This is the best "little basket" style extractor in the industry. Extracts all frames tangebtially. The 18/10 stainless steel 22-guage tank, is 16" in diameter and 23" tall. The side crank is ow included with the extractor which is a great improvement over the small center crank. The extractor will handle 4 shallow (5 3/8") 4 meduim (6 1/4") or 2 brood (9 1/8") each tiime you extract. We now include bolt-on legs with this extractor. Full 1 year warranty.
I formerly borrowed my mentors large 4-frame extractor, but needed to get my own this year. I was concerned that this model, with the baskets being so close to each other--putting the frames back-to-back, essentially--would make it harder to get the honey out. I found to my delight that the honey came out just as well, and with MUCH less vibration, than my mentors large 4-frame extractor. The only very slight down side is that you must line up the baskets just right to allow the frames you are lowering into the basket to slide past the overhead gear and brace. 4 medium frames fit, but its snug--they wont slide in if there is brace comb on the frame. A 5-gallon bucket fits fine under the honey gate and it was simple to disassemble and clean it. It came unassembled. Assembly was easy and simple though the instructions were not awesome. This was the best-priced 4-frame extractor I found, and I would definitely recommend it.
Happy Happy extractor! ;
I am very happy with this lightweight, convenient & reasonably priced extractor. I especially like the safety handle. It took very little effort to spin the 4 med. frames. Im in the senior category & could lift it easily to drain last little bit of my yummy honey! ...as Phil would say: HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!
- Devorah, SC
Great Hobby Extractor
I love this little extractor. We harvested three small batches this year 4 and 2 medium frames at a time and the extractor has already paid for itself. Its well-made, easy to use, and gets the job done! Its also lightweight, so its easy to take outside for the bees to clean, and easy to store. Perfect for any small apiarist or hobby beekeeper with a few hives.