Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 95

Thread: Unicor NF2D Light Tower/Genset

  1. #21
    Super Moderator Tinstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,593
    Thanks
    920
    Thanked 2,408 Times in 1,393 Posts

    Default

    I didn't know about the slide out for maintenance feature until after I bought it.
    Vey nice surprise!

    I dont know about the power hookups yet.
    Will cross that bridge later.
    I can hook up my RV to it with an adapter cable right now to the outlet plug.


    I know it's not a MEP series generator and won't pretend it can match those units. It can't.
    .......but, it does have 30 amps at least and that can run some things for sure.
    Still can't beat it for the price. Plus I wanted the lights.

    Just hoping it runs and powers.
    According to the records that came with unit, she's been silent since 2012.
    1987 M1008A1 (2)
    1986 M1009
    1995 NF2D FloodLight/Kohler-Kubota Generator Set
    1992 M101A2 trailer (2)
    1987 M149A2 Water Buffalo (M149A1 Chassis)
    S-280 Shelter

  2. #22
    Super Moderator Tinstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,593
    Thanks
    920
    Thanked 2,408 Times in 1,393 Posts

    Default

    IMG_6967.jpgIMG_6970.jpgIMG_6981.jpgIMG_6992.jpg

    She lives!!

    Once fuel filters were on, I used the prime switch.
    Wonderful feature!
    Loosened the 10mm bleed screw and you could hear the air coming out.
    Once fuel was present, tightened it back, cranked it over for about 5 seconds and bingo!!

    Not bad for sitting for 5 years.
    No smoke and purrs like a kitten.

    Have it at about a 60% load now and it's not even breaking a sweat.
    Lights plus some heaters plugged in.

    Very happy
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Tinstar; 09-06-2017 at 22:47.
    1987 M1008A1 (2)
    1986 M1009
    1995 NF2D FloodLight/Kohler-Kubota Generator Set
    1992 M101A2 trailer (2)
    1987 M149A2 Water Buffalo (M149A1 Chassis)
    S-280 Shelter

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Tinstar For This Useful Post:

    Guyfang (09-10-2017)

  4. #23
    Super Moderator Tinstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,593
    Thanks
    920
    Thanked 2,408 Times in 1,393 Posts

    Default

    Replaced light bulbs in the gauges with new VDO bulbs.

    Also ordered new main bulbs for the big lights.
    IMG_6995.jpgIMG_6996.jpgIMG_7026.jpg

    These are the "white" light ones.
    Bulbs in it now are sodium, which is more of an "orange ish" light.

    That's not me holding the Bulb.
    Just a stock photo from the website where I bought them.

    Unit still running fantastic.
    Have put about 7 hours on it so far.
    1987 M1008A1 (2)
    1986 M1009
    1995 NF2D FloodLight/Kohler-Kubota Generator Set
    1992 M101A2 trailer (2)
    1987 M149A2 Water Buffalo (M149A1 Chassis)
    S-280 Shelter

  5. #24
    Super Moderator Tinstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,593
    Thanks
    920
    Thanked 2,408 Times in 1,393 Posts

    Default

    IMG_7030.jpg
    VDO Type A 9/32"(7mm) Metal Base Bulb

    These are the replacement bulbs for the VDO gauges on the NF2D.
    P/N 600-802


    Circuit Panel light:
    #67 bulb
    Last edited by Tinstar; 09-10-2017 at 16:21. Reason: Info
    1987 M1008A1 (2)
    1986 M1009
    1995 NF2D FloodLight/Kohler-Kubota Generator Set
    1992 M101A2 trailer (2)
    1987 M149A2 Water Buffalo (M149A1 Chassis)
    S-280 Shelter

  6. #25
    3 Star General
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    959
    Thanks
    631
    Thanked 999 Times in 530 Posts

