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Looking at the 6/3 frame size.
Figuring legs and any accessories needed to do both deeps and mediums

Maxtant is about $790
Dadant $860
Mann Lake $660

If you have one, do you like it? If you could buy again, would you pick another one?
 

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With the choices you wrote I'd go with the maxant. The dadant requires an optional $70 basket to do the deeps.

The Mann Lake is a little flimsy, there 8 frame is an over glorified 4 frame. Its recommended to reverse position of the frames to get max honey removal. That makes it a 4 frame in my opinion.

Heard nothing but good things about the maxant 3/6/9 framer. model 3100
 

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Plan ahead for your future increases. How many hives will you have next year and beyond? The 6/3 extractors usually are tangential for the 3 deeps. Lots of work if you plan on expanding and using drawn out frames for new hives. A larger pure radial might save you some work now and later! Dadant's stores usually have a bulletin board with used equipment, and probably so do the other suppliers.
 
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