Power Generation

New Kohler gensets tailored to needs

Understanding the needs of clients for more power and customisation, Kohler Power Systems has launched as many as 16 new mobile gensets that offer reliable operations.

September 2014

KOHLER Power Systems has rolled out its new line of mobile generators offering customers more choice in terms of power output and customisation, and allowing Kohler distributors to tailor a solution to suit customer requirements and price point.

The new mobile generator line also includes a propane-powered mobile generator with on-board fuel storage capacity. The generators were first launched at The Rental Show held in Orlando, Florida, US, earlier this year.

Kohler’s entire range of the new line will include 11 diesel gensets ranging from 35 kVA to 680 kVA and four liquid-propane gensets ranging from 30 kVA to 125 kVA. Engineered to provide reliable power in any situation, Kohler’s mobile diesel generators are Tier 4 Final-compliant featuring the Kohler KDI engine (35 to 70 kVA models). The propane-fuelled gensets will reduce users’ fuel costs by 15 to 20 per cent, it says.

“Kohler Power System products are engineered to exceed standard expectations, and our new line of mobile generators offers users a tough, reliable power source in any circumstance,” says Steve Zielke, Kohler Power Systems marketing manager.

“Making sure each customer has the right equipment is important, and we pride ourselves on our ability to understand customer needs and guide them through their power support specification process. Our new line of mobile generators offers users a choice of fuel, a wide range of engine sizes, and custom receptacle connectors, fuel tanks and paint or decal packages. With Kohler’s new line of mobile generators, customers get a trusted power source they know will work for a long time in all environments.”

Kohler is executing a staggered release of the 15 models through June 2015.

“Propane continues to be more widely recognised as an efficient, low-carbon, alternative fuel for residential and commercial applications, commercial mowing, and fuelling engines,” says Tucker Perkins, Perc’s chief business development officer.

“Now, with Kohler’s new product line, construction professionals will have the option to rent or purchase durable, propane-fuelled portable generators that offer reliable performance while producing fewer emissions. And, thanks to the valuable incentives available from Perc, it’s more affordable for contractors to integrate this type of greener, more sustainable equipment into their daily operations.”

Kohler also showcased two mobile models at The Rental Show: the 45REOZT4 (45 kVA) diesel-powered genset, which is Tier 4 Final-compliant and ideally sized for rental companies. It features the Kohler KDI (Kohler Direct Injection) 2.4-l diesel engine that does not require a diesel particulate filter, which means it produces EPA-compliant power in a smaller space. It can be mounted to a standard wheeled trailer with an electric braking system or fitted on a dragable field skid when mobility is not a concern.

Upon release, all diesel models will have tanks built for 24-hour run times, a two-way valve to easily transition to external fuel tanks, and a voltage selector switch option (three-voltage-position switch for models up to 485 kVA, two positions for the 680 kVA model). All mobile generators also include the Kohler Decision-Maker 3500 digital controller, which enables easy paralleling of two generators.

Also at the Kohler booth was the 125REZGT, an innovative propane-fuelled mobile generator with an on-board LP tank. Users working in areas without an LP gas supply can opt for the on-board tank and then switch to an on-site supply when working in areas with an LP gas connection.

The on-board LP tank is built for a 24-hour run time while connection to an external LP or natural gas supply offers extended usage. In addition to being cheaper than diesel, LP gas burns cleaner so these Kohler mobile generators produce fewer toxins and less smog-producing carbon monoxide, and will flash to vapour at atmospheric pressure, which reduces the risk of accidents from fuel spills. These mobile gensets can also be customised with optional add-ons like cam-locks and a voltage selector switch.

Servicing for the new Kohler mobile generators is easier thanks to the company’s patent-pending enclosure, which offers straightforward access to all parts without disconnecting any wires or parts. In addition, the generators include a fluid containment system to collect any leaking engine fluids to ease use and repair.

All Kohler generators come with a standard three-year warranty.

Kohler Power Systems is a division of Kohler Company and provides complete power systems, including generators (portable, residential, industrial, and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Company is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates.

With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler and St Andrews, Scotland.

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