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Anyone have any experience with John Deere Generators? Reliability?

-- ho deedo (, March 06, 1999


Hodeedo, I took delivery of my JD 40kw diesel back in December. My electrician friend who helped me hook it up to house and chicken houses says it's the finest genset he's ever seen. We ran it the first day for 12 hours straight on full load with nary a problem. Jerrel said it would be loud and keep me awake, but that dielsel engine noise made me sleep like a baby. Ambient sound you know. I suggest you get down to your JD dealer soon if you want one though; I had to wait 8 weeks for mine. Can't tell you how pleased I am with this thing.

-- doktorbob (, March 06, 1999.

Thanks. I already have my order in 4 weeks ago (also 8 week delay).

-- ho deedo (, March 06, 1999.

I only need the 5500 watt gas powered. No chicken coop here. That's some generator you have. Thanks for the info. anyone have a GenTran manual transfer switch

-- ho deedo (, March 06, 1999.

Ho, Are we related? Do you have a cousin named Moteesa?

-- Moanback (, March 06, 1999.

No. But I have one named hideehi deedo.

-- ho deedo (, March 06, 1999.

Hi ho deedo,

You don't need a GenTran transfer switch. SquareD and others have a panel where the main breaker is a dual, break-before-make style. They're a lot cheaper than the GenTran method. My 'local' Lowe's and Home Depot have them in stock.

The panel is designed to have 2 sources of power (usually one from the power line and the other from a genset or inverter) and you can transfer the circuits from one source to the other by throwing the main breaker. Note that since the main breaker is dual (one off, the other on), you'll always have a power connection to the sub-breakers in the panel.

It's normally used as a sub-panel to the main house panel, with power from the power company coming from a breaker in the main panel. Circuits that you wish to have backup power are moved from the main panel to the dual-breaker sub-panel.


-- Dean -- from (almost) Duh Moines (, March 07, 1999.

How much work is that for an electrician? 2hrs? Any info on John Deere?

-- ho deedo (, March 07, 1999.

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