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Old 01-21-2022, 08:24 AM   #1
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Iím in the market for a new meat grinder. My small grinder has been great but I want a bigger/better grinder. Thinking at least 3/4 horsepower. Any recommendations??
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:31 AM   #2
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Procut kg22 1hp. Amazing grinder for deer. Super fast huge pan and huge feed throat. About 1400 bucks but it's the last grinder you will ever have to buy.
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:33 AM   #3
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I've had really good luck with my Cabela's Commercial Grade. I have had it since 2016 and it's still chugging along. I wouldn't say it does a huge amount of grinding, but probably 100-200lbs a year, which is all done at one time. It spits it out as fast as I can feed it.
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:34 AM   #4
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Salty, how many HP is it?


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Old 01-21-2022, 08:35 AM   #5
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Don't overlook the meat brand. I picked up a 1hp on black Friday. Only used it once sofar to do 40#. It's a beast and seems well built.
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:37 AM   #6
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Oops, sorry about that. Thought I included that. It's the 1HP.
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:40 AM   #7
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I have an 3/4HP LEM Big Bite and it does everything I ask it to. Most of the time I can’t keep up with it. The foot pedal is a must option.
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:41 AM   #8
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I also have the Cabelas 1HP.
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:45 AM   #9
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I got a MEAT brand grinder and if you want industrial grade for at home use, it’s a boss!
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:46 AM   #10
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Cabelas 1HP commerical grinder here as well. Excellent grinder. We use it to grind and stuff with 100-400lbs at a time......
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:50 AM   #11
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I have a 1.5 hp Vevor. It has all stainless parts and it's a lot less money than the others. I have some friends that have been using their products for a while with good results. It has ground everything I have pushed down it as fast as I could feed it.
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:52 AM   #12
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Procut or Torrey. The "MEAT!" brand looks to have quality equipment too.
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:57 AM   #13
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LEM big bite is awesome. But also heard great things about MEAT brand

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Old 01-21-2022, 08:59 AM   #14
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I have 1.5 horse Meat brand. I have only used it once but I ground 50 lbs in about 15 min..
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Old 01-21-2022, 08:59 AM   #15
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1/2hp #8 from Cabelas will chew through meat as fast as you can feed it. I've had mine for a few years and extremely satisfied. I would highly recommend the foot pedal for on/off use.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:02 AM   #16
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Procut kg22 1hp. Amazing grinder for deer. Super fast huge pan and huge feed throat. About 1400 bucks but it's the last grinder you will ever have to buy.
Same here. Their 1 hp means power produced- not stall rated like most of the so called commercial grinders. 1,800+ lbs/hr first grind explains it all.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:04 AM   #17
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Picked up the 1.5 HP MEAT brand grinder when they had their black Friday deals. This thing is a bad dude and it's also very quiet.

They have some of the smaller ones on sale right now, but not the 1.5. Be worth checking into when you're comparing prices.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:21 AM   #18
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I have used the LEM #5 with the .25 HP for 10 years doing 6-10 deer a year with zero problems. I canít imagine needing a 1 HP motor.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:28 AM   #19
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Same here. Their 1 hp means power produced- not stall rated like most of the so called commercial grinders. 1,800+ lbs/hr first grind explains it all.
I was a butcher 20 years. You are correct. Folks here talking about grinding 50lb in 15 minutes. This grinder is 1800lb hrs first grind and a feed throat that can handle volume. Most of the grinders discussed are not in the same class.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:32 AM   #20
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Has already been discussed enough but go big and pay one time. Minimum 1 hp. With wide gap auger or Big Bite auger with LEM. A lot of good ones on the market. If budget allows for a 1 1/5 hp you can pass it on to your kids. 1 1/2 hp for me and I do about 3000 lbs a year commercially.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:34 AM   #21
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I was a butcher 20 years. You are correct. Folks here talking about grinding 50lb in 15 minutes. This grinder is 1800lb hrs first grind and a feed throat that can handle volume. Most of the grinders discussed are not in the same class.
GG is your grinder single phase? Iíve wanted to pull the trigger several times on a big Hobart but I donít have three phase capability.
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GG is your grinder single phase? Iíve wanted to pull the trigger several times on a big Hobart but I donít have three phase capability.
gumbo man, you can get a converter to run it on 220. I have one (which is 3 phase) and this is how we run it. It works great too.
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Procut kg22 1hp. Amazing grinder for deer. Super fast huge pan and huge feed throat. About 1400 bucks but it's the last grinder you will ever have to buy.
This, garguy has it correct. For me the feed throat is the biggest issue with most of the grinders being recommended. If you ever use a grinder with a throat bigger than the lem or cabela 1 hp grinders you will know. I have a LEM #22 and it is a great grinder with plenty of power. But you have to cut your meat into smaller chunks(takes time) then feed it slow. And let's not even talk about a 2nd grind. I also have a #32 procut 3hp. The feed throat is square and measures 4x6 inches. Maybe overkill for most but fits me great. I agree 100% with Garguy and the procut #22 for what most of us do.

