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Kohler Marine Generators are the Best Marine Generators

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 29, 2019
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA - Kohler Marine Generators

Are Kohler marine generators good?

Kohler, a US manufacturing giant that’s been around since 1873, is known for making quality products across several product lines. Kohler was the first company to ever offer residential back-up generators in 1920.

When it comes to their marine generators, Kohler is constantly working to produce a smaller, lighter gen set with a smaller footprint, all the while delivering substantial power. Kohler marine generators come factory in a lot of larger yachts such as Azimut, and have an excellent service history.

Kohlers use Lombardi (acquired by Kohler) or KDI (built in-house) engines, both strong marinized engines.

New models come encased in a combination of sound-deadening foams and rigid barriers which results in a very quiet unit with low vibration.

Kohler is the most affordable of the brands, including low cost replacement parts.

If properly taken care of, following the maintenance schedule and staying on top of any issues, you should be able to get tens of thousands of hours from Kohler. Kohler has many reports from satisfied customers experiencing excellent, long-lasting performance.

When it comes to reputation, durability, severity of issues you may face, cost to repair these issues and quality of product support provided by the manufacturer, we feel strongest about Kohler.

If cost is a factor, Kohler is your brand. A powerful, yet quiet machine in an affordable package. Affordable replacement parts and repairs if needed, excellent customer support, and most importantly, a Kohler marine generator will provide you with the reliable power you need onboard.

For more information on commercial marine generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: citimarinestore.com

New Marine Generators

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 23, 2019
South Shore Generators Commercial Marine - Wareham, MA

New generators use less fuel, burn cleaner, and produce more power than their predecessors.

Updating your boat’s generator can pay off in a number of ways. The latest and greatest models finally utilize electronic fuel injection to improve efficiency and reduce the output of carbon monoxide (CO).

Kohler has its own small-footprint diesel model gensets starting with the 490-pound, three-cylinder 6EKOD, which produces 6 kW and offers sophisticated functioning and touchscreen interface. It fits in a 31- by 21- by 22-inch envelope, which should save space in your engine compartment. The 9EKOZD is also powered by a three-cylinder diesel and produces 9 kW. It fits into a 34- by 21- by 22-inch space and weighs 548 pounds. Finally, the 11EKOZD is an 11-kW model based on a four-cylinder diesel engine, weighing in at 616 pounds. Each Kohler genset is available in 50- or 60-hertz models and comes with advanced controllers that provide trouble-free operation. The new touch-style control pad has power and start/stop buttons, a two-line, 12-character display, and a simpler setup process. There’s even a USB port for quick software installations and maintenance downloads. The controller has power management, a fuel primer, a hybrid voltage regulator, and an interface with SmartCraft instrumentation.

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

Source: powerandmotoryacht.com

Workboats: How to Parallel Marine Generators

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 17, 2019

If you run a workboat, you got to see this. The Decision-Maker® 3500 Controller allows you to parallel two or more KOHLER® generators with a single communication wire. No oversized switchgear. No costly add-ons. No problem.

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

Standing Out With Service

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 17, 2019

By: Bernadette Braman

“What makes us different?”

It’s a question every business owner thinks about as they consider how to attract customers and stand out from the competition.

When you sell a product that other companies also sell, there are only two ways to compete: price and/or service. In our business, generators, service is the key.

A focus on service guides everything we do. When my dad, Harry, started South Shore Generator in 1982, he asked his employees three questions. How do we take care of the customer? How do we look good doing it? How do we get paid? He always said if you do the first two right then the third should rarely be a problem. Fast forward and my dad’s retired and my brother Eric and I bought the business and operate on similar basic principles of providing honest family values and service you and trust and rely on... guaranteed! Read more...

What Every Small Business Owner Should Know about Generators

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 08, 2019
South Shore Generator - Wareham, Boston, MA

When storms and other natural disasters strike, small businesses are especially vulnerable to power outages. While larger companies may have multiple locations that can pick up the slack while operations at one site shut down, the same is usually not true for the typical small business.

As a result, small business owners should take every available precaution to protect themselves from the wrath of nature. In fact, failure to plan for a power outage could result in a loss of business, inability to communicate with customers or clients, temporary (or even long-term) closure, and loss of inventory.

Companies can combat these potential issues by obtaining a generator, which will help restore electricity in the event that power goes out. Regardless of whether you're a one-man show or a rapidly growing small business with numerous employees, having a generator onsite can help avoid the pitfalls that might otherwise ensue in the event of a power outage. The information below outlines some basic information all small business owners should consider when determining whether to purchase a generator.

Different kinds of generators

Two basic varieties of generators are available on the market. Automatic, or standby, generators are permanently connected to a building's electrical system. When the power shuts down, those generators automatically detect the problem and restore power to the building. On the other hand, portable, or backup, generators run on gasoline or diesel and have to be manually installed once a power outage occurs. While automatic generators require little or no work for the business owner, portable generators are typically less expensive.

Safety first

When it comes to generators, safety should be the first priority. Portable generators often emit potentially harmful levels of carbon monoxide. Therefore, they should never be placed indoors when operational. Instead, most manufacturers and industry experts recommend placing standby generators outside at least ten feet from the building it is servicing. That reduces the possibility that harmful emissions will enter the building through windows, doors, or other openings. However, as an extra precaution, management should ensure that buildings are equipped with operational carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. In addition, use heavy-duty, grounded extension cords that are designed for outdoor use. Never refuel gas-powered generators while they are running. In fact, it's best to let the generator cool off completely before refueling to avoid a fire or explosion.

Capacity

Before making a purchase, discuss your energy needs with a company representative or salesperson. A typical generator cannot harness enough wattage to power an entire commercial building. Therefore, focus on what your main priorities will be in the event of a power outage and ensure that the model you select can satisfy your needs.

Properly operating a generator

First and foremost, you should always operate a generator according to the manufacturer's instructions. Consulting local building codes may also be necessary depending on the kind of generator you select. And never be shy about asking questions of the retailer or a licensed electrician. It's much better to get all the information upfront rather than scrambling to find answers in an emergency situation. To minimize potential operational problems, generators should be tested periodically. Again, don't wait until you're in a bind and actually need the generator to find out that it isn't working properly. In addition, take great care not to overload a generator, as that could cause a fire or damage appliances.

Noise

Unfortunately, noise is a normal byproduct of generator use. And some models are particularly loud. Therefore, operate the generator only when necessary to avoid disturbing neighbors. Automatic standby generators are generally quieter than portable models.

Conservation

Operating a generator only when necessary is important. If no power is needed at a given moment, make sure to turn off the generator to avoid waste. Also, keep in mind less expensive alternatives to running a generator. For example, in certain circumstances, battery-powered lights might work just as well as light fixtures fueled by a generator.

A generator may not be a foolproof solution to keeping your small business going during a power outage. However, generators can be helpful in minimizing the problems that going off grid can cause.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: triplepundit.com


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