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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