I own a MAXANT myself, if that fits your budget it is one of the better if not the best unit on the market.
However if you are limited in funds and looking at older used galvanized units, then I believe the King models have something to offer. IMO
I went with the Maxant 1400. I was thinking of the 3100 which is the small one and after talking with the Head Engineer Theodore Maxant and he helped me decide where I was and where I was headed. It was great to talk with one of the owners and really helped solidify my decision to buy American and spend double what I originally planned. Try talking with the owner and Chief Engineer of that other companies in English and not Mandarin.
All I can say is a Maxant anything will last you about two hundred years IF you take proper care of it....if you insist on abusing a Maxant, it will probably only last 199 years. :applause:
Maybe Maxant will probably cover the abused Maxant under warranty.
You get what you pay for.
I am satisfied w/King Extractor so far. Never used one B-4, just scraped honey and strained. Has all SS basket & metal gears. No directions & few nuts short. I'm going to clean her up, use food grade grease. I added floor pads on legs. i.e photos
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