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I need help identifying this basket and the extractor it came from. I bought it today for 225$. The 1/4 hp motor was bad. Thanks
 

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'Looks an awful lot like my old Dadant "Little Wonder" hand crank extractor ( except for the motor).
 

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Look on the data plate on the motor and all the info needed to replace it will be on there. Same speed and use the same pulley and it is fixed.
 

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Thanks for the replays. I contacted dadant and the lady said it was a 1974 modle. She called it a Dadant universal extractor she had never scene one before, she found a picture in a 1974 catalog. I have cleaned it up and upgraded the motor to a 1/3hp. image.jpg
 

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That's pretty interesting! Tell us the story about how you got it. Was it an old retired beek?
 

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I was contacting friends and followings on face book looking for a local emergency queen. There was a guy not to far from me Gadsden honey bee removal,replayed and gave me a contact for queens in Ga. On all my s.o.s. I sent out the last line had and I'm looking for an extractor. He said he took it in on a beekeeper buy out. He said he would take 250$. He did not know any info in it. From the looks in the text I knew it needed a motor and a gate to say the least. He took 225$. I have 98$ in the motor and cord,45$ in the gate and stainless hardware. The basket will hold 8 mediums tangent and 4 radial. I am going to rebuild the basket the hold 12 radially. One thing I did notice back then Dadant was not to worried about MULTIPLE sharp
edges on the basket.
 

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That's a pretty good story Weber. One thing leads to another. And I think you got a pretty good deal considering the shape it's in and the number of frames you can do.

I was going to buy a hand crank 9 frame radial but a friend found a good deal on scratch and dents from one of the bee places on line. We each bought a three frame hand crank for around $165 a piece. That was a good deal, too. I had some spare plexiglass at the house and I made tops for them, since that was one reason they were never used but half price.

It's interesting hearing how things are found.
 

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