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Old 11-01-2013, 09:37:38 PM
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Greetings! I am working on the history of a Missouri electric cooperative. When they got started in the early 1940s they bought two Ready-Power "mobile units" to supply current for their lines. I would love to find a photo of one of these units. Anyone have one? I believe these were 15kw units but now I can't seem to find where I got that. The co-op paid $30,298.60 for the pair in 1941. They were later sold to Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Portland, Michigan. Hoping someone can help out.
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I'm going to take a shot and move this to the generator forum........I think the chances of getting some answers will be much better there.......
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Big Jim,
Ready Power made a few (if not a lot) different models and sizes of generators. I think they were partnered with International as they used International engines in what few I have ads on.
Attached is a UD-9 Diesel powered unit, sizes between 20 and 25KW.
The only other ad I've got is a small unit powered by a International LB engine.
I'm fairly certain they made something in the 15KW range also.

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I checked into the dark recesses of my file cab and found this.
Next size down when this was printed was a 3 1/2 to 5KW "Cub".

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Very nice, thanks guys. I have a lot of info on these two units, maybe some day they will show up and I can tell the new owner its history! I got what I know from the board meeting minutes, could be more info in some file cabinet.

By the way, I found this on YouTube. Amazing what is out there!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCBm8...ature=youtu.be
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That's a beautiful machine. Is it as smooth and quiet as it seems in the video? And are they towing it with a Prius?
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Hi There Gus , got another one for you, 37 Kva 120/208 3 phase
any info would help.
looks like a dynamo.

Mark



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Mark, if you didn't already notice the second linked picture is a "way" smaller unit. What kind of engine is on it?
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