Originally Posted by 42BBQ
Beautiful, thanks for the info. Been thinking about Southern Pride vs a traditional stickburner for a lot of reasons. But one quick question, lots of mechanical and moving parts in an SP, how much annual maintenance goes into one?
Moving parts in a southern pride??? you have a electric motor driving the gear box via Vee belt, the gear box is a Boston reduction unit which drives a bull gear thropugh a pinion..mine runs 5 days a week during the busy season (spk 700), for maintinence use the food grade grease on the beariings once or twice a year, some grease on the pinion twice a year and once a year ck the gear box oil and drive belts.....the only problem with a SP, is it will trip a ground fault breaker....
I can put 20 butts in at 11:00, along with 10 briskets..set the temp ...add some wood....................................go to bed
and come back at 8 am and pull them out...you going do that with a stick burner?????????????????????