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Old 11-07-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any first hand experiance with briggs and stratton standby generators..? My supply house supplys Millbank gen sets but I think its just a rebaged Briggs. Good, bad, about the same as some others..? It makes it an easy one stop shop for me plus i would like to give the business to my local supply house..

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Old 11-07-2011, 10:31 PM   #2
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I have one, I'd say they are cheap and basic. Parts are readily available.

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Does anyone have any first hand experiance with briggs and stratton standby generators..? My supply house supplys Millbank gen sets but I think its just a rebaged Briggs. Good, bad, about the same as some others..? It makes it an easy one stop shop for me plus i would like to give the business to my local supply house..
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Is it at least mid range in quality as far as residential standbys go...?
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From what I heard... it is just another Generac clone..
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I actually just had a 20kw shipped today, so I'll let you know when I'm done how it goes
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I just installed the one that looks ike a heat pump. That's a nice feature as far as looks go. The transfer switch was exactly the same as generac, just rebranded. The quality is cheap, but the price is right. The plastic grill that sits on top of this one literally has a piece of foam on the back that rides against spinning gen. Not sure how long that will last before flying apart.
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The old Cutler/Briggs are similar to the new Briggs. The new Briggs is NOT Generac.
Generac is now also Eaton. From what I am told Eaton bought Generac.

The new Generacs are really nice, as are the clone Eatons.

I DID NOT like the Culter/Briggs units I installed in teh past. The vertical shaft 7kW was an absolute piece of crap! They have known issues and it was like pulling teeth to get service on them under warranty.

You can keep Briggs. I'll take the new Generac these days.
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Thanks guys Kohler it. Is
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If you are Kohler shopping send me a PM. I can ship you whatever you want and still beat the prices you see on the web. Ask Ron (Mag)..
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Last I knew, Briggs &Stratton purchased Generac back in 2000, so it would only make sense that they also make the B&S branded generator products.
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The old Cutler/Briggs are similar to the new Briggs. The new Briggs is NOT Generac.
Generac is now also Eaton. From what I am told Eaton bought Generac.

The new Generacs are really nice, as are the clone Eatons.

I DID NOT like the Culter/Briggs units I installed in teh past. The vertical shaft 7kW was an absolute piece of crap! They have known issues and it was like pulling teeth to get service on them under warranty.

You can keep Briggs. I'll take the new Generac these days.

My supplier who is an Eaton dealer told me Eaton was a briggs genny with eaton electronics. Briggs did buy Generacs small genny line. They no longer own them it appears.



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Many other companies offer Oncue type stuff with standby generators..?
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Many other companies offer Oncue type stuff with standby generators..?
I am not aware of it if they do but I haven't checked either. And FYI generacs load shedding ATS will work on a Kohler.
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Is it at least mid range in quality as far as residential standbys go...?
If you are asking about the BRIGGS, I would say that you should be satisfied. I am not saying "satisfied for the price". I am saying that they are dependable.
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We installed a 10K Millbank in June of this year, we recently had a bad snowstorm here and that thing ran the whole house for 6 days. No complaint from me or the homeowner. The neighbors wanna know when theirs will be installed!!!
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We installed a 10K Millbank in June of this year, we recently had a bad snowstorm here and that thing ran the whole house for 6 days. No complaint from me or the homeowner. The neighbors wanna know when theirs will be installed!!!
E-mail their addresses to me, please.
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It's a long drive from Kentucky....
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