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  1. #1
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    Default Maxant Extractor 3100P

    After 12 years I am finally retiring my old 6 frame home made clunker extractor. I ordered the Maxant 3100P and it arrived today. What a well made piece of equipment, I'm impressed.

    Just want to give a shout out to Jake and everyone at Maxant. Their service was fantastic and product is top notch. Nice job on the new motor.
    To everything there is a season....

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    Thanks Mike! Happy Extracting
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    Bump. I bit the bullet and ordered the Maxant 3100H with the leg kit today. I looked at the VIVO, Lyson, and the extractors from BM where I buy all my woodenware, but decided that the extra cost was worth it to get top of the line. Our club has an extractor I used last year so I know what NOT to get. Biggest POS ever, but it was a vertical crank. If the hives and nucs the bees are making for me this year do well, I'll upgrade to the motor next year. My wife has volunteered to pay for the extractor as an early Fathers Day present but I think she has plans for the honey.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    The extractor I ordered from Maxant arrived this evening. Fast shipping! The extractor is pretty much ready to go right out of the box. All I had to do was bolt on the optional leg kit which took maybe 10 minutes including finding a 1/2" wrench. The extractor is heavy which is a testament to the thickness of the stainless steel used in construction. The lid halves fit nicely on the top and are also stainless steel. The honey gate is the cheap plastic one but is probably fine for this purpose. It does detract a little from the overall impression of a very high quality piece of equipment. The belt drive basket spinner is very smooth and easily turned. Because the rotation is horizontal, body weight can't be used to help turn the relatively short handle. Keeping the frames spinning may turn into a family project. I can see myself wishing I had bought the motorized version after a few supers worth of frames.

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    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    I'm glad someone is having better luck with a Maxant Extractor than I had last year. After reading the rave reviews on here I bought the 9 frame powered extractor from Maxant. The distributor promised it would be delivered in a week and it ended up taking a month. When I got it the lids were rammed down inside it and one was bent. Not a big problem I straightened it out. It was shipped with the wrong manual. Not a big deal again. Then I realized it would not turn. I finally forced it to turn and heard a loud pop. They had assembled it and had never set the bearing properly. I started to use it and after about 30 minutes of use it started to make a loud noise. The couplings had a big gap between them> I reset the coupling gap and it worked for awhile and started to make noise again. I finally figured out what had happened. The had assembled it without ever getting the bearing seated properly and the basket was in sideways and in too high because they didn't get the bearing seated. They tightened down the cross member and actually bent and twisted it permanently by a 1/4 inch. I had to rework it all and now it works. The bearing makes noise and I'm sure I will be replacing that . I will admit they have a quality design but last year they were backorded, delivered weeks late, and had no quality control. The unit would not even turn. It was thrown together and the quality check sheet was a total joke. It was pencil whipped. I paid extra for this unit versus mann lake and it wasn't worth the premium cost. Maybe they were years ago.
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    i bought the maxant 20 F motorized extractor last year or the year before cant remember now. Thing is a BEAST!
    It will spin out a super of honey on a warm day in a few minutes and spins the frames dry.
    Super happy with it. Now i just need to convince my wife that i need a bunch more maxant stuff!!

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Maxant Extractor 3100P

    I can assure you this was all damage caused in shipping.
    Not sure what vendor you bought it from? Feel free to call me or email me!
    Jake
    Quote Originally Posted by Knobs View Post
    I'm glad someone is having better luck with a Maxant Extractor than I had last year. After reading the rave reviews on here I bought the 9 frame powered extractor from Maxant. The distributor promised it would be delivered in a week and it ended up taking a month. When I got it the lids were rammed down inside it and one was bent. Not a big problem I straightened it out. It was shipped with the wrong manual. Not a big deal again. Then I realized it would not turn. I finally forced it to turn and heard a loud pop. They had assembled it and had never set the bearing properly. I started to use it and after about 30 minutes of use it started to make a loud noise. The couplings had a big gap between them> I reset the coupling gap and it worked for awhile and started to make noise again. I finally figured out what had happened. The had assembled it without ever getting the bearing seated properly and the basket was in sideways and in too high because they didn't get the bearing seated. They tightened down the cross member and actually bent and twisted it permanently by a 1/4 inch. I had to rework it all and now it works. The bearing makes noise and I'm sure I will be replacing that . I will admit they have a quality design but last year they were backorded, delivered weeks late, and had no quality control. The unit would not even turn. It was thrown together and the quality check sheet was a total joke. It was pencil whipped. I paid extra for this unit versus mann lake and it wasn't worth the premium cost. Maybe they were years ago.
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    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

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