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Discussion in 'Tools and Fixtures Ratings Threads' started by Scorpio, Sep 11, 2015.



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What brand do you prefer?

  1. Honda

    31 vote(s)
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  2. Generac

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  3. Coleman

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  4. Briggs & Stratton

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  5. DeWalt

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  6. Other?

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    Unboxing and setup of the Predator 8750/7000 Generator
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    Published on Oct 23, 2016
     
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    8750 Peak/7000 Running Watts, 13 HP (420cc) Generator
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    Published on Sep 4, 2016
    Review video for Hobart 140 used in video
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    Review video on 900 Peak/700 Running Watts, 2 HP (63cc) 2 Cycle
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a52dx...

    8750 Peak/7000 Running Watts, 13 HP (420cc) Generator EPA III
    item# 68530, 69671, EPA & CARB certified 68525, 69677
    Description
    http://images.harborfreight.com/cpi/l... 420cc / 13 HP air-cooled OHV gas engine Electric start with recoil back up (electric start requires battery, not included) 12 hour run-time @ 50% capacity Low oil indicator / low oil shutdown Heavy duty 1-1/4 in. steel roll cage UL listed circuit breakers (2) 120V , 20A duplex outlets, 3 prong, (1) 120V, 20A twist lock outlet, 3 prong, (1) 240V, 30A twist lock outlet, 4 prong, (1) 12V DC outlet

    Item for sale outside California only – please refer to item 68525 for California compliant model. Requires a 12 volt battery for starting, sold separately.
    Specifications
    Name

    8750 Peak/7000 Running Watts, 13 HP (420cc) Generator EPA III
    SKU

    Predator Generators

    emergencies, job site use, recreation, household, lawn and garden, heating and cooling
    Certification

    EPA
    Engine Brand

    PREDATOR
    Engine displacement (cc) 420cc

    87+ Octane Unleaded
    Horsepower (hp)13
    Low oil shutdown

    Run time @ 50% load (hours/tank)12 hour
    Sound rating (dB)76 dB
    Start type

    Electric with recoil backup
    Surge watts (watts)8750

    Product Weight 183 lb.
     
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    Predator 13,500 Generator Tri-Fuel Conversion Part 1
    indigoridge



    Published on Sep 24, 2016
    Replacing the blown starter fuse, and installing the US Carb Motor Snorkel Kit on my Predator 13,500 portable generator
     
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    Predator 13,500 Generator Tri-Fuel Conversion Part 2
    indigoridge



    Published on Oct 1, 2016
    Installing the Regulator and flow valve for my Propane conversion.
     
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    Predator 13,500 Generator Tri-Fuel Conversion Part 3
    indigoridge



    Published on Oct 6, 2016
    Final hook up of the Propane hose, flow valves, regulator and first start with the US Carb Motor Snorkel
     
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    Post Hurricane Matthew Update
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    Published on Oct 17, 2016
    How did this set up work? I lost power for 48 hours. The Generator ran for about 7 hours on a full tank of gasoline, then I switched to propane, and it rand just shy of 17 hours on the Propane. There was no discernible voltage drop between the gasoline and propane. I did notice that I had 61 Hz on propane, vs 63 Hz on propane. It ran great and made the outage insignificant. I did not run the generator overnight, so once it was time to go to sleep, I shut it down until the next morning.
     
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    DEWALT 1800 Watt Portable Power Station Testing - DCB1800
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    Published on Oct 30, 2016
    Battery Operated Inverter - The Dewalt DCB1800 is a battery powered 1800 watt portable power station that is fueled by 4 Dewalt 20v or FlexVolt batteries. This perfectly silent unit delivers 1800W continuous and 3600 peak AC power. Making the power source more usable on the jobsite, the DCB1800 also functions as a multiport battery charger for one to four 20V MAX batteries. The charger will charge all the batteries at the same time and will charge 4 completely dead 20v 4.0 Ah batteries in two hours. What makes this simply amazing is that it requires no gas to run, emits no engine fumes or noise. We felt weird the first time we used it because there is no noise or heat.

    The Dewalt Portable Power Source creates a 15A circuit branch in a modified sine wave that is compatible with both standard and electronically controlled variable speed tools. The unit has built in protection against overload.

    As with most tools, the best way to experience it is through our YouTube Video.

