Tow-behind generators are used in emergency situations to restore power.
The difference between a portable unit and a towable unit, is a tow-behind generator has a lot more power.
These bad boys don't just power blenders, they power entire construction sites.
If you're in need of portable, industrial power, read more about tow-behind generators.
A Different Breed
Aside from standby generators, most units are technically portable. However, there's a big difference between a 1,800 watt inverter and a 65,000 watt tow-behind generator.
Need evidence? We recommend a crane for delivery. Generally diesel-powered, these behemoths have large reinforced lifting eyes, so the generator can be hoisted into a job site by a crane.
More evidence of their industrial capabilities? Tow-behind generators are generally built to operate with traditionally industrial three-phase electricity, but can be switched to single-phase for maximum versatility.
Tow-behind generators are powered by diesel fuel. With gas tanks as large as 80-gallons, they can handle large loads for extended periods - as much as 26-hours on a half-load.
Unlike standby units, tow-behind generators have the capability to be used as a primary power source. If you live deep in the woods and have access to plenty of diesel, it's a viable option.
You can choose between a trailer-mounted tow-behind generator, or a skid mounted style, which is semi-permanent. If you're moving from job to job every few days, you'll probably appreciate the ease of use a trailer provides.
If you're at a location for an extended period of time, a skid mounted option might be more attractive; you can just suspend it with your crane at night.
Voltage differences can be a struggle when selecting a generator for various settings. But the ability to toggle between single- and three-phase power gives you the flexibility to use your tow-behind generator anywhere, regardless of voltage.
|Light Towers |
Just because the sun sets, doesn't mean you're done with the job. In fact, as some road crews can attest, they work predominantly at night. Powered by a tow-behind generator, light towers provide lighting and much-needed safety to crews working through the dark.
With as many as four high-power light bulbs, you can illuminate up to 24,000 square feet per tower. You also have the option to go solar. Solar-power won't include loud engines and a supply of fuel to run, just sunlight. Solar panel photocells are expensive, so the upfront cost is higher. However, your operating costs are nearly non-existent.
If your only need for a tow-behind generator is a light-tower, you can opt for a unit that powers just the light. This option is generally much cheaper, but you're obviously sacrificing power and versatility.