Generator Designed for Durability, Ease of Transport

Garlock G12 Generator The Garlock G12 Generator was designed with flexibility and durability in mind. The G12 generators range from 0-12,000 watts of industrial power (continuous 10,500 watts). The generator features a Honda GX 630 engine and 32-amp breakers. With adjustable handles and four lift points doubling as overhead fork pockets for easier ground-to-rooftop transitions, this generator is designed to be adaptable for a variety of situations.

According to the company, the unit features a robust frame with handles that fold in for easy transportation and storage. The “tip and go” design is balanced for easy rolling when lifted and automatically braking when set down. The wheel kits can be mounted inside or outside the frame to pass through doorways. A sound panel and wheel kit are optional.

For more information, visit www.garlockequip.com.

PERC Provides Safety Tips for Using Propane Heaters on Job Sites

During the cold winter months, construction professionals who use temporary, propane-powered heating equipment on the job site can be more productive, making it easier to finish projects on time and on budget. In addition to providing more comfortable working conditions, propane-powered heaters can also maintain the ambient temperatures necessary for common tasks like drywall installation or painting. However, like any portable heating device, propane-powered heaters must be used and maintained properly.

A temporary propane unit that pumps hot air through existing ductwork.

A temporary propane unit that pumps hot air through existing ductwork.


“Considering the cold and snowy weather that much of the country has experienced lately, it’s an ideal time to remind builders and remodelers how important it is to properly install, maintain and use propane-powered heaters,” says Bridget Kidd, director of residential and commercial programs for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). “By following a few simple guidelines, they can ensure optimum job site performance, comfort and safety.”

PERC offers the following advice to help construction professionals stay safe and warm this winter:

At sites using propane cylinders to power heaters:
  • Ensure that propane cylinders are in good condition without bulges, dents, excessive rust or signs of fire damage.
  • Always transport cylinders to the job site in an upright and secured position.
  • Do not use a cylinder indoors that holds more than 100 pounds of propane.
  • Connect no more than three 100-pound propane cylinders to one manifold inside a building. All manifolds should be separated by at least 20 feet of space.
  • Check all cylinders for leaks with a suitable leak detector solution—not soap and water, which may have corrosive properties.
At sites using external propane tanks to power heaters:
  • Locate tanks a sufficient distance from property lines and the structure under construction. Consult local building codes to ensure proper compliance.
  • Place the tank on stable ground, and when locating the tank consider the potential effects of freezing and thawing.
  • Use rigid piping from the tank to the building. Flexible tubing may be safely used indoors.
  • Have a qualified propane technician ensure that all connections between the tank and heater are free of leaks.
  • Protect tanks and piping on the work site from the possibility of vehicle impact.
  • Do not store combustible material within 10 feet of any tank.
When using salamanders and other propane heaters:
  • Choose a heater that’s sized appropriately for the square footage you want to heat.
  • Keep heaters away from potentially combustible materials.
  • Only operate heaters in ventilated areas. Make sure there’s sufficient air both for combustion and to prevent carbon monoxide accumulation.
  • Use only those heaters with 100 percent safety shut-off valves.
  • When the project is complete, first turn off gas at the container valve to drain hoses or pipes before shutting off the heater itself.
  • Only allow a qualified LP gas technician to make any repairs to faulty equipment.

While kerosene and electric heaters are also available, propane is the cleanest and smartest fuel choice for job site heating. Kerosene heaters can produce an undesirable film on nearby equipment or walls. Electric heaters can’t generate nearly as many BTUs as propane-fueled heaters and they put additional load on the mobile generators used to produce electricity for power tools used around the job site.

“When it comes to heating a temporary construction site, and for other uses around the job site, propane’s benefits are clear,” Kidd adds. “Because it’s a low-carbon, alternative fuel, construction professionals who use propane-powered heaters, generators, light towers and other equipment can maintain a cleaner environment without sacrificing power or performance.”

For more information about the benefits of using clean, efficient propane on residential or commercial building sites, learning about new propane-powered products, or considering the financial incentives available on propane equipment purchases, visit the Build With Propane website.

Generator Handles a Host of Tools, Equipment and Jobs

Yamaha Motor Corp.'s EF6600DE/D generator

Yamaha Motor Corp.’s EF6600DE/D generator

Yamaha Motor Corp. has added the EF7200DE/D generator to replace the EF6600DE/D model. The new model offers additional wattage, run time, standard accessories, and a host of features and benefits at a new, lower price.

The EF7200DE/D offers customers Yamaha’s trusted reputation in an-all new generator designed to make on-the-job activities hassle-free plus offering a host of extras including fold-down locking handles and wheels which come standard on both models as well as a 3-year residential and commercial warranty. The battery is standard equipment on the electric start model.

The push-button start on the EF7200DE sparks the 358cc engine to life with little effort while the recoil starter with auto decompression makes for an easy pull start on the EF7200D. With eight hours run time at full load, the EF7200DE/D offers 18-percent longer run time than the previous model. The three-year warranty is the same regardless of use – residential or commercial – and an extended service warranty (Y.E.S.) for an additional one, two or three years is available when purchased through Yamaha dealers. The digital hour/volt meter shows total run time and voltage output, which makes keeping track of service intervals a breeze.

Offering full power, full time 120/240 dual voltage, the EF7200DE/D will quickly become your favorite assistant handling a host of tools, equipment and jobs including:

· Welders
· Lights
· Cutters and benders for rebar
· Battery charging for cordless tools
· Vacuums
· Circular saws
· Grinders
· In-home power appliances and refrigerators
· Backup power for emergency situations
· Use by municipalities for fire and rescue

The EF7200DE weighs in at 234 pounds while the manual start version comes in at 212 pounds. Both feature a rugged design with full roll cage protection for heavy jobs. The Ground Fault Circuit Interruption (GFCI) senses a leak to ground to reduce the risk of shock.