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  1. majoday

    A427A Load Bank GovPlanet

    Thank you! I believe that would work well out here on the farm.
  2. majoday

    A427A Load Bank GovPlanet

    I found the coupler parts early on. I cannot recall ever seeing the rods. I am putting the 1 piece G/R in near my shop. I need it when working on my smaller gensets. I will place the 2 pieces in the storage in the frame.
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    A427A Load Bank GovPlanet

    The following are pictures after I put the panels back on the GenSet. I modified one panel to ease maintenance of auxiliary fuel components. The piano hinge is aluminum as are the rivets. 2 bolts and 3 screws and I have access. As with any modification, after reflecting on the finished product I...
  4. majoday

    A427A Load Bank GovPlanet

    They may be in transition. My literature was Junction City, but the address was Abilene. I called the Abilene site and found the L/B's there.
  5. majoday

    A427A Load Bank GovPlanet

    The site was 2175 Deer Road, Abilene, KS. They were most gracious. Customer Service indicated I would have to wait until Tuesday to pick up. I called the MGR (Chris), he invited me to come in for load out. The three, John Ret. Army and fmr Army Wes and Mike, helped me load on Monday and we left...
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    A427A Load Bank GovPlanet

    Cleaning up rust. OSPHO (Mild solution of phosphoric acid. Sand/scrape rust until porous, spray on the rust. Iron Oxide turns to Iron Phosphate. Paint soon after sanding. Hot today on the farm, did some work, at 75 heat matters.Nothing looked burned or heat affected. The silicon Bridge replace...
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    A427A Load Bank GovPlanet

    Thank you. I am a visual learner. It always helps me to read and then to see and lastly, to do!
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    Fixing up my MEP-803A"

    Thank You. Was a bit of a tech mystery to me!!!
  9. majoday

    A427A Load Bank GovPlanet

    I saw these and put in a bid. One is Serial # 2 and the other is S/N 4. So they are quite old. The TM has a line: This manual supersedes TM 5-6115-453-12,7 March 1969. So these are probably from that early date. Printed on them are these markings: FMS AHATS. The winning bid was $220. The box...
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    Fixing up my MEP-803A"

    I will see if I can figure out how to start a thread. I did find Load Bank in search.
  11. majoday

    Acquired a Military surplus load bank

    Thank you! My questions may seem a bit foolish. However, I wish not to hurt any of the pieces of equipment nor personnel (me) and youall are so helpful!!!
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    Acquired a Military surplus load bank

    It depends. I found a couple in Kansas (Gov Planet) and their auction for $220 + fees & taxes. My wife and I made a road trip of it to pick them up. Freight companies wanted over $900 (highest) and $600 (lowest). I spent more on the trip than the cost of the L/B's, but we enjoyed the break from...
  13. majoday

    Acquired a Military surplus load bank

    Very helpful! The TM seemed clear enough about where to connect (for 1 phase 240) the L1 (ganged Knobs) and L3 to L0. I figured the ground was a given. What do you do with the L0 (neutral) when preparing to use the A427A? I really appreciate your pictures. I am a visual learner, but I can read...
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    Fixing up my MEP-803A"

    It was somewhat of a happenstance. I decided to take a look and I was pleasantly surprised. They are old. One looks like S/N 2. My wife and I will make a bit of a road trip out of it. Then I will see what I have. Thank you for the post and I hope you can be equally fortunate.
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    Fixing up my MEP-803A"

    I will be careful to follow the grounding recommendations. I also heard a story of severe shock from an improperly grounded unit.
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