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Kohler Co. Launches Portable Generator Product Line

Rugged line offers commercial contractors an array of fuel-efficient, customizable, easy-to-use options powered by gasoline and diesel

KOHLER, Wis., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

"Our new portable generators and pumps are tough enough for any job, anywhere," said Manny Rumao, senior product manager for Kohler. "We've listened to our customers and have integrated a variety of features that make these generators incredibly intuitive and easy-to-use. Contractors have responded favorably to the unmatched level of customization and the availability of an all-new family of portables available from Kohler, a company manufacturing power generators for nearly 100 years for hospitals, airports, and golf events alike."

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.

"No other portable generator manufacturer offers this level of customization," Rumao said. "The unmatched variety of accessories allows users to build the generator they want. Most options can even be switched out between different KOHLER portable generators, offering greater overall value and extreme on-the-job versatility."

In addition to portable generators, the new family of KOHLER products also 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 trap fine contaminants to maximize power and prolong engine life.

All KOHLER portable generators meet the company's high standards for quality and reliability and include a three-year professional warranty. The units will be available for purchase by March through select dealers. For more information, visit www.kohlerpower.com.

*Compared to a comparable KOHLER carbureted engine under comparable load conditions and duty cycles, based on a fuel price of $3.50 per gallon.

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About Kohler Power Systems
Kohler Power Systems is a division of Kohler Co. and provides complete power systems, including generators (portable, residential, industrial, and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920.

About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world's finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler and St Andrews, Scotland. For more details, please visit to kohler.com.

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