|Originally Posted By Snowleopard:
Originally Posted By batmanacw:
Originally Posted By Snowleopard:
Me, currently, I look at what's at auction, like this thing
Now, granted, that might be junk, fixable, or operationaly; I don't know.
But that "availability", for the present, is one of the things that's driving my pickup truck research, both from the capability to being able to get it.....and maybe having a common fuel source between them.
Are you going run a huge business? Why would you want that much power and fuel consumption? That will run a small town.....
Because on the opening bid, it's cheap and fits into planned infrastructure. Something like a P250
might be more reasonable, but two things: it's gasoline powered and that's not good and it's better to have too much power and try to figure what to do with it than not have enough power.
You make a decent point of "that thing would power a small town".....but look at it this way: out in the middle of the country and no power from the city. Run that thing for a short time to charge batteries, fill the water tanks, perhaps fill a column as a kinetic energy source....then turn it off. Turn it back on when needing to charge batteries, fill water tanks, etc..
As I said, I look at what's out there. It it's cheap but comes with too much capability, well, I'll figure out what to do with that other ability.
("I feel the need, the need for speed!"--Maverick and Goose, (w,stte), "Top Gun")
You can do everything you mentioned with a much more efficient generator. I went with 3500 running watts because it is exactly big enough to run my well pump with a little extra room to spare. Once I get showers done and my water storage filled and the furnace run a bit the bigger genny goes off and my very efficient inverter genny takes over to maintain my fridge and freezer and charging batteries.
The only way your plan is not very inefficient is if you actually need to run huge loads. That huge genny would be great for running the farm during milking or the silo unloaders by themselves.