DC Motors – Traction

Peerless Electric low voltage DC traction motors are custom designed and quality engineered to meet today’s industrial demands for more mobile and efficient material handling systems. Peerless Electric traction motors are engineered to work in a variety of battery powered vehicle applications requiring 12, 24, or 36 volt DC motors with horsepower rating from 1/2 to 10 HP.

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Peerless Electric traction motors are low voltage series wound DC motors of multipolar design and normally rated for one hour varying duty to provide maximum efficiency for maximum battery life. Frames D188 and D223 utilize strap wound field coils, providing high current carrying capability to insure longer field coil insulation life. Class “F” insulation is supplied as standard for added thermal protection. Our ruggedly simple motor designs come supplied with flange or base mounting to the customer’s requirements. Motors are available in either open or totally enclosed non-ventilated construction and can be built to Underwriter’s Laboratory specifications for type “E” or type “EE” standards. Terminal studs of corrosion resistant brass are conveniently located on the enclosure to facilitate cable hook-up. A variety of ratings and mechanical modifications can be supplied to meet the exacting requirements of any traction application.


  • Extended Brush Life

  • Smaller in Size – Less Weight

  • Ease of Maintenance

  • Higher Efficiency – Longer Battery Life

  • Class F Insulation – Added Thermal Protection

  • Variety of Enclosures and Mountings

  • Simplified Design and Construction

  • Terminal Studs – Easier Connections

  • Multipolar Designs – Shorter Motor Lengths – Longer Brush Life

  • Strap Wound Series Field Coils – High Temperature Resistant

Our Peerless Low Voltage D.C. Traction, Lift Pump, and Power Steering Motors use lightweight materials to reduce motor weight and battery power requirements. These motors are perfect for applications with frequent starts and stops.

Industrial Applications:

  • Industrial Lift Trucks

  • Motorized Pallets

  • Utility Vehicles

  • Hoists and Lifts

  • Personnel Carriers

  • Torque Motors