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  1. #1
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    Default Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    I just got the Maxant 3100p, still have my old hand-powered Dadant. Of course my wife wants me to get rid of the old one. But I'm a pack rat, and I like to hold onto things. Anyone get rid of their hand powered extractor and now wish they had not?

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    Default Re: Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    I believe its always good to have a back up plan!
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    Default Re: Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    Arthur-I am interested in it. Please let me know what you want to do with it. Thanks, juzzerbee

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    Default Re: Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by arthur View Post
    Of course my wife wants me to get rid of the old one. But I'm a pack rat, and I like to hold onto things.
    I'll hold onto it for you if you'll ship it.

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    Default Re: Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    I'll hold onto it too, and even pay you for it. My mentor and friend has a little hand cranker in the corner of his honey house for those special frames of honey that he comes across for his own table use. I'd hang onto it...or sell it to me. I wish I could get into the used extractor business, there seems to be a shortage.

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    Default Re: Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    Arthur, I can store it for you (or buy it). I am just a few hours away in Bryan.

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    Default Re: Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by arthur View Post
    Anyone get rid of their hand powered extractor and now wish they had not?
    I still have my original galvanized 4 frame from about 1972.

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    Default Re: Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    Ask your wife how she expects you to extract honey during the Zombie Apocalypse.

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    Default Re: Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    Arthur- Any new word on the status of the extractor? Please let me know if you will be selling/getting rid of it. I would pay the shipping cost as well. I had sent you a private message shortly after your original posting as well. Thanks, juzzerbee

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    Default Re: Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    I just bought a Maxant 1400 PL radial extractor. What an amazing commercial quality piece of machinery.
    I think Jake thought I was nuts when I asked it it could be run with a back up hand crank! He said no it was too big.
    LOL, I waited to buy an extractor until I was ready to buy good one. But truth is , if there ever was a problem with the state of affairs in this troubled world-hand powered appliances, food mills, etc will be put to use.
    If it were me I'd keep it along with the hand crank coffee grinder of grandmas.

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    Default Re: Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    We offer a upgrade kit for the 1400P. It consist of a hamster wheel and 3 hamsters......in the event you should ever lose power.
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    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

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    Default Re: Is their use for a backup hand-powered extractor?

    After watching a hoarders episode, I prefer to error on the side of less clutter. I'm sure you could find someone willing to share their extractor to bridge a repair. Given the cost, an extractor in service for a small scale keeper is better for all than one in the basement. Our county association has a couple available for loan. Maybe this extractor can be a member of your local group. Or, maybe you could sell locally with the understanding you could borrow it in the event of difficulty.

    Just some ideas.

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