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Old 01-21-2022, 09:51 AM   #24
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gumbo man, you can get a converter to run it on 220. I have one (which is 3 phase) and this is how we run it. It works great too.
Yes I have heard that I can do that. If I can find another Hobart or equivalent I will own it next time. Thanks
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GG is your grinder single phase? Iíve wanted to pull the trigger several times on a big Hobart but I donít have three phase capability.
You can get the procut KG 32 mp. 220v single phase. 3hp. Prices going up the end of month 9% is what I hear. Lots of places out of stock but they can be found

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GG is your grinder single phase? Iíve wanted to pull the trigger several times on a big Hobart but I donít have three phase capability.
He and I have the same grinder and mine is 120 volt so his should be the same.
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This, garguy has it correct. For me the feed throat is the biggest issue with most of the grinders being recommended. If you ever use a grinder with a throat bigger than the lem or cabela 1 hp grinders you will know. I have a LEM #22 and it is a great grinder with plenty of power. But you have to cut your meat into smaller chunks(takes time) then feed it slow. And let's not even talk about a 2nd grind. I also have a #32 procut 3hp. The feed throat is square and measures 4x6 inches. Maybe overkill for most but fits me great. I agree 100% with Garguy and the procut #22 for what most of us do.

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If I could upload video I could show the difference between grinding with a LEM #22 and a Procut #22. I would say the Procut is at least 3X faster on the first grind and way faster and easier on the second grind. I have both and the 2nd grind with the LEM is not pleasant.
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Dang, didn’t know folks were shooting enough deer to need 1000 lb capacity at a time while grinding…
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Dang, didnít know folks were shooting enough deer to need 1000 lb capacity at a time while grindingÖ
We don't but why spend hours grinding to spit out a 200# batch of sausage?
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LOL. I have a lot of friends. For me the LEM #22 works fine. It just takes a long time. Some people don't mind sitting at a grinder, throwing the head in the freezer every 30 minute, cold wraps and other BS. We double ground 105 pounds last week. 1st grind took maybe 15 minutes. 2nd grind probably 1.5 hours. For me that's not how I like to spend my time. Those 1hp LEM and cabelas are the nice 21 inch cut honda mowers, but how many of us have 60 inch zero turns?

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[QUOTE=Gumbo Man;16055728]GG is your grinder single phase? I’ve wanted to pull the trigger several times on a big Hobart but I don’t have three phase capability.[/QUOT

Its 110 so yes. They make it in a size 32 3hp that is 240 single phase

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Dang, didn’t know folks were shooting enough deer to need 1000 lb capacity at a time while grinding…
I have a big family. We kill lots of deer and butcher lots of hogs.

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Thanks for replies!! Lots of good info!
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Old 01-21-2022, 12:03 PM   #34
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Dang, didnít know folks were shooting enough deer to need 1000 lb capacity at a time while grindingÖ
A lot of folks donít just use their grinder for deer. You can make wild pork sausage all year long or wait till pork butts are on sale like last week at our HEB (.97 a lb ) and stock up. Us hillbillies donít like paying 5-6 dollars a lb. for sausage.
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I can't see anyone needing more for at-home use than the 1hp meat brand. It'll do 14#/minute. It's faster than my hands can move to put it in and will take a piece of meat bigger then my fist and never check up. It was love at first sight for me
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Got a MEAT 1hp during Black Friday. All I can say is it’s a beast!!
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Like underwear, you're gonna get lots of answers on this one. Only don't put your underwear in the grinder. And certainly don't put the grinder in your underwear!
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I have a 1.5 HP Cabela`s grinder that I bought about 12 years ago. It is a great grinder. If I were to buy one today, I would probably get a "MEAT" grinder. They have the 1, 3/4 and 1/2 hp grinders on sale now.

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Man that tiny feed pan would just drive me nuts on those grinders.
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A lot of folks donít just use their grinder for deer. You can make wild pork sausage all year long or wait till pork butts are on sale like last week at our HEB (.97 a lb ) and stock up. Us hillbillies donít like paying 5-6 dollars a lb. for sausage.
Kroger havin same sale dis week. P. S., no complaints wit 1hp cabelas carnivore cept its heavy as hail lol

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Attaway TBH.........a grinder weenie measuring contest!



My grinder is better than your grinder!!
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Attaway TBH.........a grinder weenie measuring contest!



My grinder is better than your grinder!!

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Fingers or release?
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Dey talkín bout grinding HF deer, shot wif pew-pewís, so need to go commercial gradeÖÖ
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LEM been good tome
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Man that tiny feed pan would just drive me nuts on those grinders.
That and when you get to the second grind and have to push everything through
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Old 01-31-2022, 09:38 PM   #48
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I have a Lem 3/4 horse and that thing is awesome.
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Old 01-31-2022, 09:53 PM   #49
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I have had the Cabelas 1HP grinder for about 10 years now. That thing can eat faster than you can feed it. Get the foot pedal if you gonna stuff with it
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Minimum of a Cabelas 1hp with a foot pedal and donít look back.


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