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Kohler Residential Standby Generator - 17 kW (LP)/16 kW (NG), Dual Fuel, Model# 17RESNT

Item# 166101
Kohler generators are known throughout the industry for extraordinary reliability and performance, incorporating a premium level of excellence in design that lets you enjoy unsurpassed performance in the generator size that is right for you. The advantages of a Kohler generator are exceptional. 5-year parts, 2-year labor limited warranty. Engine: Kohler Command PRO® CH980 V-Twin Air Cooled with Hydraulic Valve Lifters, HP: 30, Engine Displacement (cc): 999, Rated Watts LP (kW): 17, Rated Watts NG (kW): 16, Volts: 120/240, Amps: 14/70 (LP); 133/67 (NG), Engine Cooling: Air, Noise Level (dB): 68, Transfer Switch: Yes (200 Amp), Fuel Type: Liquid Propane, Natural Gas, Enclosure: Yes, Steel, Mounting Pad: Yes, Battery Required: Yes, 12V, Battery Included: No, Auto Shutdown: High-Engine Temp, Over Voltage, Low-Battery Voltage, Low-Oil Pressure, Overcrank Safety, Overspeed, Under Frequency, UL Listed: Yes, Dimensions L x W x H (in.): 47 1/5 x 28 1/2 x 32 1/2 Cleaner, safer power for sensitive electronics Exclusive PowerBoost™ technology Restores power 3x faster than competitive models Performs weekly self-diagnostic testing PowerBoost™ technology provides greater starting capability for large loads such as central air conditioners, while still running other home appliances and electronics Restores power in as little as 10 seconds Performs a 20-minute full-speed exercise cycle and self-diagnostic test each week to ensure generator is ready to run when you need it Runs on natural or LP gas Engine features hydraulic valve lifters for reliable performance without requiring valve adjustments or lengthy break-in periods Galvanized steel enclosure resists the elements Included 200 Amp transfer switch is both automatic and NEMA 3R outdoor rated (also works indoors) Amps: 140 @ 120V, 70 @ 240V (LP); 133 @ 120V, 67 @ 240V (NG) 60 Hz 38 kVA peak motor starting 3600 RPM EPA/CARB certified Fuel consumption (@ 100% load): 112 cu. ft./hour, 3.2 gallons/hour (LP); 242 cu. ft./hour (NG) 3.00% total harmonic distortion (THD) @ rated load +/-1.5% digital voltage regulation 525 recommended cold cranking amps rating for 0° Includes digital controller, easy connection kit, flexible fuel line
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for Kohler Residential Standby Generator - 17 kW (LP)/16 kW (NG), Dual Fuel, Model# 17RESNT
Review 1 for Kohler Residential Standby Generator - 17 kW (LP)/16 kW (NG), Dual Fuel, Model# 17RESNT
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

17 kw standby generator

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June 2, 2010
By DEPUTYDOG
from PALESTINE,TX.
"I PURCHASED A 17 KW KOHLER GENERATOR FOR BACKUP POWER AS I LIVE IN A WOODED AREA THAT IS PRONE TO POWER OUTAGES,ONE OF THE REASONS I CHOSE KOHLER IS PAST EXPERIENCE WITH KOHLER ENGINES. ICURRENTLY HAVE FOUR WITH THE OLDEST BEING 39 YEARS OLD .THEY RANGE FROM 7 TO30 HP.ALL HAVE PERFORMED FLAWLESSLY AND WILL START ON A MOMENTS NOTICE. ALSO I WORK IN LAWENFORCEMENT AND THE STANDBY UNITS AT MY AGENCY ARE KOHLER AND IN AN EMERGENCY FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION AS LIVES MAY BE AT STAKE. I WILL HEARTILY RECOMEND KOHLER ENGINES AND GENERATORS TO ANYONE WHO MUST HAVE RELIABILITY AND LONG LIFE PRODUCTS"
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Review 2 for Kohler Residential Standby Generator - 17 kW (LP)/16 kW (NG), Dual Fuel, Model# 17RESNT
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Wrong Transfer Switch

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August 18, 2009
By Rockcreek
from Metamora, MI
"The transfer switch supplied does not include a "load center" . The Load Center allows you choose which essential circuits to be energized. You need to be aware that without the Load Center this 17 Kw generator attempts to run the whole house but does have sufficent power and your furnance, A/C, appliances, etc. will "brown-out"."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
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Review 3 for Kohler Residential Standby Generator - 17 kW (LP)/16 kW (NG), Dual Fuel, Model# 17RESNT
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Kohler 17KWRESNT - Peace of mind

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March 18, 2009
By Anonymous
from Northeast CT
"Ordered this residential generator & transfer switch package from Northern Tool after losing power for the 3rd time this year.
This 17Kw unit with the 200 Amp transfer switch is more power than we need, easily handling the whole house, and we didn't have to pick and choose which circuits we can live without.
The unit was delivered by truck on time as promised. Luckily I had fork lift tines on my tractor to unload the palletized unit from the truck. Make sure they deliver it with a lift gate truck if you don't have a fork lift handy. You will need to be able to move a 500# pallet if you order this unit.
I was able to prep the unit and convert to LP gas within a couple minutes. The installation manual was very usable.
Installation was pretty easy, just a couple yards of compacted gravel and 1/2" minus stone cover for drainage was all I needed for the site. Then I let the professionals plumb in the LP gas and hook up the electrical end.
Test ran perfectly on the first try and every weekend I anxiously await the self test cycle.
We no longer have to deal with lugging water and tending the wood stove during our frequent power outages. With this unit I can continue shopping at Northern Tool on-line while the rest of the road is in the dark.
The only drawback was finding a carburetor heater needed when operating in below freezing weather. I had to order it through a jobber who had to order it directly from Kohler and drop ship it to my house. It would be nice if Kohler included it with the package or maybe NT can offer it as an accessory in the catalog. Be ready to buy one of these for this unit if you want your generator to run on LP gas in freezing weather and they are not cheap. Oh, by the way finding a battery with the recommended 575 CCA that fits within the battery space dimensions is a little challenging too.
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Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
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