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quality 1 50.00%
parts availabilty 0 0%
dealer support 0 0%
performance 1 50.00%
warranty 0 0%
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Old 10-17-2001, 10:04 AM
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generac engine

I was wondering if any one has run or used a generac engine?
The reason I am asking is the president of the bladerunner mower says he is going to try a 30hp v-twin generac engine this spring. He also says that he thinks that it will completly replace his 25hp kohler engines. He also said that there will be only a $200 price increase for the engine.
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Old 10-17-2001, 02:23 PM
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I had a conversation with another mower manufacturer earlier this year and the subject of engines came up. The manufacturer was using a hodge-podge of different engines, Kohler, Kaw, B&S and Robin (Subaru). Don't get me wrong, the commercial versions of all of these engines are good engines. But I told them that although all of these were good engines they were not all highly respected by everybody out there. The manufacturer picked one of the best of the 4 and is sticking with that engine.

I know that Generac makes generators but I did not know that they made their own engines. I would tend to stay away from buying a mower with an engine that Generac makes. Why? Say I buy the mower and the dealer goes out of business. Where do I go to buy parts for the engine? I'm talking about basic everyday parts like air filters, oil filters, ignition coils, starters and the like. I guess you could order them from Generac but who's got 2 weeks to wait for a starter?
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Old 10-17-2001, 02:25 PM
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Oh yeah, what's the question in your poll? Why you would buy a Generac or why you wouldn't buy a Generac?
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Old 10-17-2001, 04:08 PM
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I just got in from mowing and we stopped at our local d/c dealer and I asked him about generac engines. He said that they make a very good generator engine but he has not seen or run a generac v-twin. However he did say that d/c is looking at the 30hp v-twin engine also. and he expects them to be available next spring.
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Old 10-17-2001, 06:47 PM
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Could you explain your poll? I'm not sure what your looking for either.
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Old 10-17-2001, 08:26 PM
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I have a generac engine on my generac 5500xl generator.Based on my experience with it,yes I would most definetly buy a generac engine.You would have your parts the next day,if you needed them.I bought mine on E-bay,and some parts were missing,I E-mailed generac,and asked them to send me the stuff I was missing,I told them to bill me,2 days later,I got a box full of parts from them,spare filters,tune up kit,30 amp twist plugs,all the manuals,12 volt leads,extra fuel cap,all maintance manuals,and instructions,with part#'s.All of this-no charge,even though I told them I bought it as a display off E-bay.I wish every company handled customers this way.I know they sent me at least 75 dollars worth of product(retail),they have me as a customer for a long time.My generator runs great,smooth powerful,uses no oil,even after 20 hrs of run tilme in 90 degree august heat at 3/4 load.I recommended Generac to my in laws,and cousins,who both bought them after trying mine,so the good customer service they gave me paid off for them.
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Old 10-20-2001, 03:08 PM
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eric elm

my poll is basically to see what everyone thinks about the basic things that I have listed on the generac engine.

I would probably not buy a new bladerunner, dixie chopper or make of mower using a gas engine after purchasing my new diesel! but I am still curious about generac and also it might be an alternative to some of the other troublesome gas engines.

By the way eric did you give mr. hill a call at bladerunner?
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