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E60 Repair Information

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by comingbackdown, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. comingbackdown

    comingbackdown Junior Member
    from 44805
    Messages: 1

    Hello everybody!

    First post, new to running a plow. Non-commercial. Running a 99 Ram 2500 with a 5.9 gas motor, C series plow from my research, mounted to an EZ Classic frame and powered by an E60 hooked to a touch pad.

    I've got some issues with this E60.
    I figured it froze. I was right. Can't find any visible damage. When I took it off the truck the positive lug snapped off and the wire connected to it inside snapped when it spun. I know I can repair the wire if I can get inside, seeking some guidance before I try tearing it apart any farther. I also have to do something about the missing length on the outside. I'm an electronics junkie, but the only motors I've had apart run on gasoline. I can provide pictures if needed.

    I'm also looking for either another E60 or an E47 as a spare. Everybody I've asked local has told me the E47 should mount right up. I know I can get a replacement motor for the pump I've got, but I'd really like to save this one if I can.

    Completely new to the world of running a plow. Correct me if I'm wrong, teach me what you can, and I certainly hope this thing can be fixed. Getting this thing ready for winter has NOT been fun.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,398

    IMO, buy a new motor then try and repair that one.
  3. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,603

    Welcome to site, take above advice. Look on Craigslist for used units. The E47 will work, its just a little slower operating.
  4. 95wranglasaurus

    95wranglasaurus Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 16

    Smith Brothers Services is an excellent resource for parts and information: http://www.meyere-47.com/

    If you scroll down you'll all of their websites including one for E60.
  5. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    Ive had the exact same thing happen to my old motor. I took it apart, but was unable to repair it myself because I didnt have the right parts. I have a local starter and alternator repair guy, so I brought it to him and he was able to pirate parts from a core to fix it.

    I bought a new piece, but it never made it onto the plow as he was quick getting my unit back to me, so the new unit sat for a few years as a spare until the original died.

    As for your power wire issue. If you dont mind having an extra plug, when my motor started to slow down during a storm once, I quickly piggy backed my power wires with 1/0 wire that I had available in my work van. I coupled it with an Anderson SB175 connector which is now in the bumper, right next to the large plow plug. The additional power available made a noticeable difference both with the problem, and without.

    Actually, when I opened up the motor to clean up the brushes after that (it worked well enough that I waited a few more months, thats when I broke the positive stud wire too lol