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11-09-2019 09:34 PM
Clutch Cargo The thing about sourcing in China is that the purchaser or specifier's IP isn't safe and the QA systems are not very reliable. I worked in manufacturing for many years and found this to be true. Unless you have people on the ground to hold the supplier's feet to the fire, the results are not good. I have tried to avoid 100% Chinese made OPE wherever possible and if not, patronized American brands so that there is at least support infrastructure and recourse when things go south. I do wish there was more economic nationalism on the part of companies like Briggs and LCT. JMHO.
11-08-2019 08:14 PM
Originally Posted by notabiker View Post
Now it might not be all bad, remember most of the major brands have stuff made in China so it could be from the same steel stamping dies that another brand is paying the plant in China to make their blowers for them.
while that is likely true most of the time the issue comes when you need parts and there is no parts manuals or dealers to help get you the correct part. you almost need to take parts needed to a parts shop and hope they can help match it up with something they have on the shelf from a brand name machine. i have also heard from some that they cheap out on the belts used on Chinese machines so they tend to burn up quicker than a normal belt.
11-08-2019 01:41 PM
notabiker Seeing as it's out of california then I'd bed anything that it arrived in a conex box loaded onto a freighter at a port in China.

Now it might not be all bad, remember most of the major brands have stuff made in China so it could be from the same steel stamping dies that another brand is paying the plant in China to make their blowers for them.
11-08-2019 06:44 AM
Buttchet Negative
11-08-2019 02:01 AM
ST1100A I have a couple of Generac generators sitting in my shop that need cylinder heads replaced with low hours on them due to poor design rocker arm shaft retainers.
The shafts came loose and broke the casting on the head that holds the rocker arm shaft.
I contacted Generac and they told me that they don't know where to get replacement parts because they don't know who actually made the engines, and they cant get engine parts for them.
Generac told me they can sell me a new engine assembly for $600.
I told them the whole generator cost $700 brand new, so I will tell my customer what Generac told me to do, and my customers said they will replace the generators, but they will NOT be a Generac unit, and I don't blame the customer.
"Generac" should change their name to "Gener-SCRAP", because that is what they are, SCRAP.
These generators only have between 10 to 20 hours on them.
11-08-2019 01:45 AM
Originally Posted by sscotsman View Post
Many of these companys making Chinese goods will create a US mailing address just so they can list it as a contact address, and just to generate some fake respectability, so people might be fooled into thinking it might actually be a US company and perhaps US made.

There might be a few office workers for the company at their US mailing address, but the equipment is 100% Chinese made.

That is what LCT did with their engines. Stay as far away as possible from them and anything "Generac".
Generac does not make their own engines, they buy them from a "Fly-By Night" company from China, and if you ever need parts for them, you are totally out of luck because they don't even know who made the engines or how to contact them for parts.
11-07-2019 10:11 PM
Motor City The auger housing looks like AYP/Husqvarna. Could it be a new version of those POS's that Costco was selling a while back.
11-07-2019 07:25 PM
crazzywolfie i wouldn't touch it unless it was free or super cheap($50-100). i have fixed a couple Chinese machines and parts are available but can be very tricky to track down without parts numbers because there is usually no part or service manuals available with them. it almost seems like they just slap a bunch of already available parts together and make it work.
11-07-2019 06:38 PM
oneacer Correct, I just spoke to DR Power in Vermont today. They are indeed owned by Generac.
11-07-2019 05:50 PM
SimplicitySolid22 Just read DR power is under the Generac family of brands as of 2015. Still no mention of Stihl!!!!
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