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Old 19-05-12   #11 (permalink)
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Re: ID this generator?

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Well I have just got round to testing the genny. I was waiting for a cheap PTO shaft to come my way but it was low priority so I dint want to lay out much (ok any) cash either. In the end I got a new one that came with my new PTO powered log saw. So with the borrowed shaft in hand it was time to check it out.

Took all the panels off & gave it a good clean out. It all looked in very good nick. Bearings felt smooth & sounded like a good bearing should. Brushes (all 4 as there are 2 on each slip ring) are all in good condition & nice & long. Slip rings could do with a polish up but as its not going to be used again for a while I decided not to. So time to spin her up. As soon as the pto speed picked up the indicator light for under speed came on followed by correct speed light at about 47htz which stays on till about 51htz when the over speed light comes on. Voltage was a nice steady 240v. Tested it with a 1000watt table saw. No change in htz or voltage so thats good too.


Just need to sort out a proper mounting for it now as its still bolted to the reinforced pallet it was delivered on
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Yes the M/C you have got is a RS4 made by the ECC in Wolverhampton uk
. the PTO was put on when the M/C was built and tested. the voltage reg is at the back off the M/C under the back cover .how I know this I was at the ECC Wolverhampton works as a service engineer until it closed in 1985 .I hope this will help;
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Can anyone ID this PTO generator?





I know nothing about it so any help finding out its spec would be great.
Hi the generator you have got is a RA 4 with a PTO and will have been built at the ECC Wolverhampton in 1986 . I do know this as I was a service engineer from 1964 until it closed in 1985 Regards old time fitter.
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