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    Sep 2011
    Hampshire, MA, USA

    Default Adding motor to hand crank extractor

    I have an old (very old) 9 (medium) frame extractor that I got from my mentor (~75 years old) that used to be his fathers back in the day. It is a stainless tank with an iron frame rest/basket. I had the basket powdercoated last year and it is worlds better, but after hand cranking again this year I really want to upgrade to a motor.

    I see the motor conversion kits available from Maxant and others, but at ~$350 I am thinking it isn't worth it and being the DIY kind of guy I am would like to "rig" up something myself. Does anyone have a suggestion or solution for finding a cheaper motor/gear set I could rig up?

    I guess I should also say that I don't have a treadmill or the desire to take one apart. Maybe just any idea of what to search for to buy off the shelf parts for horizontal to vertical drive and motors...

    Last edited by Fishman43; 09-20-2013 at 11:51 AM.


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