Jetting Equipment: Diesel vs. Gas Engines

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Jetting Equipment: Diesel vs. Gas Engines

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One of the most common questions that municipalities, organizations and universities ask the jetting equipment experts at HotJet USA is: What are the advantages and disadvantages of diesel versus gas?

Diesel engines have been historically marketed to larger pipe cleaning contractors. Diesel machines are built for continuous duty with an engine life that can span between 10,000 to 15,000 hours.

By comparison, gas motors have a 1,000- to 2,000-hour life span. But factors such as usage conditions and servicing of the motors comes into play whether you decide to use diesel or gas.

One huge consideration in this industry is that jetting equipment rarely gets used for very many hours (i.e., the average jetter is operated only 50 to 100 hours per year). Gas engines have come a long way in recent years and offer a great price point for commercial customers who are more budget-minded.

The HotJet USA solution
With hundreds in service worldwide, the HotJet USA cold-water XtremeFlow III municipalities package offers 18 gpm at 4,000 psi. The dual 35 hp gas Vanguard engines by Toyota pack a powerful punch making the XtremeFlow III a great machine for municipalities.


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