Kohler launches portable generator line

This rugged new product line offers commercial contractors an array of fuel-efficient, customizable, easy-to-use options powered by gasoline and diesel engines.

Having a reliable power supply is critical on any jobsite. That's why Kohler Co. is launching an all-new line of portable generators designed to deliver instant power virtually anywhere. The full line of new portable generators from Kohler includes nine models, ranging from a 2.0 kW inverter to a 12.3 kW gasoline generator, plus four portable water and trash pumps in varying diameters. Each fuel-efficient option will deliver clean power – safe for even the most sophisticated electronics – for building contractors and other construction professionals who depend on portable power for their tools and other electronic equipment.

The smallest of the new portable generators – the KOHLER PRO2.0iS – is one of the lightest 2 kW models available to construction pros. It includes an intelligent sensor that monitors power demand and varies engine speed, which helps to save fuel, reduce noise levels and minimize exhaust gases. To help extend engine life, an oil sentry feature is also integrated, which automatically powers the engine down in low-oil conditions.

On the high end of the new line, the KOHLER PRO12.3EFI gasoline generator features the popular commercial-grade KOHLER Command PRO EFI engine. This closed-loop electronic fuel injection technology, widely utilized in cars and trucks, can help users save $1 on fuel for every hour of operation. This translates into significant savings, especially if an entire fleet of KOHLER EFI generators is utilized.

The PRO5.4DES is powered by the KOHLER Command PRO diesel engine, which delivers professional-grade performance within a sound-dampening enclosure for surprisingly quiet operation.

The 5.2 kW and up models feature the patented KOHLER Accu-Fill feature, which makes filling the fuel tank easier and minimizes the likelihood of spillage, and an on-unit maintenance reminder to indicate when oil and air filter changes are needed, eliminating the need for maintenance logs. They are also uniquely designed with customizable features so contractors can create a portable package that fits their specific usage needs. This eliminates users having to pay for features they don't want simply because they're included within a pre-assembled package. Seven accessory kits are available, which provide more than 100 custom configurations. Available options include an auto-locking hand truck handle kit, a wheelbarrow handle kit, a lifting kit, a cord management kit and more.

In addition to portable generators, the new family of Kohler products includes four trash and water pump models in varying sizes and flow rates. All pumps feature a 360-degree roll cage for extra protection, and many of the units integrate Kohler's Quad-Clean air filtration featuring a 4-stage heavy-duty cyclonic air filter, which traps fine contaminants to maximize power and prolong engine life.

All Kohler portable generators include a three-year professional warranty. The units will be available for purchase by March through select dealers.