BC Diesel Generators

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At BC Diesel Generators we believe the customer is number one, which is why we aim to maximize our resources and deliver the best product and service out there. To better serve our customers we are able to offer lower margins and run at minimal overhead to provide wholesale prices to clientele worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re a homeowner, commercial or industrial business, government agency, or simply living off grid, a quality diesel generator ensures an uninterrupted power source and the confidence you’ll never be without power.

Gas Versus Diesel Generators

Efficiency

Diesel generators have a longer life span over other types of fueled generators as well as a low acquisition cost. The maintenance on a diesel generator also happens to be substantially less than the gasoline generator, not to mention, diesel used in a diesel generator is not as flammable as other fuels and is more reliable since it operates by using compression ignition and natural gas generators require spark ignition.

Natural gas and propane are an excellent fuel source for many things like cooking and heating your home, however, when it comes to power generation, they just don’t compare.  The majority of energy emitted from gas engines is given off as heat, leaving less than 30% of energy producing power to turn a generator. On the other hand, diesel engines have an efficiency of up to 50%.

New Advances

With the investment in new diesel technology, diesel engines today are 99% cleaner than they were just ten years ago. The new advances in diesel generators have significantly reduced their carbon footprint… it would take nearly 60 generators today to produce the same amount of pollution emitted from just one generator from a few years ago.

Quiet & Compact

In order to keep their small size, gas generators typically turn at about 3600 RPM, where as a diesel generator runs a lot quieter running at 1800 RPM.

Like most things, advances in technology and design have allowed for a much smaller and compact diesel generator then what once was. The availability of smaller units allows for easy installation in a variety of applications.

Maintenance

Those smaller gas/propane generators that run at 3600 RPM are only meant for emergencies, rarely lasting longer than 2000 hours. The excessive wear also mean you must change the oil in a gas/propane generator about every 100 hours. With a diesel generator, you’re looking at changing the oil every 500 hours.

Here’s a breakdown of what a generator costs to run for one day:

A $5000.00 Propane Generator / 3000 hours life x 24 hours = $40.00 a day

A $10,000.00 Diesel Generator / 20,000 hours life x 24 hours = $12.00 a day

Now add the fuel. If you wanted to produce 20,000 watts of power to supply an average home, a propane generator will use about 4 gallons an hour, a diesel would use 1.3 gallons an hour.

Propane at $2.40 per gallon x 4 gallons x 24 hours = $230.40 x 7 days = $1,612.80
Diesel $1.48 per gallon x 1.3 gallons x 24 hours = $46.18 x 7 days = $323.26

If you use your generator for one week, at this rate you will have spent $1,289.54 more for propane fuel over diesel to do the same job that a diesel generator could do.

And remember, you also have five times the oil and filter changes to do with a propane generator.

What You Should Know Before Ordering

Here’s a quick Get-Started list to help you through the ordering process. Things to know:

  • KW needed
  • What Voltage you need
  • Would you like open frame
  • Do you need a weather enclosure
  • Do you need a silent enclosure
  • What type of Fuel Tank: 8 or 12 hour
  • Do you need a recirculating heater
  • Do you need a battery charger
  • Would you prefer an Auto Start or Key Start Controller
  • Preference of Prime Power or Standby Power
Payment & Shipping

Various sizes of generators and trailers are available. Lead time for non-stock items is 8 – 10 weeks, subject to parts availability.

A minimum 50% deposit is required with your order & payment in full prior to shipment. In-Stock units can be picked up at our facility. Cheques must clear the financial institution prior to pick up or delivery.

Our Products

We can order various sizes of generators and brands such as the original Cummins engine with original Stamford alternator or the original Perkins engine with original Leroy Somer alternator.

 

PERKINS ENGINE

We can also provide generators with the Perkins engine and the Stamford alternator, sound proof enclosure and an 8 hour base fuel tank.

CUMMINS DIESEL ENGINES

Many of our generators come with a Cummins engine and a Stamford alternator, sound proof enclosure and an 8 hour base fuel tank. Please contact us directly for current pricing.

Calculate What You Need

This automated Power Requirement Calculator is provided to ensure you’re getting the right generator for your particular needs. Of course we’re always here to help so don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have.

In-Stock Items

Financing terms available – 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months

500 Kw Cat Diesel Generator on 2014 Trailer

2012 – 500 Kw CAT Diesel Generator,  C15 engine,  cat EMPC 4.2 control panel,  277v/480v, 800amp circuit breaker, 12 lead, voltage regulator, electric governor, heavy duty air cleaner,  5413 hours,  500 gallon fuel tank,  2014 tandem axle dually trailer,  gooseneck/5th wheel,  dual electric brakes.

Price $94,500.00 
SALE PRICE $84,500.00
60 payments @$1,875.57/month + tax (OAC)
90 Days No Payments may be available (OAC)

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105 Kw Prime Power Diesel Generator

NEW…105 Kw Prime Power Generator, Cummins Diesel Engine, Stamford CSA alternator, 120/208 or 277/480 volt, 3 phase, DSE7320 controller, 8 hour base fuel tank, recirculating heater, battery charger, silent enclosure.

