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Understanding Used Transfer Switches

| Articles | January 18, 2013

Every standby power system has a transfer switch. They are called this because they “switch” the power from the usual power utility source to the standby system when it is not available. In the event of a power failure the utility electrical load is automatically transferred to the generator. When the utility power is restored the transfer switch knows to automatically switch the electrical load back to the utility.

It is illegal to have a back-up generator without a transfer switch. That is because the switch prevents the generator from feeding electricity back into the power grid when it is on. This is called back feeding or islanding and it is an electrocution hazard as it can increase voltage levels in our neighborhood.

A transfer switch:

  • Senses the interruption of power from the utility
  • Sends a start signal to the generator
  • Senses the power that is available
  • Transfers the electricity load to the generator
  • Senses the restoration of the utility power
  • Retransfers the electricity load when the power is back on
  • A good place to install the transfer switch is within two feet of the main distribution panel and within thirty feet of your genset inlet box.

A good place to install the transfer switch is within two feet of the main distribution panel and within thirty feet of your genset inlet box.

In most power generators the transfer switch is a separate unit that turns on automatically. However some generators meant for home use do have a manual switch. This is usually a very simple “throw” switch with an on position for the generator and an off position and an on position to connect electricity to the grid. This type of switch is all sometimes called a “double pole” switch. Many auto transfer switches also have a manual switch as well and this is a desired feature when you go shopping for a used transfer switch for sale.

Selling a Used Generator: 8 Strategies

| Articles | January 18, 2013

Before you try to sell your used generator there a few key things you’ll need to know. If you’re selling online you should be prepared to answer a lot of questions, particularly if it is a larger industrial unit.

Often times when people are searching for generators, they want to find the information about the unit in the listing itself. Many sellers leave out critical details, making it difficult to make the sale.

A common mistake is to run an ad with minimal information or details about the unit for sale so that people will call and ask questions. We’ve found the opposite to be true. The more information provided about the unit, the more inquiries it’s likely to get!

1. Take Photos of Your Generator

It’s no surprise that listings without pictures get very little attention. To help the buyer understand exactly what it is that you are selling you should post as many photos as is logical or possible of the following items –

• A full view of the unit
• A view of the unit in its enclosure
• The engine ID tag
• The Hour Meter (which is like an odometer that tells how many hours it has been run)
• A close up of the engine
• A picture of a block panel, battery panel or transfer switch that may be included
• A view of voltage stamp
• A picture of the brand
• Pictures of any “bells and whistles” that come with the unit such as alarms, emergency stop buttons and coolant levels
• Pictures of skids, rubber pads or trailers that might be included with the unit

2. Show a Video

If you want to sell your used generator fast then why not upload a video of it in action onto YouTube and put the URL up on your sales page so that your potential buyer can get a sense of how it operates, how quiet it is and what kind of shape it is in.

This is the “new school” approach to selling power equipment. The “old school” approach used to be to pay for the buyer’s plane fare out to a site so he can inspect the industrial generator in person.

3. Determine How Much Time You Have to Sell

The very first question you need to ask yourself is how much time do you have? At IndustrialGenerators.com we work with many buyers and dealers around the US that have cash on hand for the right deals. Obviously these buyers are going to offer a lower amount than if you post your generator for sale on the IndustrialGenerators.com website.

However, if you want to sell it fast and don’t want all the hassles associated with waiting and fielding offers, this quick sale approach could be the way to go.

4. Price it Right

Many first and long-time sellers have difficulty pricing their unit fairly. In fact, sometimes a seller has no idea what to charge and finding comparable units can be difficult.

Nothing gets ignored more than a generator listed without a price. The buyer almost always assumes the price is too high and that’s why it’s being left out.

Here is a checklist of information that you should include when describing your power generator for sale.

