My conundrum is that I'm a first-year two-hive beek this year and I'm going to need an extractor. I've been stung by the hobby and I'm enjoying it immensely. Living out in the country on 40 acres of my own land, I'm making plans for a total of 10 hives next season. I really don't see myself going beyond that size. It's a hobby, not a business for me (is that a bad thing?) and it's so relaxing to have these little bugs to tend and enjoy.
So here's my question: Given my plans, what should I buy for an extractor?
I don't want a manual unit because it will become a chore.
I don't want to buy a small unit only to replace it with a larger unit next year.
I don't want anything but a radial extractor. (for medium frames)
I've been looking at several powered units from King Honey (too small), Dadant and Maxant (my preference) but now I need real advice from those of you that have experience. Would a Maxant 3100P be sufficient for a 10 hive hobbyist?