AutomationDirect Expands IronHorse® AC Motor Line

Looking for a farm duty motor to power farm equipment such as, agitators, augers, compressors, feeders, hay hoists, grinders and blowers? IronHorse motors are manufactured by leading motor suppliers with over 20 years experience delivering high-quality motors to the demanding U.S. market. Produced in IS09001 facilities, the motors are tested during production and after final assembly.

AutomationDirect’s line of IronHorse motors now includes farm-duty and additional rolled steel AC motors. IronHorse motors are the preferred choice for industrial AC motors due to their rugged construction and ability to control the speed of the motor.

The new MTF series farm-duty motors are T-frame 230 VAC single phase, integral horsepower motors designed to withstand full voltage starting and are used to power agitators, augers, compressors, surveyors, feeders, hay hoists, grinders, blowers and other farm equipment. The NEMA design L motors are electrically reversible and have a full load torque range of 6.04 – 15.30 lb-ft (depending on motor size).

The IP65-rated single-phase motors, available in 2 to 5 hp sizes, feature Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled enclosures with cast iron end bells and rolled steel bodies, heavy duty oversized ball bearings, a high tensile steel shaft and a large easy-to-wire junction box with rubber gasket. Starting at $309, MTF series motors are designed for farm duty applications requiring high starting torque and moderate starting current.

The new MTR2 series of rolled steel 56C/56HC TEFC single-phase AC motors, in 0.33 to 2 hp sizes, are available in 1800 and 3600 RPM models and are equipped with removable bolt on-bolt off bases. Starting at $119, MTR2 motors are designed for applications such as conveyors, pumps, fans, air compressors, and more.

IronHorse motors are backed by a two-year warranty; available IronHorse motor accessories include start and run capacitors, centrifugal switches, manual locked rotor overload switches, junction boxes, fans and fan shrouds.

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About AutomationDirect:

In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit


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