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    Generator required

    Hi all, I am looking for a generator between 3 and 5KVA. Preferably Honda diesel but will weigh up all options. Anyone know who has available now?

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    Are you looking for second hand or new? I've just bought another 3 new Honda 6KVA gennys because I inadvertantly got into a surprisingly lucrative rental business with the others that I own.
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    That would depend on how new/old and your asking price. I am in the market for more than one.

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    I've got an old site genny that's seen some action but runs fine. I'm going to sell it because it's different to all my others and with the increasing number I now own I need to standardise and stick with Honda for the sake of stocking spares and service items etc. I'm not 100% sure of the make but it's got a Robin petrol engine. It's probably 10 years old and I was going to Gumtree it at R700.00 with a view to getting no less than R500.00 for it. I'm not sure it would be worth the courier to PE though.
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    What size and condition is it Andy? I might consider it for use during load shedding. I was foiled by load shedding within 10 minutes of arriving on site Friday for an inspection, will have to trek all the way back for my tests and readings. I am looking for new/nearly new gennys' for a few clients actually.

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    I think it's a 5KVA but I'll check and I'll also take a photo so you can see it.
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    Andy, I am in Cape Town and might be interested. Can it be connected by extension lead and can run a PC with printer, router, scanner?
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    I didn't get a chance to photo it today but it's a very basic site generator so I wouldn't recommend you run sensitive electronic items with it. We used it mainly for portable site flood lighting in the days before LED was widely available, nowadays we use a few rechargeable 50w LED floods which are a lot less bulky and less hassles so it's hardly been used for the last couple of years. It's also far from silent so it's not a good option for a domestic back-up solution, I thought Sparks might have wanted something for site power which was why I mentioned it.
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    Sounds ideal for angle grinders and drills on sites under construction. Just what I need.

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    What happened Andy? Do you still have the Genny?

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