High-Power Generators feature impact-resistant design.

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Models G2800L and G4300L are 2,800 W and 4,300 W generators with EX Series air-cooled engines utilizing chain-driven overhead cam technology. They include automatic compression release system and recoil starter system with electronic ignition. Equipped with overhead valve engine, 2.5 hp Model G1100 offers max output of 1,100 W. It includes 1.1 gal fuel tank with 4.2 hr runtime. All feature oil sensors that shut units off if oil level drops too low.

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New High Power Generators from Makita

April 15, 2004 - LA MIRADA, CA - Makita USA, Inc., manufacturer of high quality industrial power tools and accessories, has introduced a new line of innovative high-powered generators. These new generators, models G1100, G2800L and G4300L, feature extreme performance, reliability, and efficiency.

Models G2800L (2,800 watts) and G4300L (4,300 watts) feature EX Series engines, the first in the industrial air-cooled engine market to utilize high-performance chain driven Overhead Cam (OHC) technology. Makita's new EX Series generators with chain drive have a more precise valve train, less moving parts and quieter operation. Additional integrated features include an automatic compression release system and recoil starter system with electronic ignition requiring 40% less pulling force in sub-zero weather for delivering reliable, consistent service. Noise level is optimized through the use of a rigid muffler.

Makita's new G1100 generator is powerful at 2.5 HP and lightweight at 55 lbs. This model is equipped with an Overhead Valve (OHV) engine with a 1,100 watt maximum output. The G1100 has a 1.1 gallon fuel tank with a 4.2 hour runtime, with noise levels as low as 59 dB for a quieter work environment and low vibration. Its low-profile suitcase design enables users to carry and transport the generator with ease.

Equipped with a durable metal tank, model G4300L holds up to 4.2 gallons of fuel for longer run time. Its pent-roof combustion chamber emits less exhaust emissions for greater power and efficiency. It also features circuit breakers and automated voltage regulators for consistent electrical flow and overload protection.

Makita's new high-powered generators have an impact resistant design and full cage metal frame (models G2800L & G4300L) to withstand even the toughest handling. Additional features benefiting the professional are built-in oil sensors that automatically shut the units off if the oil level drops too low; cast iron cylinder for durability; and heavy-duty air and fuel filters for ease of maintenance. These new generators are ideal at any demanding jobsite or whenever professional portable power is needed.

Generator Specifications

Model G1100 G2800L G4300L
Max. Output Current 1,100W/9.2A 2,800W/23.3A 4,300W/35.8A/15.4A
Rated Output Current 900W/7.5A 2.400W/20.A 3,700130.8A/1.4A
AC Output 120V 120V 120V/240V
DC Voltage 12V - 8.3A 12V - 8.3A 12V - 83A
Receptacles A A A,C,D
Dry Weight 55 lbs. 95 lbs. 121 lbs.
Dimensions: Length 19-1/2" 21-1/4" 22-3/4"
Width 11-3/4" 17" 18-1/2"
Height 17-1/2" 18-3/4" 20"

 Engine Specifications
Model G1100 G2800L G4300L
Engine Type OHV OHC OHC
EX Series Engine No Yes Yes
Maximum H.P. 2.5 6.0 9.0
Displacement 85cc 169cc 265cc
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.1 gal. 3.7 gal. 4.2 gal.
Continuous Operation 4.2 hrs. 9.7 hrs. 8.0 hrs.
Noise Level at Rated 59 dB 68 dB 71 dB

Receptacle Chart
Receptacle NEMA Receptacle Rating & Description NEMA
Type Number Plug
A 5-20R 120V-20A GFCI Duplex 5-20P
B L5-20R 120V-20A Locking L5-20P
C L5-30R 120V-30A Locking L5-30P
D L14-20R 120V/240V-20A Locking L14-20P

Makita USA, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of over 320 professional, industrial quality power tools. All Makita tools are covered by a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and may be serviced at any of our 26 factory service centers or by more than 1000 authorized service centers nationwide. Makita USA, Inc.'s home office is located in La Mirada, California and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482) or visit the website at www.makitatools.com.

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