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    Default Re: Kohler 30KW standby generator

    Guardian must be cabbaging parts from Kohler. My 17KW vapor fired Guardian V twin has the exact same cooler pictured in your PDF file. It holds 2.5 quarts with the oversize oil filter and it still uses oil but as I stated previously, all engines use oil and I suspect it gets pretty warm in the enclosure anyway.

    Our standby is primarily for my wife's contentment, not mine. If I had my druthers, I'd have a Caterpillar or Onan diesel powered standby unit, skid mounted in the shop that would run everything plus the neighbors.

    I much prefer diesel exhaust over propane.....

    Having a genset that smells like a forklift running leaves something to be desired......
    A couple Kubota's and some payment books.....
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    Default Re: Kohler 30KW standby generator

    I am considering a 30KW home standby generator. I have eliminated Generac and Kohler from my list because they both use a lightweight overhead cam GM engine with a timing belt running at 3600 RPM. I will not buy a GM overhead cam timing belt engine. Instead, I am considering generators using the old cast iron GM 3.0L engine that runs at 1800 RPM.

    Bill
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    Default Re: Kohler 30KW standby generator

    ....I've eliminated GM-Government Motors from my vocabulary entirely the whole caboodle.
    A couple Kubota's and some payment books.....
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    Default Re: Kohler 30KW standby generator

    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Iron Peddler View Post
    I am considering a 30KW home standby generator. I have eliminated Generac and Kohler from my list because they both use a lightweight overhead cam GM engine with a timing belt running at 3600 RPM. I will not buy a GM overhead cam timing belt engine. Instead, I am considering generators using the old cast iron GM 3.0L engine that runs at 1800 RPM.

    Bill
    That's interesting, any other specs, brands, links???

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    Default Re: Kohler 30KW standby generator

    Quote Originally Posted by JB4310 View Post
    That's interesting, any other specs, brands, links???

    JB
    Cummins Onan, General Electric, and Briggs & Stratton for 30kw liquid cooled units.

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    30kW* - Standby Generators by GE Generator Systems

    30kW | Home Generator Systems | Generators & Pressure Washers | Briggs & Stratton

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    Default Re: Kohler 30KW standby generator

    Quote Originally Posted by JB4310 View Post
    That's interesting, any other specs, brands, links???
    In the 30kw range, look at goverment surplus for a MEP-005a.

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