• The kilowatts and maximum capacity load of the unit and when the last time the load bearing was tested on the machine
• The brand
• The age of the unit
• Whether or not it has an 1800 rpm or 3600 rpm motor
• Whether it was used for back-up or primary use
• What kind of fuel or fuels it is capable of using
• Whether it comes with liquid or air cooling systems
• How many previous owners it has had
• Where it was installed
• Whether it is in an indoor or outdoor generator
• Whether or not you will sell it with a housing
• Repairs or problems you have experienced with the unit in the past
• Will you be including a transfer switch and/or electronic panel for the price
• A list of all of the alarms, indicators and any special features
• The decibel level of the unit when it is running (this is important if your town has laws about how loud a machine can be before it can be operated in your neighborhood.)
• The basic requirements of the unit including hose and coupling types, fuel tank requirements and maintenance requirements
• An indication of whether or not the unit is noisy
• An indication of whether or not you will be including installation with the price
• Where the buyer can find a good service technician if you are not helping install it
• Who will be paying for the price of the shipping of the unit and how much it weighs, if you will not be shipping it
• What kind of warranty you are offering

Still need help with pricing your used generator? Call us and we’ll do our best to help.

Don’t worry if your price is a little on the high side. If you’re in the neighborhood and let buyers know on your listing that you are negotiable, they will call.

5. Answer Inquiries Quickly

Most generator buyers have a rather immediate need. Your listing could be the first they are inquiring about or it could be the 5th. Either way, your chances of communicating professionalism and courtesy is to reply back to any inquiries ASAP.

Make sure you answer key questions they have and provide additional information where available.

6. Include a URL to the Generator’s Manual

It always helps to point your potential buyers to a URL online that might help them download or print off a manual that has all the information that your buyer needs to know about the machine you have for sale.

7. Provide Service History

While this may not be 100% possible for all sellers, buyers do like knowing a bit about how the generator was used and cared for.

Was it recently serviced?

How often was it maintained?

A solid history of service indicates that the unit has been cared for and will help secure a premium price.

8. Consider Getting it Load Bank Tested

Load bank testing provides an accurate measure of the generator’s output. This is always required by a buyer that is spending a considerable amount on a used industrial generator.

As the seller, this can cost several hundred dollars, but can help the unit sell for thousands more.

We’re here to help

Chances are if you’re selling an industrial generator it’s because you’ve discovered manufacturers do not trade in new units for old. This is why it is a good idea to write the most complete sales profile of what you’re selling, because you will have a lot of competitors out there who also cannot trade in their generators for a new one and will be trying to sell theirs as well.

If you have any more questions or need further information, Industrial Generators has helped sell units of all brands and sizes and are happy to assist via phone or email.

How Selling or Renting Used Equipment Can Increase Your Revenue

| Articles | January 18, 2013

Are you aware of the huge market there is for used industrial equipment? If not, chances are you’re leaving a lot of money on the table by letting your inventory sit out in the yard to depreciate.

Liquidating this inventory instead, by selling or renting it, can greatly expand your business and increase your revenue. This article will cover key strategies for managing, listing and marketing your used industrial equipment.

Overview

The basic concept here is to understand that your used equipment, and the used equipment of your customers, has significant value that many don’t recognize. But if you recognize it, you stand to put more money in your pocket in the coming year.

Let’s say you take a unit in that needs some repairs. Essentially you can bill those repairs to yourself and then turn around and sell that unit. The amount of time and energy you put into fixing it can be deducted, and you will have increased the cost basis and at the same time reduced the tax burden.

Also, keep in mind used industrial generators can be rented for anywhere between $800 and $5,000 a month. As a bonus to the initial sale or rental agreement, you’re apt to take on a new service contract which will bring in even more revenue and an additional customer who may very well purchase a brand new machine from you in the future.

Leverage Your Position as a Dealer

Dealers have an advantage when it comes to selling or renting used machines. First, with your licensed and trained service technicians, you become an automatic trusted source. Second, you have the ability to completely overhaul a system, test and check various performance benchmarks, and you can provide repair records and performance history.

As a dealer, you’ll also be one of the few people to come across incredible deals on wholesale equipment. This is because you are constantly selling new machines and seeing existing units in place on a regular basis.