    Features

    1800 Watt Portable Power (3600 peak)
    4 Port Parallel Charger (All batteries charged at once)
    Produces modified sine wave
    Self-protecting against electronic overload
    Take Cordless Power Anywhere
    Favorite Tool of 2016!

    This power source is so useful in many different areas that we feel this is our favorite tool of 2016. The ability to produce 120v AC power in almost any dry area allows for almost any job to be complete at any location. Beyond the jobsite, a small business can now have quiet power in areas where there are a lot of people. As a safety or backup device, this power station can allow for sump pump use or power 15 amp items around your home when the power is out. Camping or tailgating will now have silent power for crock pots or even small refrigerators.

    While this tool has made us excited, like many items there are some things to know about it. First, there is only one outlet. That is not a big deal as we feel in most areas, one item will be about all this will ever be used for. Second, this power source is not a "smart" power source in the use of the batteries connected. You must have 4 batteries in the unit and the power source will drain each battery the same amount. To clarify, our first test with this power source was running a large wet dry vac with (3) 4.0 Ah 20v batteries and (1) Flexvolt 6.0 Ah battery. When the unit shut down, the three 20v batteries were dead and the FlexVolt still had 2 bars of fuel left. So this unit is only going to last as long as the weakest battery in the power source.

    When used for charging, one simply plugs in an extension cord to the male 120v plug and the unit will charge up to 4 batteries in parallel. Meaning it will charge up to four batteries at the same time at 2 amps. While it can take upwards of two hours to charge all 4 batteries, the benefit is that they are all charged at the same time allowing them to be removed when needed, even if they are only partially charged.

    The internet changed almost all of our lives and we feel this unit will have a similar effect on the jobsite or at home for a battery backup!

    Specifications

    120v Receptacles - 1
    Batteries Compatible - 20v Max & FlexVolt
    Charging Connection - Male 120v Plug
    Charging Rate - 2.0 Amps
    Charging Time - 2 Hours, 4.0 Ah Batteries
    Compatible With - 20v Max & FlexVolt Batteries
    Height - 10.75 In
    Indicator Lights Inverter And Charger, Operation And Fault, Low Battery
    Length -12.75 In
    Width 21.3 In
    Max Ac Output - 3600 Watts
    Rated Ac Output - 1800 Watts
    Max Current (120v/240v) - 30 Amps
    Rated Current (120v/240v) - 15 Amps
    Quantity Of Batteries Charged - 4
    Parallel Charging - All at Once
    Sinewave Type - Modified
    Temperature Range 32-104 F °
    Weight Without Batteries 18 Lbs
     
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    DeWALT Six Pack 40V Charging Station - GIE EXPO 2016
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    Published on Oct 30, 2016
    We take a look at this new sequential charger from DeWALT that allows the landscape pro to work all day with no gas.
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    Briggs & Stratton P3000 Generator
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    Published on Oct 31, 2016
    The price point of the P3000 is approximately $1200.
     
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    This one is a bit different.............

    tubalcain Takes a Roadtrip to the POWER HOUSE in Bushnell pt 1 Fairbanks Morse
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    Published on Oct 30, 2016
    Join me in this 2 part adventure to the MUNICIPAL POWER PLANT in Bushnell, Illinois.
    Please SUBSCRIBE, LIKE, COMMENT, and tell your friends.



    tubalcain Takes a Roadtrip to the POWER PLANT pt 2 EMD engines
    mrpete222



    Published on Nov 2, 2016
     
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    QUICK Briggs Carb Clean
    sixtyfiveford



    Published on Nov 2, 2016
    Get your flat head Briggs back up and going FAST.

    Lisle SPARK TESTER: http://amzn.to/2eoTz8i
    Carb Diaphragm(covers both styles): http://amzn.to/2eoWwpd

    This is a basic run through that will get 90% of these style Briggs back up and going without the painstaking task of carb removal. This is a Pulsa Jet style carb.

    Tune a generator head: https://youtu.be/RJjqOw4-chc
     
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    Tune a generator Head DON'T FRY YOUR ELECTRONICS
    sixtyfiveford



    Published on Nov 2, 2016
    Adjust your generator to make sure it is putting out the correct frequency and voltage.

    60hz at load is ideal and more important than voltage.
    Devices are less sensitive to voltage and handle 110-130 easily.

