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Voltmaster Power Equipment and AccessoriesModel: PTO15/12
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Grade

Style
Run Watts
12,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
15,000
Starting Watts
Convert Your Tractor Into a Generator
Use your tractor engine to generate electricity
Requires at least 24 PTO HP

Multiple Applications
Generate electricity to power tools on the farm or ranch
Backup your home, barn or buildings during a power outage

3600 RPM Brushless Alternator
Produces clean and safe electricity for sensitive electronics

Smooth Wave™ Voltage Regulation
Provides <6% total harmonic distortion & +/- 6% Voltage Reg

Thermal/Magnet Circuit Breaker
Protects generator and appliances from overload

Standard Voltmeter
Makes it easy to monitor your power usage

Standard 1-3/8” Six Spline w/ Helical Gears
Connect tumbling bar (sold separately) between tractor and PTO

Added Features
PTO safety shield

Product Must be mounted to a trailer or concrete slab.
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brushless
Auto Voltage Regulation
No
Surge Watts
15000 Watts
Rated Watts
12000 Watts
Rated Amps
50 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Voltage Meter
Yes
Tractors HP
24 HP
PTO RPMs
540 RPM
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
NEMA 14-50R
1
Overview
Weight
159 Pounds
Product Length
29 Inches
Product Width
10.875 Inches
Product Height
16 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
Model
PTO15/12


Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA L14-30R

NEMA 14-50R
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  8 Questions
Q: Mike,

I need height of center of input shaft to bottom of gen base for PTO15/12. You're going to have to pull that tape measure out. Thanks.

by Craig Thompson from Kansas on June 28, 2016

A: Below is a link to the cut sheet we have for this unit with the dimensions you need. For more dimensional specs I recommend contacting Voltmaster direct at (800) 730-3927.

Cut Sheet

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Does the voltmaster pto15/12 generator have a cast iron gear box?
by Glenn from Virginia on January 11, 2014

A: Per Voltmaster/Wanco the gear box housing is cast aluminum.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Would this be a good choice for a John Deere 2320 which the manual states produces 18 HP at the PTO and a total of 24 HP at the engine [crank]?
by Kirby from Ohio on July 23, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry....

Unfortunately this generator is too large for your tractor. The proper sizing of a tractor to a PTO generator is 1000 watts for every 2 PTO HP. With your unit having 18 HP at the PTO the largest generator you could go with would be 9kW (9000 watts).

Your tractor does not produce enough power output to the PTO generator for it to produce the proper wattage or the proper Hz/Voltage and if connected to your unit you could damage the PTO generator and the equipment you are connecting it to.

Our smallest unit is a 10kW by IMD and with it being borderline with your tractor output we recommend that you contact IMD to confirm it would work.

IMD - (864) 968-0858

Models - PTO 10-2S & PTO 10-2S AVR

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I have a old farmall 230 farm tractor will it drive this generator?
by Don Wackerle from Michigan on May 11, 2013

A: PTO generator sizing is based on the HP at the PTO and can be calculated using the following....

1000 watts for every 2 PTO HP.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Any problems using this exposed to the weather? Not all the time, just during power outages when it will probably be raining or snowing.
by Will from Kentucky on December 26, 2012

A: Per the owner's manual these units are not to be run in rain or snow.

Owner's Manual

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I have ordered the 12/15 Kw voltmaster pto generator from your online store, unfortunately the factory has a back order problem with parts so not sure when I will receive the generator, but would like to know what plug types I will need to hook up when I receive it.
Thanks, Joe

by Joe Croisant from Texas on August 11, 2012

A: The unit comes with the following outlets.....







by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Bought a voltmaster pto15/12 generator with a 50 amp plug and a reliance transfer switch. The reliance switch came with a 50 plug with 3 prongs. It says it needs a CS6365 power cord plug type. Do you have cords to connect generator to plug in wall in garage.
by Bryan from Connecticut on April 05, 2012

A: The following cord has the correct connections to connect the generator to the Reliance Switch.

Gen-Tran 50A 25ft Cord

This cord has the following ends.....




by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Some of your generators say tractor horsepower and some say PTO HP which is it? I have a 35hp tractor with a 25hp PTO what is the biggest gen I could have hooked up to it?
by Rob Bridges from Illinois on January 31, 2011

A: The HP rating is based on the PTO HP and when looking at your PTO HP output the estimated generator size is based on the following: 1000 watts for every 2 PTO HP so for your 25HP PTO you can use a maximum 12,500 watt generator.
by Mike, Product Expert
Voltmaster PTO15/12 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (10)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
Price (5)
High Quality (4)
Durable (3)
Cons
Amp Meter Broken After T... (1)
Packaging (1)
Rain Prof It (1)
I Don't Have Any Dislike... (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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James G.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/5/14
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sweet Unit
I just received my PTO powered generator. The other day. Fast service.I chose to weld up my own 3 point carry all to mount it on. I made room for my Lincoln wire Feed welder on the platform, along with some tools. My tractor is a 1953 Ford Jubilee rated at 30 HP at the PTO.

