Posted 2/11/2019 18:28 (#7314401 - in reply to #7314235) Subject: RE: 12.5 horse electric motor, bin unloader
We are a WEG dealer and I know Weg makes 12.5 hp motors so they prob are WEG.
We have found that many owners of the motors do not use proper fusing or breaker and often too small of conductor.
Some owners will leave the auger full of wet product and result is packed wet product and hard starting.
Farmers are pretty bad as they do not take the time to learn how to hook up electrical systems and too cheap to hire someone with the knowledge. Had one this fall hook up tow new 5 single phase motors wrong and burned them both out within 15 minutes.
Single phase motors are not as forgiving as three phase but with proper install they will have very good longevity.