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The Powermate pm0418000 - 8000 watt electric start generator has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

Powermate PM0418000 - 8000 Watt Electric Start Generator

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Run Watts
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
Starting Watts
Ideal for Jobsite or Backup Power
Generates plenty of electricity for work or home applications

15-HP OHV Kohler Electric Start Engine
Durable, quiet and fuel-efficient engine
Low oil shutdown protects engine
Cast iron sleeve on engine protects from wear and tear

Portability Kit
10" wheels and dual folding handles for easy mobility

8-Gallon Fuel Tank with Gauge
Up to 9.2 hours of power with just one fill up

Automatic Voltage Requlator Equipped
Provides more stable voltage control & protection

Generous Manufacture Warranty
2 year consumer & 1 year commercial warranty

12V 18AH battery (Built-In Battery Charger)
2 quarts engine oil

Manufactured In Kearney, NE (Foreign & Domestic Parts)
  Model Number:PM0418000
 Made in USA:Yes
 Starting System:12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
 HP/CC:15 HP
 Consumer Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Engine RPM:3600 RPM
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:33 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:NeverFlat
 Tank Size:8 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):9.2 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Plastic
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:Not Measured by Manufacturer 
 Idle Control:No
 Hour Meter:No
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:No
 Weight:249 Lbs. (112.95 kilograms)
 Dimensions:31.28"L x 20.88"W x 29.50"H
(79.45 x 53.04 x 74.93 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year

NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

NEMA L14-30R
  2 Questions
Q: Does the Powermate 8000kw generator, model PM0418000 with 15 hp Kohler engine, have pressure oil lubrication with a oil filter?
by Mas from New York on June 09, 2012

A: The Powermate PM0418000, with the 15HP Kohler engine, is splash lubricated and does not have an oil filter.

by Mike, Product Expert

Q: What is the difference between idle control and auto voltage regulation.
by Sylvia Mondero from Arizona on April 14, 2012

A: Auto Idle Control - the unit will automatically adjust the engine speed (RPM) based on how much load is put on it.

Auto Voltage Regulation - the unit will regulate the proper voltage is produced by the unit when in use.....120/240V.
by Mike, Product Expert

Powermate PM0418000 Reviews & Ratings
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Davidsonville, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/12/12
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy
I received my Powermate 8000w continuous/10,000w surge generator from PED about a month ago and so far, am very happy with the purchase.

The generator arrived in good condition without any damage. The wheels and handle bars required assembly, which was relatively straight forward and easy to do. I used 2x4's to put under the frame to get the clearance for wheel installation. The little black plastic inserts for the handle bar installation were a little tricky to figure out because the... more
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Francisco S.
Buzzards Bay, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/2/12
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Shorted Stator
The portable generator arrived on April 4, 2012. In May 2012 I started the Kohler engine, but generator had a no output condition. The South Generator Generator technician determined that the generator had a shorted stator. BTW-the unit is still in the shop waiting for the part.
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Awesome Generator - Well Made - Good Delivery
I got my generator a few weeks ago. It arrived exactly when EGD said it would and was not damaged in shipment. The unit has an electric start and until I tried it, I didn't realize what a great convenience it was. The Kohler engine is tricked out and provides plenty of HP. It is louder than I expected it would be - but I was used to using a unit with half of the HP and output.

The unit is heavy as hell, but that tells me that the cast iron crankcase, battery, starter and frame are... more
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Cornwall, NY
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Our Old Generator Burned Out
Well, after three 'big ones' in the last year our old generator finally gave up the ghost. So we looked around and a friend recommended your website. A little shopping around confirmed this was the best deal. This generator had zero reviews when we ordered it but knew the combination of Coleman and Kohler was a great thing. It assembled intuitively with barely any reference to the instructions. I put the oil in, a few gallons of gas, and it fired right up. We burned it in for an hour, shut... more
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