We live on a ranch and we needed a back up power supply for the house, well, and shop. Now I can have power Any were I need on the ranch. Today I set the tractor engine to 540 PTO RPM , volt meter read 240 Volts and I... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
James Recommends This Voltmaster Product
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Robert G.
Decatur, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/11/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mounted And Tested
Here is the Generator mounted in my home made frame.

I will use an old washing machine housing to cover top and sides with the painted sheet metal for weather protection.

I added a 50 AMP 3 prong socket for my welder. It plugs into the 4 pole socket on the GEN.
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Robert Recommends This Voltmaster Product
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Randy F.
Bainbridge, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/28/11
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Overall Great Product
Have had this generator for awhile and while it works great overall there's been a chronic issue with gear box oil leakage. Finally contacted the manufacturer and was advised to drain gear box oil and refill with marine grade grease. This is apparently critical when this generator is stored/operated in areas with widely varying temperatures
Randy Recommends This Voltmaster Product
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Debbie L.
Merritt Island, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/6/16
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Voltmaster Generator
I received the generator in 3 days. Hooked it up to the PTO shaft on the tractor, set the rpm and powered up my whole house. Ran it for an hour, no problems. Good generator for the money.
Debbie Recommends This Voltmaster Product
Debbie's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good"
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Larry B.
Hot Springs, AR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/21/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Voltmaster
I have brought many generators over the years pretty much for the same reason. To give me power when and where i need it. The Voltmaster i had purchased so far has performed as expected. I brough it as a back up Genorator and have only had it a short time so i have not had the need for back up power but after i got it mounted on a trailer and hooked to my tractor we went out and cut a few trees.So far so good. Runs quiet an ran all the power equipment we needed to perform the task at hand. I... more
Larry Recommends This Voltmaster Product
Larry's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Site was easy to navigate and fast shipping right to my door. The driver slid the unit off the truck right into the bucket of my tractor."
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Danny B.
Bankston, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/28/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Needed
Using volt master has saved my strawberry operation. It powers all my well points for consistent irrigation. Durable and maintains accurate voltage. Great investment, hope to put a couple more on line.
Danny Recommends This Voltmaster Product
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Keith
Ogdensburg, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/28/12
Total Helpful Votes
45 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I received Generator on Friday. Went to tractor supply and bought the CountyLine® Carry All, Category 1 Quick Hitch (130 dollars,and PTO drive shaft for 150 dollars. Mounted steel plate to carry all. Mounted generator to plate and was running my whole house with electric dryer,220 well pump,

Furnace and any other thing I could turn on by 7 pm Friday night. No issues at all.
Will note that I recommend you purchase a (kill O watt meter for 20 dollars to plug into one of the 110 volt... more
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David B.
Allentown, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/12
Total Helpful Votes
34 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome
I ordered this generator from EGD after Hurricane Sandy 2012. We had a similar event on the East Coast last year about the same time that left us without power for 5 days. Again in 2012, Sandy was another 5 days without power.

With the gas being the most common fuel for portable generators and the effect Sandy had on the East Coast, NJ and NY ran low on gasoline. I decided on this type of generator as I have a Cub Cadet 7 series Subcompact tractor that could run the PTO driven generator.
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Ron L
Simpsonville, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/18/12
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Voltmaster Generator
Solid generator for the money. Hooked it to a 36 hp mass & ran a house with 3 1/2 ton a/c, fridge, freezer chest, all lights & microwave going.

No problems. Ready for the next power outage.
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Steve P.
Jarrettsville, MD
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator For The Money
I bought this generator after a storm that knocked out power for 3 days. My welder/generator did just fine, but 1.5 gal of gas an hour was a bit much. I bought this pto generator, made a 3 pt hitch frame and bought a driveshaft at Tractor Supply, and tested it out and had no problems. Summer of 2012 we lost power in Maryland for 4 days. This generator ran about 102 hours continuously with no problems powered by a John Deere 1026r sitting beside a 300 gal diesel tank. PERFECT.
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Dave
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pto Generator
I fabricated my own frame for this PTO generator when all I had was a 650 JD rated at 14 PTO hp. Although It was only good for producing 5 or 6 Kw with that tractor, it worked flawless. I did use a frequency meter to check against the pto setting on the tach and it is amazing, the tach is close enough. It's always 59 to 61 htz. Now with the 37 hp tractor it will play with this generator.
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