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Replace Engine

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by john r, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 256

    I cant find an electric motor that will run the hydraulics on my Ice Hawk spreader. I was told I would need a 3 phase motor to replace the 6.5hp engine to get the same torque to run the hydraulics. Does that make sense? Any way, I want to install a 6.5 Honda. Does any one run one of these and what type of choke actuator does it use?
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    First off there is no such thing as a 12 volt 3 phase electric motor. You are not talking to the right people. Find a good electric motor shop, or an armature shop that rebuilds motors, and talk to them.
  3. Doughboy12

    Doughboy12 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,698

    Re-read the OP.... He is trying to replace a gas engine with an electric motor.:dizzy:

    The people he talked to told him it would take a 3 phase electric motor to get the same torque. Nothing wrong with that information...AFAIK Thumbs Up

    What he wants to know is what what type of choke actuator does a Honda 6.5 use?
  4. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    I was thinking of doing the same thing.

    I have two spreaders that I would love to switch over.

    Watching what you find out.

    Another thought is to contact the manufacture
  5. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 256

    I could swap in an electric motor no problem. But I dont think it will work. This is a totally hydraulic setup. No belts, chains, pulleys, gears, and no maitenance. Electric motors run 1800 rpm. Gas engines run 3600rpm. Obviously I'm not going to get the same spread from a slower motor. My thought would be to change the orafice size on the pump to create more output pressure. Will this work? Will I burn the motor up?
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015
  6. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 256

    If I have a piston pump I will be able to adjust the pressure. If its gear driven then either mess with different orafice's or just buy a PP.