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Onan 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?

Pete Spaco

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I just saw an Onan 4.0 CCK at an auction. I didn't think to get the s/n. Didn't know if it would matter for this question.
It has a large rope start pulley on the flywheel. Will this type of Onan start by powering the generator exciter or whatever with a battery like my 6.5NH?

I can go back and get the s/n data if needed.

Pete Stanaitis
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Billy J Shafer

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Re: 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?

Most likely not. It is a portable unit. But need the model and serail number to tell you.
 

MBB

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Re: 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?

It could have both. I have a 3.5 cck with a pulley and its electric start. Get the serial number to be sure.
 

Billy J Shafer

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09/03/2019
Re: 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?

MBB is correct. That is why we need the full model and serial number.
 

Patrick

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10/25/2019
Yep, all mine are electric start - to be honest I wouldn't like to try starting them by hand, particurly without a recoil! But the numbers tells the truth.
Billy, a quick question if I may interrupt the thread - all mine are ex Army, battery start. You can start them by the rope pulley if you have about three people to do it.
Some have a push button on the control box saying "Keep pressed for manual start", some do not. Any idea what the difference is? They all have battery leads.
 

Billy J Shafer

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Keep pressed for manual start. Will bypass the control start system. Very common on some of the old Onans. Most of them have a toggle switch. But if you leave it in manual. It can burn out the points. So on some systems they use a spring loaded switch. Also on alot of military units you will find a switch marked Combat Run. Which means it will run and if anything goes wrong it will not stop until it has destroyed itself.

Manual start means easy rope start or a large drill motor with a pulley and a belt.
 

Pete Spaco

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Sorry for not getting full model/sn earlier.

It is:
Model: 4.0 CCK 1R 6000P (Do I have enough zeroes?)
S/N: 0971334699
I now see that is has 2 switches on the back side of the control box that is mounted above the genend. The top one says "Start"/ "Stop" and it's a center off switch as on the later NH's that I have. The other one says "Hand Crank"/Elect Start". So I guess I have answered my own question.

I don't NEED this machine. What I really need is either a 50 KW single phase or a 75 KW 3 phase 240 volt machine. But I fear that I will try to buy this one anyway. What is wrong with me?

Pete Stanaitis
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DrCharles

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I found out today why people pay for the electric start... pulling the cord on my "new" 10.0CCKAJ 1E (s/n D920459200) is quite an exercise!

Now that my arm is quite tired, I am interested in possibly converting it to remote start also... can this be done with the generator head I have?

thanks
Charles
 
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