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Old 03-16-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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Ive recently got my MM3.2.0 and i want to motorize it.. i have no idea mechanically how to do this and what im looking for when trying to get a motor.. im looking for some heads up or pointers or a direction from the good guys ( you ) with some help in that department..

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I went to Tractor Supply and picked up a motor, ordered a large pulley wheel off of eBay, and then got a belt to mount in between the 2 pulleys. I used a 3/4 hp motor, but when I built mine, I built it to mill grain for the club in my area.
Also check out the link for a motorized mill build thread.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/moto...em-off-159950/

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yah i looked there but everyone has differenent motors... like i can't just type in a motor on ebay and buy that.. cause i have no idea what im looking for

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Google is amazing, however here is everything I ordered minus the motor:

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/DAY...452?Pid=search
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/CON...892?Pid=search
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/CON...t-Pulley-3X934
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/DAY...5&cm_vc=HPPVZ3

Motor: Find one on craiglist.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/157-General-...item33737e2d7f

EDIT: I don't know if that motor is reversible, or what your mill specifications are and wether you need a reversible mill or not. So, do some research on that aspect, but the other neccesary specifications for motor are all there.

Theres one. I bought mine for 10 dollars.

Build instructions:
http://www.byo.com/component/resourc...-mill-projects

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I went round and round with this looking for a motor with a slow enough speed for my barley crusher.

Ended up with one of these for 38 bucks on sale:
http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-hal...ill-93632.html

I couldn't ask for anything more, Can turn it to run as slow as 50-60rpm or faster. Has a lock that you can engage to keep it running without holding the trigger down. You could easily mount it to a board next to the mill

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-MOTOR-1-3...item4600994420

is this a motor ?? i don't know what specs im looking for.. i have the MM2-3.0 and gunna mount the motor under a SS table..
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I am going to piggy back here, what about adding pullys to increase motor speed? I have a motor that has a ton of torque but runs at 1.25 RPM which could take a while to crush grain. Is this feasabile to ramp up the speed?

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I am going to piggy back here, what about adding pullys to increase motor speed? I have a motor that has a ton of torque but runs at 1.25 RPM which could take a while to crush grain. Is this feasabile to ramp up the speed?
You can. Not sure how much faster you can make it. Also, your torque will diminish as the speed increases.
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can anyone help me with this motor..

will this motor do the job ??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-MOTOR-1-3...ash=item460099 4420

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