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#1 Rickski OFFLINE  

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Posted February 10, 2011 - 06:15 PM

Anyone know this generator and whether the motor has a tapered shaft. If a straight shaft, it might be a good prospect for a GT repower.

* Kohler 16 horsepower generator, 4500 watts *

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Posted February 10, 2011 - 06:30 PM

That was a good generator, I believe it's what you call a "4 pole" because it is setup to run at 1800rpm, most generators run at 3600rpm.
As to whether it is tapered or straight shaft ??? probably tapered.
It is also missing the air cleaner.
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Posted February 10, 2011 - 06:40 PM

I have a 16Hp crankshaft out of a john deere if you are going to buy that engine

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Posted February 10, 2011 - 06:44 PM

I've yet to see a direct drive generator that wasn't tapered crank.

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Posted February 10, 2011 - 06:51 PM

Hey, I have one just like that!!! I plan to resurrect it and use it as back up. Since it most likely has a tapered shaft, runs at 1,800 rpm, and possibly other differences, I'm not sure how good of a candidate it would make for a repower. Anything can be made to work of course, but is it worth it? Or, would you just be better off using it for it's intended purpose?

Your call, NOT mine. LOL

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Posted February 10, 2011 - 07:09 PM

Thanks for all the quick feedback. I'll keep looking for a 16HP so I can repower. I appreciate the offer on the crank, but if I need to get into it to replace the crank, I might as well rebuild the whole thing. Motor cost plus rebuild cost is going to make it more than I wanted to spend. I'll keep checking Craig's list nightly for a 16 to 18 HP. I'm in Southern NH, near the Massachusetts border if anyone has one within driving distance they want to sell.




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