Small petrol engines are used in numerous industries. In construction, you can find them in lawnmowers, water pumps, compactors, chainsaws, drills, generators and more. These engines are highly efficient and relatively cheap to operate.
No matter how well you maintain an engine, it’s bound to stop working eventually. Many people regular faults to be a sign to replace their equipment. However, in the majority of cases, replacing the petrol engine is sufficient to give a new lease of life to your plant.
By finding replacement engines of a sufficient quality, you can extend the life of your machine by years, thus keeping maintenance expenses to a minimum.
When looking for a replacement engine you will have to choose between diesel and petrol. Which is the best decision?
Petrol Vs Diesel
To compare these two types of engine, let’s take advantage of a simple formula:
Power = Torque x Speed
Diesel engines can produce an impressively high torque but their speed is low. That’s why diesel engines are used for heavy-duty applications, such as large construction machines, trucks, buses, and locomotives.
Petrol engines are faster and more powerful at smaller scales. These engines can operate at a high speed but their torque is low. That’s why they are often used for quick, light duty applications where speed is important.
In small construction plant petrol engines can produce the same amount of power output as diesel engines and at greater speed. That’s why they are an obvious choice for smaller machines.
Replacing a petrol engine with a diesel engine would require numerous modifications. For smaller construction equipment it is just not worth the hassle. Injection, pistons, connection rods, exhaust and lubrication systems would all need to be modified.
Replacement Petrol Engines
If your equipment uses a petrol engine, you have to be ready for it to fail eventually. Before buying a new machine, you may want to consider replacing the engine. High-quality replacement petrol engines made by a respectable manufacturer can serve much longer than the original engine! Two things to think about:
1) Fuel Efficiency
Consider taking advantage of fuel-efficient replacement petrol engines. While their initial cost is higher, in the long run, they can save you a formidable amount money.
2) Manufacturer’s Reputation And Price
Reputable manufacturers such as Honda and Briggs & Stratton produce high-quality petrol engines. However, the price of their products is often unreasonable. It makes sense to consider younger manufacturers with a good reputation but less formidable price tags, such as Loncin.
Replacing your petrol engine with a highly efficient model can give you peace of mind for years. However, no matter how good the engine is, it will need regular maintenance.
Timely replacement and proper maintenance can keep you from having to deal with unexpected breakdowns. A good replacement engine can help you meet tight deadlines and avoid downtime.
At Key Services, we offer high-quality replacement petrol engines from different manufacturers. To learn more about these engines, please download our free Guide To Replacement Petrol Engines, or contact us.