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  1. #1
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    Default Mann Lake Extractor

    I have a chance of picking up a used 18/9 frame extractor...1 to 2 years use..anybody out there know anything about this kind of extractor and what would be a fair price ? Any input will be appreciated !!

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    Default Re: Mann Lake Extractor

    What I know is that its made from 26 gauge which is almost paper thin.
    I think a fair price would be $200.00
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    Default Re: Mann Lake Extractor

    The Mann Lake extractor is made from 16 gauge stainless steel, NOT 26 gauge. Just to clarify the previous reply.

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    Default Re: Mann Lake Extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by gstephan1981 View Post
    The Mann Lake extractor is made from 16 gauge stainless steel, NOT 26 gauge. Just to clarify the previous reply.
    I think you need to recheck that. They only use 16 gauge on their LARGE extractors.
    16 is overkill on a small extractor like that.
    The lower the number the thicker the gauge.
    Shall I provide a link for you?
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/infopage.asp?idPage=84
    Its not a bad deal for a italian made extractor!
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    Default Re: Mann Lake Extractor

    I had that extractor... It's thin metal. I sold it... I couldn't keep it balanced. I think it has to do with flexing of the plastic basket. I dunno for sure... but I didn't really like it.

    JoeMcc
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    Default Re: Mann Lake Extractor

    What did you sell yours for, Joe? That might give an indication of a price for a used extractor like this.

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    Default Re: Mann Lake Extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by Kieck View Post
    What did you sell yours for, Joe? That might give an indication of a price for a used extractor like this.
    Im thinking I sold it for about $50 under last years catalog price. The reason was i had barely used it and had just paid shipping too. Im thinking I sold it for $750. Now they are around a grand!! For that price buy a maxant. BTW anyone know if the WT Kelly extractors are Maxant????

    I did buy a used Maxant... Im going to post a photo to see if anyone knows if the parts are completely after market or what....

    Off to take a pic. Will post a link in a few minutes.

    JoeMcc
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    Default Re: Mann Lake Extractor

    Ok Maxant... tell me what you can see about this....

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/...b5e9c58d1f.jpg

    What is original or not about the parts? I picked this up last year.

    Im posting it in the photos thread so we dont hijack this one....

    JoeMcc
    "Slow Down and Taste the Vanilla" - My Grandma

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    Default Re: Mann Lake Extractor

    Looks like a really old 1400. Original.
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    Default Re: Mann Lake Extractor

    I have one of these extractors and like it. Of course I have only ever used 2 extractors. I used to have a very very old Kelly reversable extractor and sold it after I re-built it. I have fabricated a large wooden base for the 18/9 motorized extractor which I have bolted it to. This allows me to stand on the base which really stablizes the extractor. I didn't want to bolt the extractor to the floor of my honey house. I start extracting at a slow speed for about 4-5 minutes then increase the speed in steps to the max to prevent any wobbling that might occur from any unbalanced loads. I've had this for 9 years and have not had any problems. I'd get another one if I could get one for $200.00.
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