We lived in Florida
for 12 years and with the storms 15-20 years ago I bought a Generac
4K. It got us through 3-4 storm power outages. It ran O.K. but broke a rocker arm once.
The owner of a power equipment
shop in Port Orange let me pull a rocker off a junk blown engine
. Later on I bought a Gov surplus Lister/Petter 6.5 H.P. diesel
on a 40 gal tank/trailer. Was used for heating
tents in the desert. Had a nice blower and heat generator
. I stripped off the blower/heater and built a frame to hold a Harbor freight 10K gen head
coupling to engine
shaft. It was the noisiest little engine I ever heard.
I sold it with the house but kept the Generac. Still have it and change out the fuel
every year and test run when ever I remember. Since then I picked up a 6.5 K.W. Kubota lowboy. owner asked $1,200. in rough condition. Wifey talked him down to $775. and he loaded it in the pickup for me. Only needed a degreasing and a voltage regulator
. also found a new Honda 2,000e show room unit for $750.
has a 7.5 K.W. Onan. Got it running and it can power every thing on the boat
. Not all at the same time. Did I mention I like generators. Like little toys to play with.