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.
life is like a box of chocolates,you never know what you are gonna get