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Posted by twostik on December 31, 2005, 6:24 am
 


I recently purshased a 12k lite plant at a county auction .It has about one
thousand hours on it .

 The diesel engine can be started with the electric starter or a pull rope
.could anyone tell me how long this setup will last since it already has a
thousand hours on it .i will only use it for back up electric and some times
to run a mig welder in the field .the engine is a one cyl yanmar
as a back up i will need to power w 22 0 vlt well pump and the usuall stuff
in the house fridg.freezer and hot water heaterand of course the tv a bit.
I also have a 7500 sears craftman genset it is gasoline .ican use it to but
i would rather depend on the diesel as i believe it will be a bit cheaper to
operate..
 any sugestions would be appreciated.
mwood@world-ads.com



Posted by JoeSP on December 31, 2005, 7:01 am
 




Probably a good long time.  The same company manufactures construction and
farm equipment that has a very good reputation for longevity.  12 KVA should
be enough for almost anything you need to run.



Posted by Steve Spence on December 31, 2005, 2:00 pm
 

twostik wrote:

That Yanmar will last for years with regular maintenance. Works good on
used fryer oil too. I worked in a yanmar shop for a number of years
building pumps, generators, and small boats.




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Posted by Pop on December 31, 2005, 2:41 pm
 


:I recently purshased a 12k lite plant at a county auction .It
has about one
: thousand hours on it .
:
: The diesel engine can be started with the electric starter or a
pull rope
: .could anyone tell me how long this setup will last since it
already has a
: thousand hours on it .i will only use it for back up electric
and some times
: to run a mig welder in the field .the engine is a one cyl
yanmar
: as a back up i will need to power w 22 0 vlt well pump and the
usuall stuff
: in the house fridg.freezer and hot water heaterand of course
the tv a bit.

Well, I'm a tad jealous!  I suspect you'll get a good lifetime
out of it but have nothing to back that up.  What IS good
however, is deisel: It's so much easier to keep fuel around for
them.
   I've decided if I ever had to replace mine it'll be a diesel
unit.  Lots easier to get fuel from my furnace tank than to try
gettin git out of my car if I should run out.  Most will run just
fine on #1 fuel oil.
    I hate having to store so much gasoline around here for the
genset.

Pop



Posted by JDRogerz on January 1, 2006, 12:29 am
 

Diesels will run in excess of 8000 hours with good maintenance. Check
oil for dilution on a reguliar basis; run the diesel at 90% rated load
and speed for 1/2 hour or more when you run it(idleing at no load will
cause it to carbon up); run it at least once a month; and perform all
required maintence as per the manufactors reccomendations.
Pop wrote:


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