3/4hp motor For Wizbang plucker project.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by 5acrehome, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. 5acrehome

    5acrehome Out Of The Brooder

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    Where are the most affordable places to get a motor that will work. Does anyone know what types of devices use that big of a motor that I could harvest one from. I was thinking a compressor, one of the smaller ones people use in shops. I am just looking for ideas at this point.
     
  2. crperdue

    crperdue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought mine off the shelf at Agrisupply. I could have got it cheaper online,
    but then shipping added so much $ that it was more than buying local.

    I could never find a 3/4 hp motor at the right rpm anywhere I could scavage.
     
  3. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking for a 1.5 hp, 1725 rpm (with 10:1 planetary gearing making it 172.5 rpm), 115v, 14.4 amp motor.
     
  4. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about old (industrial) swamp cooler motors? [​IMG]
     
  5. 5acrehome

    5acrehome Out Of The Brooder

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    took the pigs to the butch yesterday and picked up a 3/4hp 3phase motor no clue how i will be able to use this in my applications but hey it was free.
     
  6. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible to run 3-phase motors on single phase power. I read about it somewhere... [​IMG] I'm sure you could find instructions on the internet! [​IMG]
     
  7. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am VERY interested in this thread!!! i have two 3/4 motors out in the garage [​IMG]

    I will have to check out the RPMs. By next year i want my own whizzer( providing the processing goes well and we want to rinse and repeat )
     
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  8. obxWaMi

    obxWaMi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know NOTHING about motors, but I saw a wizbanger on youtube made out of a washing machine. What type of motors do they have? Looks to me like a washer would be pretty easy to modify.
     
  9. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the brand, model, etc. but most of them will have either a 1/2 or 3/4 hp motor. I'm not sure how easy it would be to convert, though... [​IMG] Washing machines have a transmission in them for the various cycles - you would have to bypass that. They must have used parts from a washing machine (like the tub and motor) to build it. Could you post the youtube link? I'd like to see that! [​IMG]
     
  10. obxWaMi

    obxWaMi Chillin' With My Peeps

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