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Hercules BXB Engine Kurz and Root Generator


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Old 05-22-2019, 08:30:00 AM
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Default Hercules BXB Engine Kurz and Root Generator

i help a friend that picks up scrap and found this generator and saved it its a 1945 hercules bxb with a kurz generator hand crank engine turns over but no spark i am checking the points etit was used at bluemound towers in luverne mn for ham radio i plan on getting motor running then checking out the generator will post photos
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Default Re: Hercules BXB Engine Kurz and Root Generator

The BXB is a good engine, also used on the John Deere LA tractors. mag parts should be readily available. That engine has the typical JD sound - badump, badump, badump etc, and the Kurz and root was a good unit too. If it sat for a while or the junkyard used a magnet to pick it up, you may have to flash the generator to get it working again.

I had one of these myself, and I used it a lot. i may have an owners manual for the engine, i will have to look thru my records.
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John Deere LA tractors used a John Deere engine. Early model L tractors used the NX Hercules which is larger than the BXB, No BXB engines were used by Deere,
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