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5 Tips to Keep Your Portable Generator Ready This Winter – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 28, 2016

Having a generator is the first step, maintaining it is the key to being the envy of the neighborhood when the power goes out. Consumer Reports Prep Tips keep your portable gas generator when you really need it.

This video will give you tips on how to start it after seasonal storage, fuel, oil and more.

For more information on maintaining your portable generator, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: Consumer Reports

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Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Generators That Keep the Lights on During A Storm – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 21, 2016

Plan ahead. Keep in mind that buying a generator isn’t like buying a lawn mower or snow blower—you shouldn’t just go and get something that looks good, even in a pinch. Your best bet is a stationary generator, which is pro-installed and switches on when needed. But they can take weeks to install given local zoning laws that regulate permits, setbacks, and inspections after you’ve selected the model itself.

Safety first. And even if you buy a portable generator and plan to run extension cords for your lights and refrigerator, for safety's sake we recommend having an electrician install a transfer switch for a less messy hookup. An electrician can also help you decide how capable a generator you need for the wattage of what you need to power.

Here are some generators from our generator tests that are worth your consideration:

Kohler Pro7.5e portable generator

Portable Generators

Portable generators need to be taken outdoors once the power goes out (and whenever else you run it) and started up. They typically run on gasoline, which means you’ll need to keep some on hand. A 7,000-watt portable will use 12 to 20 gallons of gas per day if run continuously. Be sure to add stabilizer, and fire the machine up about every month to be sure it’ll be ready when you need it.

One of Kohler's first portable generators, the 6,300-watt Kohler PRO7.5E delivered ample clean power and many helpful features such as electric start, fuel shutoff, and low-oil shutoff, which protects the engine from overheating if the oil level dips too low.

The 7,000-watt Generac RS7000E, supplied more than enough wattage to power our test appliances and handled surges very well. That power was also fairly clean. Helpful features include electric start, fuel shutoff, and low-oil shutoff.

Stationary (Standby) Generators

For the least fuss—at least once it’s installed—a stationary generator comes on when the power goes off, runs on propane or natural gas, and also starts itself periodically to run diagnostic checks. With most, you need to check the generator’s display for error codes that might require service from your local dealer. A few models have optional modules that will text or email you and/or a dealer should attention be required.

Generac 6237 portable generator

The Generac 6237 offers capable performance. It's claimed to offer 7,000 watts using natural gas and another 1,000 if you use propane. It also comes with a transfer switch, needed for safe operation. Among helpful features is low-oil shutoff with a warning indicator. An add-on option lets you monitor your generator’s status from anywhere using a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

The Kohler 14RESAL was top-notch at delivering ample, especially smooth power, and it’s claimed to offer 12,000 watts using natural gas and another 2,000 if you use propane. It was among the quietest of the models we tested and includes a low-oil shutoff with a warning indicator. It also comes with a transfer switch. An add-on module lets you monitor your generator’s status from anywhere using a Windows PC.

Before You Start Shopping

If this is your first generator, your research should begin with our free buying guide for generators. Then take a look at our generator test results of more than three dozen portable and stationary models.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Kohler Announces New Large Diesel Generators – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 14, 2016

Six new engines to power new large Kohler and SDMO generator set line

After a gestation period of more than eight years, a new line of generator drive diesel engines has been announced by Kohler Power Systems. The new engines will power the new KD range of Kohler and Kohler-SDMO branded diesel industrial generators.

The new KD series of gen-sets were launched in conjunction with the new engines. The new KD gen-sets will be phased-in in nodes between 800 kVA and 4200 kVA in both 50 Hz and 60 Hz configurations.

“We’re pleased to be integrating a premium new engine into these generators that combines a compact footprint with unrivaled power density,” said Tom Cromwell, group president – power for Kohler.

The engines will be branded Kohler, with new branding and a black engine color scheme for the Kohler sets. A variation of the engines have been introduced and are being used by Liebherr in its mining equipment.

However, beyond the blocks, the G-drive versions are substantially different. Kohler will have exclusive rights to these engines for the gen-set market and that will include aftersales product and support solely through the Kohler distribution network.

In total, there will be six diesel engines within the new line, which deliver between 950 and 4838 hp (709 and 3608 kW) standby power at 50 Hz and between 1200 and 5700 hp (891 and 4250 kW) standby power at 60 Hz.

The new diesel engine line (there may eventually by gaseous-fueled models as well) is divided into two series — the 135 series and the 175 series, both utilizing three engines.

The 135 series includes the KD27V12, a 12-cylinder engine with a 135 mm bore and 27 L displacement; the KD36V16, a 16-cylinder unit with a 135 mm bore and 36 L displacement; and the KD45V20, a 20-cylinder engine with a 135 mm bore and 45 L displacement.

The new Liebherr-built 135 series diesel engines to be used by Kohler and SDMO includes the KD27V12, a 12-cylinder engine with a 135 mm bore and 27 L displacement.

The new Liebherr-built 135 series diesel engines to be used by Kohler and SDMO includes the KD27V12, a 12-cylinder engine with a 135 mm bore and 27 L displacement.

The 175 series also includes three engines: the KD62V12, a 12-cylinder with a 175 mm bore and 62.4 L displacement; the KD83V16, a 16-cylinder with a 175 mm bore and 82.72 L displacement; and the KD103V20, a 20-cylinder with a 175 mm bore and 103.40 L displacement.

The new KD Series generator sets will be available in nodes between 800 kVA and 4200 kVA. The generators will be available globally under the Kohler and Kohler-SDMO brands.

Targeted applications for the new generator sets include data centers, healthcare, water treatment, oil and gas, telecommunications and mining. The new units are designed to meet global emissions regulations and are customizable for specific application requirements.

For more information on large diesel generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: dieselgasturbine.com

New Large Diesel Industrial Generator Line from Kohler – Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 07, 2016

Kohler recently unveiled an all-new range of large diesel industrial generators. The company's new KD Series includes generator sets in nodes between 800 kVA and 4200 kVA, which are powered by an entirely new line of G-Drive engines. The generators will be available globally and are designed to deliver extreme durability and ultimate reliability in a variety of emergency and prime applications. Targeted industries include: data centers, healthcare, water treatment, oil and gas, telecommunications, mining, and more.

This is an exciting and transformational product launch. Kohler is very pleased to be rolling out this new line of generators and expect a strong response to these advanced new gensets that will offer beneficial cost savings and unrivaled performance to our customers around the globe.

Users of the new KD Series generators will find cost savings because the line delivers the best fuel consumption at more nodes than any other competitor between 800 kW and 2500 kW. The new generators are designed to meet global emissions regulations and are highly customizable to match an end user's specific requirements. Multiple options are available to ensure optimal performance for the most demanding applications.

Products are designed for high ambient temperature conditions. Thanks to high technology regulation and monitoring control systems on each component, the KD series offers a very high power quality and best transient response in compliance with the most stringent regulations standards.

These generators are powered by new state-of-the-art G-Drive engines, which were developed to provide outstanding power density and complete dependability in the field. Plus, because these are fully-integrated Kohler generators, they include a comprehensive global three-year warranty.

When service is needed, Kohler has a global dealer and distribution infrastructure consisting of more than 800 facilities offering 24/7 parts availability. Distributor technicians are factory-trained to provide fast and accurate assistance and have expertise in power specifications, equipment integration, and more.

For more information on diesel industrial generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

source: prnewswire.com


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