Here are some photos of my friend Karl and his old military generator.

Who says he never smiles! He sure looks happy to me.

Yes, this is a huge piece of equipment. Over 8 feet long and weighing 3,000 to 4,000 pounds! It certainly looks like World War II vintage. The first tag I located said "M330" which could be the model number?

Moving this generator was a "piece of cake" for Karl. He has customized one of his tractors with an engine hoist on the back so it was easy to pick up one end of the generator and place rollers under it.

Once the generator was clear of the building it slid easily on the blacktop. The steel sled frame under it hardly left a mark.

We all agreed.... THIS IS A THING OF BEAUTY!!

The generator had been located at a townhouse project for many years where it had been used as backup power for the sewage pumps.

It had sunk into the floor and they had built a wall to seperate it from the two car garage that was built in front. It was a very tight spot to remove it from but Karl was able to back his tractor right up to it and pick it up and roll it right out of the building. This would have been a real project without his tractor

The "business end". Mounted on the side is a 200 amp breaker box but I bet this baby will generate a lot more power than that!

Located behind the gauge panel are these switches and huge wires.

The powerplant is a flathead 6 cylinder Continental engine. 24 volt system. At first glance it looks like it may be designed for dual fuels. Start it on gasoline and then switch to kerosene. I can't wait to check it out closer!

Chris checking it out. The motor tag says "rebuilt engine, engr depot maint shop, October 1956" but the unit looks much older than that. It has been stored inside for many years so it is in great condition and complete with all the sheetmetal panels.

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