I received my Whizbang Shebang parts package last week to build a chicken plucker and am now casting about for the motor. Over the weekend I drove over to my local Tractor Supply to look at their offerings and found they carry the Marathon brand. Herrick Kimball recommends a 3/4hp "farm duty" motor and they have this one: http://www.tractorsupply.com/home-i...c-reg-farm-duty-electric-motor-3-4-hp-3241142 But in speaking with another fellow who uses his plucker for turkeys (part of what I'm building mine for) he recommended going with a 1hp motor as he says his can sometimes bog down if he puts two big birds in at the same time. Along those lines TSC has this: http://www.tractorsupply.com/home-i...ric-reg-farm-duty-electric-motor-1-hp-3241168 The label says it's assembled in Mexico and I strongly prefer U.S. made where I can so if the consensus on this one isn't good I'll look elsewhere. What do you think? A good way to go or should I look elsewhere?