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Onan 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?


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Default Onan 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?

I just saw an Onan 4.0 CCK at an auction. I didn't think to get the s/n. Didn't know if it would matter for this question.
It has a large rope start pulley on the flywheel. Will this type of Onan start by powering the generator exciter or whatever with a battery like my 6.5NH?

I can go back and get the s/n data if needed.

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Default Re: 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?

Most likely not. It is a portable unit. But need the model and serail number to tell you.
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Default Re: 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?

It could have both. I have a 3.5 cck with a pulley and its electric start. Get the serial number to be sure.
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MBB is correct. That is why we need the full model and serial number.
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Default Re: Onan 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?

Yep, all mine are electric start - to be honest I wouldn't like to try starting them by hand, particurly without a recoil! But the numbers tells the truth.
Billy, a quick question if I may interrupt the thread - all mine are ex Army, battery start. You can start them by the rope pulley if you have about three people to do it.
Some have a push button on the control box saying "Keep pressed for manual start", some do not. Any idea what the difference is? They all have battery leads.
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Default Re: Onan 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?

Keep pressed for manual start. Will bypass the control start system. Very common on some of the old Onans. Most of them have a toggle switch. But if you leave it in manual. It can burn out the points. So on some systems they use a spring loaded switch. Also on alot of military units you will find a switch marked Combat Run. Which means it will run and if anything goes wrong it will not stop until it has destroyed itself.

Manual start means easy rope start or a large drill motor with a pulley and a belt.
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Default Re: Onan 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?

Sorry for not getting full model/sn earlier.

It is:
Model: 4.0 CCK 1R 6000P (Do I have enough zeroes?)
S/N: 0971334699
I now see that is has 2 switches on the back side of the control box that is mounted above the genend. The top one says "Start"/ "Stop" and it's a center off switch as on the later NH's that I have. The other one says "Hand Crank"/Elect Start". So I guess I have answered my own question.

I don't NEED this machine. What I really need is either a 50 KW single phase or a 75 KW 3 phase 240 volt machine. But I fear that I will try to buy this one anyway. What is wrong with me?

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Default Re: Onan 4.0CCK-Has rope start pulley. Can it start with electricity?

I found out today why people pay for the electric start... pulling the cord on my "new" 10.0CCKAJ 1E (s/n D920459200) is quite an exercise!

Now that my arm is quite tired, I am interested in possibly converting it to remote start also... can this be done with the generator head I have?

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