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West Coast Tomato Growers | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

West Coast Tomato Growers (WCTG) relies on Hawthorne Rentals to provide three Cat generator sets during tomato season. According to the RunReady Magazine article, Vine Ripe, the rental generators ensure WCTG has enough backup power to run a smooth operation for packing and refrigerating 50 truckloads of tomatoes daily. 

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Caterpillar Introduces Web Version of SpecSizer

SpecSizer software enables consultants, contractors, installers, and end-users to select the appropriate generator set for their next job. The software makes specific recommendations based on site parameters, load characteristics, and required performance. 

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Generator Set Ratings | What You Need to Know

Choosing the right generator set can be a confusing and a time consuming process. Generator set ratings have been implemented to help simplify the process. The ratings meet various run-time and power criteria based on the generator set's application.

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Rental Generators Provide the Power You Need

Hawthorne Power Systems offers a great selection of Caterpillar diesel powered mobile generators ranging from 3.5 kW to 2000 kW. Rental gensets are available on trailers for easy transportation and quick dispatch and installation. Each generator includes an on-board fuel tank that can be equipped with paralleling capability, auto start/stop controls, and dual voltage.

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Is Natural Gas a Better Option for Standby Power?

Matt Owen, Lead Engineer for Caterpillar's Gas Application Team, offers insight into using a natural gas generator for your backup power in his recent blog, "Natural Gas: A Better Option for Your Standby Power?"

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Sharp Medical | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

Sharp Health Care, San Diego's largest health care provider, depends on Caterpillar to ensure its facilities have reliable power 100% of the time. Sharp's Metropolitan Medical Campus has four Cat 3512 standby power generator sets. Additionally, the Chula Vista location has two standby power generator sets as well.

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Unscheduled Power Outages | Electrical System Maintenance

Don't let an unscheduled power outage happen to you. In the Caterpillar blog "Preventing Unscheduled Power Outages: Electrical System Maintenance" by Grant Kuch, he recommends performing routine maintenance checks on your electrical components is just as important as maintaining your mechanical equipment. Electrical components, like circuit breakers are often overlooked.  A circuit breaker is much can become stiff and unstable if it goes too long without being checked. Some power outages can be prevented by implementing standard equipment testing and scheduling routine preventative maintenance. 

Read the blog for more information. Contact a Hawthorne Power Systems representative to schedule your preventative maintenance.

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Video | UCSD Jacobs Medical Center Installs 4 Cat Gen Sets

The Jacobs Medical Center recently installed four Caterpillar 3516 CHD standby generator sets. The generators had to be installed before construction could begin on the structure around them. The four generators were installed in just under an hour. The diesel fire generators will provide emergency power for the hospital in the event of a power loss.

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