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Ice Cream Freezer Engine HP to Churn Capacity.


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Old 11-17-2019, 11:10:34 PM
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Default Ice Cream Freezer Engine HP to Churn Capacity.

I didn't want to hijack Farmer John's thread but I have a few questions regarding engine size to churn capacity. I have a five gallon White Mountain freezer and I don't want to inadvertently ruin the gear head by overpowering it when the mix freezes up. Is there a preferred way to incorporate a shear pin or mechanical cutout into the pulley system to protect the churn? What engine sizes work well with different type churns? I have a 3HP IH M that should be more than enough to drive a five gallon but would a Maytag work as well?
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I run a 3 gallon with a 11/2 JD. When the ice cream sets up it will slip the single V belt.
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I can't supply a definitive answer but I will suggest that the 3hp M would be much more pleasant on the ears than the Maytag!
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Default Re: Ice Cream Freezer Engine HP to Churn Capacity.

Not at all first hand information here, but, somewhat like the V-belt above, I've heard from more than one source that the ice cream is ready when the flat belt is thrown.

Good luck! You're making me hungry for things that stick too well to my waist line.
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I can't supply a definitive answer but I will suggest that the 3hp M would be much more pleasant on the ears than the Maytag!
Jason, I just changed your ring tone to a Maytag engine.
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Jason, I just changed your ring tone to a Maytag engine.
I will be calling you much more frequently and you should soon see my point!
When you have finalized your freezer setup I will not turn down any of the product no matter what engine is pulling it!
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My Briggs engine runs two 6 quart makers with less than one horsepower. On the belt drive I put the spring tensioner idle pulley on the tension side rather than the slack side. That way when the torque gets too high the belt is loosened and slips.
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