> Yup. They're cheap because you only buy a generator, not an engine.
> If you use them for more than a few hours, I expect the running costs
> are much higher. Wear on a tractor engine is more expensive than on a
> stand-alone engine.
*I think you'll be surprised here . . the diesel tractor engine is good for
tens of thousands of hours of very efficient operation with normal
maintenance. I did the math on a Perkins engined Massey 235 38 pro hp
tractor: It'll deliver 17 horsepower for an hour on one gallon of fuel and
17 hp will gen up lots of electrics. Sounds like a great plan.*
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