You’ll come across situations where a customer is not necessarily looking to sell a unit, they most likely have no idea anyone would be interested in purchasing it in fact. But by offering them a bit of cash for it and taking it off their hands, you can then take that machine back to your shop, repair it and clean it up, then sell or rent it for a nice profit.

And finally, one of the greatest advantages dealers have is the ability to open up new sales paths. Many new sales are halted simply because a customer may have a hard time wrapping their head around the idea of buying a new system when their old one is still working. But dealers who are in the used equipment business can take the old system off of a customer’s hands and offer a little bit of cash that can then be used to buy a new unit from you.

Sales and Rental Strategies for Used Equipment

If what you’ve read so far has opened your eyes to the reality of used equipment netting huge gains for your business, you’ll want to follow these guidelines so you can begin selling and renting your own units right away.

Managing Your Inventory

Taking property inventory of the units on your lot is rule number 1. This task is so important that we highly recommend you appoint dedicated personnel to the job.

A couple of times every month they will need to walk the yard and jot down the current inventory, recording specific data about each unit such as:

  • Serial Number
  • Year of machine
  • # of hours on machine
  • Make and model numbers

They should also take images of each unit as you’ll want to include these when you list your inventory. Make sure the images are well-lit, show the control panel, and offer a variety of angles.

How to Effectively List Your Equipment

Probably the biggest hurdle to getting inventory listed is making the time to do it. We recommend you make a schedule and commit to it. By simply carving out some time each month for inventory management and listing, you can generate new business and increase your revenue.

Before listing your equipment, you’ll want to make sure you have the proper system in place. You have a few options for this:
Depending on whether or not you have the required infrastructure in place already, you can list your inventory on your own website.

If your website is not currently equipped for this you may want to speak to a programmer who can add the needed space and structure to your site for your listings. Make sure that the system’s database can be easily updated frequently.

And finally, you can choose to work with a listing company, such as Industrial Generators, who will list your inventory for you and send you targeted leads.

However you choose to list your units, either on your own website or through a listing company, make sure that you have access to tracking data. This is very important because knowing how much traffic your equipment is getting or how many views a certain unit has received can tell you how you may need to adjust things to finally make that sale.

In our experience, if a piece of equipment has received hundreds of views but there have been zero inquiries on it, it may be a sign that your asking price is too high.

Setting a Fair Price

When you’re ready to list, there are a couple of methods you can use to figure out your pricing.
One way is to find comparable units (whether on auction sites or classified sites) and use these listings to target your own asking price.

Another way is to do a little math and take 60% – 70% of a new unit’s price, provided the unit was built in the last ten years, or take 35% – 40% if the unit is between 10 – 20 years old. Note that you will have to consider factors such as condition of the unit, hours on it, maintenance records and service history.

What Information Should Your Listing Include?

In order to have a successful sale, your listing should provide the following information:

  • Price. You absolutely must include an asking price in your listing or you won’t get many inquiries on your unit. Feel free to word your copy in a way that leaves the pricing negotiable, but provide at least a starting point.
  • Service History. Before buying a used piece of equipment, people will want to know that the unit was well-maintained. For this reason you should provide a service history and a brief description of any maintenance records in your listing, and offer full records upon purchase. If you begin to buy used equipment wholesale, make sure to ask for all of the service records so that you may pass these on to those you sell or rent it to.
  • Photos. You must provide at least one photo (although more is better) of the machine that is being sold. It is rare that you will receive any inquiries on a listing that has not included any pictures. People want to see the item before they will take any further action.

Responding to Leads

If you have a solid unit you’re listing and you’ve included the information discussed previously, then you’ll likely get quite a few phone inquiries about it. In our experience the time it takes you to respond to an inquiry has a direct correlation to whether the lead gets closed or not. It’s important that you respond as soon as you can, in fact, we recommend you have a dedicated sales person that will handle all incoming and outgoing calls regarding your inventory.

