Generator head on a garden tractor???
I'm a newbie! I have found a few garden tractors in my area that are rather inexpensive. I have a 5500 watt generator head that I would like to hook up to the garden tractor. Since this is a smaller tractor it doesn't have a PTO so I would need to run it off belts like maybe off of the cutting deck? Has anyone ever done it? If so how did you hook it up? The instructions for my generator head say to use a 9hp (recommended) to 11hp (Maximum) size engine. I'm wondering if I can go with a 12hp engine if I make the pulley work into the math equation? The generator head will probably end up with a bigger pulley than the motor to "depower" the bigger 12hp motor to my 9hp to 11hp required size. If I'm sure with my pulley RPM for the generator head is 3540-3720 (per instructions) isn't that all I need to worry about? I can't think of any other way that the 12hp could be bad.