I'm trying to justify the expense for a 10HP pressure washer. Since
it would be sitting around idle most of the time (same can be said for
a small generator) I'd like to be able to make the engine do
double-duty. The pump looks to be easy to remove. Can the engine be
used to spin a generator?
Yes if you can find a engine with a crankshaft that will fit both the pump &
generator. But that said all the presserwashers engine I worked with have a
round crankshaft with a keyway in them and the generators all have a tapered
end . So the challenging part may be to find one that will swap back & forth
without it being labor intensive.
Oh Boy! What you just posted has absolutely nothing to do with the ability of an
engine to do be a power source for various purposes. An engine can be the power
source for what every you can hook onto it to operate as long as it is with in
Well, if the engine has an inappropriate governor that won't maintain 3600
rpm (and a pressure washer engine has no need of such a governor), then it
is not going to give you 60Hz reliably. Generators try to maintain the
frequency pretty closely.
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