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dual belt drive parts for WizBang style?

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Just about ready to order the first batch of meat birds for the year. This always makes me think of processing day. Last year I rented a plucker very reasonably, but getting it when I want it can't always be a sure thing.
I Waffled between building and buying last year.
I noticed that many commercial machines like the EZ Plucker have dual drive belts. Anyone have a good source for these parts? Anyone want to share a shoot discharge design?
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I been going back and forth on building or buying a unit as well and have decided I'm just gonna buy one this summer. I figured by the time I buy a motor and the fingers and whatever other parts I will need I won't be far off just buying it and I shouldn't have to deal with the issues of adjusting and fine tuning a home made unit, it should just work.
Thinking this model http://www.coopsnmore.com/mobile/product.aspx?ProductCode=2075

The next size up is 50 bucks more
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You very well might be right in that I should just buy a plucker.  I did find a nice sale on cconly.com - $100 off right now. I really don't process that many birds per year, but I hate plucking birds manually.  We process about 50/ year.  If I had a plucker, we might considering raising some more meat birds per year. 

 

If I could find a 1 hp, 1725 rpm motor reasonably, I would still build one.  To that end, I did find this pulley and bought it at a good price.  This link is just to show the exact same one that I bought, I did not buy it from this retailer:  https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/00754739


Edited by Clay34 - 2/14/16 at 6:08am
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I've considered the cc only pluckers too is go with the 131 or 151 if I went with them but I think I'm going to go with the brand from my above post simply due to price unless the shipping makes it more costly I'll see what deals are on when I get back to work this spring
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