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Hi guys!

I will be shipping a motor for my barn, but I still can not decide upon brand.

My local suppliers have offered their baldor motor, but their price is too high. So I plan to order it from the web.

I found some good reviews about WEG and leesson motors, but I'm not sure how they will operate in humid conditions.

Any experinece? Please, help to select brand and then model.

My preffered specs are the following:
Single HP
1725 or 1800 RPM
Three Phase
TEFC preferred
56C frame size

Thanks in advance!
 
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Angela Harmon wrote:Hi guys!

I will be shipping a motor for my barn, but I still can not decide upon brand.

My local suppliers have offered their baldor motor, but their price is too high. So I plan to order it from the web.

I found some good reviews about WEG and leesson motors, but I'm not sure how they will operate in humid conditions.

Any experinece? Please, help to select brand and then model.

My preffered specs are the following:
Single HP
1725 or 1800 RPM
Three Phase
TEFC preferred
56C frame size

Thanks in advance!



Some things you didn't mention but that are very important when it comes to electric motors are;

You mention Single HP, do you mean 1 HP ? I am going to assume you do since you do mention needing 3 phase later on.
Most of the 1HP motors on the market today will be within the operating rpm of 1725- 1800. If they aren't you can get a controller that will limit the RPM to your needs.
Most all of the 1 HP motors are marketed in the 350-400 dollars US range of price.
A 1 HP motor will weigh in the 40-80 lb range weight will be dependent on if it is explosion proof or not and type of mount. This is important for shipping cost.
Most of the Name Brand Motors are going to built to the same standards. If it is UL listed and the specs check out to be the same, they will perform just as well.

This is a good site to peruse for your electric motor needs electric motors.com

please add your location to your profile so we know where on planet earth you reside, we can give better answers, tailored to your location that way.
 
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You might find what you need here -

http://www.surpluscenter.com/

I've found some pretty good deals in the past. Just be aware that just because they have something today, they might be out tomorrow with no chance of any more.
 
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Check
Http://www.grainger.com

They might even have a local store.
They have a good variety if motors.
 
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Thanks everyone,
I have decided to take the baldor
https://www.mrosupply.com/motors/ac-motors/general-purpose-motors/26523_vm3546_baldor/

the WEG option I found is cheaper actually, and one guy said that it better operates in the conditions of humidity. Maybe because they are made in Brazil
https://www.mrosupply.com/motors/ac-motors/general-purpose-motors/1311213_00118es3ed56cfl_weg/

I havent bought parts online before, Im used to getting them from a local distributor, so lets pray I dont get something used. Im in TN.
 
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