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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 07:54 PM

I have had an ad on Kijiji for a 4 hp Wisconsin ABN.  Today I got a reply from a guy with an 8.2 hp AEN (1950 build date).  It is on a stick welder his father had on the farm.  I don't need the welder and the engine is too big for my needs, but who can say no to a good deal?  Any idea what a fair price might be for the unit, assuming it runs, is in average condition, and it is an hour away?

 

I know. I know.  Value depends on need.  Neither I nor the buyer need it. :-)


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Depends on the welder, condition, age etc.... gas powered welders are buzz box generators, usually always priced the same unless welding assy a with, name brand, collectibility, then a little more.

That's and old girl, would be in the price range of roughly old school 3000 watts AC generator.

 

I would go cheap, $ 50 to $ 100, remember you don't need a welder and that has the tapor and tapped crankshaft.


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 08:13 PM

:iagree:

 

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Posted March 23, 2014 - 09:32 PM

I'd do some research to find out if the crankshaft is tapered for the welder connection.
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Posted March 23, 2014 - 09:51 PM

:iagree: about the tapered shaft.


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 09:59 PM


 


 


 

I would go cheap, $ 50 to $ 100, remember you don't need a welder and that has the tapor and tapped crankshaft.


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 05:12 AM

A gasoline powered welder that doubles as a generator is often handy. I have two. Mice love to get into the generator part and chew the wiring. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 05:17 AM

Some of the older generators had a 2 bearing head and a coupler rather than the tapered shaft connection. It's worth checking. If the welder can also supply 120volts it's a mighty handy thing to have.


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 06:31 AM

Some of the older generators had a 2 bearing head and a coupler rather than the tapered shaft connection. It's worth checking. If the welder can also supply 120volts it's a mighty handy thing to have.

That reminds me, i doubt it but i did come across a little genny that the rotor windings were keyed onto a 12 inch or so straight shaft, forget the maker or model but after the rotor was removed it looked so odd having a two mile long pto.

 

 Ironiclly the keyway ran the whole length of the shaft so a cutting disk reduced it to normal size.


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