    KILL A WATT meter: http://amzn.to/2fdU4kf
    Hour Meter/Tachometer: http://amzn.to/2e3jHXN

    Lisle SPARK TESTER: http://amzn.to/2eoTz8i


    INVERTER GENERATORS like the Honda eu1000i, eu2000i, eu3000i automatically set this properly so no adjustment is needed.


    The Kill-A-Watt meters are great but will burn out if you overload them. Anything over 20amps(rated for 15amps) quickly burns out the internal fuse.
    Repair the fuse in a Kill-A-Watt meter: https://youtu.be/XdInw4b1k3c
     
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    Inside a Ryobi RYi2200 Digital Inverter Generator
    Fernbark Frist



    Published on Nov 1, 2016
    Thought I had a great idea, turns out not so much. But we can look inside the case of a Ryobi RYi2200 digital inverter generator.
     
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    Powerhorse 2000 Surge Watt Inverter Generator - Northern Tool
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    Published on Nov 3, 2016
    We take a look at the Powerhorse portable inverter generator from Northern Tool. It puts out 2000 surge watts and 1600 running watts.
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    yard sale ryobi generator, will it run?
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    Published on Nov 8, 2016
    I found this for sale on the side of the road for sale
     
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    Ryobi 7,000 Watt Electric Start Generator with Honda GX390 Engine RY907000
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    Published on Nov 16, 2016
    Honda Powered - You might not see it in stores, but Ryobi makes an excellent 7,000-Watt Electric Start Portable Generator that is a perfect power solution for the jobsite or at home. While this generator carries a $1,099.00 price tag, it has the internal parts to last most people a lifetime. The power behind this 7,000 running watt and 8,750 starting watt generator is the cast iron block Honda GX390 Engine. We will have more below on the GX engine as it is one of our favorites.

    The front of the generator has four 120 volt, 20 Amp (GFCI Protected) outlets and one 240 volt, 30 Amp (GFCI Protected) twist lock outlet. For a jobsite, you have multiple plugs to run equipment and for a home or jobsite trailer, you have the 240 volt 30 amp plug to power almost everything. Moving the generator around is pretty easy due to the upright design of the cart and the 10" wheels. They are not a pneumatic wheel, but could be easily changed to one if your jobsite conditions were bad enough to merit them. For safety of the user and the generator itself, it is equipped with an (AVR) automatic voltage regulator and low oil shutdown sensor. You also have a Ryobi 3-Year Limited Warranty.

    Ryobi RY907000 Features

    Commercial grade Honda GX390 electric start engine
    7,000 running watt (8,750 surge/starting watt)
    Automatic voltage regulator
    Easy-access control panel
    6 Gal. fuel tank
    Hand truck frame design with 10 in. wheels
    3-year limited warranty
    Honda GX vs GC Engines

    Many people see a Honda engine and believe it is the best on the market. Most Honda engines are built well, but the GC engine is an aluminum bore engine that is meant for lightweight designs. The GC engine is normally pretty smooth and runs well, but it can lag in the life of the engine due to the lightweight materials used in construction. The Honda GX engines are a cast iron bore with safety features built into the engine to save it in an emergency (Low Oil Shutoff). Honda will warranty the GC engine for 3 months in commercial use and the GX 3 years in commercial use. That alone has to tell you something.

    If what we said above does not sway you to the GX series engine and let you know they are the king of Hondas small engines, go walk through a rental center. Look at the engines on commercial equipment (air compressors, pressure washers, cement mixers, etc) and you will find that 90% of the time there is a Honda GX series engine, usually covered in an inch of dirt and dust powering that equipment. None of them are new and they have been abused and still run like new.

    Overall

    When buying a generator, remember that the noise level and fuel consumption will be what separates good units from cheaper models. As we went through above, the Honda GX390 engine on this Ryobi generator makes this unit strong and reliable. The generator portion provides clean voltage to protect delicate electronics. While this unit is not in all of the Home Depot stores, it is available online and worth every penny they are asking. For the long run, this generator will be ready to provide the power to run your important needs.
     
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    PawPaw Cold Starts and Reviews Harbor Freight's 800 watt generator
    DoingItCheap



    Published on Nov 17, 2016
    Handy and lightweight. Perfect for lighting and music.
     
