I am taking on a new project - you know - because I don't have enough already. So, the new project is a rotisserie lg enough for a whole pig.. or deer, or any of Gods many other tasty animals. I have a basic plan in mind but am at a loss as to what type of motor to use.
The basic design is going to be simple - because simple Usually = Cheep. Basically it is this:
Two stacks of 3 cinder blocks with an 8' 3/4" stainless steel rod spanning them. At one end of the rod will be a roller bearing and at the other will be the motor and associated drive equipment (Chain, gears etc..) and another roller bearing. Along the rod will be various impaling devices used to secure the victim to the rod.
So this brings me to my dilemma. what kind of motor should I use? I am shooting for 2 to 3 rpm as a final rotation speed and obviously need a continuous run motor with a decent torque rating. Any Suggestions? think cheep or free...