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    Generators ...

    Hi There ..

    We're on the lookout for a Generator to keep things running in the event of a shake.

    Preferably a small one that we can also use around the farm for powertools, etc ...

    Anyone got experience / advice good / bad / avoid like the plague ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi39 View Post
    Hi There ..

    We're on the lookout for a Generator to keep things running in the event of a shake.

    Preferably a small one that we can also use around the farm for powertools, etc ...

    Anyone got experience / advice good / bad / avoid like the plague ..

    Ta


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    My dad builds mini hydros, he should have a fair idea of it, I'll ask him about it for you.
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    I have a Chinese made diesel 6 kva...will run most things. Keep in mind that you will need fuel storage of a quantity to get you through a natural disaster as the fuel outlets wont be able to pump.

    Eion...what sort of mini hydro's does your dad build?
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    got any links to the one you have, @ spook ?? . I was thinking of getting diesel , commonality with the Hilux ....

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    Im currently using a borrowed genny a cheep one it's shit . When my funds allow I'm getting a petrol inverter type . Honda are the best I'm told . But you do pay . Just remember you can't use non inverter types on computers and devices with chips in them I'm told . Inverter or sin wave types seem double the price .
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    Munsey, Kiwi check Kipor and let me know, their inverter gen sets are a good price, just becareful if you run powertools etc on an inverter you have to hook to the fast mode on the engine, not eco. Munsey I still think hondas are the best
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    Honda for petrol, Yanmar for diesel, some people swear by Robin (Subaru) but I've never had much luck with them myself
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    Don't settle for anything in the 2kva range or less, it won't drive your water pump, and maybe not even fridge and freezer. Keep your extension leads short to reduce voltage drop. You need one up around 3kva to get pumps running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Munsey, Kiwi check Kipor and let me know, their inverter gen sets are a good price, just becareful if you run powertools etc on an inverter you have to hook to the fast mode on the engine, not eco. Munsey I still think hondas are the best
    The website reads well , guarantee 24 mths or 1000 hrs , they look good and have nz service agents . Would consider one myself
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    Yep I've changed my mind on these guys have a got a good relationship with them, they bend over backwards to please, I have repaired some seriously abused units out of warranty, but they have still helped out.
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    You need 3 kva min 6 kva is better
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    We have a little honda it's great Honda Generator EU20i 2kW - RV World New Zealand and very quiet.
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    Sold a couple of these babies for semi serious stuff..
    One lives on a trailer and he just tows it down the farms to weld etc or it runs any of the three milking sheds when the power goes out which is often where they are..

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    We have a coupe generators on farm from Cow Power Generators. I think they bring in cheap Chinese gennies and re wire them with a few better components. They get used sparaticly and dont get looked after very well but start every time you turn the key. I took one to chch the day after the quake and it ran my auntys freezer and charged phones, her friends were jealous.

    Im looking at getting one for the same reason but im getting a petrol inverter gennie they are lighter and quieter

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    Thank you for posting this.
    I think a lot of us will find it useful.
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