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PostSubject: generator trailer build   generator trailer build Icon_minitimeSeptember 4th 2013, 1:57 am

the power has been going out alot, and my 800 watt HFT genny isnt cutting it. we are looking to get a generac GP7500E, which weighs almost 200 lbs. now, this would not be a problem if i had a garage, aside from my shelterlogic. however, we dont have any place to store a generator, other than my shelterlogic, which is almost 200 yards away from where the generator would need to be. my mom has a bad back, and im not always going to be around to push it up to the plug. however, she can just jump on my tractor, pop a pin in and pull a trailer! Cool  here are my "plans" i have written up.
-must be towable behind my tractor.
-capeable of holding 200+ pounds of generator and fuels.
-must be safe to start and run the generator while on the trailer.
i am un sure of the dimensions at this time, but i will likely model my dump cart. i might even use parts off it. like the tounge, axle, tires, ect. the cart itsself, structurally is pooch. it has collapsed in on itsself twice now..
to make it safe t run the generator on the trailer, i would ground the gen to the trailer, and the trailer to the ground, using a piece of copper wire and a brass rod driven into the ground. i would like to be able to unhook from the trailer if i need to. just for an example, like hurricane Irene where electric was out for nearly a week. i could unhoom from the trailer and begin cleanup. hauling trees, rakeing, ect. would be nice to do. here is a picture of what i have drawn up. let me know what you think.

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PostSubject: Re: generator trailer build   generator trailer build Icon_minitimeSeptember 10th 2013, 11:25 pm

excellent idea all around. only thing - to make it stable, have scissor jacks or something at all 4 corners to keep it from going rolling when in use.
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PostSubject: Re: generator trailer build   generator trailer build Icon_minitimeSeptember 10th 2013, 11:27 pm

i would probably get a set of tire chocks. but scissor jacks are not a bad ideer. could help level it too. generally a good thing
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PostSubject: Re: generator trailer build   generator trailer build Icon_minitimeSeptember 11th 2013, 10:07 am

If it's particularly heavy, you could make it so the ground rod is hooked to and driven into the ground by the scissor jack.


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PostSubject: Re: generator trailer build   generator trailer build Icon_minitimeSeptember 11th 2013, 10:54 am

And that would make an excellent parking brake!
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PostSubject: Re: generator trailer build   generator trailer build Icon_minitimeOctober 14th 2013, 11:49 am

TheRainbowBoxer wrote:
If it's particularly heavy, you could make it so the ground rod is hooked to and driven into the ground by the scissor jack.
i do indeed like that idea... im making notes of all these things.. well, since i just bought a truck, funds are a bit short
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