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  1. #11
    Advertiser kennyd's Avatar
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    John Deere 4110, 455

    Default Re: NorthStar PTO generator

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( I paid $625.00 for a new 10K leroy
    sommer gen head with gearbox and $75.00 for the pto bar.
    )</font>

    Where did you get this deal from?

  2. #12
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    Default Re: NorthStar PTO generator

    To answer the original question on why some PTO generators must be trailer mounted: It depends on the size and hence starting torque required by the generator. Large PTO generators require more starting torque and when they are lifted off of the ground they put twisting force on the 3ph. That is obviously different from the implement resting on the ground requiring a lot of starting torque. The 3ph was not designed for that kind of twisting force. However for smaller PTO generators, there is really no issue.

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    Default Re: NorthStar PTO generator

    Here is the unit mounted to a carry-all. I put some small casters on it to make it easier/faster to mount. Plus, I put a couple of 2x4's across the underside of the plywood to give the 5/8 inch mounting bolts something rigid to bolt to. Runs like a champ. The tractor needs to run at around 2700 RPM to bring the generator up to the correct voltage (120).
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    Default Re: NorthStar PTO generator

    check out www.generaljims.com
    look under generators then go to gas generators.
    They have raised the price to 795.00 since I bought mine
    this spring. These are just the gen head and pto gearbox.
    You have to come up with your own mount as well as an
    electrical panel with plugs and circuit breakers. After I built
    my own panel and dumped about $70 bucks in plugs, a panel
    box and breakers I found out surpluscenter.com had a variaty
    of pre made generator panels for dirt cheap.

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    Elite Member SkyPup's Avatar
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    Kubota L-39 GST TLB, Kubota L3130GST, Massey 1030 HST, Kubota ZD-21 ProDecK, Two Euro VW TDIs

    Default Re: NorthStar PTO generator

    I have the larger Northern Tool 12kW unit mounted onto a two wheel trailer, it works great and @ 544rpm rear PTO (kubota L-3130 real time PTO tachometer) she puts out 50 amps of 240V or 100 amps of 120V @ 60 hertz.

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