Diesel standby generators remain the number-one choice for emergency power systems worldwide. Diesel produces much more power, costs less to operate, is safer to store because it is not as volatile as gasoline. The longer life and lower operating costs is what makes diesel engines so popular in trucks, trains, farm equipment, and every other heavy piece of machinery. Today diesel generators produce virtually no visible smoke and less harmful emissions then gasoline. You can even make your own fuel from used vegetable oil.
Diesel fuel is a light-grade oil. Inside any engine there are many moving parts that create friction. Gasoline and propane are solvent-based fuels which promote friction and wear. Diesel being a lubricant reduces friction and wear. Today’s diesel engines last the longest, run a lot quieter and cleaner then ever before. We push diesel home generators because it also results in a much higher customer satisfaction rate.