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Posted: 7/17/2002 10:25:52 AM EST
I have a local shop in town that has some new/like new military portable generators for sale in the 1.5Kw range. and have a few questions. 1.) Since they were destined for field use in the military is it safe to assume they are overbuilt like the proverbial brick shithouse? 2.) I have heard that both power output of the engines and generator portions were underrated by the factory. Is this true? 3.)anyone here able to get parts? Thanks, BrenLover
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 11:20:13 AM EST
They also have a couple engines identical to these... [IMG]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid26/p6db764191aa2cd78e47f6531682a1868/fd85af9d.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid26/pfea7f5842e9b2545346e2ab1fa173587/fd85af69.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid26/pccaf603a588417f04e7c46bf9c71408d/fd85af9e.jpg[/IMG] This one is supposed to be only 3HP but common, a twin cylinder 3HP, the thing is huge and weighs a TON! Someones gotta know about these things... BrenLover
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 11:38:35 AM EST
i tried a couple searches, but found little info. hard to believe, but it is rated at only 3hp. it must have very low compression, considering the discplacement, ohv configuration and cylinder count. a place called saturn surplus had them for $100. wf industries of johnstown, ???
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 12:54:24 PM EST
I would imagine they must be pretty torquey engines as well as smooth running with them being an inline twin. I may take a chance on one. BrenLover
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 2:56:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By SorryOciffer: I would imagine they must be pretty torquey engines as well as smooth running with them being an inline twin. I may take a chance on one. BrenLover
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Drop Me a line and let Me know what You think. I'd love to buy one Myself! I've got a couple of projects that such an engine would do very well on. Thanks!, Tall Shadow
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 3:20:22 PM EST
I have seen some of the larger ones (17HP)with electric start as well. Impressive small engines. With regular oil changes and new plugs, these things could probably run for 30 years of use. BrenLover
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 4:08:49 PM EST
ahh, I remember the 1.5kw gen. Rope pull starter (AKA-[i]Armstrong brand[/i])[:)] I do believe I've seen parts advertised for sale in some of the ads in [b]itary Vehicles Magazine[/b]
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 4:52:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 5:16:44 AM EST
What is that engine selling for? I can imagine some neat uses for that.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 5:45:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 5:52:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
Originally Posted By Gun-fan: What is that engine selling for? I can imagine some neat uses for that.
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look at the link I just posted,they sell all sizes of millitary standard engines brand new in the box.
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The link is either dead or blocked by my work connection.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 5:57:16 AM EST
I think it is dead. I can't get to it either.
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