Caterpillar is expanding into the home and outdoor power category with the introduction of the Cat® RP Series of portable generators that includes three standard models, ranging from 2.5 to 4.4 kW. The RP Series is designed to provide reliable, convenient power for both professional contractors and retail consumers.
Caterpillar engineering teams designed the new portable generators, guided by extensive testing and research, to identify the design and usability features that customers value the most.
Everything needed to operate the generator is easily accessible in one convenient, LED-lit control panel. A multi-function display enables users to toggle between lifetime running hours, session running hours, voltage 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 RP2500, RP3100 and RP4400 have multiple outlets, with 115/230 switchable voltage as well as 12V DC charging points/power outlets.
The RP Series generators feature a compact design – up to 10.1 cm shorter than comparable competitive models – and a lower centre of gravity to reduce tipping.
The solid steel frame and enclosed roll cage protect generator components from damage. Bundled wires are tucked away in the frame and solid wheels eliminate punctures on job sites. An automatic shutdown engages when oil levels drop too low.
A circuit breaker protects against electric shock and generator overload. Automatic voltage regulation generates clean power that won’t damage delicate tools or appliances. An extra-large fuel tank feeds the generator for up to 18 hours (varies by model and load).
For more information on the new generator line, including where to buy, visit: http://www.cat.com/homeandoutdoor