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Company paying $2300.00 to give away their New Fully Loaded Diesel Gensets at

-- y2kgirl (, February 05, 1999


Huh? Give away? You have to purchase 10 deisel generators (gensets) to receive the $2300.00.

At the prices listed, not much of a deal at all.

15KW $3,325.00

12KW $2,900.00

8KW $2,420.00

5KW $1,995.00

wow. Mr. K

-- Mr. Kennedy (, February 05, 1999.

I guess I feel pretty fortunate to have a 13kw (11.5kw continuous) gas generator (Northstar). It cost the same as the diesel above (I know. Don't say it: "Gasoline is dangerous"), but by God it's about hooked up and ready to go. They do have to put in the transfer switch, but....bring on the STORM(S)!


-- Bob Walton (, February 06, 1999.

BW-- Yeah, gas is dangerous, but the big problem is that it's harder to store. With diesel, the 300+ gallons of home heating fuel in many homes' tanks can be an emergency back up supply. And of course, diesel engines generally run zillions of hours longer without needing maintenance.

-- bill dunn (, February 06, 1999.

P.S.-- I forgot to mention: I, too, have a gas generator. Bought it and had the electrician install the switch box last year. Too late for me, also. But if I had it to do over again, definitely would go for diesel. Either way, though, you and I are gonna be in a heckuva lot better shape than most of the sheeple.

-- bill dunn (, February 06, 1999.

I bought a propane fueled generator and have 800 gal of liquid propane to run it on and it stores forever!

But then I live way out in the country and everyone has a big silver submarine in their back yard.


-- LM (, February 06, 1999.

Actually, Mr. Kennedy, the prices listed are fantastic, if they are really what they claim.

China Diesel -- the company in California that imports the diesel engines and assembles the China Diesel gensets -- wants $3,275.00 for their 8 kw unit, and needs to charge shipping from their location in California, which comes to a total in excess of $3,500.

These people claim they are selling the same China Diesel for under $2,500 "fully loaded," whatever that means (Does this include Murphy Switch and remote start?). Plus, $200 off on shipping.

BTW, the Imperial diesel -- another good Asian diesel -- also sells at about the same $3500 price for a unit in the 6-10 kw range.

Mr, Kennedy, these gensets use a very very good generator -- typically a New Age Stamford unit, that will outlast the generator you get on a contractor's model you buy at Home Depot -- or that you buy from Northern -- by factors of 10 to 100, in addition to using a slow speed (1800 rpm) engine that will run on nearly anything, but especially on #2 home heating oil, which is common.

I don't know what you're using for price comparison. A Coleman $495 throw-a-way special?

Actually, the price quoted on this web site seems a little too low for me.

BTW, I don't work for any of these companies. I do own a diesel genset (China Diesel).

-- sparks (, February 06, 1999.

Sparks - I was thinking outloud more than anything. My "deal" comment directed at the prices listed was not targeted at the fact that the unit itself cost "so much".

I was thinking about the fact that, (using the 8Kw as the example model), to get the $2300 mentioned in the original post, you'd have to submit purchases that total $24,200.00.

I wasn't thinking of the cost per unit or what it compared to in terms of other generators.

Apologies for the apparent misunderstanding.

-- Mr. K (, February 06, 1999.

I'd noticed the price discrepancies also and sent email to ChinaD to confirm doing business through or with this distribution company.

We'll see.

Mr. K

-- Mr. K (, February 06, 1999.

Just as I thought. China Diesel has no dealers or distributors. They only sell direct.


-- Mr. K (, February 06, 1999.

Sorry, I interpreted it as a complaint about the per unit price.

Yeah, I'd already sent China Diesel an email that contained the URL to that site. No response, but then I didn't ask for one.

-- Sparks (, February 06, 1999.

Do any of you people have spare parts for any of these generators that you are buying? And are you mechanically inclined?

-- Wondering (Wondering@??.com), February 06, 1999.

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