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Rate your generators

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)
    66.0%
  2. Generac

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  3. Coleman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Briggs & Stratton

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  5. DeWalt

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Other?

    9 vote(s)
    19.1%
  1. searcher

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    FIRST RUN OF THE 1940s KOHLER GENERATOR
    SmallEngineMechanic



    Published on Dec 26, 2015

    After a bit of tinkering the rescued Kohler is a runner. This set up is just temporary of course but it does prove that this unit will be a good candidate for the paralleling display.
     
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    More Generator Fun Time
    SmallEngineMechanic



    Published on Oct 26, 2014
    Here are two gens I picked up recently... I would like to find a home for the witte gen head, so if you have a witte dieselectric unit and need the generator let me know...
     
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    10 KW Kohler Generator Cold Start
    zeketheantiquefreak



    Published on Jul 2, 2014
    Cold Start. 1976 Kohler Generator. Wisconsin Engine. Magneto ignition. Premium fuel only. 10 kilowatt. Single phase. 120/240 volt. Old School. No electronic circuit boards or diodes. Looking to purchase a set of ac ammeters, 0-50 amp for this unit. 1976 model.
    Note: A year and a half since posting and still no leads on functioning ammeters. I may wire it so that I can easily place a clamp-meter onto the mains.
     
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    1959 Kohler Generator L600
    Tubajock2



    Uploaded on Aug 2, 2011
    newest video, have replaced the electric fuel pump with a mechanical one like the origional. dads the one talking in this video
     
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    "Rare" Onan Generator
    jon4ford



    Uploaded on Oct 29, 2009
    Model OFA-2 Generator Built for the Navy to power there radar. it gives 4000 watts(4.0kw) 110 only Volts AC, @ 1800 Operating RPMS 60 Hertz. It is powered by a Onan Flat (opposed) 4 Cylinder Gasoline Engine. Im currently having to rebuild the original Fuel Pump so i have it running off a 12 volt Pump. It is a very smooth running unit, I show this by putting a small nut from a toggle switch on the Distributor and balanced while the engine is running...very smooth unit! I will be painting it Onan green soon! stay tuned for that!
     
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    1960 Onan Generator
    jon4ford



    Uploaded on Aug 29, 2009
    My Dad's 1960 Onan Generator. Powered by Waukeshaw 6 cylinder. Model # 6WAK It Generates 170,000 watts at the operating 1800 rpms. It Powered The WITN Transmitter here in North Carolina. It has a displacment of 1197 c.i.d. 6-1/4'' Bore and 6-1/2'' Stroke. It Runs off Gasoline but can run on LP or Natural gas. Under A Full Load It burns 500 Gallons of Gas in 24 hours. In 1960 It cost 12,500 dollars
     
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    Onan generator djb 6.0 diesel cold startup
    SuperRobkar



    Published on Nov 30, 2012
    My onan djb diesel with new muffler.
     
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    IHI Dynajet 2.6 micro gas turbine generator start up run and shut down
    gasturbine101



    Published on May 20, 2013
    http://www.gasturbineworld.co.uk Micro gas turbine generator set developed by the Japanese company IHI. A portable minature gas turbine engine driving a direct drive alternator at 100,000 rpm. Power is 2.6Kw max at 110V 50/60Hz. A recuporated (exhaust heat exchanger) single shaft engine with electronic power conditioning. Fuel
     
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    Turbine Marine 1MW Compact Series Generator
    adurraj



    Published on Aug 12, 2013
    Introduction and field test of the Turbine Marine "Turbine powered" 1MW generator.
    Simulated emergency.
     
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    Caterpillar Generator Set Repair Part 1 (Introduction)
    SmallEngineMechanic



    Published on Apr 2, 2017
    Nothing too amazing, just an overview and a bit more detail about the unit.
     
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    Caterpillar Generator Set Repair Part 2 (Assessment)
    SmallEngineMechanic



    Published on Apr 9, 2017
    In this video I start some light disassembly work to get an idea of what this unit will need to get up and running again.
     
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    HOW TO USE AN ARMATURE GROWLER
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    Published on Dec 28, 2014
    In this video I check out an armature from a DC generator using a growler.
     
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    ONAN GENERATOR RESTORATION (part 1) 15,000 KW
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    Published on Apr 10, 2017
    Me and Mike begin the restoration on a 1976 Onan Generator 15,000 Kilowatt
     
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    Caterpillar Generator Set Repair Part 3 (Tear Down #1)
    SmallEngineMechanic



    Published on Apr 30, 2017
    In this video I begin to disassemble the engine to determine the extent of the water damage. The engine seems to be in okay shape overall.
     
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    Anyone need a good generator? I have one I'm looking to get rid of.
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    yard sale generators will they run?
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    Published on May 25, 2017
    safety 3rd,
     

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