Urbish wrote:I considered getting a PTO generator to run off my H, but I wasn't nuts about relying on a 73 year old tractor to keep my house warm in the winter if necessary.
Yes! It is one thing to pin a wagon to an old tractor and go pick up a load of hay. It is another to hook a generator onto it, yank the speed control wide open, and walk away from it for a couple hundred hours.
Eugene wrote:Transfer switch, power cables, and cable terminal ends?
How are you going to organize/install the generator set?
You need to consider the cost of these (and other) items that will be needed no matter what sort of generator is used. The savings from using an old tractor vs. getting a modern, clean operating generator starts to become a small percentage of the big picture.