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Caterpillar Enters Home and Outdoor Power Market

unknownCaterpillar is entering the home and outdoor power market with the introduction of portable generators — the Cat® RP Series.

The new generators are designed to provide reliable backup or recreational power to residential users and portable power to professional contractors who need to power tools and lights on the job. The initial models of portable generators in the Cat RP Series range in size and power from 3.6 kW to 7.5 kW in North America and 2.5 kW to 4.4 kW in Europe.

This product is available to purchase through a new multi-channel distribution approach — including Cat Dealers, local retailers, and eventually national retailers and wholesalers — which will serve as Cat Home & Outdoor Power Authorized Sales and Service Centers.

cat-rp3600-generator-stand-alone-garage“This is about providing a new customer base with the right solutions for their home and outdoor power needs that reflect the reliability, rugged capabilities and quality with which Cat products are known,” said George Taylor, Caterpillar Vice President with responsibility for the Marketing & Digital Division and the company’s Chief Marketing Officer.

“We want to connect these customers to Caterpillar’s decades of experience in the electric power business, and this new distribution approach means we can do just that,” Taylor explained.

The new products will be introduced to distribution networks in the U.S. and Canada over the remainder of 2016 with a move into European networks late in the year.

cat-rp3600-generator-stand-alone-grass cat-rp5500e-generator-in-landscape-application cat-rp6500e-generator-in-construction-applicationAn expanded home and outdoor power portfolio is under development with more product launches anticipated in 2017. For more information on the new generator line, visit: http://www.cat.com/homeandoutdoorpower.


Doosan Portable Power Introduces Three New Mid-Range T4i Generator Models

doosanDoosan Portable Power introduces three new mobile generators — the G70, G85 and G125 — all powered by Tier 4 interim-certified Cummins diesel engines. The three models have been redesigned from the ground up to enhance operator efficiency, and expand versatility through the development of several new options including the availability of the unique Quad Voltage selection feature. A Doosan-exclusive, the Quad Voltage control allows operators to choose 120/240V-1Ø, 208V-3Ø, 480V-3Ø or 600V-3Ø voltage output with the simple flip of a switch.

The Quad Voltage feature allows these popular mobile generator models to be deployed in additional markets and applications. This feature eliminates the need to purchase a 600V-dedicated voltage generator model, or add a bulky and expensive 600V transformer to a traditional multi-voltage generator.

“Based on input from our Canadian customers, Doosan Portable Power developed the Quad Voltage solution so that one generator can provide all the common voltages utilized in the Canadian market,” said Todd Howe, manager, global generator products. “This feature expands the versatility of the unit and does not require additional operator training, making these Doosan generator models the ideal choice in a fleet operation. In addition, like all Doosan models, the voltage selector switch features a protection scheme that prohibits switching the voltage during operation.”

The G70, G85 and G125 mobile generators feature Cummins QSB5 engines with a simple diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) aftertreatment system, recognized as a superior Tier 4 interim solution as the DOC is a maintenance-free device and requires no regeneration.

G70 ISO T4 copyThese new generators have been designed with innovative airflow management to reduce noise and the G85 and G125 models are equipped with an ECM-controlled cooling fan clutch which optimizes package temperature and cooling system performance and achieves noise levels ranging from 63 to 67 dB(A) at 23 feet (7 m) at 100 percent load, depending upon the ambient temperature. The cooling fan clutch also improves fuel economy versus models equipped with a constant speed cooling fan.

Operators will appreciate the ease of operation, featuring a full array of automotive quality engine gauges with motor-driven movements and CAN bus accuracy. Cool blue LED backlighting with orange needles enhances visibility and clarity — regardless of lighting conditions. The display also features analog meters and LED status indicator lamps for at-a-glance user monitoring of generator output. An LCD display provides trouble code readouts to aid in engine diagnostics in a user-friendly manner; this information is relayed directly from the CAN bus.

Doosan Portable Power now offers six generator models ranging from 70 kVA (56 kW) through 325 kVA (260 kW) that feature dual frequency selection options. This standard feature allows operators to select 50 Hz or 60 Hz, depending on the application.

Other rugged Doosan features include a heavy-duty skid base with 110 percent fluid containment to prevent fuel, oil or coolant spillage. All generator models feature a heavy-gauge galvannealed steel enclosure — finished with a 13-stage powder-coat process that protects the exterior from harsh environmental elements. The enclosure virtually eliminates rain ingression and keeps moisture from entering the generator’s standard environmental containment system. The reliable integrated running gear is rated for highway and off-road towing.

The mid-range generators are equipped with Leroy-Somer alternators that feature AREP-excitation, which provides greater motor starting capability.

The new Doosan generators have 500-hour service intervals, a feature that contributes to increased productivity and operational efficiency. Curbside service makes critical daily and periodic maintenance service points easily accessible, and protects operators from traffic when completing maintenance in congested urban settings.

For more information about Doosan Portable Power, please visit doosanportablepower.com.

Flint Equipment To Carry Atlas Copco Compressors, Generators, Attachments And Tools

Flint Equipment Company, headquartered in Albany, Georgia, is now the Atlas Copco Construction Equipment Distributor for the State of Georgia.  Flint Equipment will represent the full ACCE line including portable air compressors, portable generators, hydraulic attachments and handheld tools.

“We have carried Atlas Copco hammers in the past and thought they were a good product. We wanted to continue what we offered from Atlas Copco,” said Todd Smith, Operations Manager at the Atlanta and Adairsville Flint Equipment Company locations.

Mike Shannon, Area Sales Manager for Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, commented that adding Flint Equipment to the distributor network “presents great opportunities for both Atlas Copco and Flint Equipment.  Flint Equipment’s broad footprint across Georgia and the surrounding areas, along with their experienced construction equipment sales teams and product support organizations, are a great fit with Atlas Copco’s objectives of growth through strong distribution.”

Shannon said, “I’m thrilled to have Flint Equipment on board. They’re a superior dealer and I’ve been enjoying working with them.” Shannon added that Flint’s success as a John Deere engine supplier over a six-state area, along with their extensive agricultural and forestry equipment distribution network, speaks well to its reputation for quality sales and service.

Flint Equipment personnel are in the process of receiving training on Atlas Copco systems and products to ensure that their customers receive the highest quality representation and product support for the Atlas Copco equipment lines represented.

Flint Equipment Company started out small as a tractor sales and service location in 1932. It grew to the heavy construction business, where it has had a presence for more than 40 years as a full-service dealer of new and used construction, forestry, utility, compaction and mining equipment. It now has 17 offices in three states with nearly 300 employees.