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The Kohler 8.5res - 8.5 kw home standby generator has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

Kohler 8.5RES - 8.5 kW Home Standby Generator

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Grade
Airooled Standby Generators
Style
Watts
8.5 kW
Rated Watts
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Fuel
Engine


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Kohler Command PRO® OHV Engine
Meets emission regulations for U.S. EPA & California
Powerful and reliable engine with hydraulic valve lifters

PowerBoost™ Technology
Greater motor-starting ability for large electrical loads

Cleaner Power for Sensitive Electronics
Protects sophisticated electronics with low distortion (THD)

Faster Response
Kohler™ generators restore power in as little as 10 seconds

Quiet Operation
Maintains neighborhood solitude 65 dB(A) at 7 m (23 ft)

ADC-RES Advanced Digital Control
Digital voltage regulation & engine speed governing
LED display shows system status and setup information

Easy Installation
Polymer base eliminates the need for a concrete pad
Simple field conversion between natural gas and LP

Galvanneal® Steel Enclosure
Rodent-proof construction

Transfer Switch Sold Separately
Engine
Engine Brand
Kohler
HP
15.4 HP
CC
624 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
5 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
8500 Watts
Rated Watts
8500 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
7000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
8500 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
93 (BTU: 0 BTU/HR) ft3/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
1 (BTU: 0 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
Rated Amps
35 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
65 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Not Included)
Enclosure
Steel
Battery
Not Included (525 CCA)
A/C Ton Rating
3-Tons
Mounting Pad
Composite (Included)
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Yes
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
430 Pounds
Product Length
42.5 Inches
Product Width
30.5 Inches
Product Height
32.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
Commercial Warranty
5 Years
Model
8.5RES
  1 Question
Q: Can this generator be installed in a basement?
by JimSwigart from Ohio on July 12, 2012

A: All the generators we offer are for outdoor installations only.

by Mike, Product Expert

Kohler 8.5RES Reviews & Ratings
1 Review  Sort by 
 
Bill
Westfield, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/6/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Kohler 8.5kw Runs Fine After Tech Fixed Failure At 1 Hour
Bottom line: It appears to be running after an early failure. We won't know for sure until we run it hard in the spring at our camp.

Our 12-year-old Kohler 8500 watt generator packed it in August 2012 at 4800 hours. We considered Generac ($1400 cheaper) but since this for an off-grid solar + storage batteries + generator use, we wanted best possible reliability and went with Kohler. It arrived in 4-5 days, a day longer than we hoped for but everything delivered to the Adirondack is like... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Bill,
Please be aware that off-grid use will void almost all brands of generator warranties.
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