Kohler enters portable generator market
Nov. 29, 2013, Kohler, Wis. – Kohler
launched a new line of portable generators targeting building
contractors and other construction professionals, who need a durable and
dependable portable power supply for tools and electronic equipment, as
part of its exhibition at the Greenbuild sustainable design and
construction conference in Philadelphia.
The complete line of models, ranging from a 2.0 kW inverter to a 12.3 kW
gasoline generator, will be available in January 2014 and formally
unveiled at the World of Concrete show Jan. 20-24 in Las Vegas. This new
portable generator family from Kohler excels in fuel efficiency, while
offering clean power output that is safe for even the most sophisticated
electronics. The line will also include trash pumps and water pumps in
varying sizes and flow rates.
At Greenbuild, Kohler is displaying two models – a 2 kW inverter and
12.3 kW commercial model. The KOHLER 2 kW inverter (PRO2.0iS) – the
industry’s lightest 2 kW unit – includes an intelligent sensor that
monitors power demand and varies engine speed for improved efficiency.
On the high end, the KOHLER 12.3 kW gasoline generator (PRO12.3EFI) is
the first closed-loop electronic fuel injection (EFI) generator,
utilizing the company’s popular commercial-grade Command PRO EFI engine.
As a result, users can expect to see up to a 25 per cent reduction in
fuel consumption and exhaust gases.
The PRO12.3EFI also features Kohler’s patented Accu-Fill angled
side-fill design, which minimizes the hassle and danger from spillage
The larger units include an on-unit maintenance reminder to indicate
when oil and air-filter changes are needed, taking the guesswork out of
equipment maintenance. Some models offer recoil and electric start
options. In addition, Kohler’s lineup is specifically designed with
customizable features so contractors can create a portable power package
that fits their needs, without having to pay for features they don’t
need in a pre-assembled package.
All Kohler portable generators meet the company’s high standards for
quality and reliability for which it’s recognized and include a
three-year warranty. Kohler boasts a service network of 10,000 dealers
nationwide, dedicated to serving the needs of commercial and residential
“Kohler has a long heritage in power generation going all the way back
to the 1920, with our first KOHLER Automatic Power & Light,” said
Manny Rumao, senior product manager. “Today Kohler offers a complete
range of generators up to 3.2 megawatts that are relied upon in myriad
applications: construction, telecom, residential/light commercial,
industrial, mobile and marine. Adding portable generators helps us
further meet our customers’ needs for clean, efficient and dependable
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