Coates has over 2000 Cummins Power Generation’ engines in a wide range of gear including compactor rollers, generators, welders and pumps.
The engines range in size from the tiny 1.7 litre A-series dispensing 30 hp in pumping applications to the mighty 50 litre K-series powering 1400 kVA generators.
Coates recently took delivery of its 350th Cummins generator set. The new order is for 68 Cummins gensets worth around $8 million, ranging in size from 100 to 1400 kVA.
A number of these gensets are going to Western Australia where Coates is a powerhouse of hire for companies catering for the mining and resultant population boom.
“Cummins is our preferred genset above 50 kVA,” says Paul Dean, Coates’ asset manager for WA.
“We’ve built our business on 24/7 service and Cummins is the same. We could go out and buy cheaper generators but we’d only be kidding ourselves.
“Cummins meets our major requirements of quality equipment and back-up support.”
Cummins Power Generation has developed an operation and maintenance training course specifically for Coates and in recent months has been conducting the training at Coates branches around the country.