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Old 02-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Where to find motor for Barley Crusher???

I had plans to purchase a motor from www.surpluscenter.com this month, though just found out they no longer carry the model popular among those motorizing their mills. I've seen a lot of references to the "Beefy Bodine," but can't seem to find one to buy anywhere. I'm at a loss now and would sincerely appreciate any recommendations! Hell, if you've a motor you're looking to get rid of, PM me... I'm very interested!

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I know this probly doesn't help you but i've never seen a motor for the mills. I've seen just about everyone using a cordless drill to crank them

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someone on here used a low gear high torque drill from harbor freight. He stripped it down to basically the motor. Other than that find a scrap yard (metal scrap) and they get hundreds of motors a week. You will just have to rummage through them to find a good one.

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Old 02-07-2012, 03:32 PM   #4
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I've found good deals on motors on ebay. I picked up a reversible 1/2HP for $20, and a non-reversible for $10. ($20 shipping on both). Sometimes you have to be patient, some motors for for hundreds but there are often deals to be found.

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I had plans to purchase a motor from www.surpluscenter.com this month, though just found out they no longer carry the model popular among those motorizing their mills. I've seen a lot of references to the "Beefy Bodine," but can't seem to find one to buy anywhere. I'm at a loss now and would sincerely appreciate any recommendations! Hell, if you've a motor you're looking to get rid of, PM me... I'm very interested!

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Maybe this could help you somehow...

I've just seen there is only one left on the ebay offer.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:36 PM   #6
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Wow, that's too bad. I have always thought I'd pick up one of the motors from Surplus Center when I got around to it. Sorry to see that the "generic" one is no longer in stock.

I was poking around though and found this one:
http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.as...tname=electric

It's a little slower than most people shoot for, but it has a good deal of torque. It might be a winner.

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:39 PM   #7
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Hasn't SWMBO been hinting about that new dryer?

Would be a waste to throw out a perfectly good motor.

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^ thats a good idea. maybe even buy a really old dryer off craigslist for free or really cheap and just take the motor off of it, then swing my a scrap yard and drop off the rest of the dryer.

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Well I'm certainly glad I didn't wait too long to get mine.

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Using a drill currently... pain in my arse.

Out dryer is brand new, and expensive.

Thanks for the eBay link, but I preferred the $35 price

That 72 hp seems a tad too slow.

Any other ideas?

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