Most local regulations will require the generator be mounted to a suitable concrete pad. Mounting holes are provided throughout the length of the generator for this purpose. Additionally, the installer should consider mounting the unit at least 12” above grade to permit adequate access to the oil drain when service is required.
Consider the Cooling Air Flow
It is very important to choose a mounting location that will provide adequate cooling airflow into the generator, while also allowing the warm air to be discharged. This is the most important part of the installation from a performance and longevity standpoint. A minimum of 24 inches of space around the entire genset enclosure is recommended.