Upgraded Generator Line Meets Emission Standards
The G145, G185 and G240 models, powered by John Deere engines, and the G290, powered by Cummins, are Tier 3 certified and rated at 144 kVA, 183 kVA, 239 kVA and 290 kVA respectively. They will continue until 2011, at which time Tier 4 interim standards for this horsepower category become effective. At the top of the range the G450 and G570, powered by Cummins and rated at 456 kVA and 570 kVA respectively, have been in production since 2007 with EPA Tier 2 certification, the current requirement for engines rated greater than 751 hp (560 kW). In 2011, the Tier 4 interim standard for this horsepower category becomes effective.
The product range offers features such as a quiet, rugged enclosure built from heavy-gauge steel and finished with a 13- stage powder-coat process; AREP (Auxiliary Regulation Excitation Principle) excitation, claimed to provide an advantage in starting bigger motors with smaller generators; 24-hour onboard fuel capacity and a containment system that can prevent spillage of 110% of all fuel, oil and coolant volume; and heavy-duty skid bases and running gear components for towing on- or off-road. The G25 through G185 models have a protection feature that prevents operators from switching voltage during operation—a common cause of downtime and expensive component failure.