NorthStar PTO Generator - 13,000 Watt, 24 HP Required
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
Great product for backup power
Works well for power needs in remote areas. Priced right for the power. Great standby generator during hurricanes.
February 22, 2010
Life at the end of the line.
My wife and I built a new home in 2005 off the main highway on a small farm we have owned for several years. Our home is total electric and being where we are located, not only are we susceptible to power outages, but often we're one of the last to get our power restored. We have a son who is disabled and dependent upon an electric wheelchair for mobility. Shortly after building this new house it became really obvious that we would need a backup source for our electricity. After doing much research on every type of generator, I chose the NorthStar 13Kw for several reasons. One, I already owned a 35hp tractor, the 13Kw was more than sufficient for our needs and because it's as portable as my tractor, I can use it to help out my mother just up the road or friends or neighbors when they are in need. Since purchasing this generator, we've had a tornadoe which knocked out power for several days, a couple of ice storms and even outages caused by some major construction just up the road. This thing has worked flawlessly. We even run our computers, printers, and satellite TV without any problems. We run 2 freezers full of food, refrigerator, oven, microwave, 2 hot water heaters and pretty much everything else without a hitch. I haven't had to run the central air from the generator yet but I'm sure it can handle it as well. The only thing I wished is that my tractor had a 1000 rpm PTO so I wouldn't have to run the tractor at 2500 rpm to keep the generator output in the "green" range. After having to use this generator at least 10 times, I can say that it's more than paid for itself and I'd very highly recommend it.
February 22, 2010