Originally Posted by Coils
Yes HP is a factor, but with a generator you need the right shaft speeds too, even if you have a small engine a combination of stepped pulleys should get the RPMs needed without over working the engine too hard.
Just a thought
I don't own a generator yet so I'll appeal to the Gunco hivemind. How do I match a generator head to the engine so I don't need to gear up or down? The generators I've seen it's hard to see where the engine stops and the power head begins (sarcasm). From there I just set the throttle to optimize 60hz correct? Tks for replies.