There is this family owned lumber yard here in town. I"m in the back picking out trim, and back in a corner covered with dust is a portable generator. I ask one of the family, what's the deal with the generator? She said one of their drivers backed into it, messed it up, so the lumber yard had to buy a new generator for the contractor. I asked if they want to sell it. She said, "make me an offer". So I offered her 200 bucks. She said SOLD! I load it up and get it home. After work, I start tinkering with it. Had to cut the cage cause it was mangled. Anyhow, I got it started and checked it out. It runs great, and the gen set is working. It is a Makita 5500 watt unit, with elec start. Replacement cost is $1700 !!!! I'm gonna take it out of the cage and mount it in my ambulance in the compartment already set up for it. Now I can go to work off the grid.