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    Honda Eu2000i Cylinder Leakdown Test
    jerry bskorner



    Published on Nov 18, 2016
    Get the OTC Cylinder leak down tester here http://amzn.to/2gogFyD

    Today is the first video on the Honda Eu2000i generator. it's needs a timing belt but I have been considering rebuilding the engine in the honda eu2000i generator. It has been smoking blue when started but hasn't burnt any noticeable amount of oil. I need to do a cylinder leak down test to determine the health of the overall engine. To do this task i'm using the OTC cylinder leak down tester kit. to my surprise it actually is in better shape than I thought. With roughly 90 psi running though the tester it's reading about 88 psi back which is awesome meaning the piston rings are in good shape.
     
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    Briggs & Stratton 30651 P2200 PowerSmart Series Portable 2200-Watt Inverter Generator
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    Published on Nov 21, 2016
    We take a look at the Briggs & Stratton 30651 P2200 PowerSmart Series Portable 2200-Watt Inverter Generator with Parallel Capability. Visit us on the net: http://www.toolsinaction.com
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    Timing Belt DIY Honda Eu2000i Generator
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    Published on Nov 23, 2016
    Get a Eu2000i Service Manual http://amzn.to/2fnrU4B

    Today's video we are changing the timing belt in a Honda Eu2000i Generator. This job is actually pretty easy except most of your time will be spent tearing the generator down and getting the engine out. the key to replacing the honda eu2000i timing belt is aligning the timing marks then push down on the camshaft gear and slide the timing belt off the bottom
     
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    Primary and Secondary Coil Resistance No Spark Condition
    jerry bskorner



    Published on Dec 2, 2016
    Get a Multimeter here http://amzn.to/2fR0vbI

    Today we are troubleshooting another issue you may have with a no spark or won't run issue on your honda eu2000i generator. How to test a coil? this test will be the same with other coils on small engines but the ohm's will be a different variable so you'll need to get those numbers. Checking the Primary coil resistance and the secondary coil resistance is actually really easy and will take about 5 minutes.
     
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    scrap yard honda generator, will it run?
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    Published on Dec 5, 2016
    picked a small honda ex650 generator for $40 , lets see if it was worth it,
     
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    Rectifier Troubleshooting Honda Eu2000i
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    Published on Dec 7, 2016
    Get a Multimeter here http://amzn.to/2h4P2K0

    in todays video i'm showing you how to test or troubleshoot your rectifier in your honda eu2000i generator to see if it is giving you problems.
    What is a rectifier you might ask, well a rectifier converts AC current to Direct Current DC. If you want to learn more about your generator please check out my playlist for honda eu2000i generator videos
     
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    How to Test a Stator Honda Eu2000i
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    Published on Dec 16, 2016
    Get a Real Multimeter not like the one in the Video here http://amzn.to/2hLOGJ4

    today we are troubleshooting and investigating a Stator on a Honda Eu2000i generator. If your suffering from a no power issue than a bat stator can be your issue.

    the measurements are as follows
    Exciter coil .2-.3 ohms
    Sub coil .1-.2 ohms
    Ac coil red-white 1.4-1.5 ohms
    Red -blue 1.4 - 1.5 ohms
    White - blue 1.4 -1.5 ohms
    Dc Coil .1 - .2 ohms

    in the video it showed that my stator had failed the multimeter test but it wasn't the fact that the stator was bad the stator is actually good but the multimeter was lying. This is where a cheap multimeter will get you into trouble.
     
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    DIY Recoil Cord Replacement Honda Eu2000i
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    Published on Dec 28, 2016
    This video deals with replacing the recoil cord on a honda eu2000i generator. However to actually remove the recoil housing you need to remove the outside plastic covers and remove the fuel tank to get to this position. removing the plastics is the hardest job. if your cord has broke and need to install a new rope you'll have to wind the recoil perhaps 5 turns and adjust your rope as needed to fit the recoil as it unwinds. do not try to dissemble the spring to replace the rope as you may end up with a shit show.

    Honda eu2000i diy recoil cord replacement
     
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    Testing our new generator
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    Published on Jan 11, 2017
    We got a generator on a great black friday deal and this is our first test to make sure it's all working properly. Always test your gear!
     
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    Harbor Freight Storm Cat 69381 generator broken right out of the box
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    Published on Jan 15, 2017
    I have a lot of items from Harbor Freight that I like, but I had a problem with this brand-new generator and I'm pretty unimpressed with the starting mechanism.

