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plow motor sealing?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by martyman, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Just got my electric motor back after it was siezed up with rust. I was surprised that for a 3 year old plow that was kept inside for 2 out of 3 years that the armature would be so coated in rust. Can I seal my plow motor with silicone? And would this be a normal amount of time to have to rebuilt the motor?

    Thanks marty:

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    what kind of plow

  3. martyman

    martyman Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Ya sorry a 6.5" Western mounted on my Jeep[​IMG]
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I use a thin bead of silicone on the motor end plate,and the base to help prevent that problem.I take them apart and clean them up every year too.They last a lot longer this way.
  5. SnowLane

    SnowLane Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    You do not want to totally seal the motor since it will go thru hot and cold cycles which will create condensation and you need a way to drain the condensation from the motor (drain hole). If the condensation is not able to drain the motor will corrode and fail.