You’ll have to decide for yourself whether you’re willing to ship inventory if the purchaser is not local. Obviously the further you ship, the greater chance you will have at selling your equipment. It’s a good idea to form a relationship with a reliable and reputable shipping company so when that first sale comes in, you can make one quick phone call and your equipment will be picked up, packed and on its way to the buyer with little effort on your part.

As far as the financial transaction goes, we recommend using an escrow company, like Escrow.com, to handle it. By using an escrow service you will ensure that both the buyer and seller are protected during the entire transaction.

Marketing Online

Currently, the Internet is the leading driver of used industrial equipment sales. If your inventory is not online and it’s not showing up in the major search engines, then you simply won’t get the traffic or the sales.

Working with a listing company like Industrial Generators, who handle not only the listing but the marketing of your equipment, can get your inventory in front of hundreds of targeted leads.

The Bottom Line

Many companies have tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars of used industrial equipment just laying out in their yard depreciating instead of making them money. If you ignore your used inventory, you’re ignoring an opportunity to expand your business and put more money in your pocket every month.

How to Sell a Used Generator – 8 Tips to Sell Fast

| Articles | January 18, 2013

Before you try to sell your used generator there a few key things you’ll need to know. If you’re selling online you should be prepared to answer a lot of questions, particularly if it is a larger industrial unit.

Often times when people are searching for generators, they want to find the information about the unit in the listing itself. Many sellers leave out critical details, making it difficult to make the sale.

A common mistake is to run an ad with minimal information or details about the unit for sale so that people will call and ask questions. We’ve found the opposite to be true. The more information provided about the unit, the more inquiries it’s likely to get!

1. Take Photos of Your Generator

It’s no surprise that listings without pictures get very little attention. To help the buyer understand exactly what it is that you are selling you should post as many photos as is logical or possible of the following items –

• A full view of the unit
• A view of the unit in its enclosure
• The engine ID tag
• The Hour Meter (which is like an odometer that tells how many hours it has been run)
• A close up of the engine
• A picture of a block panel, battery panel or transfer switch that may be included
• A view of voltage stamp
• A picture of the brand
• Pictures of any “bells and whistles” that come with the unit such as alarms, emergency stop buttons and coolant levels
• Pictures of skids, rubber pads or trailers that might be included with the unit

2. Show a Video
If you want to sell your used generator fast then why not upload a video of it in action onto YouTube and put the URL up on your sales page so that your potential buyer can get a sense of how it operates, how quiet it is and what kind of shape it is in.
This is the “new school” approach to selling power equipment. The “old school” approach used to be to pay for the buyer’s plane fare out to a site so he can inspect the industrial generator in person.

3. Determine How Much Time You Have to Sell

The very first question you need to ask yourself is how much time do you have? At IndustrialGenerators.com we work with many buyers and dealers around the US that have cash on hand for the right deals. Obviously these buyers are going to offer a lower amount than if you post your generator for sale on the IndustrialGenerators.com website.
However, if you want to sell it fast and don’t want all the hassles associated with waiting and fielding offers, this quick sale approach could be the way to go.

4. Price it Right

Many first and long-time sellers have difficulty pricing their unit fairly. In fact, sometimes a seller has no idea what to charge and finding comparable units can be difficult.

Nothing gets ignored more than a generator listed without a price. The buyer almost always assumes the price is too high and that’s why it’s being left out.

Here is a checklist of information that you should include when describing your power generator for sale.

