Trapshooters Forum banner

Mec Electric or Hydraulic

3098 Views 33 Replies 23 Participants Last post by  Tmx199
Getting old so pulling the handle hurts too much.......anyone with recommendations? Thanks.
1 - 20 of 34 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
920 Posts
If you are upgrading your current 9000 to Hyd or Electric than the Hyd option will be turnkey with the conversion kit from MEC. If you choose the conversion kit for electric that to will be turnkey but if you want the foot feature you will have to outsource that and install it yourself (think modification).

I have the Automate and also the foot modification kit but haven't installed it yet.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
36,900 Posts
MEC website offers the complete parts for hydraulic but it is very pricy.The pump alone is $1089.00 and you still need the cylinder, linkage, oil lines, support braces. Etc.
 
  • Like
Reactions: idustem and mg1polo

· Registered
Joined
·
36,900 Posts
D’oh, that’s right, base units is not the same between manual and hydraulic. Better off to buy complete hydraulic 9000.
 
  • Like
Reactions: mg1polo

· What squad am I on?
TriStar TT15
Joined
·
8,770 Posts
Here's a cycle time example for the 9000E. This was the day I unboxed it and set it up. I've gotten much smoother and switched to STS/Nitro hulls for everything since. I've loaded over 12K in just over a year with no issues, mechanically, I on the other hand have screwed it up a few times but the machine itself has been flawless. I also like the fact that it won't cycle until my hands are out of the way. Many have told me to get the mokemate pedal but I'm perfectly happy using the buttons. I added a piece of peel and stick foam to the chute and it's made it MUCH more quiet. I value the peace in my shop. Actually, when I get into a groove it's music to my ears...

 

· Registered
Joined
·
475 Posts
I actually like the fact that you need to use both hands to cycle the automate. I like the idea that you can't put your fingers in the moving machine.

Also, I can stop my automate mid downstroke by letting go of the buttons and return to the top without completing the downstroke by pushing the right button only. It's right in the instructions printed on the side of the automate
 

· Registered
Joined
·
36,900 Posts
I actually like the fact that you need to use both hands to cycle the automate. I like the idea that you can't put your fingers in the moving machine.

Also, I can stop my automate mid downstroke by letting go of the buttons and return to the top without completing the downstroke by pushing the right button only. It's right in the instructions printed on the side of the automate
“Instructions?” What the hell are those? Isn’t that what my wife keeps nagging me about?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
17,357 Posts
I removed the cylinder from my 9000 because the handle effort gave me bursitis in my right shoulder. That helped a lot.
Luckily, finding a Hustler helped more. Hint: Drill a hole in the bench so your primers go away.

HM
 

· Registered
Joined
·
36,900 Posts
cheaper alternative might be to modify the MEC handle which has been covered here in the past on other threads. Putting a two hand hold allows a person to stand 4 square to the machine and not torquing your upper torso, shoulders and arms to work the handle one handed. Look at the very bottom of this picture and you will see the handle Of my MEC. Perhaps others who have done the same will post theirs again.





1740559
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,028 Posts
The cycle time with the automate is longer. I box shells as they are made. With the a foot pedal, I have just enough time to drop the shell in MEC EZ PAK and grab the next shell and wad by the time it cycles back to the top. So, the cycle time is not an issue.
 
1 - 20 of 34 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top