I plan on buying a "Voltage Master" 5 KW generator (3600 RPM) that I will power from my tractor front PTO. I would like to run the tractor at about1600 RPM so will have to "gear up" by about 2.25/1. Question is, should I use a V belt or roller chain?? I suppose either would work but each has advantages and I wonder what would be best overall.
BTW, the no-name 6 KW diesel gen sets at the auction I was looking at went for $1,200 so I passed.
TIA for any suggestions.