Our pick of the best 8kVA Diesel Generators

Looking for the best diesel generator for mining, hire, construction site or building backup? Here at MyGenerator, we’ve found not just one but five powerhouses that have you covered.

Whether it’s a tough worksite environment or important home/business power reserve, you need a reliable and durable generator. Brought to market by the biggest and best names in the generator world – Crommelins, Powerlite, GentechHimoinsa and Pramac – these 8kVA diesel generators have everything you could be looking for and more.

In no particular order, here’s our pick of the best 8kVA diesel generators on the Australian market:

1. Powerlite PYD070 Diesel Generator powered by Yanmar

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Powerlite Diesel Generator: a very popular model for trade and farm use

This Powerlite diesel generator packs diesel reliability and economy into a powerful portable package that’s perfect for the trade and, with customisation, for the mining or hire industry. Powered by a top-of-the-range Yanmar diesel engine with an easy recoil start, the genset boasts a world-class Mecc Alte brushless alternator for low-maintenance and clean stable power, plus the option of an Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR). Popular for: electric tools, small machines, electric pumps air compressor, brick saw, pressure washer, concrete mixers, small welders and much more.

This generator produces continuous power of 6000 watts and comes complete with a two-year warranty. Powerlite is a trusted Australian Generator Manufacturer with over 50 years experience and is one of our top selling trade generator brands, in both diesel and petrol models.

2. Crommelins Powered by Hatz 8kVA Diesel WorkCover Approved

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Crommelins generators have been the choice within hire industries for 20 years

Crommelins manufactures the ultimate in hard working, high torque diesel generators for tough Australian conditions to meet the demands of the mining, construction and hire industries. And this 8kVA generator proves it. Powered by a German HATZ 10.5hp engine, the generator provides diesel reliability and economy in a compact package ideal for the trade, mining, agricultural and hire industries. Features include a reliable electric start, low-maintenance brushless alternator, and heavy duty steel frame. Better yet, the generator is customised for Australian WorkCover requirements giving you all the safety and protection you need for the jobsite: front wheels, a lifting bar and handle for easy transport, two weatherproof outlets, earth leakage protection, a circuit breaker and earth spike. The package is complete with a two-year manufacturers warranty and a one-year engine warranty.

3. Gentech, 8.5 KVA Mine Spec Generator

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Gentech 8.5kVA Mine Spec Generator with Wheel Kit

Built and tested by one of Australia’s leading manufacturer of generator sets, this genset is packed with rugged features to deliver dependable power that meets all your needs on any mine site. At the heart of the generator, it’s powered by a best in class Kohler single cylinder diesel engine with a reliable electric start and a massive 36-litre base fuel tank for an extended run time.

The Kohler engine is protected by Australia-made BRP fibreglass housing with a containment tray, heavy duty rated central lifting point and high puncture-resistant wheels for easy transportation (optional extra). Complete with emergency stop and safety features for any worksite. The two-year warranty backed by a national service network has your portable power needs on the mine site covered.

4. Himoinsa 8kVA Diesel Three Phase Generator

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Himoinsa are a leading brand for stationary back up power

This beast of a Himoinsa generator provides power that just goes on and on an on – for 53 hours, to be exact. Powered by a Yanmar diesel engine and Stamford alternator, the Himoinsa 8.0kVA generator provides reliable, smooth power you can rely on for all construction, mining and hire power needs. The 100-litre long-range fuel tank means, no matter how far away you are from civilisation, at least you’ll have power. As you’d expect from a diesel generator of this calibre, it’s housed in a rugged canopy especially for demanding industrial applications and weather conditions. With weatherproof power distribution boards and circuit breaker, a robust anti-corrosive powder coated steel canopy, stainless steel hinges and door latches, it’ll take anything you throw at it…and then some. Designed more as a stationary unit compared to the portable Powerlite and Crommelins 8kVA models, this Himoinsa HYW8T5 is suited for direct building backup power.

5.  Pramac 8.8kVA Silenced Diesel Generator

Pramac generators are world renowned for possessing state of the art technology: manufactured in Europe they are one of the leading backup generators in the market. Their additional compatibility features in relation to two wire auto-start for direct mains or solar battery connections mean that Pramac Generators will automatically kick in when there is a black out or solar power is running low. This unit, the Pramac P9000 is super silenced thanks to sound proofing material lining the canopy, making it a great choice for residential back up or for commercial back up outside of normal working hours. The air-cooled Lombardini engine is accompanied by a long-run 24L fuel tank  and considered one of the top choices in automatic power reserve.

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The Pramac P9000 is the market leader for auto-start domestic backup generators

What about 8kVA Petrol Generators? – For a look at the best petrol tradesmen generators, check out the expert selections here, or to view the full range of all trade generators visit mygenerator.com.au.

Sean Connolly

Sean is the co-founder and Director of My Generator (mygenerator.com.au) with a keen in interest in the outdoors and power products.

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8 thoughts on “Our pick of the best 8kVA Diesel Generators”

  1. You left out the best one on the market, the Kubota GL9000. Competitively priced, ultra reliable and backed up by Kubota dealers Australia wide.
    Cheers Ben

    1. Hi Carl, our most popular portable 8kVA generators for work shop use are Honda Petrol Powered Models from Australian manufacturers such as Powerlite, Gentech and Genelite. These are tough, robust machines that are built to last, however they are not ‘silenced’ and have a noise rating of around 74 decibels at 7 metres.

      A silenced portable generator in that size will cost a bit more. The Yamaha EF6300iSE Inverter Generator produces max power of 6.3kVA (so may or may not be quite large enough for your requirements), is fully encased with sound proofing material and has a noise rating of 58 decibels at 7 metres – this is very quiet, and therefore this model is very popular for residential use and for food markets, events etc.

      Another option is a water cooled diesel stationary generator such as the Kubota 8.8kVA Lowboy – these units are also designed for quiet operation and come with long range fuel tanks for prolonged operation. This type of unit is not only popular for larger work shop use but also solar backup, rural property backup power, construction sites, satellite offices, road works, small events and for large vehicles.

      Feel free to give our team a call on 1300 400 122 if you would like to discuss further. Thanks.

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