Does anyone have experience with 18" diameter ranger or 24" diameter 12 frame (they call it 6-12) extractor? Good or bad?
I am researching between Dadant and Maxant this week but only Dadant answered their phone and replied with questions on email. I am looking for an extractor to easily extract from a dozen hives that I have now and be able to handle extraction when/if I add more hives in the future.
On the 18" 6-frame radials, the maxant has thicker steel but weaker motor and weird transmission. Maxant has no equivalent to Dadant's 24" extractor. And, I don't want more than 24" diameter.
Advise on Dadant? Any others to consider?