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amp draw for old motor?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by mohawkmike82, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. mohawkmike82

    mohawkmike82 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Anyone know what kind of ampereage my motor should draw? Mine is 300 truck idleing, lifting plow. Cable operated-single post motor.
     
  2. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    300 sounds a little high to me. Mine is newer, and it pulls about 200.
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    300 is too much. Shouln't pull more than about 200-220 max at full relief.
     
  4. JeepPlow18

    JeepPlow18 Senior Member
    Messages: 658

    Mine does the same thing. Every time I touch it mine goes down to 9 amps on my gauge. It dips into the beginning of the red. My plow mechanic said you will need a new motor, but at the same time when he opened it up said it was clean and looked good. Said to get as much use as possible out of it but soon get a new motor. Mike