Propane equipment or electric equipment?

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2017/06/10 13:57:52 (permalink)

Propane equipment or electric equipment?

I am up fitting a Cummings diesel step van and will have a 36" flat top griddle and 2 40# fryers. Along with the rest of the equipment, lighting, etc I will need about 70 KW. Should I buy 2 large generators for total electric or propane for cooking equipment and 1 generator for the rest of the electric?
I know electric is cooler but the equipment will be jostled and not sure how the electronic's will do.
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    Mitch 52656
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    Re: Propane equipment or electric equipment? 2017/06/10 15:03:34 (permalink)
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    Re: Propane equipment or electric equipment? 2017/06/10 16:00:55 (permalink)
    Holy hydro batman !!  70 kw!!
    Would love to see the break down of what you are using to need 70 KW...
    You could power a small town on that.
     
    Propane !!  without question.
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    Re: Propane equipment or electric equipment? 2017/06/10 16:32:07 (permalink)
    2 40# fryers at 14kw each and a 36" grill at 15kw
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    Re: Propane equipment or electric equipment? 2017/06/10 16:32:56 (permalink)
    2 roof AC. exhaust fan motor for hood
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    Re: Propane equipment or electric equipment? 2017/06/10 16:50:48 (permalink)
    AC units are 6kw total so I am only at 35kw there... my friend must have miscalculated the KW. Even with radio, 2 stand up coolers, and 48" sandwich refer and lights, etc I should be a long way from 70.
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    Re: Propane equipment or electric equipment? 2017/06/10 17:10:03 (permalink)
    I know, just wishful thinking. So much cooler and safer. Propane will be the way
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    Re: Propane equipment or electric equipment? 2017/06/14 23:57:15 (permalink)
    So have you looked at equip that would pull less watts??
     
    I was looking at this griddle...    
    http://www.eurodib.com/eurodib-eurodib-flat-griddle-sp04900-sp04910-sfe04900-sfe04910?currency=USD
     
    Only 3600 watts  and its a 36 inch.
     
    Ac at 3 kw a piece?  Seems kinda high.
    Most bigger units... 13500 btu units can be run off of a small 2 kw generator.
     
    Cant help with the other stuff.
     
    If your truck is large enough.....
    I mean something with dually rear wheels and strong suspension...
     
    You might be able to run a big diesel genset mounted on the back.
    I have seen pics of people doing it.
     
    They weigh in at around 1000 pounds.
    7 kw 20 kw 40 kw
    They all seem to be about the same size.
    And really not a ton of difference in price for a used one.
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=silent+diesel+generator&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1311.R2.TR2.TRC0.A0.H0.Xwhisperwatt.TRS0&_nkw=whisperwatt&_sacat=0
     
    You never know what you can do.
     
    Heck I can grab a 40 kw unit at home here with low hours for about 7 grand.
    But I just don't think my truck can handle a thousand pounds on the back.
    It's only a 3/4 ton chassis.
     
     
    post edited by Blakkmoon - 2017/06/15 00:26:36
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    Re: Propane equipment or electric equipment? 2017/11/09 14:39:02 (permalink)
    Those numbers are way off. Unless they are all over 50 amp draw each at 240v. Make sure the equipment isn't 3 phase. You'll want 1 Phase equipment or a large tow behind 3 Phase generator($25,000 for a 70kw).
    post edited by cavemaneats - 2017/11/09 14:40:45
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