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Old 03-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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I am going to motorized my MM3 2.0 and would like some suggestions on a good motor. Suggestions on a place to get the motor and drive train from would be helpful as well.

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Old 03-13-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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I use a 1/2hp motor for my MM3. The cheapest and easiest are your standard motors which most run in the 1700 rpm range. If you can get a gear motor running in the desired mill range it makes for a more elegant, albeit expensive, solution. Ebay will be your friend for the motor, just be patient and you will end up paying more for the shipping than the motor. McMasterr Carr is a good source for sheaves and belts.



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Old 03-13-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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I bought the following 2 Bodine motors on ebay after trying the more powerfull of the frequently reccomended Surplus Supply motors (which they are out of now) for my MM3 2.0. That motor (Surplus Supply) was way under powered. I sold the other motor already or I would offer it to you. These Bodine motors are fairly large and it took about a month of watching before I found one that was "affordable" and fit my qualifications.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110723891985&ssPageNam e=ADME:L:OC:US:1123

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runs both 115 V (4.8 Amps) and 230 V (2.4 Amps)
1/3 HP
170 RPM
108 lb-in

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I've also been looking to motorize my Barley Crusher mill and would be interested in purchasing new if I can't find a cheap/free one off of Craigslist. Any suggestions on where/what to start looking for that could easily work for a mill?

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I went with the 1/2 hp motor from grainier. It will be here today. Should be a fun little project.

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do you have the link to that motor im looking for the exact same thing

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do you have the link to that motor im looking for the exact same thing
I could get it for you, but I called MM and said 1/2 HP is not enough. 3/4 HP is what MM suggests.

I've been having trouble getting my motorized setup working properly. The motor needs a very sturdy surface to be mounted too. I started with 1/2" and it was too flimsy. Plus my mill frame wasnt properly lined up. All this made for serious frustrations. I called MM and he was very helpful and caring. Opposite of crankandatein - that guy was pompous and arrogant. Thank god I didn't buy from him.

Will update later with improved build etc..

For now, factory base and cordless drill are working really well. Love the crush this mill gives - wow!

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goodluck !! i have a bid on a motor on ebay right now.. 1750 rpm 1/2 so i hope that will run my MM3.2-0 i have no idea what im doing but just going by the help of you guys lol

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This is what I did.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/drill-motor-grain-mill-314721/

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yah.. hand drill i thought about but i want a motorize it.. i just don't know how to find a motor



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