A PTO generator, also known as a power takeoff generator. They are one of the most trusted and convenient ways to turn farm equipment into a mobile power plant. Whether you require an extra energy source or simply want a generator on standby in case you are ever faced with a power outage, there are a number of reasons why you should invest in a PTO generator. Here we will explore what a PTO generator is and the reasons to consider investing in one.
What is a PTO generator?
So first things first, what is a PTO generator? They are tools that are generally utilised by farmers, they are invaluable and powerful for farmers with tractors who have a PTO shaft connector. Farmers across the country are well aware of the effects that a power outage can have on a working farm, from the milking machines to mechanical feeders, the lack of power even for a few minutes can have negative consequences. With a PTO generator on-site, you can have peace of mind that with your tractor and generator in tow you will have a reliable source of energy at any time.
The same way a car engine and alternators work together to provide electricity to the car when the PTO alternator and tractor engine are running simultaneously, the alternator provides power to whatever it is connected to.
The first PTO generator dates back to the 1920s, as the American Society of Agricultural Engineers changed the face of farming for the better after the first PTO was created.
PTO Generator Purpose
The benefit of having a PTO generator is that they have multiple purposes. From providing a temporary source of energy during a blackout to being able to source power anywhere on the farm. Here’s a bit more information about the different purposes a PTO has:
A temporary source of power
Everyone knows how inconvenient it can be when you lose the power at your farm, home or business, with this in mind a PTO generator can give you complete peace of mind that you can source energy day or night during a power outage thanks to your trusty tractor. Depending on the capacity, with a PTO generator you can power lights, medical equipment, charge electronics and save the food in your fridge freezer to name a few.
A PTO shaft generator means you can power tools literally anywhere on the farm or property, from the middle of a field to the farmyard, wherever you need a power tool you can have it. You can achieve power in areas where you cannot normally find electricity, running in conjunction with your tractor they create electricity wherever and whenever you need it.
Low maintenance and operation costs
At Bellwood Rewinds we provide farmers across the country with efficient and affordable PTO generators, and one of the main reasons that farmers decide to invest in a PTO is that they are low maintenance and the operational costs are low. Farmers know that if they invested in a motorised generator they would be faced with more fuel costs, more oil usage, more repairs and more maintenance.
With a PTO generator, you are practically guaranteed to be able to hook your generator up after a long period of inactivity and have power. As long as your tractor is running as it should be, then the generator will run as it should do. This will give you complete peace of mind that you have a reliable source of power when you need it most. What’s more, as the generator is powered through your tractor, the fuel costs are low in comparison to the running of a diesel generator.
Lower purchase costs
If you are looking to purchase an affordable and value for money generator, then PTO generators are ideal for you. You will be making use of the engine that you already have, know and trust. When you decide to purchase a PTO generator you can save up to 50% of the cost of a diesel generator of the equivalent power outage.
PTO Generator Benefits
We’ve explored some of the reasons why you should consider purchasing a PTO generator, now we are going to look at the key benefits of investing in one. While the main benefit is the ability to provide a power source when and where you need it, there are also a number of other key benefits:
- Easily transported as they latch on to tractors with ease
- Conveniently attach to tractors
- Take up less space than other generator styles
- Run alongside other equipment you already have
- Cheaper than standalone generators
- No extra fuel costs
- Easy to maintain and store
- Long lifespan as they don’t have an engine
How can Bellwood Rewinds help?
Here at Bellwood Rewinds, we have provided farmers across the country with high quality and affordable PTO generators for a number of years now, we have an excellent reputation for the products we supply and the customer service we provide. Should you have any questions about PTO generators or would like to speak to us about purchasing one, be sure to get in touch with a member of our team today who will be more than happy to help you.