That's exactly what I was going to suggest, also, Harold. I've used the mower motors to run a piston orchard sprayer pump, and it overheated and kicked out, especially on warmer days. Other than that, it was excellent....... (noise wise & starting & stopping from the seat). The snow blower motors are excellent. I just didn't have a spare one then.
Neil Dennis <wombat dssinternet net> wrote:
Harold, I think I'd look very seriously at something like the motor from
a snowblower. Ther are a lot of rusted out ones up here in the north
but the motors are fine.
A spreader takes a lot of power, that 1 hp or so mower motor won't hack
BTW, sounds like an interesting idea.