ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Firman, a global supplier of portable power, today announced availability of Firman Generators Powered by Kohler Engines, available for the first time in North America. Powered by Kohler engines, Firman portable generators are noted for their superiority in performance, reliability, and durability.
"Firman is responsible for generating over 150 million watts of portable power around the world and Kohler Engines are recognized as one of the best in the industry," said Firman general manager and North American vice president Roland Jackson. "The Firman Platinum Series featuring Kohler Engines brings the best of both brands to consumers just in time for the harsh winter weather ahead."
Increasingly unpredictable and volatile weather patterns, a taxed grid infrastructure and an increasing reliance on technology create a heightened need for consumers to own a generator. Firman is committed to educating homeowners about the importance of having "immediate" back up power to mitigate the inconvenience and danger of the inevitable future power outages. Experts on the nation's electricity system point to a frighteningly steep increase in non-disaster-related outages affecting at least 50,000 consumers last year.
"Our electrical grid has been plagued by more and worse blackouts over the past 15 years and the northeastern and southeastern U.S. are regions where outages pose the most threat— mainly due to aging wires, pole transformers and other lagging infrastructure. "It's hard to imagine that in the United States — we should learn to cope with blackouts," said University of Minnesota Professor Massoud Amin, a leading expert on the U.S. electricity grid.
This, coupled with an anticipated harsh winter season, makes having back up power at home an absolute necessity. "Winter will bring a frosty bite this year," says Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac. "Be prepared—there's plenty in the forecast to cause all sorts of mayhem: blizzards, droughts, and hurricanes."
With its traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts, The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts that this winter will be another arctic blast with above-normal snowfall throughout much of the nation.
Firman Platinum Series Generators are Powered by Kohler Engines
The Platinum Series has three models; the PRE4000K $529, PRE6000K at $769 and PRE9000K for $1,129. All three feature Kohler engines durability, reliability, performance, and security. Each unit comes equipped with a unique "Wheel Barrow" design for ease of mobility, heavy steel tubing with up to an 1-1/4" thickness for added production, electric start option for ease of operation, up to 2 GFCI outlets, simple to operate control panel with outlet covers to protect against the elements, "Armor" alternator technology for less than 6% THD for greater efficiency supporting sensitive electronics with no annoying power interruptions, a "Whisper Muffler" for a quieter operation and large "never flat" tires tackling the toughest terrain. All Firman generators include wheel and handle tool kits along with oil and fuel spout. All Platinum series generators come with a 3-year engine warranty supported by over 3000 Kohler dealers across North America.
Firman also features a Premium series of generators with Wheel Barrow design, an electric/remote start option on its 4000 and 7000 watts generators, which starts up to 55 feet away and a 9000 watt generator with an electric start feature. Firman's Premium series generators are backed by a 2 year warranty. For more information visit www.firmangenerators.com or homedepot.com and amazon.com.
Firman generators are a division of the Sumec Machinery. Sumec Machinery was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Nanjing, China with North American operation in Atlanta, Ga. The Sumec Corporation is a subsidiary of Sinomach. For more information about Firman, go to www.firmangenerators.com.
Firman and Kohler Engines—A Power Partnership
Firman is a global supplier of portable power, with over a decade of manufacturing expertise and a trusted source of power in over 100 countries worldwide. As a global supplier of portable power in countries like Africa, Siberia, and Brazil, tackling the world's toughest elements, Firman powers over 150 million watts of portable power globally each year. Firman is globally recognized for its innovative and environmentally friendly generators that support work, play, and emergency power. Firman has now become a model of reliability, performance, and security. Established in 1873, Kohler Engines is one of America's earliest family enterprises. Since the production of its first generator in 1921, Kohler Engines has accumulated over 90 years of manufacturing experience. Now it is a professional equipment manufacturer that specializes in manufacturing high-quality generators and engines for both local and international markets. Its products are sold in over 140 countries and regions throughout the world.
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