Re: Maxant extractor without the stand
The legs are useful to raise the extractor high enough so that you can get a bucket or other container under the honey gate to transfer the extracted honey elsewhere.
If you choose not to buy the legs you could make a stand for the extractor to serve the same purpose. Several Beesource members have posted photos of their efforts in earlier threads. Here is one of them:
USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft