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PTO generators
« on: December 28, 2018, 05:35:26 AM »
After my building collapse that I store my slabs in during the snow storm I was planning on building it back and moving my planer, jointer and dust collector out there. Dust collector takes about 10 amps and planer 27 amps. This is the most I would be needing at a time. Jointer and dust collector would need less. I was looking at a PTO generator from northern tool Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company that has 13,000 surge and a 50 amp plug. My tractor has 28.5 hp at the PTO and they say that's enough to power the generator. What I would like to do is hook up at the 50 amp plug and run it to a panel box in the shed and go from there to my planer, jointer and DC. If I needed it at the house I already have a plug there I use for my smaller portable generator in the panel box and maybe sell that one.
Just wondering if anyone has done this or do think it would work?
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Re: PTO generators
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 07:07:23 AM »
I have one out by my power pole it will run every thing when the power gos out i shut off the main box so that I'm back into the main power line
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Re: PTO generators
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 10:09:22 AM »
My only concern would be if its a newer, low hour tractor that you will one day be planning to sell, and if its a lot of hours of generation.  The extra hours on the meter in that case would really lower the tractor value.  

 I mean if its some $1200 9N then yeah, run it to the ground. 
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Re: PTO generators
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 10:43:50 AM »
My experience with PTO generators is you need a bigger tractor then you think. A small tractor the governor may have a hard time quickly keeping up with demand when you start drawing power. This can cause issues with electrical devices.

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Re: PTO generators
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 05:24:25 PM »
I have one out by my power pole it will run every thing when the power gos out i shut off the main box so that I'm back into the main power line
Is it a pto generator? If so how many hp at the pto and what size generator is it?
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Re: PTO generators
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 11:06:00 PM »
My experience with PTO generators is you need a bigger tractor then you think. A small tractor the governor may have a hard time quickly keeping up with demand when you start drawing power. This can cause issues with electrical devices.
Farmall H would run the barn,  the M wasn't fast enough on the governor. We now run an 806, which doesn't even know it's doing anything.  :D
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 05:37:38 AM »
I called the Kubota dealer yesterday and ask him about this. He said I should not have any problems doing what I was thinking about. On putting lots of hours on tractor that should not be a problem, I usually just run a slab threw once in a while. Never ran planer over an hour since I had it and it about 3 years old now.
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