• The kilowatts and maximum capacity load of the unit and when the last time the load bearing was tested on the machine
• The brand
• The age of the unit
• Whether or not it has an 1800 rpm or 3600 rpm motor
• Whether it was used for back-up or primary use
• What kind of fuel or fuels it is capable of using
• Whether it comes with liquid or air cooling systems
• How many previous owners it has had
• Where it was installed
• Whether it is in an indoor or outdoor generator
• Whether or not you will sell it with a housing
• Repairs or problems you have experienced with the unit in the past
• Will you be including a transfer switch and/or electronic panel for the price
• A list of all of the alarms, indicators and any special features
• The decibel level of the unit when it is running (this is important if your town has laws about how loud a machine can be before it can be operated in your neighborhood.)
• The basic requirements of the unit including hose and coupling types, fuel tank requirements and maintenance requirements
• An indication of whether or not the unit is noisy
• An indication of whether or not you will be including installation with the price
• Where the buyer can find a good service technician if you are not helping install it
• Who will be paying for the price of the shipping of the unit and how much it weighs, if you will not be shipping it
• What kind of warranty you are offering

Still need help with pricing your used generator? Call us and we’ll do our best to help.

Don’t worry if your price is a little on the high side. If you’re in the neighborhood and let buyers know on your listing that you are negotiable, they will call.

5. Answer Inquiries Quickly

Most generator buyers have a rather immediate need. Your listing could be the first they are inquiring about or it could be the 5th. Either way, your chances of communicating professionalism and courtesy is to reply back to any inquiries ASAP.
Make sure you answer key questions they have and provide additional information where available.

6. Include a URL to the Generator’s Manual

It always helps to point your potential buyers to a URL online that might help them download or print off a manual that has all the information that your buyer needs to know about the machine you have for sale.

7. Provide Service History

While this may not be 100% possible for all sellers, buyers do like knowing a bit about how the generator was used and cared for.

Was it recently serviced?

How often was it maintained?

A solid history of service indicates that the unit has been cared for and will help secure a premium price.

8. Consider Getting it Load Bank Tested

Load bank testing provides an accurate measure of the generator’s output. This is always required by a buyer that is spending a considerable amount on a used industrial generator.

As the seller, this can cost several hundred dollars, but can help the unit sell for thousands more.

We’re here to help

Chances are if you’re selling an industrial generator it’s because you’ve discovered manufacturers do not trade in new units for old. This is why it is a good idea to write the most complete sales profile of what you’re selling, because you will have a lot of competitors out there who also cannot trade in their generators for a new one and will be trying to sell theirs as well.

If you have any more questions or need further information, Industrial Generators has helped sell units of all brands and sizes and are happy to assist via phone or email.

Tips When Buying a Used Generator

| Articles | January 18, 2013

Whether you are looking to buy a diesel, natural gas or gasoline powered generator you can start by contacting manufacturers directly or save time and browse our listings, keeping an eye out for those direct from the manufacturers. Most manufactures of industrial generators like Daewoo, Ingersoll Rand and John Deere already sell used gensets. Very often, manufacturers will offer you a used machine that can be customized and refurbished and even rebuilt to exactly suit your portable, stand-by or primary power source needs.

If you are not buying directly from the manufacturer you need to aware of how old the unit is, what it was used for and how well it has been maintained. Like vehicles, industrial generators also have odometers that tell you how much mileage they have on them. Never buy a used genset that is missing an odometor or that has one set to 0.

Another thing to consider is that a generator that was used as an emergency or stand-by unit is probably in better shape than one that was used as a primary source. Ask the seller for the history of the machine and, in the event that the history is missing, be sure to bring it up and use the lack of history in your decision-making (weighing the risks) and in negotiation.

It is best to have the unit inspected by a certified technician before you buy it or require that the dealer, broker or current owner provide you with a certificate saying that it has been inspected in the last month. You can also hire a mechanic or engineer to do an inspection and make sure that all of the bearings, bushings and wiring on the generator are in good shape.

If you are buying a complex industrial machine or a stand-by machine for a mission critical facility such as a hospital it is best to put any machine that you might potentially buy through as many inspections as possible. It is also possible to buy a used machine from an individual and then ask the original manufacturer’s service department to tune it up and customize it to your needs.

How Do I Know What Size Generator I Will Need?

| Articles | January 18, 2013

The size of industrial generator that you need for your purposes is going to depend a lot on what you are using it for. If you need one to power a construction site, you may need a portable unit that is on a towable trailer or encased in a truck. However if you need one to power a plant or a mission-critical building like a hospital then you might need a very large generator in its own house along with underground or above-ground storage tanks.

