I was going to make an adaptor for a generator head to run off of the pto of my riding mower. Then I found a used 10k/12k diesel generator with 6hrs on it very cheap because the guys wife hated the diesel smell which we don't even notice with it out next to the pole barn. For the generator I was going to get another quick detatch mower deck mule drive mount and mount the generator head hanging off of the front like the snow blower attachment. My suggestion would be to get a generator head large enough to run everything in your house. The 12k surge, 10k running generator will power everything in our house within reason. We have run it with the well and furnace going and the well and a/c without incident. I'm sure we could get the generator breaker to trip if we turned on everything, so it does take some common sense. I haven't tried running the welder off of the generator yet, but it's an option!