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I was looking through my 155/195 documentation tonight and I found a promo add packet that mentioned a 110v, 17.5 amp generator accessory meant for the 195. Anyone ever seen one of these? Would love to have one. Might be handy as well, not just a show piece.

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According to the one pic I have (I'll try and get it scanned later), this is *not* the factory one. The one I saw was mounted along side the starter/generator and used the front PTO belt, which means the side body plate had to be removed.
I think the giveaway here is where he said someone converted the PTO to electric - it souds like someone did a pretty extensive mod job on the front of the engine.
 

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My mistake. I've never played with a 100 series so I'm not familiar with them.
It may not even be the one Tom was thinking of.
I've always wanted to mount a generator on one of my tractors so it caught my eye. I'd love to see the pics you have of the factory unit.
 

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Na, not really a mistake. I've been playing with the 100 series for over 20 years and the only evidence I've seen is one picture in one of those cheesy promotional packets (this one is called A Family Affair, lol). However, it looks like someone did a really nice custom job installing that.
 

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Rockdog said:
I gotta ask....why would you need a generator attachement instead of just using a generator?
Why spend the extra money for a generator/engine when you can just buy the head and use the engine from your tractor to spin it.
Why wear out your tractor engine when complete gasoline powered generators aren't that costly? Also, why tie up your tractor powering a generator when you might need to be using it for other tasks?
 

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Protrucker said:
CASE 220/4 said:
Rockdog said:
I gotta ask....why would you need a generator attachement instead of just using a generator?
Why spend the extra money for a generator/engine when you can just buy the head and use the engine from your tractor to spin it.
Why wear out your tractor engine when complete gasoline powered generators aren't that costly? Also, why tie up your tractor powering a generator when you might need to be using it for other tasks?
Maybe the Guy has more than one tractor and this is His Generator Tractor, or maybe that's a picture of his Backup Generator Tractor. :thumbsup: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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I gotta say, I love that attachment. Now you have me thinking of making something like that :grin: . For me, it's the idea that these tractors are so versatile. For someone who lives in town like me, the theory is that the GT is the only piece of motorized machinery I need, with various attachments. I like that idea, and it seems to be in the spirit of what Colt/Case were going for back then.
 

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Protrucker said:
CASE 220/4 said:
Rockdog said:
I gotta ask....why would you need a generator attachement instead of just using a generator?
Why spend the extra money for a generator/engine when you can just buy the head and use the engine from your tractor to spin it.
Why wear out your tractor engine when complete gasoline powered generators aren't that costly? Also, why tie up your tractor powering a generator when you might need to be using it for other tasks?
A good generator can be costly. Dont think that a $300 Horror Freight generator will last you over 2 years. Most of the cheaper units are built with garbage parts.
 

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To answer a few questions, this is my backup generator tractor and it works very nicely. My main purpose is to be able to take my welder to areas where I have no other power. The welder sits in a trailer and plugs into the generator. I'm not too concerned about the longevity of the generator because it wasn't very expensive and doesn't get much use. Total cost of the project, including the generator was about $250 for a 10 kw unit--much less than any comparable units I've seen.

I will tell anyone thinking about a similar project, the generator head is heavy so putting it on the tractor is a bit of a chore for one person--two would make it easy.
 

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Ooohhhh. Now I'm following ya. What kind of welder are you running with it? I'm assuming a wire feed or something? I'd probably blow the thing with cause I cant strike an arc with a stick anymore for the life of me.
 
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