Price $29,250.00
SALE PRICE $26,250.00
60 payments @ $604.62/month + tax (OAC)
90 Days No Payments may be available (OAC)

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100 Kw Generator with CUMMINS Diesel Engine (2011)

2011 – 100 Kw Stand By Diesel Generator with Cummins Engine and Stamford Alternator, 277/480 volt, 3 phase, 150 Amp Breaker, Plug-in output plugs, Key Start, Never been used, 8 hour fuel tank, Silent Enclosure.

Price $22,280.00
SALE PRICE $20,920.00
60 payments @ $501.88/month + tax (OAC)
90 Days No Payments may be available (OAC)

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100 Kw Generac Natural Gas Generator

2013 – 100 Kw Generac NG Generator, 120/208 V, 3 phase, Upsized alternator 130 Kw, Only 2 hours, Open frame, Completely serviced and tested at Frontier Power.

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Price  $28,350.00 

Trailer Extra  $3,200.00

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36 Kw Northern Lights Generator

36 Kw Northern Lights Generator, Continuous Duty, NL944 engine, Stamford Alternator 120/208 V,               3 phase, 12 lead reconnectable, 285 Hours, No fuel tank. Excellent condition.

Price $8,950.00

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20 Kw Magnum Diesel Generator

20 Kw Magnum Diesel Generator (2014) MLG20 on Trailer, Isuzu Engine, 120/240 V, single phase, block heater, pintle hitch, silent enclosure.

Price $9,800.00
SALE PRICE $8,850.00
60 payments @ $241.10/month + tax (OAC)
90 Days No Payments may be available (OAC)

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15 Kw Magnum Diesel Generator

15 Kw Magnum Diesel Generator (2014) MLG15 on Trailer, Mitsubishi Engine, 120/240 V, single phase, block heater, pintle hitch, 24 hour fuel tank, 2110 hours, silent enclosure.

Price $9,660.00
SALE PRICE $8,650.00

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2004 Jungheinrich Order Picker

2004 Order Picker, EKS 110Z-190E, 2200 Lb lift, 24 volt, 560 AH battery (3 phase AC technology) narrow chassis, tight turning radius, auxiliary mast, external controls, 100″ lowered height, 145″ picking height, 24 volt battery charger.

Price $8,500.00 SALE PRICE $7,100.00

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2016 RAMROD 3300 Mini Skid

2016 Ramrod, Model 3300 Mini Skid, Ride on Platform, Perkins Diesel engine, 33 HP, 9″ bidirectional track system, 42″ smooth bucket, 102″ lift height, 3300 lb. capacity, 22 litre fuel tank, CANADIAN MADE!

Price $35,900.00
SALE PRICE $28,900.00
60 payments @ $742.08/month + tax (OAC)
90 Days No Payments may be available (OAC)

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2016 RAMROD 1350 Mini Skid

2016 Ramrod, Model 1350 Mini Skid, Ride on Platform, Kubota Diesel engine, 33 HP, 9″ track, 42″ smooth bucket, 72″ lift height, 1350 lb. capacity, 30 litre fuel tank, CANADIAN MADE!

Price $28,850.00
SALE PRICE $22,900.00
60 payments @ $596.35/month + tax (OAC)
90 Days No Payments may be available (OAC)

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Generator Distribution Panel

Portable Manual Transfer Switch with 3 phase Distribution Panel, 120/208 Volt, 200 amp, manual 3 way switch

Price $ 2,000.00

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We have access to hundreds of quality generators… just let us know what you need and we’ll make sure you get the quality generator you’re looking for at the wholesale price you like.

 

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Who We Are

Hello and Welcome!

Eight years ago, we set out to build a company dedicated to providing an affordable and consistent product accompanied by amazing customer service. Based out of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, our family-owned and operated company strives to provide our global clients with reliable brand name products at aggressively low prices.

It’s simple really . . .

Our company is built on mutual trust, passion and drive for what we do. We seek to exceed the expectations of all our clients and work with dependable suppliers to ensure the integrity and reliability of BC Diesel Generators remains true. With a philosophy of “do all you can” we are proud of where we are today!

Our Sales & Service Manager, Denis Gauthier, a welder by trade and has amassed over 40 years of expertise in the field. A self-proclaimed workaholic his years of hands on experience enable him to recommend the right product for the job, Denis is always on-hand and ready to answer any questions clients may have.

If you are in need of a generator then we would love to work with you. Contact us today!

Denis & Lynn Gauthier

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Have a question about a specific product or just looking for some general advice? Send us a quick note and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Telephone Inquiries

Within Canada & the US:
1-250-554-6661

International Calls:
001-250-554-6661

Mailing Address ONLY

230 – 1210 Summit Drive #425
Kamloops, British Columbia
V2C 6M1
Canada

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