Generac Power Systems designed the new XC Professional Series for extreme environments. “Construction sites are hard on generators,” said Jeffrey Magedanz, marketing manager, Generac Power Systems. “The generators run longer. They get knocked around more, so they need to be tough. What’s more, they need to be moved quickly around the job site — both by hand and with material handling equipment. We challenged our engineers to create a portable generator robust enough to meet the demands of the hardest working pros in America.”

The result is Generac’s new XC Professional Series 6500- and 8000-watt portable generators.

At the heart of the XC Professional Series is Generac’s new 426cc G-Force engine. This engine utilizes full pressure lubrication, reducing engine component wear for longer life. The engine’s full-response air intake and targeted heat dispersal design ensure efficient cooling, optimizing the G-Force engine for extended generator use on construction sites.

The XC models feature a heavy-duty, fully wrapped, 12-gauge steel tube X Frame that protects the engine, alternator and fuel tank from damage on unforgiving job sites.

“Construction professionals told us that making the generator easy for a telehandler to lift would be a real benefit on the job site,” Magedanz said.

Instead of a lifting eye that is susceptible to slipping, the XC Professional Series units offer a steel lifting pocket that is designed to fit most forklift and telehandler blades. The steel lifting pocket makes it easier to lift and transport the generator on a construction site.