ConExpo 2017 – KD Series Generators and G-Drive Engines Make U.S. Trade Show Debut
KOHLER, Wis. – Kohler recently introduced an all-new range of large diesel industrial generators targeted to emergency and prime applications in the healthcare, data center, water treatment, oil and gas, mining, and telecommunications industries. The company’s new KD Series of industrial generators is available globally in nodes ranging between 800 kVA and 4200 kVA. The new generators are powered by an entirely new line of Kohler G-Drive engines – also being introduced by the company – which will deliver between 709 and 3608 kWm Standby Power at 50 Hz and between 891 and 4250 kWm Standby Power at 60 Hz.
“This is an exciting and transformational product launch,” said Tom Cromwell, group president-power for Kohler. “After a very collaborative and thorough worldwide development process, we’re very pleased to be rolling out this new line of generators. We expect strong response to these advanced new gensets that will offer beneficial cost savings and unrivaled performance to our customers all 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.
Power outages cost American households billions annually. The good news is a standby generator can save you money during an outage—and provide peace of mind knowing your valuables and family are safe and secure. But generators don’t just show their value during outages. When it’s time to sell your home, you can get part of your investment back.
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