NorthStar PTO Generator - 13,000 Watt, 24 HP Required
I looked a bunch of other PTO generators and consistantly this unit came up as the best combination of quality and pricing. I have used this with a variety of tools and so far everything is good. My 14" chop saw behaved just like on house current and the unit was definitely loafing. I'm in the proccess of installing a inlet box and interlocked backfeed breaker for the house. After the April 27th tornadoes of 2011 we went a week on a 3ooo watt geny and i said never again. Now i believe we have a solid backup. Even under full load my Kubota 3240 handles it just fine.
February 4, 2014
The way to go
I purchased this product in Nov. 2013 after a recent power outage. We are now experiencing the second outage for the year after a substantial ice and wind event.
I mounted the generator to a 1200 pound rated lawn wagon from the local TSC and used a 12" x24" x1/8" Steel plate to mount the generator to the wagon using U-bolts. I use a piece of copper water pipe and a striped piece of home electrical wire to ground the generator. I can maneuver it easily to its desired location and store it in the barn.
Runs great, noise is not a factor if you enjoy having heat, running water, and electricity.
I run the generator with a Kubota B7610 tractor (24 HP) and it works fine. Very powerful, doesn't bog down at all with furnace blower, chest freezer, and fridge starting at the same time.
Don't be surprised to find extension chords running from the neighbors houses if you get it and the power goes out.
December 23, 2013
I used this generator for 5 days after a hurricane on my MF GC2610 with 20 pto hp . It powered everything great. It started and ran my 5 ton a/c while pulling 67 amps at start up. Well above what the gen is rated for. Gear box is a little noisy. I switched to 85/140 gear oil and it seems a little more quiet. Over all I am very happy.
April 23, 2013
I purchased one of these generators after hurricane Hugo back in 1989 after being caught with no power for two weeks. I since have set up 3 family homes so that I can now with ease hook up to either of the homes . I also have used it to do portable jobs such as limb trimming where no power is available,welding ect...... This is by far a great investment and a great product.
October 16, 2012
BETTER THAN GAS POWERED
I purchased this unit after Hurricane Katrina hit in August of 2005. It has never failed to do the job. The power gauge has quit but the unit still runs strong. I built a frame for it that allows it to be free standing when not in use. I now live in Missouri (purchased while living in Louisiana) and have had to only use it once in 3 years due to power outage. I use it more for just portable power for welder and air compressor. Don't have to worry about gas going bad in it from not being used like portables. I have thought about selling it but it isn't hurting a thing just sitting there.
May 14, 2012
NorthStar M165929G- 12 KW PTO Generator
A few days ago, I received the M165929G 12 KW Generator. I am impressed with its quality materials and workmanship. Over the weekend using 4" channel for its base I constructed a three-point hitch carriage, complete with "carrying straps/bumpers" (in order to lift the generator to its storage location). The generator meets its electrical load requirements and I am delighted it was also supplied with a custom "Final Test Result" providing no-load and full-load results and its "harmonic distortion" plot! I found no manufacturing deficiencies and after installing it in its carriage, my John Deere 870 tractor put it through its paces. I can attest to being a "happy camper." I do believe we are ready for any electrical disruption natural or man-made; additionally, I can take my welders (or other electrical powered equipment) to any point on our property without concern as to putting them to work. Accompanying are two photos of the generator and carriage attached to my tractor.
May 2, 2011
13000 wat PTO generator
Mounted the generator on a home built 3 point frame for my 40hp tractor. Added an electric connection at the car port that is built on to my shop so I can operate unit out of the direct weather conditions. My first real world test came on Christmas eve of 2009. Ran it all night with no problems. The output meter quit, but with tach on tractor running on proper RPMs for the generator the out put was steady and on the money.
March 22, 2011
I have had this generator for 5+ years. Twice a year the power goes out for 4-5 days at a time. It truly has been a life saver. The only problem is I can not use the tractor for other things like plowing the drive while it is powering the house. All things considered this was a good investment. I mounted it to a 3 pt carry all for ease of use.
November 25, 2010
Northstar PTO Generator
I researched this generator prior to the purchase. It is everything and more than I could expect. I have recommended it to a friend , who will be buying 2 generators, one for his business and one for his home.. the pricing, the shipping fees, the manual, the warranty,and all the customer services are fair, timely and accurate.
the only additional thing that I could hope for , is the weather behaves and that I don't need to use it.
August 30, 2010
13KW PTO Generator
I have 5 of these units in operation. It's a great product, easy to follow instructions and built to last. We use them in severe weather conditions with no problems.
June 1, 2010