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Refer A Friend & Get A $100 Rebate

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 21, 2020

PowerPay Consumer Financing - Now Available!

Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 21, 2020

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The Glynnt Festival

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The Glynnt Festival

Join us for a festival celebrating the life of Joshua Glynn. A man whose foundation was built on love and music.

About this Event

Joshua loved music and spent most of his 32 ¾ years with music at his core. Josh’s second love was helping those in need and most especially orphans and widows. He worked in Mexico, Kenya, South Africa, and Haiti at orphanages bringing a piece of Joy to all he encountered. He also spent time at the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth during an earlier music program.

This Glynnt Festival is a tribute and a fundraiser for his Memorial Foundation. This fund lead by his father Matt Glynn is raising money to build amazing music based learning spaces starting right here in Plymouth, MA.

Glynnt will be a festival you won't soon forget! Four bands, Food Trucks, Beer and Wine Garden all right on the beautiful Plymouth waterfront down at Plymouth Station also known as Cordage Park.

Check out this lineup!!

  • Young Frontier
  • Old Fox Band
  • QuadraFunk
  • Aldous Collins Band

The beer garden will include a huge variety of beer for purchase as well as many food trucks with a variety of cuisine to offer!

Buy your tickets NOW! This event will sell-out!

The Glynnt Festival
The Glynnt Festival
The Glynnt Festival
The Glynnt Festival

 

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...

20KW Redesign Preview

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 05, 2018

The future Kohler 20KW was on display at the KBIS Show in Orlando FL, below is a clip with Ed DelGrande, highlighting the enclosure changes to potential customers.

South Shore Generators - 20KW Redesign Preview

More in depth information will be available in the future highlighting other improvements including service access in the field.

The best days are always ahead.

Refer a Friend & Get a $100 Rebate

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 25, 2018
South Shore Generators - Kohler $100 Rebate

Earn a $100 rebate when you refer a friend to buy a KOHLER® generator 
from 8 to 150 kW between January 15 and December 31, 2018.

You made a great choice when you bought a KOHLER generator for your home or small business. Now, if a friend buys one, you’ll get a $100 mail-in rebate.

  • Recommend a KOHLER generator to a friend or family member.
  • After he or she purchases it, fill out the rebate form and send it in along with the invoices. You’ll get a $100 rebate.

To learn more about this program, contact South Shore Generator.

KD Series Industrial Generators Are Built for Critical Jobs

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 29, 2017
South Shore Generators - Kohler KD Series Industrial Generators

REVOLUTIONARY AND RELIABLE

With almost a century of engineering know-how behind it, our G-Drive engines are built with an eye on the future – designed to last for decades to come. KOHLER engineers, tests and fits every single component. And our computer-aided quality-management system oversees every step of development, from the first stage of production through the engine’s entire lifecycle, to ensure the highest level of quality.

TESTED AND APPROVED

Created specifically for generator set applications, our G-Drive engines combine greater power with superior efficiency.

Reaching up to 43.5 kW/liter, KOHLER® G-Drive engines pair a compact engine form factor with unrivaled kW displacement—delivering the highest power density on the market*. All KOHLER generators meet tough industry testing and quality standards (UL2200, CSA, NFPA).

SMOOTH-RUNNING

The KOHLER G-Drive engine runs smoothly, quietly and with low vibration—even under extreme operating conditions—extending service life and delivering cost-effective performance. ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE

The KOHLER G-Drive diesel engine’s architecture, injection system and engine management have been designed to achieve optimal generator set performance.

FUEL-EFFICIENT

The common rail fuel system generates up to 2200-bar injection pressures for maximum efficiency, optimizing the combustion pressure curve through multiple injections. This produces industry-leading kW displacement in a package that enables a smaller generator set footprint while delivering the best fuel consumption at more nodes than any competitor between 800 kW and 2500 kW.

COMMON SERVICE PART NUMBERS

A modular system allows us to scale the number of components depending on the power required. Using standard components means fewer parts must be stocked in the field, and operators require less training. This reduces costs and improves response time.

CONTROL AND MAINTENANCE

KD Series generators feature integrated controls for seamless communication and offer remote monitoring through a VPN connection. Easy-access bearing lube points, coolant level optical gauges on both circuits and oil replenishment systems help ensure the generator runs optimally and is easy to maintain.

For more information on industrial generators, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: kdseries.com

A Matter of Time: Factors That Add Up To Time Savings With Natural Gas Generators

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 25, 2017
South Shore Generators - Generac Natural Gas Generator

On-site backup power technology has become a top priority for many organizations. Now more than ever, the maintenance of these backup power systems is also a top priority when it comes to the scarce availability of human time. A generator manufacturer’s maintenance schedule for any generator, be it diesel or natural gas-fueled, will be similar. However, there are aspects of maintaining a diesel-fueled generator set that are more time-consuming that a comparable gaseous-fueled unit.

