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    Default Re: Voltmaster PTO generator

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbacuse77 View Post
    My main concern is that I don't have to go out and adjust throttle everytime a large load kick on and off.
    From my testing that seems to be a non issue with the Voltmaster and my tractor, probably yours as well.
    Kubota L4200-GST 4WD, LA680 FEL, 6' Mower, 6' Box Blade, 7' Angle Blade, 12kw 3pt PTO Generator

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    Default Re: Voltmaster PTO generator

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbacuse77 View Post
    Thanks stoney, I like the voltmaster but just wasn't sure because I haven't seen anybody post anything about them yet or at least that I can find. My main concern is that I don't have to go out and adjust throttle everytime a large load kick on and off.
    Nothing to worry about. If your governor is working correctly you will have no problem at all.
    Randall



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    4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
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    Default Re: Voltmaster PTO generator

    i have a northern tools 12.5k pto genset ( chinese ).. I've run it fine on 50-60 year old gasser fords with -0- issues.

    just have a good governor and you are good to go..

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    Default Re: Voltmaster PTO generator

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbacuse77 View Post
    Not sure if it has been asked yet, but does anyone have the 12K/15KW surge Voltmaster PTO genny and what do you think.
    Also can anyone who already has a PTO genny let me know if you constantly have to adjust the throttle on the tractor when loads kick on and off?

    I own the generator you're asking about. Bought it in 1998. Use to have major power outages here before I bought the Voltmaster but I have used it a few times. Longest I've ran it was 6 hours and was in the summer. I heat my hot water with a outdoor wood boiler so I was able to run anything I needed in the house since I wasn't pulling 25+ amps heating hot water. I used the generator on several tractors. First one was a Long 2610 and it did great. Next was a Agrofarm 87 by Deutz Fahr and same results. I've tested it on the last tractor I bought which is a Agrofarm 100 by Deutz Fahr and shifted in to 1000 rpm with a regular 540 output shaft and ran the engine at 1200 rpms. I would turn on the highest loads I had in the house and never hear any change in the tractor engine so that has worked great.Will save fuel and is quiet. But the tractor is 96 HP and that's what I expected. I have a Fluke meter that shows HZ so I always hook that up when I start and get everything up to speed watching the meter and then turn on the main breaker on the generator when I have things set correct. I've never had the throttle to vary with a load on the generator and again have run up to 6 hours. I've been very pleased with the Voltmaster. It's brushless and have never hesitated to run anything I needed, even sensitive equipment. It has a very steady output of volts and HZ.
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    Default Re: Voltmaster PTO generator

    Thanks for the input fellas, I think I will order the Voltmaster this week.

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    Default Re: Voltmaster PTO generator

    good luck on it.

    when you get it.. tell us what you find.

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    Default Re: Voltmaster PTO generator

    -img-20120913-00456-jpgIf any of you PTO generator generator users need a frequency meter, there is a $20 one available on ebay or from Hardy Diesel. I found a small plastic box to mount it in and ended up spending $30 on the whole setup. It is very accurate and at that price you can afford to have one at the tractor and another one in the house.

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    Default Re: Voltmaster PTO generator

    Quote Originally Posted by slotoro View Post
    -img-20120913-00456-jpgIf any of you PTO generator generator users need a frequency meter, there is a $20 one available on ebay or from Hardy Diesel. I found a small plastic box to mount it in and ended up spending $30 on the whole setup. It is very accurate and at that price you can afford to have one at the tractor and another one in the house.
    Sweet advice. I like the way you think

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    Default Re: Voltmaster PTO generator

    I installed a remote outlet on the carry-all facing the tractor seat and use one of these to set frequency.

    Found one on fleabay for about $20, these will show frequency, volts, amps and after you input your power companies charges per kw will show you operating costs for a day, week, month or year.
    It's interesting to plug it into various home items and see what they are costing to operate.
    Kubota L4200-GST 4WD, LA680 FEL, 6' Mower, 6' Box Blade, 7' Angle Blade, 12kw 3pt PTO Generator

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    Default Re: Voltmaster PTO generator

    I have the Voltmaster 12/15 and I have not been entirely happy with it. My problems have been:

    1) To keep the Hz at 60, voltage is always a little to high, usually 125-130, 250-260.
    2) My tractor governor doesn't seem to sense the increase in load unless it is significant and so HZ and voltage drop a little more than desired. (Probaby not the generator's fault)
    3) After a couple of years, the hole plugs on the side of the generator gear reduction box started to leak. Every year since, it seems to get worse.

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