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Dakota 4 vs Dakota 5

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by buckman170, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. buckman170

    buckman170 Member

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    We are going to start tanning are own hides, need some advise on fleshing machines. What are some of the advantages of the Dakota 5 over the 4? Or if anyone has any other advice on a different fleshing machine I'm all ears lol. Thanks guys.
     
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    two Eager Beaver or Raw Hide their work horses JMO
     

  3. iowabowhunter

    iowabowhunter Member

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    I just bought a new 5 and its unreal, Best investment ever. My only recommendation with it is if you have access to a half horse 1725rpm motor you can save some money and buy it without the motor. The motor that came with mine i use them everyday
     
  4. crazycajun

    crazycajun New Member

    I have the Dakota V and works great, I also have used the Dakota plus, All stainless and the settings are much easier.
     
  5. buckman170

    buckman170 Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys!
     
  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    That would be Dakota Pro.
     
  7. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I have a Dakota Pro. No scraps getting caught on the pulley and belt like the Dakota 5 will do.
     
  8. How does the Eager Beaver compare to the Dakota Pro?