If you live on the west coast and are shopping for a Valley Beater, we’ve received a message that someone in Maple Ridge BC has one for sale.
This one has a cast iron body but the paint looks to be in very good condition. Based on the serial number it was made in 1959. Its bearings were replaced 10 years ago but they have been kept well lubricated so they should be fine. The diaphragm is however nearing the end of its life and will soon need replacement. It is powered by a 220 volt 2HP motor which I feel is far more than required (our Valley Beater has a ½HP motor) but it looks like the pulley sizes might run it at a higher speed than normal, which would require more power. Beating rags to pulp would also require more power than beating half-stuff so the larger motor’s capacity would not be wasted.
The seller is asking $6000 for it.
If you’re interested in this beater, call or e-mail us and we can get you in touch with the seller.
Update: This beater has been sold.