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#185033 - 02/28/09 01:08 PM generators  
harold endean  Offline
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I have a question: Stand by generators. I have 3 models in front of me to look at

Kohler model 30RZG
Baldor IGLC35N-G
MTU Onsite Energy Model 40PGS6NL


Did anybody have any problems with any of the above models? I know I can't really ask"Which is the best?" However I am just wondering if someone knew of a recall or bad experience with any of the above.

It could just be a generic answer like, I like #? best because I have used it more and had no problems.

Thanks for any help.


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#185040 - 02/28/09 04:13 PM Re: generators [Re: harold endean]  
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Harold:
#1 on your list.
Local service provided by Cooper (Statewide; heavy in NNJ)

Brand used at the '05 PGA Championship; not standbys, but same brand.

I had one brand of standby (resi/propane fueled) that was a real royal PITA.



John

#185052 - 02/28/09 10:04 PM Re: generators [Re: HotLine1]  
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Harold:
Check your PM's please!



John

#185055 - 03/01/09 01:42 AM Re: generators [Re: HotLine1]  
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All three are pretty good to me I am used to larger namebrands like Cummins/Onan , Kohler , MTU and few other expect of one company I have issue with them with parts.

Merci,Marc


Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)


#185056 - 03/01/09 02:27 AM Re: generators [Re: frenchelectrican]  
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Kohler propane or natural gas seems to be the most common for folks around here who don't just have a skid/wheel mount machine.


Greg Fretwell

#185061 - 03/01/09 05:32 PM Re: generators [Re: gfretwell]  
harold endean  Offline
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I appreciate the answers, I inspect these generators, but I really don't have any first hand experience with them. I was just wondering if anyone heard of a recall or a bad model out there. For example, I never really heard of MTU Generators. I am sure they are all good, it just depends on the people who service them and how good their respond time is.

Thanks

Last edited by harold endean; 03/01/09 05:38 PM.

#185064 - 03/01/09 06:11 PM Re: generators [Re: harold endean]  
denny3992  Offline
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FYI.......MTU IS KATOLIGHT


#185066 - 03/01/09 06:28 PM Re: generators [Re: denny3992]  
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Try a search on "generator recall". There are a bunch of them. Some are fairly serious problems. Some are just CPSC hype and hysteria.


Greg Fretwell

#186010 - 04/10/09 04:37 PM Re: generators [Re: gfretwell]  
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I have Cummins/Onan and love it! Never a problem and use 5+ timesevery year in the past 3 years. Just needed to change oil and keep battery charged.


#186028 - 04/11/09 06:37 PM Re: generators [Re: countrybear]  
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Thanks for the replies. If was the Twp. that I live in that was asking. They need to get a new generator for the town hall. The administrator asked me for my opinions.



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