Establishing the amount of needed stand-by power use is usually a figure provided by engineers and electricians, especially if it is for a large facility. That is because it is difficult for the layman to establish the power consumption required for something like a mall or huge agricultural complex. The reason it is important to get an expert to assess your usage needs is because you never want to be in the position where you have experienced a power shortage because the generator that you purchased is not able to meet your power demands. This is crucial because sometimes lives, such as the lives of miners, military personnel and hospital patients are at risk.

If you are a smaller industry you can sometimes estimate how much power you will need in an emergency by looking at your hydro or electricity bills. It is then simply a matter of choosing the emergency generator that is able to supply you with that level of usage in an emergency.

Sometimes you do not need a generator for stand-by or emergency services. If it is a unit that is run full time it is also important to consult with an expert in business who can tell you how much it is wise for you to spend on a genset and fuel. Also in this instance the cost of the generator might be quite high as to run full-time it must be a very efficient and quality piece of machinery.

Another factor affecting the size of machine you buy is the actual size of the building or grounds that will be the home of the unit. Usually generators need to be sheltered from the elements so many need to be in their own building or shed.

Different Types of Industrial Generators

| Articles | January 18, 2013

There are many different types of industrial generators on the market with the main difference being that they are powered by different fuels. However the purpose of all industrial generators is to convert fuel into electricity. Let’s review the main types.

Natural Gas Powered

A natural gas generator is powered by propane. Propane is liquefied petroleum gas and most people are familiar with it as a fuel for barbecues or gas stoves.

One of the advantages of buying a natural gas powered unit is that very large emergency reserves can be stored easily in above-ground or below-ground tanks.

Another advantage of propane powered models is that they do work so efficiently. They tend to be durable and suffer less wear and tear than generators powered by other fuels.

One of the disadvantages are that they tend to be the most expensive of all of the industrial generators both in terms of the unit and also in terms of the cost of the fuel.

Gas Powered

A gas powered machine is powered by gasoline, the same readily-available fuel used to power the majority of vehicles used in private transportation.

There are a lot of advantages to using gasoline including the fact that it is a little cheaper than using natural gas. Gasoline powered units are also efficient producers of power and can run for months or even years in an emergency.

The main disadvantage is that these models can also emits toxic fumes into the air. This does not make them the generator of choice for hospitals or small industries in mixed zoning.

They are also restricted in style: they are only available as air compressed converters which sometimes can be finicky or require the compressor to be added on to the cost of the generator.

Yet another disadvantage is that gas is very hard on the mechanical and rubber parts and cause it to wear out, clog and depreciate faster.

The storage of gasoline can also be problematic. Unlike natural gas it can deteriorate over time. It is also more of a fire and explosive hazard than other fuels.

Diesel Powered

This type of industrial generator uses diesel fuel. Like gasoline, it is also used to power vehicles.

Of the three types of industrial generators, the diesel powered tends to be the most common. It has fewer odors and it poses less of a flammable or explosive risk than other types of fuels.

Diesel fuel is easy to store and it has a viscous quality to it that does not degenerate fuel lines and mechanical parts like gasoline can. It is also cheaper to use than gasoline.

The main disadvantage of using diesel fuel is that it produces a huge amount of smog that can harm the environment.

Whichever industrial generator that you choose for your business is going to greatly depend on a number of variables including the nature of your business, your location and what you can afford.

Sizing Your Generator – Key Questions to Answer

| Articles | January 18, 2013

The size of industrial generator that you need for your purposes is going to depend a lot on what you are using it for. If you need one to power a construction site, you may need a portable unit that is on a towable trailer or encased in a truck. However if you need one to power a plant or a mission-critical building like a hospital then you might need a very large generator in its own house along with underground or above-ground storage tanks.

