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We started extracting our early spring honey. It was my first use of our new maxant 20 frame extractor and uncapping tank. WOW what a diffence. I was very impressed with this simple machine. No wobbling, just 100$ pure power. Extracted the 20 frames very fast. Frames came out dry. The bottom shape of the extractor is a big plus, No more tilting the machine. The motor ran cool after a few hours use.
 

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Just out of curiosity, about how many frames do you extract each year? I'm just wondering at what point one considers moving up in extractor size.

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Just out of curiosity, about how many frames do you extract each year? I'm just wondering at what point one considers moving up in extractor size.
Last year was the first year that I was able to extract honey -- I extracted about 60-70 shallow frames.

I am expecting to extract 400 to 500 frames this year.

I have to tell you that I am a "Maxant" fan :thumbsup:. I need to ask them if that gets me a discount.;) Seriously, you'll love it. They are easy to do business with.
 

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Just out of curiosity, about how many frames do you extract each year? I'm just wondering at what point one considers moving up in extractor size.

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Blueline
You also need to ask yourself how much time to you want to spend in the honeyhouse.
Do you need the car with the 4 cylinder, or the V8? Time and money! Time=money
 

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"Just out of curiosity, about how many frames do you extract each year? I'm just wondering at what point one considers moving up in extractor size."

I do about 300 frames in less than 8 hrs of extractor time with a 9 frame extractor. That amounts to about 50 gallons (600lbs) of honey. I would need to be doing a whole lot more to consider anything larger.

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