Generators are the ultimate in portable power, providing a reliable way to keep a variety of equipment running without the need for a mains supply. So whether they are used on-site on a regular basis or kept as a contingency for when an outage occurs and operational continuity must be preserved, they will be a useful resource.
You can buy used generators truck-mounted or otherwise - or purchase a second-hand generator unit with which to equip an existing vehicle, depending on your needs. But before you start the process of buying this type of vehicle, there are some things you need to know and a few facets to look out for while browsing the available options.
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 2628
2005 | Generator
2005 Mercedes Atego 2628 6x4 with 550kVA Generator. 198,500km. 1 owner. Steel suspension. Hub reduction. MOT exempt. £POA. Left Hand Drive
Iveco Eurocargo 75E-160
2007 | Generator
IVECO 75 E16
LIBARY/OFFICE CONVERSION BOX VAN
FITTED WITH INTERNAL COMPUTERS,
GENERATOR, HYDRAULIC STAGE, COMPUTER TERMINALS,
DISABLED PALFINGER TAIL LIFT
PLEASE SEE FULL VEHICLE INFOMRATION
NOT TO BE MISSED !! Adjustable Steering Wheel, Air Conditioning, Airbrakes, Cabin Suspension Manual, CD Player, Power Steering, Rope Hooks, Spare Key, Speaker System, Tacho
Generator units can come in all shapes and sizes, with the smallest ones available to mount in compact commercial vehicles without getting in the way of the load space and other features. Larger trucks with bigger generators on separate trailers are also often available, enabling more power to be produced, thus serving a different potentially more crucial purpose. Whether you are powering lighting, PA equipment, tools or other electronics, picking the correct generator truck will depend on how you intend to use in and the environment in which it will be used.
If the generator and the truck are being sold together, then you have a right to know the specifications of both, as well as taking the opportunity to check up on the state of repair that each currently is in. Even compact generators can be costly when purchased new, and so if a used model stops working properly shortly after you acquire it, then repair or replacement will be another drain on your resources. Look to see that all of the components are in a good condition and there are no signs of physical damage or obvious repair work present.
Another factor that might guide your decision-making is the type of fuel which the generator requires to operate. Many run on diesel, and this is perhaps the most convenient option because of how widely available it is. You may also find generators that are powered by other sources such as propane, natural gasses and more. And while some generators are intended to purely provide electricity, others will be more specialised in their set-up - perhaps being used to power hydraulic systems. With this much choice, it makes sense to work out exactly what you need as soon as possible so that you can buy the right used generator truck for your needs.
The truck itself is an equally important part of this type of vehicle, so if the generator seems to be in order, then you should next check to see that the cab, wheels, suspension and other aspects have not been neglected. Generator trucks may not cover as many road miles as other vehicles, but wear and tear can show itself in other ways, particularly if they have been used outdoors and off the beaten track. Do some research into everything that this type of vehicle has to offer, and you will find it to be immensely effective at its given task.
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