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    Default PTO Generator 3 point mount??

    I bought a Northstar 9000 watt generator 2 years ago during an extended blackout. It did not come with any sort of mount...at the time I did not care, as we just needed power to avoid freezing. I jimmy-rigged it onto a trailer and made due until the power came back.

    Does anyone make a category One 3 point hitch mount (or kit) for PTO generators? I have searched the web and the forum without much luck.

    I know northern has a trailer for the generator but it really does not fit into my storage area as well as a 3 point would (that and it is a bit pricey).

    I would appreciate any help with this dilemma

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    Default Re: PTO Generator 3 point mount??

    Search for a 3 point "carry-all"

    TSC sells one for under $100.

    You will have to make a deck and mount it-but it should be pretty easy.
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    Default Re: PTO Generator 3 point mount??

    Quote Originally Posted by kennyd View Post
    Search for a 3 point "carry-all"

    TSC sells one for under $100.

    You will have to make a deck and mount it-but it should be pretty easy.

    I was thinking the same thing. A carry-all would be very in-expensive and highly customizable. However, depending on how your generator is built, you will probably need to be careful to ensure that the PTO shaft from the generator doesn't contact the carry-all. Generally... I don't think carry-all's are designed with the idea for running a PTO shaft through the upper frame.

    That being said, if you're careful, and you watch how high you raise your lift arms, it should work very nicely.

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    Default Re: PTO Generator 3 point mount??

    Wasn't there a thread a while back about a carry all that twisted into a hunk of unusable metal when the generator went under load? Might be a good idea to check into that, or build your own carry all, but a little heavier duty.
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    Default Re: PTO Generator 3 point mount??

    I would make my own. I am agreeing that a carry all will not handle the torque. You would have more in it by the time you beefed it up.

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    Default Re: PTO Generator 3 point mount??

    I got mine with a 10kw unit from IMD, I raised the legs so the shaft would be straighter, and modded it to go on an i-match.
    the link shows the 3pt carrier but no price, got mine as part of a package but I think you could buy separately, you'll have to call for a price, this is a dealer for IMD, ask for Shannon


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    Default Re: PTO Generator 3 point mount??

    I bolted an old pallet to the bottom of my carryall.

    If I had a PTO generator, I'd make some mounting holes to attach it to the pallet at the proper distance from the PTO shaft.

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    Default Re: PTO Generator 3 point mount??

    Could be great rotational torque, don't think you would want to trust any part that wasn't bolted. (nailed slats)
    You could build it out of wood but you'd want to beef it up with all bolts and heavier wood.
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    Default Re: PTO Generator 3 point mount??

    Quote Originally Posted by sandman2234 View Post
    Wasn't there a thread a while back about a carry all that twisted into a hunk of unusable metal when the generator went under load? Might be a good idea to check into that, or build your own carry all, but a little heavier duty.
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    A generator developing 9000 watts and being spun with a 540 RPM PTO will transmit a torque greater than 120 Ft Lbs to the support structure. That's a minimum value because it assumes the generator functions at 100% efficiency. To account for less than ideal efficiency and maintain a safety factor greater than 1.0, better figure at least three to four times that amount (400 to 500 ft lb) and design the support accordingly.
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    Default Re: PTO Generator 3 point mount??

    One possible way to handle the torque on the carry-all is to weld properly sized wheels on to the bottom. It would make it easier to scoot around without the tractor, pick it up with the tractor to reposition it and it would be resting on the ground with the shaft almost level when in working mode. That was my game plan when I sketched it out a while ago but unfortunately I still haven't got the PTO generator and, the way things are going, it may remain on my "wish list" for some time to come.

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