Whizbang Plucker

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JJSmith, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. JJSmith

    JJSmith Out Of The Brooder

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    We are hoping to make a whizbang plucker, we are at a loss to find a motor for it, what do you recommend and where would you get it?
     
  2. Motel Chix

    Motel Chix Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    Most older washers have a V belt motor. They can be mounted in any position to hold the pully in position.Some may have a pump on one side and pulley on the other. Just tip them over and look for one that will work.
    You should be able to find a free one on craigslist.com or a local junk yard, Some Menard Lumber stores have old appliances in the back of thier lumber yard for sale for $9.00
    Good luck
     
  3. Stephen in SoKY

    Stephen in SoKY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Tractor Supply Company (TSC), Harbor Freight, Northern Tool, Farm Tek
     
  4. thornberryvillage

    thornberryvillage Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I NEVER buy anything new if I have any other option. I used a pump mptor out of a scrap hot tub.

    Bob
     
  5. marko15

    marko15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recommend a 3/4 horse motor or bigger, mine is powered with a 1/2 hp and it does fine with chickens but is a little underpowered with turkeys, I could sell you my plucker if you lived closer

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  6. RepoBob

    RepoBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marko, nice plucker. I want to build one this summer. My roomie is a Master Junk Collector, he has a Phd in it [​IMG] , so I have all the parts. I very much liked your design and would like to copy it. Could you please post a picture from the top down so I can get an idea of how the fingers are placed.
    Thanks,
    Bob


    Just seen where you lived Marko. Brought back memories. I was a Marine recruiter out of Pittsburgh. Worked in McKeesport back in the 70's. Lived in Elizabeth, if I remember right Liberty was just up the road.
     
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  7. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I might be interested, how much you want for it??

    Theresa
     
  8. marko15

    marko15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need $450.00 for it, and to answer the other previous question about liberty, as far as i know there are 3 Liberty's in Pa, My Liberty is in Tioga County, I know of another liberty close to Pittsburgh, I'll try to post a couple more picts of the whizbang
     
  9. marko15

    marko15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. marko15

    marko15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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