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Old 07-05-2017, 02:25 PM
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I have had a few onans before and thought they were not bad. The best thing that one has going for it is it is 1800 rpm. It does not have to scream at 3600 rpm.

Coming from someone who had 15+ generators at one time, the Onan would be nice on an antique wagon of Equipment, but like as others have said, if you want running dependability, might be best to save up for something newer.

Parts could be difficult to source.


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Interesting. I asked about the Onan over on the Smokestack Onan section and seem to be favorable generators. Praises of reliability with the older units if taken care of.

I do need a beater mower.
I was looking at doing some bartering with the welder.

If I was to buy a tractor I'd like to find a Ford 515 diesel or something close to that.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:16 PM
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Interesting. I asked about the Onan over on the Smokestack Onan section and seem to be favorable generators. Praises of reliability with the older units if taken care of.

You said it here! If you take care of it! I can't complain about the onans I have had. I still have a couple, that is on my list to fix up some day and get running again.

However, I also have a homelight diesel generator 3800 watts that I have good things to say about. It sat probably 6 or 7 years after my dad passed away and when I needed it when my power went out, put a battery on it and fired right up. Run it maybe once a year now if that.

I would definitely recommend a good diesel. At least the diesel does not go stale like gasoline.







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if you want a tractor i have a kubota 3031 4wd,with front bucket,hoe attachment,box blade,finish mower,fence post auger and a landscape rake.
A very nice machine,1000 hours.
needs nothing,$18,000

I have a 3 cly onan diesel Kubota 10kw genny too,nice unit,1700 hours,$2000
Or,i have a couple of 2 cly Kubota APUs off of semis,5000 watt genny on them.
$700 each.
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:25 PM
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If it has the tri-fuel carb set it up for lpg/ng and you wont have the stale gas blues. I have a BFA and a CCK onan and get lots of use out of them. The farm doesn't have power so the onans run the water and power when needed. They do require some maintenance but probably 75% of the problems are fuel related.
Smokstak has some good onan guys on there. lots of knowledge in keeping them running.
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Gas gennys have one big problem,todays gas.
I did have a LPG Onan 10kw air cooled 4 cyl that i used for years to run 3 phase machines,it only ran on LPG,no weird multi fuel carbs etc.

Anything with gasoline is not for me.
Also,i think you will find LPG and NG derates the genny,that may not matter.
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They look like they have been stored inside and look pretty good. Good luck getting them all operational.


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