extractor gear drives
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  1. #1
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    Default extractor gear drives

    Hello

    I need a replacement gear drive system for my two frame extractor. It is the one with red finish and gear-box with an angled case. Any ideas where I can buy one? Google does not go beyond the unit and drum.
    Cheers

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: extractor gear drives

    This one?
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  4. #3
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    Default Re: extractor gear drives

    I had a similar situation with my 4-frame extractor. I found that replacement parts for those cheap extractors are few and far between. The gears are plastic and strip out easily. My fix was to take the whole gear assembly off and just put the basket shaft into my corded drill. Worked great.

    I've since upgraded to a much larger extractor but keep the old one around to use as a honey holding tank or "just incase" something happens with my other one.

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    Default Re: extractor gear drives

    One of the benefits of buying Dadant or Maxant is that parts are readily available. Either from them or in many cases your local bearing shop, Grainger, McMaster-Carr, etc. The quality is better, the support is better and the resale value is better.

    Perhaps you can find a rough match here: https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-gears/=156fyp4
    Adam - Zone 5A
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    Default Re: extractor gear drives

    I did buy Dadant for that reason, but that drill idea is fabulous
    Stuck in Texas. Learning Permaculture in drought, flood and strange weather. The bees are still alive.

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