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A good house GENERATOR can be PORTABLE - or NOT.

Today, As A Homeowner, You Can Never Be Entirely Certain When A Weather-Related Emergency Will Occur
Just like all generator sellers, we often get asked which type of generator - usually portable or standby - is best for home backup. For most applications, there really is no right or wrong answer to this. Going with a portable unit affords you the chance to have mobile electricity at remote locations (away from the residence) if necessary. We would never deny that portable generators can be just as helpful when it comes to executing home projects. When somebody requires tool power, it is often simpler to wheel a generator into position than it would be to string together extension cords from a house or garage outlet. Where we are, many farmers and ranchers choose to purchase portable generators for repair jobs at distant spots where cord power is absolutely not feasible. A farmer or rancher may utilize portable electricity frequently enough for repairs and other such purposes to justify multiple generators - the portable for those odd jobs, and a standby unit for home and workshop backup (or, since most farmers and a fair number of ranchers also have tractors, they may opt for the tractor owner's best friend - a PTO).

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WINCO is easily the BEST option when it comes to portable TRI-FUEL machines.

This Montgomery Ward (Remember Them?) Brand Briggs & Stratton-Powered Electric Generator Looks Like It Probably Dates Back To The Mid 1970s
There were once many more builders of multi-fuel or tri-fuel portable generators. Gradually, credible generator manufacturers have opted out of this niche - all except Winco. There are a handful of Chinese multi-fuel machines available (of varying quality), however, we try to steer customers away from that option - and not always because the generators in question are defective or unreliable (or, in other words, inherently poor products). What we've discovered is that replacement parts, for most Chinese brands, are difficult (if not impossible) to obtain. T-Rex repaired Chinese models for several years in the late 2000s - and our technicians ended up having to adapt parts from brands like Honda, Yamaha, Generac, and a host of others to get those machines operating (the only alternative to retiring what were sometimes brand-new generators). Expect none of those problems when you invest your money in a Winco product, among the very best-engineered on the market. T-Rex regards Winco as the clear number-one choice if your needs are a multi-fuel portable generator - and the only choice out there if you're interested in tri-fuel (natural gas, propane, gasoline) versatility.

If You Are Seeking Generator Backup And You Already Own A Reliable Tractor, The PTO Unit Is Far And Away The Best Value You'll Find For The Money

NATURAL gas and PROPANE house STANDBY generators.

These two alternative fuels are beneficial as sources of backup energy for a couple of reasons. First, they both produce clean power when compared with gasoline or diesel (or a host of other fuels) - making either one a good choice for residents of those areas routinely afflicted by severe polution in the middle of winter or summer. If an application already harbors a natural gas feed, then the backup generator has a ready-made fuel source that should always be available when needed. Because of its incredible shelf life, the same can be true of propane. As long as an adequate supply of the fuel is maintained inside of a sealed (uncompromised) container, propane should be as ready to use at a moment's notice as natural gas. Important: if you'll be relying on propane, always ensure the integrity of whatever storage tank you choose. This remarkable fuel's one natural enemy is contamination through faulty storage measures. Here's another tip: when considering these fuels (NG and LPG) for backup - as you weigh the pros and cons of each - don't overlook the fact that, for the same operating speed (rpm of the engine), propane provides 10 to 12% (could be even more depending on the generator model and its engine maker) more output than natural gas! This is free (without consequences) power that has absolutely no impact on the service life of either engine or generator.

Help Protect Your Loved Ones With Backup Electricity

Can DIESELS work as HOUSE generators? You BETTER believe IT.

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Diesels rock - if your goals are efficiency (per quantity of fuel consumed) and long life, diesels are easily the best value to be found for the money. Diesel standby generators are predominately liquid-cooled, making upfront costs higher than they would be for an air-cooled "residential" standby unit. On the other hand, these small residential standbys (air-cooled) without exception operate at 3600 rpm. If you prefer 1800-rpm operation from a house generator, it will require committing to a liquid-cooled unit - and the chances of finding an acceptable 1800-rpm diesel of 20kW or under are infinitely greater (than they would be if you were seeking a gas-burning model). With respect to gas-burning powerplants (by this, we mean gasoline, natural gas, and propane), 1800 rpm operation (compared to the standard 3600 rpm for a residential generator) can have a dramatic impact on the service life of your equipment. Because of the diesel's heavier overall construction and lower operating temperatures (to say nothing of the superior lubricative properties of diesel fuel), the question of enhanced service life will be less relevant - we feel that the best argument for diesel units with lower rpm levels is their reduced decibels during operation - a particularly important consideration in most house generator applications.One Thing You Won't Get From A Diesel Is Clean Energy - Modern Diesels Are Certainly Much Improved In This Area Over Their Predecessors, But All Gas-Burning Motors (Including Gasoline Engines) Continue To Hold A Sizeable Advantage It makes most sense to consider a diesel if you expect the generator to be used often, or for extended periods. These situations tend to highlight its better durability and sturdier construction (compared to gas-burning equivalents). The most significant impediment to diesel use in residential settings is the limited life of the fuel. A diesel car or truck, diesel-powered equipment, a diesel tractor - there needs to be some alternative means of using whatever fuel is not required for generator backup. We once ran into a diesel-standby house application that used two identical tanks, both on a remote platform - with one sitting at a higher elevation to promote drainage. Contents of the upper diesel tank were always reserved for generator use. The lower tank fed a diesel pickup truck and other vehicles - until it was empty. Then it received the contents of the upper tank, and the upper tank was refilled. This ensured an always-fresh supply of backup fuel.

What OTHER generator OPTIONS are out THERE for RESIDENTIAL backup?

This Winco Industrial Portable Boasts Two-Cylinder Honda Power - And It Can Provide Plenty Of Home Backup When It Isn't Being Used At The Job Site

Wind and solar options continue to improve, but they have yet to become viable enough to replace the motorized generator. A portable or standby backup generator remains the best choice for most home applications. One alternative to these machines is the PTO generator (see link above). Also referred to as power-take off, farm, and tractor generators, for operation these units rely on the motors of host equipment - usually tractors (though power for a PTO can come from a truck or any piece of equipment that is outfitted with a power-take off or PTO shaft). Given the amount of electricity produced, PTO generators are extremely affordable - costing one-third or less of engine-equipped generators equal to them in output.Anybody Out There Interested In This Mausoleum? Located In Rhode Island, It Was Built Originally As A Summer Home, Most Recently Has Housed A University, And - We Understand - Is Currently Vacant; Looks Like A Real Dream House Also compact and easy to store, the PTO requires roughly 2 horsepower from its host motor for every kilowatt of electricity created. Your PTO unit can be used with an underpowered host motor (for lower than advertised output) - as long as that engine harbors sufficient muscle to run the generator at its prescribed 1800 or 3600 rpm (required to produce 60 Hz electricity). Be aware that most PTO generators weigh too much, despite their compact dimensions, to be moved by hand. Optional trailer packages allow them to be towed easily from one location to another (can also be transported by truck, though some units may require more than a standard pickup).

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T-Rex Generators distributes products from many different standby and portable generator manufacturers at substantially discounted prices. These represented companies include: Asco automatic transfer switches, Briggs & Stratton generators, Winco generators, Generac Generators, GenTran transfer switches, Reliance Controls Transfer Switches, and Zenith automatic transfer switches. T-Rex also carries Honda powered generators which have the same time-tested Honda engines as the substantially more expensive Honda generator brand units.