Originally Posted by Offgr1d
Yeah, they are NOT cheap. The unit I got sells for around 9k new. This one has only 140hrs on it so I consider that pretty young or practically "new" considering the amount of hours these kind of engines can take. I got it half price used off a very well off guy that used it for his 5th wheel for camping.... Found ad in Vegas Craigslist and he was asking 5500.. I talked him down to 4400..
Now my other generator I was going to use is for sale!! I also have A 10kw whisper weld/generator by MQ Power - it runs at 3600 rpm though and I was about to put new injectors in it when I found this unit.. IT needed a bit of modifications to go in a bus. First off it's trailer mounted and would need welding transformer and gas tank removed after getting it out of the housing and putting on skids. Then a new air managed sound box... It has a Kubota d722 with around 5000 hrs.
If anyone feels up to that challenge and can handle 1gallon / hour for 10kw I'm selling it for $1800
You got a really good deal on that genny. Just be prepared to buy Cat parts for maintenance and repair.
The owner of Powertech is a pretty good dude. They're much smaller than one would think, a mom n pop joint really.
I used to to do some precision plasma cutting for them. When their laser couldn't do the trick!