of pictures go to earthlink.net/~etzzzbzzz/ and go to the photo section. if you should need additional picture just drop me a pm.

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    It would help if we knew what size your extractor is. Mine is a 6-12 and has a tiny little DC motor on it with a varaible speed control. I don't know what hp it is though.
    "I reject your reality, and substitute my own." Adam Savage

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    mine is a 6-12 dadant with a dc motor the newer ones dont have the gear box they are direct drive

  5. #5
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    Sorry, I should have included the size of the extractor. It is a Little Wonder, 4 frame extractor from Dadant. Size of the motor and gearbox is not listed. I would like to get in the ball park with the drive ratio, I can use a bigger motor, if I have to and adjust it to match in the inverter/speed control.
    Thanks,
    Marcus
    life is like a box of chocolates,you never know what you are gonna get

  6. #6
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    River Rat,
    What size is the motor on yours? I can make mounting brackets and go with the direct drive, one less thing to buy and service later.
    Thanks,
    Marcus
    life is like a box of chocolates,you never know what you are gonna get

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