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Auto-Drive System for Spolar

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by drywall 53, Mar 10, 2010.

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  1. drywall 53

    drywall 53 TS Member

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    Would appreciate information on best source and pricing for a PW Auto-Drive for Spolar Gold. Also would appreciate pros and cons of the Auto-Drive system.
    Thanks,
    Dale
     
  2. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    I had have more compliments on this item than any other P/W item I've ever sold, aside form the reloaders.

    It is quiet, and consistent.

    I, personally, use a hydraulic, but because that's what was available until the Automate and then the P/W electric drive.

    The hydro does a shell in 2-3 seconds, and the electric is about as fast. Nice thing is that it is consistent every time.

    Whiz
     
  3. drywall 53

    drywall 53 TS Member

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    Whiz, you have email
    Thanks Dale
     
  4. wbill

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    Does the electric drive void the Spolar warranty?
    Bill
     
  5. skeeljc

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    I bought an Auto Drive a couple of months ago for my P/W 900. Best money I have spent on reloading! I have loaded around 2000 shells on it with no problems. Reloading so far has been on 28 and .410 gauge.

    The only complaints that I have are that it does not come with a power cord and the slip clutch does not stay put (it gets progressively tighter). I have not taken the slip clutch apart yet to determine if something can be done to preserve the setting.

    Jim Skeel


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    Jim, do they make a foot control for the electric drive? It seems that it would speed up loading by a bunch.
     
  7. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Yes, P/W offers a foot switch. In fact, when I was at the factory when this unit was first being developed, I tried to use my right elbow to operate the toggle and then my hands to insert hulls and wads. Dick or Brian was really concerned that I would end up getting hurt.

    I suggested a foot-switch, but they indicated that their liability attorney did not favor that.

    I lobbied many of my customers to approach P/W and ask for the foot-switch, and low and behold, they acquiesced and offered it both as an option, and a standard model in addition to just the toggle.

    The Electric-Drive w/o foot switch is $799.95, and with the foot-switch it is $849.95 (additional $50). You can order a retro-fit foot-switch kit for $85 if you were/are one of the ones who bought these prior to the foot switch availability. It is a DYI change-over.

    Whiz
     
  8. drywall 53

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    I ordered the AutoDrive from Whiz. Thanks for the replies. Auto Drive should be here soon, and I will give a review.

    Dale Knight
     
  9. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Dale: Please do post our comments on the Auto-Drive for others to see.

    I believe unsolicited testimonials are helpful, now that I have solicited yours - ha!

    Whiz
     
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