We have a Generac that we put in in the late 90's, and would do it again in a millisecond. Just week before last we were with out power for 5 days because of unpredicted 80-100 mph winds in our town (they said 50-60, whoops)??!!!. Not sure of the KW, but is has a 4.3l GM vortec V-6 in it, with an automated transfer switch.
|Noise Level||Warranty||Fuel Consumption||Weight|
|Kohler||54/61||5 yr ltd||199cfh @50%|
|Generac||57/67||5 yr ltd||203/306|
|Cummins||?/65||5 yr/2000 hrs||205/300|
All of these are propane and/or natural gas.Weight differences like that are usually difference between a 4cyl diesel application and an air cooled dual cylinder if I had to guess. The price difference should let you know. You didn’t post mode numbers so it’s a guess on our end.
I don't have specific model numbers, but the Generac and Kohler were 24kw and the Cummins was a 20kw.
Running on NG, I'll be at 21kw with the first 2 and about 18kw with the Cummins.
"Less than 10 outages a year".Our current house came with a Briggs generator, not sure what size but it’s a V twin and runs on propane. We have an auto transfer switch too. It runs everything on the main floor, internet equipment, septic pump, well pump, HVAC, fridge, etc. Not sure I’d spend the money on it if we didn’t already have it, but it is nice when the power goes out to not have to worry how long it will be out for. We average less than 10 outages a year, usually for no more than 15-20 mins.
We live way back in the woods, everything is above ground for at least the last 5 miles to us. Honestly I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often"Less than 10 outages a year".
The infrastructure must be made out of spaghetti noodles.
I live in Maine and thought our 2-3 outages a year was over the top...