There are many options to choose from when purchasing a generator. The first option to consider is your fuel source. Most food truck owners want to consolidate their fuel sources to as little as possible. If you are operating a diesel food truck, you would want to purchase a diesel generator that pulled from the same fuel supply. It cuts down tracking inventory on another fuel supply and reduces the overall weight of the food truck.
Another option to consider when purchasing a generator for your food truck is the size of the generator. It's always a good idea to check with our experienced sales team to help calculate the draw of your electrical devices within your food truck. You would not want to under calculate or over calculate your overall draw. A common error is to oversize your generator's kW size. When your generator is too big for your food truck, it will cause your diesel engine to wet stack. Wet stacking is a condition in diesel engines in which unburned fuel passes on into the exhaust system. Wet stacking can cause your generator to become unreliable or even fail to operate.
How quiet are your generators? According to our sales team, this is the question they hear most. There are many factors to dampening the sound of a generator. Baffled airflow, sound foam, weather-resistant enclosures, and vibration mount control are a few factors to consider when constructing a generator for low noise. When choosing a generator that is right for your food truck, consider the room that's available for your generator compartment. Do you need an enclosure or will an open power generator be the best option? With more sound isolation, the sacrifice is more weight, cost, and size. These are all things to consider when purchasing or designing a generator for your food truck.