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Generator advice by Pat Young/Wheelchair Project
Post New Message Well, I have owned a bunch of gas and diesel generators, and there are some basic questions you need to ask yourself.

How many appliances are you going to run, and how often will you run them? will they need to work on andoff, 24 hours a day, like a fridge?

I have found that a good used generator is a better bargain than the newer ones, as the construction is alsmost always more rugged. I had a 25 year old Kohler that was darned heavy for a 3000 watt machne, but it ran like a Honda, that is to say it would start after sitting for a year, and I was even to lazy to drain the crb!

Diesel is the best way to go, but if you don't have the $$$, I would recommend a good used Kohler, Hondas are always good and have good parts availability (that's why I shy away form Kawasake, yamaha, etc. too new, and forget about parts in many areas)

I haven't opwned any Onans, but they have a good rep. and the BEST in my opinion?? the little Listers from England. they are everywhere, and run and run and run and run (you get the picture) they are underrated, so they last forever. Same with Deutz, another great name, but definitely more pricy.

any questins, just drop me a line. I love machinery. right now I'm building an electrical bicycle with a bus battery and a fire truck reel-in electical motor, am dismantling three vehicles simultaneoulsy, and studiously avoiding my neighbor who thinks I am a disgrace to the neighborhood!

See ya

pat Young
wheelchir Prohect
Fresno, Ca
559 251-3814
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Post New MessageWhat size generator? Judy 4-6-03  
  Reply to MessageGenerator advice Pat Young/Wheelchair Project 5-3-03  
  Reply to MessageRe: What size generator? ED 4-7-03  
  Reply to MessageRe: What size generator? Bill L'Hommedieu 7-21-03  
  Reply to MessageRe: What size generator? David Vinge 10-6-03  
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