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tailgate spreader electric motor woes

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by yardsmith, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. yardsmith

    yardsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    hey guys
    I have a few tailgate spreaders (the kind with the bigger motor at the bottom with the 6" x 6" mounting plate), & have yet to have one of those motors make it into a 3rd season due to salt & corrosion. They come with the hard plastic dust cap to keep corrosion out but we all know how well that works.... I've used OEM & the $80 motors you get on ebay with similar results. I try to wash them off regularly, but to no avail. Maybe I should be super diligent & wash them after every outing; anybody found a way to make them last? I was thinking maybe clear silicone near the spindle or something... wesport
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    every year it seems im replacing the last outside motor salter we have seems that its a bad design and that's why everyone went to inside motors
  3. yardsmith

    yardsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    yeah but the problem, is the inside motors suck & don't have near the power (at least mine doesn't). Anything but clean rock salt & the ins. motor one won't throw it. The other one will.