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Old 05-06-2021, 02:20 PM   #1
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Perkins 4.236 HP rating?

I've got a Perkins 4.236 driven 35kva genset that I will be selling soon. How do I find out the HP rating for any prospective buyer that wants to use it as a stationary motor? 65 to 80hp, but which one?

What would be a ball park value for an old but working well 35kva Perkins/Dunlite? No idea of hours (a lot) but the purchaser will be able to see the unit running and under load before it's removed.

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Old 05-06-2021, 02:44 PM   #2
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My 1997 Perkins manual has the 4.236 listed as vehicle 82 hp, industrial/agriculture 81 hp.
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In propulsion dress the engine can turn up to around 2800rpm and make about 80hp. As a gennie engine it is stuck to either 1500 (50hz) or 1800 (60hz), so it makes substantially less hp. 35kVa is about 47hp.
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