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DFW Diesel 450kW
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DFY Diesel 500kW
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DFX Diesel 600kW
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DFZ Diesel 750kW! Biggest dog on the porch back in the late 70's made by Onan. Interesting to note some of the largest sets made were powered by Cummins Turbo Diesels. This one by an 1115-bhp V12. At full load it only sipped a measly 58GPH. An oil change would use 40 gallons.

Stay tuned! A few more left in the book.
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CCK & CCKA & CCKB & DJA engine specs.
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JB & DJBA Engine Specs

JC & DJC Engine Specs.
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NHA & NHAV Engine Specs

NHB & NHBV Engine Specs

NHC & NHCV Engine Specs
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Contractors Models CCK & DJA
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Contractors Models NH & DJC
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Special Contractors Model 6DJB & 2.5LK AC/DC
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Hi guys, just thought I'd post this 1938 ad which, I believe to be the inaugural year for production. The W3 is just one of approx. several hundred variations of the W2 series. The engine remains virtually the same but the generator output and starting voltage varies, as does the control types.



I might as well ad these for any of you that may be interested in Onan history. This 1937 Montgomery Ward ad shows an earlier 2 cyl. water cooled model, which I'm quite certain is an Onan. The generator on the 4 cyl. shown here looks more like a Kohler offering.



And, this 1933 Montgomery Ward ad shows what I believe is the grand daddy and first two cylinder Onan made. I know this one is an Onan offering because I have one as does my buddy Bill. Ther are several variations in the front end castings of this genset, I know of three.
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Anybody have any info on a 35 EB (or maybe it's FB) gasoline powered unit from the late fifties or early sixties? Thanks
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I just want to include below a copy of the gold bordered Onan original specification for the Series JB 7500 Watts Air-Cooled electric Generating Plants that I received back in 1969 from the Onan corporation.

What is particularly note worth is the way the rating table was constructed in that it specified two columns, namely CONTINUOUS SERVICE and STANDBY SERVICE.

What this implies is that these JB magneciter equipped plants were designed as a PRIMARY power source as well as obviously a standby power source. I can attest to this since my JB ran for 12 consecutive days and only was down 1/2 quart of oil.

Onan dropped these ratings in lieu of one column headed UTILITY RATING.

Furthermore, on the backside of the spec sheet it is particularly note worthy that the exciter nominal capacity was listed as 400 watts @ 40 volts with a capacity of 1400 watts during transient periods. I can attest to this transient performance since my JB will start our A/C compressor which has a LRA of 88 amperes.

Furthermore, the magneciter voltage regulation is +/- 3% without any electronics but merely magnetic amplifiers.
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Onan J Line from LeonN Brochure.
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Here is some more sales literature. First from 1956
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Four more.
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Here are more from 1963.
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Four more.
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Per chance do you have a parts manual for JC 15? Thanks for the sales lit.
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