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Kubota GL7000 Lowboy II

Discussion in 'Generators/Gensets' started by SidewinderGlenn, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. SidewinderGlenn

    SidewinderGlenn Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a Kubota GL7000 Lowboy II diesel genset & I have a few questions.
    First .... it is Blue .. & not Orange ... why ?
    The emissions tag says 2010 model & CANADA.
    The engine (2 cyl Z482-02-ET06)
    Ser # 10--K 050792
    6.5 KW

    At purchase .. we started the Kubota up & powered a couple of small 120 v portable heaters & it seemed to work fine.
    Let me state that I don't know a whole lot about generator systems & workings ... but I know my way around house wiring. Also know my way around gasoline engines. (Storing gasoline SUCKS these days !)
    I plan on using this unit to replace my old Kohler 7.5 C62 (4cyl water cooled Gasoline) as a Standby unit for my small home ... by selectively powering circuits that I need.
    The added attraction is ... I have 3 ... 275 gallon furnace fuel tanks sitting in the gen shed.

    1 HP Submersible well pump
    240v Hot water tank
    240v Stove/oven
    Two 120v window A/C units
    Small micro-wave


    I have found that the older GL 7000 units were belt driven to the gen head .... but the later units (like this one) are direct drive to the gen head.

    I guess most of my questions are about maintenance items .... filters & correct oil & such.
    (I received NO manuals or paper work with this unit)

    I noticed that the internal filter element was missing from the clear fuel filter / sediment bowl unit (need correct part number)
    Will the maintenance items be the same for this "Blue" unit .. as the "Orange" units that seem to be common ?

    Will the 15w-40 oil that we use in our construction equipment (Cats, Komatsu ) be compatible with this Kubota 2 cyl unit ?
    What type of Full Synthetic would be compatible ?

    Thanks for any advice or help with this !
    ~Glenn
     
  2. lantraxco

    lantraxco Senior Member

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    Blue is the Canada special, don't ask me why.....
     
  3. SidewinderGlenn

    SidewinderGlenn Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that info Lantraxco !