    Default

    Congrats! You got a runner! I recall when I lit up my NF2 when it was still in original OEM condition before I repurposed it. It was a purty sight to behold!
    GEN #1 House Gen PU-751/M: 1986 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #2 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #3 Shop/Barn Gen NF-2 Enclosure: 19XX MEP-002a w/Aux Tank
    GEN #4 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 (a work in process)

    * Disclaimer - My comments on this forum are based on my opinion and my experiences only. It is your responsibility to verify any information before using or to hire a professional.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Chainbreaker For This Useful Post:

    Tinstar (09-10-2017)

  8. #26
    4 Star General Guyfang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Burgkunstadt, Germany
    Posts
    6,265
    Thanks
    12,096
    Thanked 5,593 Times in 2,693 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinstar View Post
    Replaced light bulbs in the gauges with new VDO bulbs.

    Also ordered new main bulbs for the big lights.
    IMG_6995.jpgIMG_6996.jpgIMG_7026.jpg

    These are the "white" light ones.
    Bulbs in it now are sodium, which is more of an "orange ish" light.

    That's not me holding the Bulb.
    Just a stock photo from the website where I bought them.

    Unit still running fantastic.
    Have put about 7 hours on it so far.


    Polish up up the bulbs before installing them. The grease from your hands can cause them to fail early. Also, turning them on and off, without letting them come up to temp, will cause early failure.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Guyfang For This Useful Post:

    Tinstar (09-10-2017)

  10. #27
    Super Moderator Tinstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,593
    Thanks
    920
    Thanked 2,408 Times in 1,393 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Guyfang View Post
    Polish up up the bulbs before installing them. The grease from your hands can cause them to fail early. Also, turning them on and off, without letting them come up to temp, will cause early failure.
    I already knew about both but thanks for the tip anyway!

    I had forgotten just how much ligjt this thing puts out.
    Definitely looking forward to the new bulbs. Not a fan of the sodium light color.

    At least their not expensive.
    I even bought spares.
    Hate being without spare parts so I tend to really stock up.
    NF2D is no exception.

    Extremely happy with it.
    Does exactly what I needed it to do

    Will be definitely getting another one.
    1987 M1008A1 (2)
    1986 M1009
    1995 NF2D FloodLight/Kohler-Kubota Generator Set
    1992 M101A2 trailer (2)
    1987 M149A2 Water Buffalo (M149A1 Chassis)
    S-280 Shelter

  11. #28
    Super Moderator Tinstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,593
    Thanks
    920
    Thanked 2,408 Times in 1,393 Posts

    Default

    Information is limited on these at best.
    Thats why I keep posting pictures and part numbers.

    Hopefully it will help someone.
    1987 M1008A1 (2)
    1986 M1009
    1995 NF2D FloodLight/Kohler-Kubota Generator Set
    1992 M101A2 trailer (2)
    1987 M149A2 Water Buffalo (M149A1 Chassis)
    S-280 Shelter

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Tinstar For This Useful Post:

    Guyfang (09-10-2017)

  13. #29
    Sergeant
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Cape Coral, Fl
    Posts
    97
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 84 Times in 39 Posts

    Default

    Metal halide bulbs use a different ballast compared to a high pressure sodium. I have never seen one that does both.

  14. #30
    Super Moderator Tinstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,593
    Thanks
    920
    Thanked 2,408 Times in 1,393 Posts

    Default

    The original manual that came with these units shows it originally called for Metal Halide bulbs.
    Pictures of a page from it I posted earlier in this thread.

    Also looked at all the pictures from GP of every unit they have sold. All 25
    A few have the MH bulbs and were shining bright. Others were sitting in their cradle with MH bulbs installed.
    I know the ballast are expensive. Over $300

    The new bulbs arrive Tuesday.
    Guess we'll see then.
    1987 M1008A1 (2)
    1986 M1009
    1995 NF2D FloodLight/Kohler-Kubota Generator Set
    1992 M101A2 trailer (2)
    1987 M149A2 Water Buffalo (M149A1 Chassis)
    S-280 Shelter

Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •