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I know exactly what you mean. The first generator I remember seeing was a 6 cylinder Caterpillar, mounted in a pup trailer. One side opened to form an awning; they had the inside lit up (maybe to display the set it looked brand new) and the volt, current and reed type frequency meters were easily visible. I remember the sound of that set and response of the meters when it picked up a load just like it was yesterday. I realize now that could be why I chased that 3306 for so long.When I was just a pup, dad took me to a traveling carnival and was surprised when I wasn't interested in the rides but wanted to listen to the festival's generator....Would love to relive that day...
Not quite the same but still along the same lines, I fell into a Buda powered 62.5KVA set that I just couldn't pass on. Mine is gasoline, that I keep telling myself I will change over to LP one of these days. Never really get a chance to put any kind of serious load on it, Anything I connect to it, it can handle with ease. Only gave $600 for it, had a replacement engine in the early 60's and very low hours since then.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.
You posted them here in 2010 https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=81123Carnival trucks.... somewhere i got photos of a cat genset on the back of a truck....
only 8 years ago.... and several puter crashes since! i didn't have 'em anymore. thanks. are they in my attachments?You posted them here in 2010 https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=81123