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Maidson Pierre-Louis

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Military Diesel Generator
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:50:15 pm »

I need to buy a generator for the summer, Since i have a quite few outdoor events on schedule.

i want to know what you guy think about the military generator. Compare to other Brand do you guy think its a good option to go.

i was looking at MEP-002A  give you 5Kw- 7Kw  Singe/ 3phase.
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Generator 10 KW Diesel Army GenSet MEP-003A
Power Source: Diesel
Country of Manufacture: United States
Lot# Generator 2 Yard
Model: MEP-003A
NSN: 6115-00-465-1030
Ser No. RZ0146I
Reg No. VCOHXO
TMTO: 56115-58-12
35C2-3-455
NAVFACTM: P-8-623
05684C/0658513-12
Volts: 120/208V 3 Phase
120/240V 2 Phase
120V 1 Phase
Amps 104,52,34.7
Dry WT 1220 LB
LG 62IN W32IN HGT 37IN
Weight: 1500 lbs

See link before for more info:http:
//www.ebay.com/itm/Generator-10-KW-Diesel-Army-GenSet-MEP-003A-/181182696203
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MEP-002A-5KW-Diesel-Generator-Military-Surplus-1029-total-hours/251390092205?_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20466%26meid%3D5424165582081530728%26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D9138%26rk%3D7%26rkt%3D24%26sd%3D221387519146
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Re: Military Diesel Generator
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 12:04:31 am »

I need to buy a generator for the summer, Since i have a quite few outdoor events on schedule.

i want to know what you guy think about the military generator. Compare to other Brand do you guy think its a good option to go.

i was looking at MEP-002A  give you 5Kw- 7Kw  Singe/ 3phase.

I'd avoid this just because it's not on a trailer. I mean, in order to transport it, you need to plop it on a truck or flatbed... and cross rentals to other companies become impossible because of that.

I bought an MQ Power WhisperWatt 45kW trailer-mounted genset in 2012, and I make more money renting it to other companies then I do using it on my own events!

5kW/7kW is pretty dang small as well. :-\

-Ray
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Re: Military Diesel Generator
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 01:01:07 am »

I'd avoid this just because it's not on a trailer. I mean, in order to transport it, you need to plop it on a truck or flatbed... and cross rentals to other companies become impossible because of that.

-Ray

In addition to the high weight and low power, that thing is gonna be LOUD.

I would Pass....
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Re: Military Diesel Generator
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 01:10:43 am »

If you only need 6.5kw a Honda EU6500iS would be a much better option, though it's more expensive.



It's one of the few gas generators that's considered "safe" for sound gear.

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Re: Military Diesel Generator
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 03:28:15 am »

I need to buy a generator for the summer, Since i have a quite few outdoor events on schedule.

i want to know what you guy think about the military generator. Compare to other Brand do you guy think its a good option to go.

No.  You will regret this purchase.  It's big, loud, heavy with unknown voltage & frequency regulation.

You'd be better off catching the auctions of Volvo Rents or Sunbelt Rental or other generator rental shops that sell off inventory after a certain number of hours or years.  You want a "quiet" unit (extra insulation, muffler, etc) with crystal or microprocessor regulation of freq and voltage.  You don't say what your electrical needs are but I'd suggest starting at 15kW.  Ray's 45kW was a good choice because it's big enough to be useful to other production firms or events when he's not using it.
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Re: Military Diesel Generator
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Re: Military Diesel Generator
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Re: Military Diesel Generator
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 09:42:48 am »

A MUCH better choice  :)

Yup, plus you'll be able to get parts and tech support from Generec.
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Re: Military Diesel Generator
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 10:02:39 am »

I need to buy a generator for the summer, Since i have a quite few outdoor events on schedule.

i want to know what you guy think about the military generator. Compare to other Brand do you guy think its a good option to go.

i was looking at MEP-002A  give you 5Kw- 7Kw  Singe/ 3phase.
 and
Generator 10 KW Diesel Army GenSet MEP-003A
Power Source: Diesel
Country of Manufacture: United States
Lot# Generator 2 Yard
Model: MEP-003A
NSN: 6115-00-465-1030
Ser No. RZ0146I
Reg No. VCOHXO
TMTO: 56115-58-12
35C2-3-455
NAVFACTM: P-8-623
05684C/0658513-12
Volts: 120/208V 3 Phase
120/240V 2 Phase
120V 1 Phase
Amps 104,52,34.7
Dry WT 1220 LB
LG 62IN W32IN HGT 37IN
Weight: 1500 lbs

See link before for more info:http:
//www.ebay.com/itm/Generator-10-KW-Diesel-Army-GenSet-MEP-003A-/181182696203
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MEP-002A-5KW-Diesel-Generator-Military-Surplus-1029-total-hours/251390092205?_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20466%26meid%3D5424165582081530728%26pid%3D100010%26prg%3D9138%26rk%3D7%26rkt%3D24%26sd%3D221387519146

I work on MEP series generators every day, if you want one for pro audio, look at any of their generators that start with an 8 (example “MEP 806”) that indicates they are “Tactical Quite” transportable generators. They have proper voltage regulation for communications equipment and are very easy to work on, and fairly lite.
You can get basic parts from Napa (filters, belts, starters etc) but have to order the big stuff from the manufacture and that can get costly, but these things last forever, and it will really push out the rated power and then some.

Check out www.govliquidation.com, sometimes you can find some low hours units that are in good shape for cheap...
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Re: Military Diesel Generator
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2014, 03:57:28 pm »

I work on MEP series generators every day, if you want one for pro audio, look at any of their generators that start with an 8 (example “MEP 806”) that indicates they are “Tactical Quite” transportable generators. They have proper voltage regulation for communications equipment and are very easy to work on, and fairly lite.
You can get basic parts from Napa (filters, belts, starters etc) but have to order the big stuff from the manufacture and that can get costly, but these things last forever, and it will really push out the rated power and then some.

Check out www.govliquidation.com, sometimes you can find some low hours units that are in good shape for cheap...

Ok Ben. I will look in to it. thank you for the info
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