Establishing the amount of needed stand-by power use is usually a figure provided by engineers and electricians, especially if it is for a large facility. That is because it is difficult for the layman to establish the power consumption required for something like a mall or huge agricultural complex. The reason it is important to get an expert to assess your usage needs is because you never want to be in the position where you have experienced a power shortage because the generator that you purchased is not able to meet your power demands. This is crucial because sometimes lives, such as the lives of miners, military personnel and hospital patients are at risk.

If you are a smaller industry you can sometimes estimate how much power you will need in an emergency by looking at your hydro or electricity bills. It is then simply a matter of choosing the emergency generator that is able to supply you with that level of usage in an emergency.

Sometimes you do not need a generator for stand-by or emergency services. If it is a unit that is run full time it is also important to consult with an expert in business who can tell you how much it is wise for you to spend on a genset and fuel. Also in this instance the cost of the generator might be quite high as to run full-time it must be a very efficient and quality piece of machinery.

Another factor affecting the size of machine you buy is the actual size of the building or grounds that will be the home of the unit. Usually generators need to be sheltered from the elements so many need to be in their own building or shed.

Generator Installation Safety Checklist

| Articles | January 18, 2013

Unless you are a certified technician or electrician qualified to install a used generator you are best advised to hire a professional to do it for you. This is because there are standard precautions that need to be followed to make sure that the unit is installed securely and safety.

Here is a checklist of things to keep in mind when it comes to electrical generator safety:

  • The voltage ratings of your tools and appliance must match the voltage ratings of the genset or short-circuiting, damage and explosions can occur.
  • When unpacking the unit from shipping, conduct an inspection to make sure that nothing was damaged in transit
  • A generator should always be placed a little bit above ground level to avoid the wires touching water and causing electrical shocks
  • The installing technician should install grounding lugs below the frame and metallic conducting parts to avoid the risk of electrocution
  • Batteries must be charged completely before operating the unit or it can fail and feed electricity back into the system
  • All wires must be connected and locked off to prevent electricity feeding back into the unit and causing fatal electrocution to the operator
  • Wiring and code sets must be set at the recommended capacity
  • Adequate ventilation must be provided during installation and operation of the generator as they contain poisonous gases that can also be fatal if inhaled
  • Combustible materials must be kept away from the area near the machine
  • To avoid electrocution all voltage supplies should be turned off at the source while installing or servicing the generator
  • Smoking and using lighters and matches can result in a fatality in the vicinity
  • Fuel and oil spills in the vicinity can also pose a risk of explosion
  • A generator should never be opened or dismantled while it is in operation as the parts inside will be very hot. Let the machine cool down before you handle these parts to avoid burns.

Finally practice a little accident prevention by having your unit serviced and cleaned regularly. The equipment must be regularly inspected by a license service technician at least six months a year so malfunctions do not cause accidents and fires.

Top 7 Frequently Asked Questions

| Articles | November 21, 2012

  1. Is Industrial Generators a brokerage?
    No. Industrial Generators is the largest online search engine for used and surplus power equipment from dealers and individuals primarily throughout the United States.
  2. How can I list my equipment with IG?
    Setting up an account does require you first complete the following form. Once this is received and approved you will be given a listing account.
  3. How much does it cost to list inventory on IG?
    We bill based on membership level that charges a low flat rate per month. Each membership level allows more listings to help align value and cost. To list one piece of equipment costs $47 and the listing is good for 90 days. After that time you can renew your listing or allow it to expire.
  4. I can’t find the unit I’m looking for and need additional assistance can I get assistance?
    Yes. If you can’t find what you are looking for please call our main number 800-603-7127 or if calling internationally please call 813-644-8453
  5. After I upload my equipment how long does it take to show up on the website?
    It typically takes just a couple hours in order for a listing to be approved. Often times it’s even less.
  6. How can I tell if anyone has seen my listing?
    When you log into the membership area you will notice that each listing you have displays a number of views. This can help indicate for you the level of interest in your listing.
  7. I can’t find my login information.
    You can simply visit the members page and request your login and password be sent to you. If you still have difficulty please emailsupport@industrialgenerators.com.

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