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Has anyone added a generator to their Snow Blower?

I would really like to add some electricity to my Snow Blower, lights maybe even a battery starter, but I don't see any add on generators or alternators available nor any starters for smaller engines.

Any thoughts?

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Hi Wireguy,
Many small engines have stator type alternators on their flywheels that produce the voltage required to run headlights, hand warmers, etc. They are not a practical after market add on. Generators, such as those found on lawn tractors are bulky and require their own pulleys and belts. 12 volt starters are no longer necessary with 110 volt starters so common. MH?

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I would really like to add some electricity to my Snow Blower, lights maybe even a battery starter, but I don't see any add on generators or alternators available nor any starters for smaller engines.

Any thoughts?
my AMF Luminaire and Craftsman Drift Breaker both have headlights, that run off a magneto ? or something under the blower cover. I have not taken a close look to see actually what powers those lights. they are quite bright at night though, making the machines fun to use at night. Sort of like driving a little Jeep around...

also have a Gilson 16HP tractor, that has a regular automotive type, belt driven GENERATOR on it, factory equipped, vintage 1972. It is identical and the same part as used on American made cars up to about 1955- reason being I had a few old Dodge and Chrysler V8 engines, and compared their generators to the one on the Gilson- same item. only the old Chryslers were 6 volt systems, and the Gilson is 12 volt. I kept one of the Chrysler generators as a spare for the Gilson. just have to research how they get the 6v and 12v difference.

have to admit, having power onboard is nice, for electric starting, and for lights.




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