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Replacing gas motor with electric

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Brad3403, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    I tried searching for a past thread but had no luck.
    I need to replace a gas engine on my MDV 4 yard spreader. I remember a post a few years ago which talked about replacing the gas engine with an electric.
    Any new or old thoughts on doing this.
  2. lucky921

    lucky921 Senior Member
    from dracut
    Messages: 453

    a guy I no did it and loves it cost a few bucks but said it was the best thing he did
  3. PALS Landscapin

    PALS Landscapin Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I have a gas salter to that I want to convert to electric. I have two electric ones now and I love them.
  4. joeyg999

    joeyg999 Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 79

    Do it well worth it. I am in the process of getting the gas sprockets replaced now with a bit larger. I used a 3/4hp with a 12tooth sprocket on it to a 70 tooth for the gear box. I also bought a 60 tooth as well incase I do not like the speed.

    The only trouble I had last year was when heaped it went slow and strained the motor. That was due to no time to change the 48 tooth sprocket. I will post some pics this weekend.
  5. dalmatian

    dalmatian Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Pretty easy conversion I did this with my diamond/myers sander. Got all the parts from Tractor Supply and Granger. Changed the sprockets and slip clutch belt to chain drive
  6. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    I did one two years ago, had a thread about it if you search my posts I'm sure you'll find it. I am about to do another one during this winter. Picked up a used AirFlow SS to match my original with a blown gas motor for $400.00, I will have another $700.00 with the conversion, between the motor, bearings and what not. Think snow!
  7. joeyg999

    joeyg999 Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 79

    Electric conversion pics

    Took these today next I am going to make a trap door with a Anderson connector mounted in it on my flat bed . I have a constant duty relay and breaker under the hood.

    This is a 3/4 hp flea bay motor with a 11t to a 70t sprocket it should have plenty of start up power now.



  8. T-Trim

    T-Trim Senior Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 207

    So how did you connect it to you spinner? Nice job BTW
  9. joeyg999

    joeyg999 Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 79

    The spinner runs from the gearbox shaft I think it is a 12t to a 14t sprocket. It is one speed only just on. I can open the gate from 1.5"-8" fully opened it will dump the box in a few minutes. I will get some more pics when the chute goes back on.