Operation – North Star M165951C User Manual

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Once you have set up your generator for use, it is time to start your generator. The following
are the procedures necessary for safe, successful operation of your generator.

Operation Procedures

1. General Safety Rules for Operation

2. Preparing for Operation

3. Connecting to the Tractor

4. Starting the Generator

5. Connecting Electrical Loads

6. Stopping

7. Storage & Exercise of Generator

Each of these procedures is discussed in detail below:

1. General safety rules for operation

Before starting the generator, review the following general safety rules for operation:


Failure to follow safety rules may result in serious injury or death to the operator or

Know proper use/how to stop. Be thoroughly familiar with proper use of the equipment and all

generator controls, output receptacles, and connections. Know how to stop the generator quickly if

Instruct operators. The generator owner must instruct all operators in safe generator set-up and

operation. Only trained adults should set up and operate the generator – Do not let children operate.

Intended use. Carefully read about and understand the intended use of this generator. Do not use for

other purposes, as unforeseen hazards or equipment damage may result.

Under the influence. Never operate, or let anyone else operate, the generator while under the influence

of alcohol, drugs, or medication.

Safety guards / controls. Do not operate the generator unless all safety covers, guards, and barriers are

in place and in good working order, and all controls are properly adjusted for safe operation

Damaged. Do not operate the generator with damaged, missing, or broken parts.

Modifications. Do not modify the generator in any way. Modifications can create serious safety hazards

and will also void the warranty.

Malfunction during operation. Immediately turn off the generator if any of the following conditions

arise during operation:

o Excessive change in tractor engine speed, slow or fast
o Overheating in load connecting devices
o Sparking or arcs from generator
o Loss of electrical output
o Receptacle damage
o Excessive vibration
o Flame or smoke
o Abnormal noise