JCB G115QS diesel generator

JCB has launched a new range of QS diesel generators suitable for farms where there’s no three-phase power on tap.

Outputs go from 20 to 220kVA and the units can provide power for grain stores, dryers and livestock buildings.

Three-stage fuel filtration ensures the engines run reliably, says the company, and a one-piece roof stops water getting in when the generator is located outdoors.

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Bigger slam-shut steel panel doors also provide easier access for periodic checks and servicing.

The 20-45kVA models are powered by the same Kohler engines used in the company’s 408/409 rigid arm and 180/220 telescopic mini wheeled loaders.

Meanwhile, four-cylinder JCB Dieselmax engines are used for the 60-140kVA versions fitted in its Loadall telescopic handlers and TeleMaster telescopic loaders.

Noise levels are down to 64dBA at 7m, says JCB, quieter than previous JCB gensets

Top-of-the range 160-220kVA generators use the new six-cylinder JCB Dieselmax 672 engine, which is said to give a 7% fuel saving over previous JCB generators using a different power unit.

Heavy-duty tie-down points and lifting hooks are supplied, as well as optional fork pockets. You can also specify a 110% bunded base to contain fuel leaks or an engine block heater.

A typical 100kVA G115 QS model costs £11,104.