just want get some ideas & thoughts on the above. i have a chance to purchase two of these for $300. they were accidentally scrapped from a pump company. employee was to take off the scrap , so he took two generators with him. one is an 8000 watt unit ,the other a 8500 watt with electric start. the battery looks new on the electric start.the yardman was told to keep them by the company . he would take it out of the employee's pay. just wanna here some thoughts before i dive in.THANKS!