Diesel Industrial Generator 5000 watts elect start

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Diesel Industrial Generator 5000 watts elect start

Postby gyre » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:05 am

I know someone who is not keeping a generator.
It is an electric start diesel generator made by Titan Industrial.
It's a model TG 5500D 120/240 volts. 34/17 amps
It is rated at 5000 watts and is new.

They are asking half the original price.
Half would be $2500.

Email me if interested and I'll put you in touch with them.
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Postby BoxaRox » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:50 am

This genset is all over EBay for ~$1500.
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Postby gyre » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:03 am

I never checked.
I've seen the original papers.
I guess they have come down.
If they sell new for that, make this guy an offer based on that.
He'll say yes or no.
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Postby pinemom » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:04 am

ya and one on craigs list for 500.
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Postby gyre » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:17 am

Same model in diesel new?
That's a good price.
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Postby pinemom » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:32 am

probly slightly used...........think its a divorce sale.
Its already gone! That fast for a deal like that!
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Postby wedeliver » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:47 am

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Postby gyre » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:54 am

The gas version was about half as much.
I don't know if there are other differences.

I haven't done any comparisons to this one, but when I was looking for an industrial grade model for my trailer, I couldn't find anything cheap.
I didn't want a short life version or a loud one.
I found an extremely good diesel generator used on yachts for low noise and reliability.
But nobody ever lets one go used.
I think they start at $7-10,000.
Very quiet.

Thermo-King has a very cool unit that runs a small generator and drives an air conditioner so you can shut down your engine.
Does heat too.
High reliability and low fuel consumption.
Like most things that work well, it's a bit pricey.
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Postby Rocket75377 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:57 am

I'm setting everything up that I need to run on 12 volt DC. A deep cycle marine battery is $70, and probably won't need to be charged all week.
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Postby Toolmaker » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:37 am

If you're going to buy a genny they seem to be getting cheaper and cheaper. I got my Briggs and Stratton powered 5000 for like 300 bucks new. It sat for a few years for a hurricane that never came, I got it used some marvel mystery oil in the plug and gas and oil.. started right up 12 hours later. That year and last year we had a bunch of hurricanes in South FL and lost power a bunch. I am sure the seller regrets the sale now. It is not diesel or electric start but who cares for 300 clams. Retail was fetching about 500-600 when I was lookin 3 years ago. I specifically wanted a pull start since theres less that can "go wrong". Next one will be a diesel if I get around to upgrading. One thing I like about the B&S is the paperwork I got from them.. parts list, disassembly views etc etc. I can also adjust it a fair amount for elevation and whatnot fairly easily.
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Postby gyre » Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:04 pm

The owner still has the generator.
If anyone is interested, make a reasonable offer before he advertises it.
It is new and I can check it out further, if anyone is interested.
This is the only notice about it now.
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Postby trilobyte » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:46 pm

I've seen 5000 watt diesel generators new selling for $999, and 5000 watt 'whisper quiet' diesels selling new for $1600. And being new equipment, they should be ready to run bio-diesel as-is.

The down-side, aside from the high cost, is the weight. Most generators I've seen in that range weight between 200-400lbs. If I had the space, the ability to move it easily, and the money, I'd be all over a diesel generator. :-)

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Postby gyre » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:59 pm

I've seen generators that sell used for $150.
The one I'd like to have produces 8kw and sells for $7000.
Some are worth more than others.

Whoever buys this one, sets it's current value.
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