While there is still power, motorize! The motorization kit includes 1" solid alder baseboard, motor with pulley, belt and belt guard, and miscellaneous hardware (washers, screws, Allen wrench). *Grain mill not included.
We apologize, but this item is temporarily out of stock. Orders for this item will be shipped in 3 to 5 weeks. The following Country Living dealers stock the motor kit and may have it in inventory: Pleasant Hill, Living Essentials.
Posted by Kevin Evans on 26th Sep 2014
Grinding wheat berries using the hand crank was fun - a novelty - but spending 20 minutes to grind a pound of flour was taking more time than I wanted, so I purchased the motorization kit.
Setup was relatively easy - a few bolts installed in high quality wood base, install and tension belt, then adjust tension.
Now I get to scale and measure other ingredients while the motor does its business. I am still milling about a pound every 20 minutes or so with the advantage of not having to spend the time milling.
I think moving forward I will have to try the nut butter attachment :)
Thanks for this add-on!
Posted by Richard on 25th Sep 2014
The motor drive unit arrived in fine condition. Installation is very straight forward. The most difficult parts are the screws to hold the belt and pulley shield in place. Awkward for large hands. I drilled pilot holes which helped a lot. I use the mill with the corn and bean auger at all times. Works great and is somewhat faster grinding wheat. The grind is very fine, if you wish, or course enough to just crack corn. It is much quieter than my K-TEC and produced a lot less dust. It is a keeper.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Oct 2013
This kit is everything advertised! Easy to assemble and set up . Highly recommended, but a little pricey.