The fuel system factor. A diesel generator’s fuel system is where time is invested the most throughout the life of the unit. This is because regular fuel maintenance is the key to diesel generator reliability. Clean fuel determines engine performance, which in turn affects emergency power dependability. This is a big deal. Diesel fuel degradation is normal and unavoidable, but it is also accelerated by factors like temperature, storage, pressure, condensation and bacterial contamination. Dirty fuel and sludge buildup in the diesel fuel tank can lead to clogged filters, which are common reasons for downtime.

A natural gas fuel system saves time by not requiring the extensive, hands-on attention that a diesel fuel and its storage system will require for the maintenance team.

The general operation factor. For any modern engine to operate efficiency, it needs to have the ideal air-to-fuel mixture and must be able to sustain the ideal running temperature for a complete fuel burn. Diesel engines are built to work hard and get hot. A diesel engine that is not required to deliver at least 30% of its rated horsepower will have difficulty attaining an optimal operating temperature. “Wet stacking” is a phenomenon that occurs when unburned diesel fuel builds up within the exhaust side of the engine, which fouls fuel injectors and builds carbon on valves and within the turbocharger. This occurs when the diesel generator is consistently operated on a light load, which means an engine that experiences wet stacking will require considerably more maintenance than an engine that is adequately or properly loaded. Wet stacking is often addressed by connecting the generator to a load bank, which forces the generator to operate a full load and burn off the accumulated build-up. Wet stacking is not an issue in natural gas-powered generator systems.

A well-designed and well-maintained standby power system is the best defense against a power outage. However, upkeep to the system still needs to be implemented – and that takes time. Generator maintenance programs shouldn’t be overlooked and it’s important to understand the extra human effort needed to keep a diesel generator operating at peak condition compared to a gaseous-fueled unit.

For more information about natural gas generators, call South Shore Generators in Wareham, MA.

Source: Generac

Best Deal Ever On a GENERAC Home Standby Generator!

Bernadette Braman - Thursday, July 20, 2017

Best Deal Ever On a GENERAC Home Standby Generator!

How to Choose a Marine Generator

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 13, 2017
South Shore Generator - Kohler Marine Generator

A marine generator will keep the current flowing to all of your electrical equipment on your boat

Marine generator

Today’s sport-fishing boats brim with power-hungry electrical equipment, from air conditioning to audio systems, spreader lights to live-bait pumps, refrigerators to radars and microwaves to water makers.

Supplying enough current for all of these accessories can pose a challenge, particularly on extended trips to fish remote waters with few marinas and no shore power. One option is to run the main engines to keep power flowing to the AC/DC system. Yet fumes, vibration, noise and fuel consumption render this practice annoying, especially on anchor or tied to the dock.

A quiet-running marine generator offers a more pleasing solution. Whether you’re adding, upgrading or ordering a new boat, consider these factors when choosing among the many brands and models of gensets.

If adding a genset, think about location. Generators go below deck, often in the engine room or an aft compartment. Determine how easily you can access the space for installation and maintenance, as well as how the new unit will affect weight distribution.

On boats less than 30 feet in length, fitting in a genset could prove impossible. In these cases, a portable marine generator might be your only option.

Fuel of Choice

For convenience, choose a genset that operates on the same fuel as your boat. For example, with gasoline inboards, select a gasoline genset so you can tap the main tank.

There is one possible exception. On an outboard fishing boat, which runs on gas, it’s sometimes wise to have a diesel generator. Outboard boats rarely feature ventilation for below-deck compartments. Diesel (less volatile than gas) is safer to use in such enclosed spaces. You’ll need a separate diesel tank, so account for that when evaluating available space. If adding a genset, you’ll also need to customize a system to usher air to the generator.

Most large sport-fishing boats usually have diesel inboards, so a diesel generator makes the most sense. Whether you choose gas or diesel, a separate canister-style fuel filter helps ensure delivery of clean, water-free fuel to the genset.

Output Options

Marine generators are rated by kilowatt output — from as little as 3.5 kW to as much as 200 kW. To determine the right model, add up the power needs for the accessories you plan to run. Then select a genset with about 20 percent more output than your total requirement.

Resist thinking that more is better. A genset running at insufficient load leads to carbon buildup and other complications. On the other hand, don’t run all of your accessories at once. A genset operates best when carrying 35 percent to 70 percent of its rated load.

Installation Details

Gensets are water cooled, so when adding a unit plan on installing a water intake with a strainer to keep debris from clogging the cooling system. Also, you’ll need plumbing for cooling water to exit overboard.

Most gensets come with remote ignition switches and basic gauges for installation above deck — usually near the helm or in a cabin — and a second control panel on or near the genset.

Quiet and Clean

Thanks to insulating shields, isolation mounts, mufflers and underwater exhaust, marine generators are quieter than ever. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a concern, especially with gas generators. Yet companies such as Kohler (www.kohler.com) now make low-CO gasoline generators with lower emissions. The Kohler Low CO models feature self-monitoring systems that shut down the generator if CO builds to dangerous levels.

As the electrical demands of today’s sport-fishing boats grow, so too does the need for a convenient way to keep the current flowing. Today’s gensets deliver, whether at the dock or far from the marina.

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

Source: sportfishingmag.com


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