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How to keep recoil from freezing on a exposed motor

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Brian Young, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    We're switching our electric motor from our liquid set up to a gas motor. The gas motor we use to load with has had a frozen recoil and we're forced to use the electric motor which takes 23 minutes compared to 2 minutes with the gas engine. How do I keep this new motor from doing the same thing. I was thinking just a simple enclosure but dont want the engine to overheat while running for longer periods.
  2. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 877

    Can you just pour or spray some windshield washer fluid on it to unfreeze it when it does?
  3. flips87chevy

    flips87chevy Member
    Messages: 43

    Maybe just a simple rubber mud flap. Personally I'd build an enclosure like you mentioned with some ventilation.
  4. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    If it just the rope freezing on the starter pulley because it is soaked with water, you can wipe the rope with Pam nonstick spray when it is dry.
  5. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,979

    pull the recoil off, graphite the tangs that come out, reassemble and spray well with silicone

    cover it when not in use