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The Best Product & Service Available to Clientele Worldwide
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
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%.
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.
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
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.
We can order various sizes of generators and brands such as the original Cummins engine and the Kubota engine, both with original Stamford alternator or the original Perkins engine with original Leroy Somer alternator.
PERKINS DIESEL ENGINE
We can provide generators with the Perkins engine and the Stamford alternator, sound proof enclosure and an 8 hour base fuel tank.
CUMMINS DIESEL ENGINE
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.
KUBOTA DIESEL ENGINE
We can also provide our generators with Kubota engines and a Stamford alternator, sound proof enclosure and an 8 hour base fuel tank.
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.
600 Kw Diesel Generator
600 Kw Diesel Generator with NEW CUMMINS engine, CSA Stamford alternator, 277/480V, 3 PHASE, 17 hour fuel tank, 2000A breaker, DSE 8610 auto start load sharing module controller, recirculating heater, battery charger, silent enclosure
250 Kw Kohler Diesel Generator
250 Kw Kohler Generator, Detroit diesel engine, Kohler alternator, 277/480V, 3 PHASE, 400A breaker, Kohler controller, recirculating heater, muffler, open frame, 2 – New 8D batteries, battery disconnect switch, 24 hour fuel tank, 1,105 original hours.
230 Kw Onan Diesel Generator
230 Kw Onan Diesel Generator, Cummins engine, Stamford alternator, 277/480V, 3 PHASE, 400A main breaker, Cummins controller, recirculating heater, muffler, open frame, 2 – New 8D batteries, battery disconnect switch, 300 gallon external fuel tank, automatic transfer switch, 1,233 original hours
105 Kw Prime Power Diesel Generator
USED 105 Kw Prime Power (116 Kw Standby) Diesel Generator with CUMMINS engine, CSA Stamford alternator, 277/480V, 12 lead re-connectable, can be changed to 120/208V, 3 PHASE, 12 hour fuel tank, main breaker, DSE 7320 MKll controller, recirculating heater, DSE battery charger, silent enclosure, 968 hours
105 Kw Prime Power Diesel Generator
NEW 105 Kw Prime Power (116 Kw Standby) Diesel Generator with CUMMINS engine, CSA Stamford alternator, 347/600V, 3 PHASE, 12 hour double wall fuel tank, main breaker, DSE 7320 MKll controller, recirculating heater, DSE battery charger, silent enclosure.
70 Kw Onan Techstar Generator
70 Kw Onan Techstar prime power diesel Generator with CUMMINS engine, Onan alternator, Onan controller, 120/208V, 3 PHASE, recirculating heater, muffler, open frame, no main breaker, no fuel tank
35 Kw Prime Power Diesel Generator
35 Kw Cummins Generator
35 Kw Cummins Diesel Generator with Cummins engine, Stamford alternator, 120/208V, 3 PHASE, Cummins controller, 100A main breaker, recirculating heater, battery charger, battery disconnect switch, 24 hour fuel tank, weather enclosure, 528 hours
34 Kw Generator on Trailer
2018 – 34 Kw (45 Kva) Prime Power Magnum Generator, Kubota engine, Marathon alternator, Voltage Selector Switch 347/600V, 277/480V, 120/208V 3 phase (120/240 single phase 15 Kw), 2 – 50A, 2 – 120V plugs, main breaker, 24 hour fuel tank, battery disconnect switch, recirculating heater, silent enclosure, on a trailer
20 Kw Wacker Neuson Generator on Trailer
2018 -20 Kw Prime Power Wacker Neuson Generator, Isuzu engine, Mecc Alte alternator, Voltage Selector Switch 347/600V, 277/480V, 120/208V 3 phase, main breaker, 24 hour fuel tank, block heater, silent enclosure, mounted on a trailer
20 Kw Generator with Lite Tower
20 Kw Allmand Generator & Lite Tower with Isuzu engine and Stamford alternator, 120/208V 3 phase, 76 A main breaker, skid mounted, weather enclosure.
20 Kw Generator with Lite Tower on Trailer
20 Kw Diesel Generator with Lite Tower on trailer, Isuzu engine, Stamford alternator, 120/208V, 3 PHASE, 60A main breaker, block heater, 24 hour fuel tank, trailer mounted, weather enclosure.
14 Kw Whisperwatt Generator on Trailer
14 Kw Whisperwatt Diesel Generator, Kubota engine, Mecc Alte alternator, 120/240V, single phase, main breaker, Idle switch, 24 hour fuel tank, block heater, silent enclosure, mounted on single axle trailer.
MUFFLERS for 400 Kw to 600 Kw Generators
NEW Generator Mufflers,
2 – hospital grade, low profile rectangular mufflers. 75″ L x 53″ W x 16 1/2″ deep
1 – industrial muffer. 57″ L x 15″ W
Price $1,500.00 EACH
IPEX PVC Tubing
2″ IPEX PVC electrical non-metallic tubing. 220′ includes 30 – 2″ kwikon connectors
Price $450.00 OBO
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Who We Are
Hello and Welcome!
Ten 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 Falkland, 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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