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. Kubota 8.8kVA Lowboy Diesel Generator

Kubota 8.8kva Lowboy Diesel Generator
Kubota 8.8kva Lowboy Diesel Generator

This diesel generator has one of the best reputations in the market! Kubota as a brand is known for their reliable and durable generators thanks to their attention to detail, and this unit is no exception! The unit is a market favourite due to its compact design, fuel efficiency, quiet operation and long run time.

The Kubota 8.8kVA generator is powered by a Kubota D722-EB, Vertical Water Cooled Diesel Engine and comes fitted with a Deep Sea Two Wire Auto Start Controller, making it perfect for off-grid solar applications. It is also suitable for residential or small business backup.

This diesel generator operates at just 68dBA at 7 metres as a result of the water-cooled diesel engine and large muffler, making the GL9000 the quietest generator in the range. It includes a huge 28 litre fuel tank, which combined with the engines incredible fuel economy, ensures longer hours of continuous operation.

Want to know more? Check out our full review here: Kubota generator review: Worth the spend?

Genelite Generators – Kubota GL Range

2. Gentech, 8.5 KVA Mine Spec Generator

Gentech 8.5kVA Mine Spec Generator, Kohler Engine
Gentech 8.5kVA Mine Spec Generator, Kohler Engine

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.

3.  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.

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

DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.

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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