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IH UD14 Ready Power EG30 Manual Request


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Old 07-27-2019, 10:15:59 AM
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Default IH UD14 Ready Power EG30 Manual Request

Gentlemen,
I know I am grasping at straws with this but I thought I'd ask anyway. Has anyone here had success in getting old military manuals from a reliable source? I am struggling with the local library to get from the library of congress a generator manual with no success.
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1945 Ready Power RD-14-A
EG30
SER# R-4997

Cool machine that has an IH gas/diesel 4 cylinder with a 30 KW generator. Red Power Magazine has some info on the engine itself but none as far as the generator.
Thank you.
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Pictures would be helpful to identify if it was in the Signal Corp (Army) catalogs which I have. The Navy had some similar power units but with different identifiers. Army or Navy both branches generally had brass identification tags attached to their power units with type and government contract numbers.
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Default Re: IH UD14 Ready Power EG30 Manual Request

You might find something here.

https://www.liberatedmanuals.com/all.mpl

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Another source for military manuals and information.

https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/SciRe...almanuals.html
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I search over and over again but apparently I don't have the correct numbers although I believe I've tried every combination. Anyone out there have one of these with military data plates??
ANY help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Your set looks newer than 1945, this attached link contains the closest listing from 1953 that is of it or very similar "TM5-5355"

http://radionerds.com/index.php/TM_5-5300

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5-6066 Generator Set, Portable, Diesel, Skid-Mounted, Enclosed, 30 KW, 127/220-Volt, 3-Phase, 60-Cycle, or 230/400-Volt, 3- Phase, 50 Cycle, Ready-Power, Class EG 30, Model RD-14-A. War Dept. Apr. 1944. 204 p. Lib Cong call number U408.3.A13 TM 5-5066 Apr. 1944

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Thank you Gentlemen. I have my local librarian researcher working on it. I'll let you know how/if it works out.
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Drat! Got the call this afternoon and the library said that they are unable to get it from the Library of Congress. Very frustrating. I’m out of options.
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What exactly were you requesting from the LOC (details)?
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Default Re: IH UD14 Ready Power EG30 Manual Request

Had a similar situation where I couldn’t get a manual for my generator anywhere. Finally searched eBay and found a technical manual for a unit somewhat similar to mine. Kind of useful. Anyways have you checked eBay?
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Diligently. No avail. I found one for the engine but not the generator.
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Default Re: IH UD14 Ready Power EG30 Manual Request

Hi Fido,
a long shot and I have not found a short cut to get to any specific manual--just need to check them all I guess.
Hope you get lucky.

http://www.easy39th.com/manuals2.php

Cheers,
Eddie B.
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