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    Bring the forks in the rear and go in between the skid. This is the way we load them into the back of pickup trucks.

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    Here is how i did my 802. I'm not sure how much heavier an 803 is, but in a pinch, of you have to, my way worked great. It did however take some time to figure out, and then put together. Good luck. Let us know how you made out.

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    can the bucket on the BX lift the 802a?

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    I used my automotive lift to place my 803a into my trucks. never drive the Toyota so I use it as a powered generator dolly


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    Quote Originally Posted by JRM View Post
    can the bucket on the BX lift the 802a?
    Negative. I wish. The la243 loader maxes at 745 bs. The 802 is like 1100 or something.

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    Current plan:

    Going to do a semi-permanent install at my house with one of the units. Put it on a pedestal along with a 50 gallon tank. I may add a fuel polisher, TBD.

    This thread is my inspiration


    For the other, I'm planning to mount it on a trailer. I am contemplating stripping all the brakes, axles, and landing gear off the M103a3 they are mounted on, and replacing that with a 3500lb trailer axle with brakes, mounting the gen toward the rear with a 100 gallon fuel tank toward the front.

    Stock trailer weight: 1,660lbs - landing gear 100lbs - wheels/tires 300lbs - axle and brake components 300lbs? + axle, tires, tongue jack 300lbs ~~ 1,260lbs + generator 1,100lbs + fuel tank & fuel 800lbs ~~ 3,160 lbs.

    axle and other parts from http://abctrailerparts.com/ total estimate cost to convert is $350
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    I kept the trailer for a fuel transport trailer, sold the tires on craigslist for $250 and put on smaller 16" wheels/tires from a stock dodge 2500 ram that lowered it by 4" and it carry's the weight of 2 IBC 275 totes on it quite well. I wired my home for a permeant install outside but I cant bring myself to place this nice 803A into a rainforest environment were we get over 120" of rain a year so its currently in the back of my Toyota enjoying my heated garage with a 6' pigtail ready to plug right into my outdoor receptacle- seen in this video (everyone asks about the oil bottles, was washing them out to take to local HDPE plastic recycler)

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    Going to pick these up tomorrow. The specs for the M103a3 trailer claim the width is 82.25", and my trailer spec sheet says width between the wheel wells is 82". I've got a plan in mind if that 1/8" on either side is a problem, but it should be fun/interesting either way. I also found a 50 gallon diesel fuel tank in Jacksonville I'll be picking up.

    My plan for these continues to evolve. Currently thinking to use Deck Blocks as the base for my platform for the one at my house. That should make the installation go much more quickly.

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    Thoughts on proposed load fixture using water heater elements?

    This will only switch off one leg of the 240v circuit, using 10amp SPST Toggle Switches. The elements will be mounted into 1" pipe using Ts in series. The water will be provided by my pool cleaner booster pump, though it could be from any source really. The ground will be tied to the pipe fixture and the load bank case.

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    You'll need to use toggle switch's with a higher current rating.
    Your individual 4,500 watt elements are going to draw 18.75 amps.
    You ought to select switch's that have a safety margin above the nominal current being drawn.
    MEP-831A Governor Controller Replacements for the SLC100, 2990-01-477-1371, 98-19539. https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...90#post2233190
    MEP-802A/MEP-803A Remote Start Kits
    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...92#post2233192
    MEP-831A Battery Charger Repair & Repair Kits https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...83#post2231683
    MEP-831A Remote Start / Governor Controller Kits https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...49#post2245549

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