Water Systems


Pumping applications are rapidly changing - and Franklin's DR56 motor was designed and built in response to many requests for a motor that can operate effectively under these evolving application demands.

The DR56 6 inch motor utilizes our premium encapsulation process to allow continuous operation in water temperatures of up to 50 °C (provided minimum allowable rates of flow past the motor are maintained).

Franklin's DR56 is the right choice for your demanding, high temperature 6 inch well applications.

Basic Features:

  • Up to 122 °F (50 °C) ambient temperature
  • Hermetically sealed stator
  • Innovative high temperature winding encapsulation system
  • 10,000 lb KINGSBURY-type thrust bearing
  • FES91 exclusive water soluble bearing lubrication
  • Double-flange NEMA mounting for ease of handling and pump mounting
  • Stainless steel splined shaft for maximum shaft/coupling contact
  • Full 3450 RPM 60 Hz design point for superior pump performance
  • SAND FIGHTER™ Sealing System
  • Subtrol heat sensor standard
  • Franklin Electric's exclusive Water-Bloc™ lead connection
  • 316 SS and Υ-Δ designs are available, consult factory
  • Extended warranty available when registered with FE SubMonitor overload protection

  • Special Options:

    • Sand Fighter® models are equipped with:
      • Franklin’s exclusive Sand Fighter Sealing System for sand or other abrasives well water.
      • Franklin’s exclusive on winding SubTrol® heat sensor for use with SubMonitor®.
    • SubMonitor is a state-of-the-art electronic motor overload that is sold separately.
      • Mounts in the above ground panel requiring no additional wiring to the motor.
      • User friendly, field proven.
      • Protection monitors for balanced power, overload, underload, overheating, rapid cycling and more.
      • Can be used with or without a SubTrol heat sensor.
      • Supplies superior on winding heat protection when manufactured with the SubTrol heat sensor.
    HpKwConstructionW/PHVoltsHzS.FModel No.Subtrol Heat SensorWire SizePower Wires
    60/5037/45Sand FighterThree-Phase380601.15 276 029 62 Yes#8 w/GND3
    60/5037/45Sand FighterThree-Phase380601.15 276 039 62 Yes#8 w/GND6-90°
    60/5037/45Sand FighterThree-Phase415501 276 049 62 Yes#8 w/GND3
    60/5037/45Sand FighterThree-Phase460/380-41560/501.15/1.00 276 009 62 Yes#8 w/GND3
    60/5037/45Sand FighterThree-Phase460/380-41560/501.15/1.00 276 019 62 Yes#8 w/GND6-90°
    60/5037/45Sand FighterThree-Phase575601.15 276 059 62 Yes#8 w/GND3
    60/5037/45316 SSThree-Phase380601.15 276 029 64 Yes#8 w/GND3
    60/5037/45316 SSThree-Phase380601.15 276 039 64 Yes#8 w/GND6-90°
    60/5037/45316 SSThree-Phase415501 276 049 64 Yes#8 w/GND3
    60/5037/45316 SSThree-Phase460/380-41560/501.15/1.00 276 009 64 Yes#8 w/GND3
    60/5037/45316 SSThree-Phase460/380-41560/501.15/1.00 276 019 64 Yes#8 w/GND6-90°
    60/5037/45316 SSThree-Phase575601.15 276 059 64 Yes#8 w/GND3

    DR56 Motor Specifications

    HZWire/PhaseHP RANGEKW RANGEPolesRPMMax. Ambient Temp.Duty Rating
    60Three-Phase50 & 6037 & 4523450122°F / 50°CContinuous at 0.5 ft/sec flow past motor

    Motors are rated for continuous duty up to 86° F (30° C) water temperature.

    Standard Three-Phase Water Well

    HPKWLength (inches)LBSKGMotor Carton SizePhase
    60/503764.43351528.75 x 10.50 x 71.753
    6-Lead Models Available (Add 5 LBS to Shipping Weight)

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