Cashman Now Offering New Line Of Cat Portable Generators

Published on May 25, 2017

Cashman Equipment and Caterpillar have expanded into the home and outdoor power category with the introduction of the Cat® RP Series of portable generators. The RP Series is designed to provide reliable, convenient power for both professional contractors and retail consumers. Cashman Equipment is the sales center for all models of the RP Series portable generators and is the only authorized service center in Nevada for these new products.

The North America product launch included four standard models, ranging from 3.6 to 7.5 kW, as well as California-specific variations. Caterpillar engineering teams based in Illinois and Northern Ireland designed the new portable generators guided by extensive testing of competing generators as well as research to identify the design and usability features that customers value the most. The resulting generators include premium features ideally suited for landscape contractors, who often require portable power for landscape maintenance and construction, snow removal, and emergency weather response.

Everything needed to operate the generator is accessible in one convenient, lighted control panel. A multi-function display enables users to toggle between lifetime running hours, session running hours, power output, and run time to easily monitor generator performance and to determine when it’s time to re-fuel or service the unit. To power multiple devices, the RP5500, RP6500 E, and RP7500 E have multiple outlets, both 120V and 240V.

Two models of the RP Series are available with a lithium ion battery-start option. The battery delivers three-times longer life than the standard battery provided in competitive models. The RP Series generators also feature a compact design—up to four inches shorter than comparable competitive models—and a low center of gravity to reduce tipping. The design makes maneuvering easier, even on hills and uneven ground, and the generators take up less space in truck beds and storage locations.

The Cat portable generators are built for reliability and durability. The solid steel frame and enclosed roll cage protect generator components from damage. Bundled wires are tucked away in the frame, ensuring wires won’t snag or pull loose when moving in and out of storage and vehicles. Solid, never-flat wheels eliminate punctures on job sites. The generators also feature automatic shutdown when oil levels drop too low to protect the generator from damage.

The RP Series make best use of safety systems to help protect people and machines. GFCI protection, covered outlets and circuit breaker protect against electric shock and generator overload. Automatic voltage regulation (AVR) generates clean power that won’t damage delicate tools or appliances. And an extra-large fuel tank runs a generator for as long as 17 hours (varies by model and load). A recessed fuel well catches drips to prevent fuel spillage on the floor or hot engine.

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