Our fleet of commercial diesel and gas generators for rent are construction grade and loaded with quality features that satisfy even the most demanding power generation applications. We offer both towable diesel generators and stand-alone models capable of producing power from 9 kilowatts to 1,120 kilowatts, perfect for your temporary power needs. Learn more about generators in the FAQ section below or contact a United Rentals power expert to assist you in finding the right generator for your needs.
No. 1 diesel fuel is typically considered the premium diesel fuel choice with extra lubricants and fuel additives that help clean the system. This fuel is also known to perform better in cold temperatures. No. 2 diesel fuel is more commonly available, doesn’t burn as quickly and is typically less expensive than No. 1 diesel fuel.
Yes. Red diesel, also known as off-road diesel, can be used for engines that power off-road vehicles and construction equipment like bulldozers. However, using it for street-operated vehicles is illegal.
Diesel generators are often equipped with a 24-hour fuel tank, and some even come with a 48- to 72-hour tank. Read the owner’s manual or speak with a United Rentals representative to determine what capacity tank you need from your generator rental. Make sure to closely follow all safety guidelines and keep generators positioned outside and away from open windows to prevent dangerous levels of carbon monoxide from entering any homes or businesses.