Since its founding in 1948, the Univex Corporation of Salem, New Hampshire has grown to be a respected manufacturer of food service equipment, with a global network of over 1,000 dealers and distributors. This exceptionally well-constructed #22 meat grinder (model Mg22) is ideally suited for medium-volume meat grinding in any commercial restaurant, pizzeria, hotel or institutional environment. Grinding approximately twenty-five pounds per minute (assuming a first grind using a 3/16"/5mm chopper plate) the unit's one-horsepower motor directly turns the grinder worm, with exceptional results. The one-horsepower grinder motor ships grease packed; the motor gears have an 8:1 reduction (224rpm drive shaft output. The unit ships ready to work right out of the box, with a 3/16" grinder plate and a #22 grinder knife (or "X-knife") included. Also included are the feed pan and stomper (both constructed of high-grade aluminum) a meat storage bin and a cleaning brush. The feed pan measures 16" by 24"; the plastic meat storage bin measures 18.5" by 13.5". The meat grinder assembly must be completely mounted on the power base or the machine will not run.