    I'll show you what was wrong with mine and how the starting mechanism works on these generators
     
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    I have mine installed on some coastal property in the redwood forest. I used threaded earth anchors from American Earth Anchors, Cy Henry is a great guy and can help anchor almost anything AmericanEA.com. Also used a lockdown device from LowPro, it has a nice hidden hasp lock that keeps it secure. There are no exposed bolt heads and it would be very difficult to "cut" the generator off the mount.

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    UNBOXING COSTCO GENERAC Generator - prepping for power outage
    TheRealMartian



    Published on Jan 18, 2017
    Another winter storm threatens hab 1 and as such we prepare ourselves by procurring a 8500w peak generac genreator from Costco. This generator has enough power to allow our homestead based aquaponics system (with solar power) to run completely off grid during emergencies.
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    Harbor Freight 69381 Storm Cat generator teardown review
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    Published on Feb 5, 2017
    Here I tear apart the 69381 Harbor Freight generator to see how well it's made. I paid $89 plus tax for this generator using a coupon.

    This generator claims to produce 700 watts running and 900 watts peak.

    Here’s a link to my video on the voltage problem I had with this generator:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzvPj...

    Here’s a link to a video about the starter mechanism problem it had right out of the box:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-qkf...
     
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    Free Generator
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    Published on Feb 9, 2017
    My free generator. Free with my new Cornwell Tool Box! What? Yes Free with Tool Box!
     
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    Brigs And Stratton P2200 Inverter Generator
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    Published on Feb 26, 2017
    Briggs And Stratton have a superb product here, i urge you to check one out wherever possible. Sensational Features and a build quality you would be hard pressed to fault. With 2200W peak power and a power saving feature ( QPT ) This generator i believe will serve you well for a long time. 24kg's also makes it do-able for most people.
     
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    I live off grid, and I depend on my Honda EM6500SX to get us through the cloudy weeks. I start it with auto-throttle on and the breaker off. In cold weather I cover the recoil intake with a sheet of paper to help it warm up. When it is ready to work the RPMs jump. Then I turn off the auto-throttle and throw the breaker on. I've learned that it is best not to have a big load initially. Something inside the generator literally turns it off if the initial load is too high. It really sips fuel. I can get a couple hours of run time on a gallon. When it is running it is powering my house loads and sending the surplus to the battery. So far it has been a good generator. Fairly loud, and very heavy, but reliable.
     
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    YAMAHA vs. BRIGGS & STRATTON -- RV Inverter Generator Noise Test!
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    ANTIQUE CATERPILLAR GENERATOR SET REMOVAL
    SmallEngineMechanic



    Published on Mar 26, 2017
    Two months ago I was offered the chance to purchase this Caterpillar generator set.
    So began preparation for safely transporting the 79 year old unit from it's home in Barto, PA to my home in Browns Mills, NJ.
    This short slide shows the process of moving the unit off it's concrete mounting pad and onto it's trailer where it will be mounted permanently for transport to antique engine/equipment shows.

    The unit does require some repair, more videos to follow!

    Thank you to my friends Joe and Izzy who worked with me on the removal.
    A big Thank You to my girlfriend Cindy for her support and photography!
     
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    OLD KOHLER GENERATOR HAS HAD A HARD LIFE
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    Published on Aug 6, 2014
    Well this project is not going well. This poor generator has had a hard life. Like so many old quality built machines is was working hard right up to the end... This is why you check and charge your oil! Now I have got to determine if this engine is worth rebuilding!
     
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    Kohler 10Kw Generator Running
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    Published on Aug 10, 2012
    I've got the Kohler running and making power. I have not been able to put a serious load on it yet but I think it will do fine.
     
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    Removing 1940s Kohler Generator From Original Installation
    SmallEngineMechanic



    Published on Dec 14, 2015
    I was offered this original Kohler generator set a few months ago. The only thing I had to do was remove it from the basement.
    This generator was originally installed sometime in the late 1940s and was only taken out of service 6 months ago.
    I made a few mistakes describing the unit in the video; one is that I called the gas regulator a vaporizer, it is just a regulator. Also I did not realise it at the time but being this is an "Emergency Plant" the original transfer switch is built into the controller cabinet.
    There will be more coming up on this unit as ity will be part of a paralleling display.
     

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