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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    Ask them tomorrow how often they put a leg out of bed and let us know their reply. :D
    Already have, though not in those words...my 'supervisor', who has been there 3 years, said they hardly ever pass the test. From what little I saw they seem to be well within the ratings. One time they did have the generator catch fire due to a 'foreign body' - apparently it looked like a Catherine wheel.

  2. #12
    No, you need those words, they have a meaning on generators and large diesels.
    John S -

  3. #13
    Hmm I found the following quote:

    ' the continuing push of the con. rod tended to smash the piston and sometimes punch its way out of the crankcase side. Railwaymen call this "putting a leg out of bed"'

    But there's not really any pistons involved with this...

  4. #14
    Sorry, got the wrong end of the stick, though you were working for Cummins ?
    John S -

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    Sorry, got the wrong end of the stick, though you were working for Cummins ?
    Yes I am. Oh I see, the generators are tested with an induction motor not an engine.

  6. #16
    Right.....

    Just that Cummins is the largest Diesel engine manufacture in the world.
    John S -

  7. #17
    Ahh fair enough ... I probably should have known that!

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