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West Coast Tomato Growers | Hawthorne Power Systems Customer Spotlight

The family of Harry Singh Jr. has been farming high-quality tomatoes in California for over 70 years in northern San Diego County along Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton. Until 2011, West Coast Tomato Growers (WCTG), formerly Pole Tomato Sales Inc. was the largest tomato grower in the United States. Their tomatoes are grown on poles, in pristine conditions, and shipped the same day as harvest on refrigerated trucks.

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Cat Electric Power SpecSizer 2.0

Caterpillar Electric Power recently introduced the latest commercial and industrial generator set sizing software, Cat® Electric Power SpecSizer. SpecSizer 2.0 examines factors based on your site conditions, load characteristics, and required performance in order to provide accurate technical data and help you find the proper generator set size.

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Cat Portable Generators Now Available at Hawthorne Cat

Easy to Use, Increased Run Time, Reliable Performance

San Diego, CA -- Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat® equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Pacific Region, introduces six new Portable Generators ranging from 3,600 to 12,000 watts.

Cat Home and Outdoor Portable Generators feature easy push/pull/carry designs and include updated lighting, tool kits, an electric start, and more. Models sold in California meet California Air Resource Board (CARB) compliant qualifications.

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Routine Electrical Maintenance Can Help Avoid Hazards

Electrical systems can be extremely dangerous if they are not properly maintained and regularly checked. Components such as automatic transfer switches, circuit breakers, switchgear and UPS batteries are often overlooked during routine electrical maintenance checks and can cause power failure and injury. 

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New Cat 3516C-HD and C32 Generator Sets

Caterpillar has expanded the generator set product line to include the Cat® 3516C-HD and Cat C32 diesel generator sets. The new generators are equipped with the powerful Cat SR5 generator that is designed to minimize fuel consumption, reduce oil consumption and extend the time between overhauls.

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Reduce Start Time for Your Emergency Power Supply

A quick start-up of your emergency power supply is crucial during a power failure. The National Fire Protection Agency requires your backup power supply to start up in 10 seconds or less for life-safety systems. Managers should conduct a regular system-level start time analysis to reduce start-up time. Caterpillar’s Amy Poparad offers additional tips for maintaining your backup power supply in her blog, “Reduce Start Time for Your Emergency Power Supply.”


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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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