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Portable Generators


Blue Diamond Machinery are Australia’s leading generator suppliers, providing total power solutions to meet the needs of industry and trade use Australia wide. We only stock quality generators that can stand up to tough Australian conditions, from leading generator brands like HondaDenyoKubotaCummins & many more. No matter your requirements or industry, we will have a generator to meet your needs. From inverter generators to diesel generators & Generac home backup systems, we supply it all. Our professional generator sales team are available to provide expert advice and guidance to ensure you choose the right generator. We supply our portable Generators in MelbournePerthSydneyBrisbane & Adelaide.


It's important to ensure you select the right Generator for your needs. So, if you have any questions or need some help please do not hesitate to call us on 1300 998 647

Portable Generator FAQ's

What Is a Portable Generator?

A portable generator is a device powered by diesel or petrol to generate electrical power that can be easily moved. The portability factor means this device is commonly used in temporary situations. In instances where power shortages or outs occur, users can plug electrical appliance or tools directly into the generator's sockets; alternatively, the generator can be professionally wired into the sub-panel of a home to maintain power in locations experiencing variations in supply. There are two types of portable generator; Portable Petrol Generators, which use petrol and typically provide backup in homes or trade applications and the Portable Diesel Generator, a high-quality diesel-powered device, starting from 6kva and primarily built for trade, mining and other applications. The key features of our portable generator range include the options of petrol and diesel as a fuel source and add-on features such as silenced canopy models, remote start, mine spec features and 3 phase models. Customers report one of the most important factors influencing a decision to purchase a portable generator is based on running timeselecting a portable generator to meet this need is made easy with these approximate hourly breakdowns: 6 hours6.5 hours7 hours8 hours, 7-10 hours 10 hours, 12 hours,  13 hours  

Why Choose a Portable Generator?

A buyer will generally choose a portable generator when seeking a temporary solution to variations in power supply. Portable generators categorised according to hours rather than days of running time; this is a crucial identifier to the portability aspect of the device. Portable Generators are typically used to power industrial, commercial and construction applications and as a backup for offices or homes. Suppose you are unsure which generator is best? In that case, our professional generator sales team are ready to provide expert advice and guidance, ensuring you choose the right standby generator to meet your needs.Our portable generator range are built tough and built to last. Suited to a range of backup, trade or construction site uses, our portable generators are versatile & efficient. Our range includes both petrol and diesel portable generators, as well as a variety of additional variations and add-on features such as silenced canopy models, remote start, mine spec features and 3 phase models

What Are Portable Generators Used for?

The portability factor means that portable generators are commonly used in temporary situations, making them well suited to a range of commercial and residential situations. Portable generators are suited to a range of applications from small business to farming, trade and most commonly on worksites for jobs large and small. In a residential setting, these generators are ideal for coping with demand during power outages.

What to Look for in a Portable Generator?

There are a couple of things to look for in a portable generator; Built to Handle Tough Australian Conditions- leading generator brands and quality components designed to handle tough Australian conditions. From Australia’s demanding trade, mining & construction site conditions, to backup applications, our generators are built to perform under pressure. Reliable & Efficient- one of the most critical elements to consider when choosing a generator is reliability. The Blue Diamond portable generator range deliver an efficient source of power regardless of the circumstance, whether it be continuous night work in mining, construction, and civil projects or backup use to provide power when you need it most. Fuel Efficiency- the Blue Diamond portable generator range are robust, quality and well made. Featuring well-engineered engines built to run efficiently & long-range fuel tanks available, our portable generators ensure the lowest running costs & operational expenses. 

Petrol or Diesel Portable Generator?

Whether you are powering a home, a piece of portable construction equipment, a recreational vehicle, an outdoor project site or a farm, both the portable diesel and petrol generators can provide the power you need to keep the lights on and get the job done. To help guide your decision, we have listed some of the advantages of the diesel and petrol models, so you can begin your comparison. The Advantages of a Portable Diesel Generator; while most of us consider diesel as the 'more expensive' type of fuel, compared to petrol, that isn't necessarily the case when it comes to generators. Diesel fuel may still be more expensive than petrol. Still, diesel generators are also a good deal more fuel-efficient than their petrol counterparts, generally burning about 50% as much fuel over any given period. As a result, portable diesel generators are usually less expensive over time than petrol generators. This fuel efficiency—and the resulting edge that diesel generators have in power production—is the significant advantage of diesel over choosing petrol. Naturally, diesel generators' benefits in both fuel efficiency and power production are better observed when generator use is consistent, and power needs are high. Construction sites and farming equipment, for instance, place very high demands on their generators. As a result, companies working in these industries will almost always use diesel generators simply because they can produce greater power levels at a lower cost. In comparison, the Advantages of Portable Petrol Generators; Petrol generators, on the other hand, are arguably a better option for infrequent or temporary use. Petrol generators are generally less expensive and are available in a more extensive range of models and prices; they also run quieter than their diesel counterparts and produce smaller amounts of carbon dioxide fumes. Depending on what type of generator you need, diesel or petrol, there is a petrol or diesel generator to meet your needs. If you would still like to speak to an expert team member, contact our team on 1300 998 647.

What Size Portable Generator Do You Need?

To determine the portable generator you will need or want; the first consideration is the size. To help determine the size you need, first, let us explain the typical applications for the portable generator types to aid in guiding your decision. Portable petrol generators are a good fit for those seeking a backup generator for home or worksite. For those in construction, mining and other industrial types, a portable diesel generator would be better suited. Second, to these recommendations, a fundamental question can help decide the fright portable generator. This question is simple; do you want to use the generator intermittently (=PETROL) or continuously (=DIESEL) An example of intermittent usage would be using the portable generator to keep vital devices operating after a weather event. In contrast, a more continuous usage would be a construction team using a portable generator to power tools and lights at a remote site. The size of your portable generator can also be influenced by features such as; silenced canopy models, remote start, mine spec features and 3 phase models. If you are still unsure which size or type of portable generator to select, speak to our expert sales team at 1300 998 647

What is a Silenced Canopy?

Silenced canopies are a protective cover providing secure, safe, and soundproof operation for your portable generator while in use. These canopies also provide protection from weather and the elements, which contribute to the life of your generator.  

Do You Offer Warranties, Servicing and Support?

We are confident in our portable generator range, which is why we offer 24/7 Australia wide generator servicing and support across all our generator brands. Our portable generators also come with generous warranties for your peace of mind.  Blue Diamond Machinery supply portable generators Australia-wide, from Melbourne, Perth locations, to Sydney, Brisbane & Adelaide, wherever you are located, we can assist.  Blue Diamond Machinery has generator service agents Australia wide.