The question, “why do they use diesel in large vehicles rather than petrol?” is a good question. It is a good question because it implies another question, “why don’t they use petrol in large vehicles rather than diesel?” After all, petrol pollutes less than diesel. Right? Wrong, actually.
Thermal efficiency, compression ratio, and fuel density are the primary factors that determine the fuel efficiency — a.k.a. fuel economy — of an engine. If mounted in a car, pick up, truck, boat, ship, a piece of heavy equipment, etc., even more, variables come into play with respect to the fuel
Diesel emissions compared to gasoline, biodiesel, ethanol, propane, and natural gas is debated with regard to least/most and safest/worse. With respect to fuel efficiency, there is no debate. Diesel engines are far more fuel efficient than gasoline engines of comparable size. In fact, diesel engines
Heavy equipment operating costs are extremely high relative to the operating costs of other industries and sectors. Not only is heavy equipment expensive to purchase, operating and maintaining heavy equipment is equally costly in the short term and more expensive over the long haul. The difficulty
Turbos, even diesel turbos, are associated with high rpm and rapid acceleration. It isn’t often that people talk about turbos in association with environmental consciousness and saving fuel. However, though it is true that turbos increase torque and acceleration, turbos are in fact technologies th
5 Reasons Diesel Engines are Better than Gasoline There is a propensity for vehicle owners in the United States and Canada to frown on diesel engines. That is not the case in Europe, Central and South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. But in North America, the prevailing thought is that die
Top 5 Construction Equipment Manufacturers in the World International Construction magazine’s annual Yellow Table ranking of the world’s top construction equipment manufacturers for 2016 was released and, not surprisingly, the same manufacturers that have lead the world for more than a decade ar