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Homelite Textron 180HIE63

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Old 07-22-2019, 05:58:52 PM
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Default Homelite Textron 180HIE63

I have a new to me Homelite Textron model number 180HIE63, serial number H00770032. Iím trying to find any information on it I can. It says 5900 watts on generator plate but then says 6300 watt on side. I assume that means 5900 watt continuous, 6300 surge? It has a nice Honda GX340 motor which I am rebuilding g the carb now as it had some nasty fuel in it. Pics attached.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:50:30 PM
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Default Re: Homelite Textron 180HIE63

Nice looking generator. Pardon me for posting an opinion, not information-

IF it was my set, my assumptions regarding the various ratings would be different. I would assume (1) that the set is actually good for about 5500W intermittently and about 4500W continuously if the engine runs good, (2) that the generator is electrically capable of 5900W for an unknown period of time, (3) that someone in the Homelite sales department decided that a 6300 watt generator would sell better than a 5900 or 5500 watt generator.

If you want it to serve you well for a long time, use it as if it said "4500W" on the side instead.
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