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#1 2012-06-09 17:33:10

jross
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From: Slocan Park, BC
Registered: 2012-06-09
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Plucker plans?

Hi all. I have a drum and motor for a plucker but have no plans to put it together. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas, I'd sure appreciate hearing them. Thanks!

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#2 2018-03-11 15:52:20

PLB
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From: tatamagouche ns canada
Registered: 2016-08-17
Posts: 138

Re: Plucker plans?

google wiz-bang plucker


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#3 2018-03-11 18:01:16

AuntieEvil
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Re: Plucker plans?

We used a HDPE, 1/2 inch thick round spinner instead of the aluminum one. The aluminum is probably easier to source. This plate helps prevent legs getting caught in the drain holes. We found that out a little late. Be careful which way you thread your bolt. It should tighten as the plucker spins. It should also be easy to remove for cleaning under the plate.
Watch your gear ratios, you want a plucker, not a chucker.
Make the chicken feather drainage ports bigger, and on the opposite side of the well protected motor. You'll be glad when you don't have to stop as often to clean out the accumulating feathers.
We found the big bike wheels didn't work well and switched them for smaller inflated wagon wheels.
It pays to buy better quality fingers.
It looks like they sell the plans on the whiz bang plucker site. We just winged it -lol


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#4 2018-03-14 00:08:26

shaneb99
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From: Strathmore
Registered: 2012-08-28
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Re: Plucker plans?

I built the whiz bang. It's a pretty simple concept. You have a drum with 3 rows of plucker fingers, a base plate also with fingers like AuntieEvil described. It's the base that turns. And you have a motor that spins the base plate via a fanbelt and a couple of pulleys.  The book is not very expensive and gives dimensions and stuff so worth buying. If you're handy google and look at pictures. You can probably figure it out.


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