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Broken ground lug on E60 pump

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by jes122, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. jes122

    jes122 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I attempted to clean up the groung connection on my old E60, and the ground lug cracked in half!!! This unit only has the one ground connection to the pump, and not the motor itself. Anybody have any suggestions???
     
  2. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    I had the same thing happen to me last year. I took it to a electrical repair shop and they fixed it for about $50 bucks.
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    A good excuse to upgrade to a double stud motor. :nod:
     
  4. jes122

    jes122 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I ended up welding a tab right to the side of the pump motor (on the lowest heat setting). Thats the only spot that is steel on the pump I could find. Was a bit of a gut check welding to the motor, but it worked for me and salvaged an old unit that I did not want to invest money in. Plow raises much faster with the improved ground.
     
  5. snowdays

    snowdays Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 119

    The portion of the casting where the ground lug screws in is actually the same size as a battery terminal. When that happened to me, I cleaned the casting up and took a battery terminal that you cut the cable and slip a little into the terminal and tighten down. I then sprayed some terminal protector on and it worked fine like that for about 4 years.