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generators #185033 02/28/09 12:08 PM
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harold endean Offline OP
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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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Re: generators [Re: harold endean] #185040 02/28/09 03:13 PM
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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
Re: generators [Re: HotLine1] #185052 02/28/09 09:04 PM
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Harold:
Check your PM's please!



John
Re: generators [Re: HotLine1] #185055 03/01/09 12:42 AM
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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?)

Re: generators [Re: frenchelectrican] #185056 03/01/09 01:27 AM
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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.


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Re: generators [Re: gfretwell] #185061 03/01/09 04:32 PM
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harold endean Offline OP
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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

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Re: generators [Re: harold endean] #185064 03/01/09 05:11 PM
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FYI.......MTU IS KATOLIGHT

Re: generators [Re: denny3992] #185066 03/01/09 05:28 PM
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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
Re: generators [Re: gfretwell] #186010 04/10/09 03:37 PM
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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.

Re: generators [Re: countrybear] #186028 04/11/09 05:37 PM
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harold endean Offline OP
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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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