I decided to break down and try to make things easier.
I went ahead and bought a motor conversion kit for myself, seeing as I will have 15 hives in 4 yards this spring. I got tired working with just 3 hives that made any honey last year.... I cannot imagine hand cranking for 20 mins for every 9 frames. I should have at least 180 frames of honey this year, so you can imagine how long it would take to harvest!