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PostPosted: October 10th, 2014, 3:12 pm 
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I recently had one of our T 412 machines come in from the field with the generator housing cracked off the end bell of the Kubota's crankshaft. The Field Forman told me he was just tracking it down the pavement when it cracked. I looked for signs of trauma thinking there was something he wasn't telling me and found nothing. Either way the generators stator housing cracked at all four screws holding it to the engines end bell. This dropped the stator onto the spinning rotor...well the you should know what that does. Anyways before I install a new generator is their any change in manufacturing that incorporates some support, I.e. rubber legs/bushings. It just seems to me that the weight of this thing should be supported in some way other than the thin aluminum housing and four screws?...any suggestions or comments would be helpful.

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PostPosted: October 22nd, 2014, 11:21 am 
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PostPosted: November 10th, 2014, 5:13 pm 
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Steve,
I appreciate the feedback and apologize for the delayed response as I am not the most frequent viewer of the forums.

This generator is designed for cantilevered mounting and the options that we have reviewed for adding support have proved problematic. That said, we were recently made aware of the level of customer dissatisfaction regarding this component and are taking action to replace it with a different model of generator. I expect to implement this on new equipment in Q1 of 2015. The new generator will be able to be retrofitted onto existing machines.

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Thanks Matt,

I did look at customizing my own supports , but after thinking about it I decided it may be just as you said...more problematic. I do think maybe a a thicker gauge aluminum housing could help. This is the first I have replaced from breaking this way so it may have been trauma as my guys can get rough with the equipment.
Anyhow thanks for your response.
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