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1200 RPM, 30 kW, Caterpillar Generator Set


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Looks pretty cool!

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That is pretty sweet.
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thats a pre 1947 d6 tractor size power unit. i'd buy if i was there.
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ARRRGH...
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There must be some mysterious force that moves all that good old Caterpillar stuff far away from my place.
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There must be some mysterious force that moves all that good old Caterpillar stuff far away from my place.
Be careful what u ask 4.... vintage cat stuff = hard and real heavy.
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I am aware of the pitfalls of taking in of "cats" of both organic and metallic composition. I chased after an old 2 valve 3306 powered set for some time locally before finally giving up. Like their organic counterparts, if I'm destined to have one, our paths will cross at the right time. But still...
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Man, if I could I would totally go after that one. I've tried to get a friend interested, but not likely. Funny, he has like 8 or 9 of the organic variety. But, like me, when it comes to diesels, he's also a Detroit guy.
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I will probably upset both sides, but I would be perfectly happy with either brand. A old Cat or Detroit powered 30-50kW+ would suit me just fine. Both are free of "emission controls" (AKA expensive complications), are known for relatively trouble free service and when they say X number of horsepower, you get that or more.
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