Petrol and Diesel Generators


BWS offer sales service and support for all petrol and diesel Engine driven Welder Generators. We have a team of highly experienced engineers able to maintain and repair you equipment onsite or at our dedicated workshops in Manchester UK. We are also able to offer a nationwide service through our team of dedicated mobile welding engineers..

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A generator is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. It provides a source of electricity when there is no access to a conventional power grid. Generators are the electrical part but in order for the electricity to be generated the generator motor needs to be driven. The most common types of mobile driven generators are engine driven. This could be by petrol, diesel or gas.

There are two main types of generators: standby generators and portable generators. Standby generators are permanently installed and provide backup power during outages, while portable generators are mobile and can be moved to where they are needed.

When choosing a generator, there are several key factors to consider to ensure that it meets your specific needs and requirements. Here are the main factors to keep in mind:

Power Output (Capacity)

Fuel Type

Fuel Efficiency


Transfer Switch

Voltage Requirements

Run Time

Noise Level

Start Mechanism

Maintenance Requirements

Environmental Considerations


Local Codes and Regulations

Using a welder generator indoors is generally not recommended unless you have proper ventilation and safety measures in place. Welding generates fumes and can produce hazardous gases, so it's crucial to work in a well-ventilated area or use exhaust systems. Always follow safety guidelines and local regulations when using a welder generator indoors.

Yes, Like all machines, generators require regular maintenance to ensure reliability. Consider the ease of maintenance and the availability of service and parts for the generator model you're interested in. The generator itself is pretty reliable its what drives the generator that will require servicing and maintenance. In some cases this could be done by yourself so choosing a fuel your familiar with may save you money here.

Choosing The correct Generator