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    Default pigeon river extractors

    Has anyone used the pigeon river stainless manual extractors? They are lik 130 which seems reasonable as long as the quality is decent.

    Any comments?

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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    Do you mean Pigeon Mountain Trading Company?

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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    Yes I did meant Pigeon Mountain Trading Company extractors. Has anyone used these and comment on their quality. Specifically the stainless ones for 130.

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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    I saw in a thread the other day a guy bought one, he said it had metal gears. I have thier suit, its good quality, I wondered this myself.
    All beekeepers can agree on one thing, and that one thing is, that all beekeepers can't agree on one thing.

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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    Just giving this topic a bump. Their prices do seem to be very low. It would be helpful to hear from any owners.

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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    Very curious myself. Anyone?
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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    Quote Originally Posted by beehonest View Post
    a guy bought one, he said it had metal gears.
    The replacement gears on their site appear to be metal.
    Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S. Thompson

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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    I have the Extra Tall Stainless Steel Honey Extractor from them and it is all metal except the wooden handle and the plastic honey gate. They seem to be exceptionally well built, but I haven't had the time to use it. Very sturdy. I was a little shy of buying one
    because the prices are low and there isn't much information on their website, but I'm glad I did. Very pleased with their work and I never heard anything bad about them.

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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    Thanks for the info T152,

    Does yours hold deep frames?
    Is it centrifugal?

    They are pretty lean on info!

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    I can't speak to their extractors, but I have been to the store and talked to them and they are a friendly bunch that knows bees and equipment. Call them. I'm sure they'd tell you everything you want to know.
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    Yes, they hold two deep and possibly 4 shallow or 4 medium. It is centrifugal. Aren't they all?

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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    Quote Originally Posted by T152 View Post
    Yes, they hold two deep and possibly 4 shallow or 4 medium. It is centrifugal. Aren't they all?
    All large ones are radial. Many small extractors only hold shallow or mediums, and spin them sideways. They should include more pictures and info.

    After re-reading my last post, you are right, They are all centrifugal. So my question; is yours a radial where all frames are like spokes, or sideways, where the side of the frame faces outward?

    Thanks,
    Don

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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    Sideways.

    Thanks for explaining, you never know until you ask!

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    Quote Originally Posted by T152 View Post
    Sideways.
    For future reference, that's called tangentially.
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
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    Default Re: pigeon river extractors

    posted twice for some reason.
    Last edited by Slow Modem; 06-24-2012 at 02:27 PM. Reason: delete post
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