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Old 02-14-2020
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Originally Posted by badandy View Post
It seems like all of these old Kohlers have killed the slip rings around 1,000 hours. You should at least check on that, they are inexpensive parts. A whole new gen head is going to cost $1200-1500ish from a place like Central Georgia Generator, and you will have to tweak a few things on your tray to mount it, but I don't think it's anything extreme? If you replace the whole thing, engine and all, that's not a bolt-in by any stretch. Basically redoing the mounts I would think.

12kw runs 3 a/c units at the same time without issue. And a bunch of other stuff, it's more than enough to run everything at once, basically. 6.5kw isn't going to do that.
The previous owners of my bird paid over $15k to have the generator replaced with a Powertech 12kw unit.. I am glad it has it now.. I think if your handy, just replace the weak components in the gen head, the sliprings, brushes and voltage regulator..
That central georgia generator has very inexpensive voltage regulators.. that is what I was going to get for my buddies Kohler/Perkins...

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