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  1. #1
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    Default opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Hi, new BK here and was looking at the Maxant 1400 vs the BM 18 frame extractor, both are electric and appear to be a very nice piece of equipment, wanting to start, not buying small but going ahead and get what I fell I need now instead of having to expand in the future. I have done a search and all of the reviews I have seen is that most people are happy with either one, this is not a thread that I want to start a mine is better than yours but just ideas in what would be a nice piece of equipment that will be trouble free and last a long long time. Thanks Jr.

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    I am very happy with my Maxant. Part of the consideration for me was shipping distance. Maxant (headquarters) is in Massachusetts. How close is BM to you?
    Master Beekeeper (EAS) and Master Gardener (U Maine CE) www.beeberrywoods.com

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Krantz Co. (see ad to your right) is currently shipping Maxant extractors for "No Shipping Charge".

    The entire issue is going to revolve around the # of hives to want to build up to, the amount of time you want to spend extracting, and if you are going to setup a service to some of the bee keepers around you to extract their honey for them( a per frame charge or a % of the honey and you keep the cappings is a nice way to help you pay for your extractor. Don't let others run your extractor. You do it! better for your equipment that way.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    after this weekend will my first time using the 1400. i can tell you that it is well built! i like you looked into larger equipment then what i need and i am glad i did so far..
    ant.

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Maxant manfactured in the USA
    Brushy Mountain manfactured in ????????????


    BEE HAPPY Jim 134

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    BM manufactured in Italy. Lots of hems, no welds.
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

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    I have an ancient Maxant 3100P that is solid as a rock. Only needed to replace the ball bearing (my fault). Go Maxant and don't look back.
    Raising Vermont Bees one mistake at a time.
    USDA Zone 5A

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Krantz offers free shipping on "some" Maxant extractors but not the 1400 that was posted in the thread. I would opt for the Maxant. Just the thickness of their stainless steel should tell you something.
    "Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay".....Krishnamurti

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    I bought the smaller Maxant, then just got the paralax gear motor. I have seldom seen quality like this, except on some machinist tools, or my $250 shoulder plane.

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    So what would be the best procedure to get 2 1400's?

    To the middle of the country.
    Trying techniques that I doubt will work because I like to be right!

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Pick up the phone and give me a call!
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Maxant all the way!! I have the 3100p because I wanted something I could move in and out of the house easily.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXANT View Post
    BM manufactured in Italy. Lots of hems, no welds.
    Thanks, makes alot of differance how one is made and put together, I deal with BM a good bit ( great people and customer service )but leaning toward the Maxant, will be ready to pull the trigger within the next couple of weeks. thanks for all of the replies. Jr.

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    no brainer ... Maxant ... American made quality
    Think about it....Buy American

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Maxant 20 frame extractor 2 yrs old. No problems, no plastic. They were easy to deal with over the phone, I'm happy and would purchase a second one if I ever have the need.

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXANT View Post
    Pick up the phone and give me a call!
    You told me you wouldn't answer.....





    So I bought another one. BUT I .........
    Trying techniques that I doubt will work because I like to be right!

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    ............
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXANT View Post
    Pick up the phone and give me a call!
    How long will you be offering the free freight? I only have two hives so a 3100p is probably bigger than I need, but it sure looks nice!

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    I bought a 3100 about a month ago and have used it already and I love it. I got the hand-cranked model but got the power upgrade, so I can extract if I have electricity or not. And it is the right size that I can pick up and move around without too much trouble. However, when I ordered mine, they were out of hats.

    Maxant: Have you got the new hats in yet?
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXANT View Post
    ............
    Well spoken....

    I plan to get two 1400's very soon.

    Trying techniques that I doubt will work because I like to be right!

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