Generator fuel


Arable Farmer
I have a diesel powered generator (6kw Stephill with a Yanmar engine) that lives in the garage as a standby. Every year I run it for an hour to make sure it is ok - it hasn't been used in anger for 15 years.
I am pretty sure it still has pre-bio fuel in it, as it starts perfectly - is there any non bio diesel available, as it needs to be reliable the day I actually need it. I don't want to be cleaning filters/bleeding injectors on a snowy night in February when the lights go out. Are any of the additives good long term, or is there a diesel equivalent to Aspen petrol that might be suitable?

Charles Quick

BASE UK Member
Not sure about non-bio diesel, but I know you could buy a barrel of Avtur (aviation turbine engine fuel) which is cheap, keeps forever, stays liquid down to -40C and will run in a diesel engine without modification.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...