If you are not mechanically inclined, and want to go a simpler
route, some people use the 1150 RPM motor because they are readily
available. We at Country Living feel that this is still too fast
because it heats up and creates wear on your plates. However,
many people have done this because it is the simplest and quickest
way to motorize your mill.
We personally recommend that you grind the flour slower and cooler,
and have shown you, with the schematics and formula above, how
to do this.
Motorizing with a 1150 RPM motor
A. Always remove handle when motorizing your mill.
B. The Country Living Mill
C. Size A or 4L V-belt 1/2" wide X 5/16" thick.
Belts and pulleys should be
enclosed for safety reasons.
D. The Motor. Must be a 1150 RPM slow turning motor, at
least 1/3 HP. If you get slots in the motor mounts, this will
make it a lot easier to get the correct tension on the belt during
E. Motor Pulley: 1-1/2" diameter.
F. Slidable mounting block for setting the belt tension.
You can skip this if you got a motor with slots in the mounts.