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Spreader Motor

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by shaffecv, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. shaffecv

    shaffecv Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    A friend of mine gave me an older Buyers tailgate spreader. Of course the motor is seized.
    Anyone have any experience with the $77 units on E-bay ? I only will be using cinders on my own driveway never salt.
  2. ringahding1

    ringahding1 Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    Do you have the wiring hooked up to a controller?

    The reason I ask is, this is usually the culprit. If you do, try hard wiring it to a battery to test it.
  3. shaffecv

    shaffecv Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Can't turn the shaft with a pliers. looks like it was never rinsed off after use. It was abandoned in a rental garage my friends boss owns. Along with an 8ft Fisher old school under hood pump style. He only has the blade and a-frame.
  4. rocksbite

    rocksbite Member
    Messages: 80

    i was lookign at those motors a week ago. i ended up finding one slightly cheaper and free shipping. works great. the local plow shop wanted over $200 for a brand one