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mini-pro 575

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Scenic Lawnscape, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    how do you take the motor out of this unit. i see that it is easier to take the trans and motor together but it wont come out is there a trick
  2. Highpoint

    Highpoint Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    Drill the rivits. There are 2 very small bolts holding motor to trans. VERY VERY tight tolerances. We had to bend the housing to get motor out, then bend back.

    Motor will run you a couple hundred bucks! Good Luck
  3. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    what about having it rebuilt??
  4. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    if the magnets are cracked or the unit is full of gunk then a replacement is probably necessary.
  5. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    I've cleaned some pretty nasty gunk & brought motors back to life. I always thought a rebuild consisted of replacing the magnets & brushes? Do they just replace the brushes & clean for a rebuild? Now I'm curious. Glad to see this thread, mine's still new enough not to worry yet. But its good to know what to do if the time comes.
  6. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    if that is the case iss it easy to open up and clean out and replace the brushes and magnets??
  7. Highpoint

    Highpoint Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    When mine quit working, I took it to a local re-build shop. They said it was toast. They re-build a lot of motors so I guess they knew their business. Perhaps this was just my case. Mine was rusted pretty bad. Moisture (and salt i'm sure) got into spreader housing somehow. Possible from top, under spinner while washing off.

    I tried to find a replacement motor from other manufactures. No luck. Sucks but the new one is going strong.