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Old 04-23-2008, 10:53 PM
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need more power!!! anyone help?

so one of the machines i just picked up was the delco force five washer. heres the problem, it requires 50 damn amps of power to run. i dont know how i didnt notice that when i bought it. so i have been searching everywhere locally to find a generator that i can mount to the trailers that will push that power. 50 amps at 250v is around 15,000 watts. hmmmm..... so i called many places, one company quoted me a new generator for $16,000. i almost hung up.... then another company quoted me around $2800, much more reasonable. anyhow, has anyone else had this much of a problem, and any suggestions other then the ones i mentioned????
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:57 PM
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Why electric??? Seems like a gas/diesel washer might be an cheaper alternative.
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Old 04-26-2008, 02:05 AM
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Ditto.
Electric power washers are for stationary installations.
Sell your unit and call Bob at http://www.presuretek.com he will get you the right unit for your needs.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:48 PM
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the reason i bought the electric is because i got a smokin deal. i am coming to the realization i should've waited. my other idea on the unit is to seperate the burner from the washer and wire them each at 125 at 50 amp. anyway, i think i will end up selling it.
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