What is the average life of a portable generator?

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What is the average life of a portable generator?

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Most high speed, 3600 RPM gasoline engines will yield approximately 1000-2000 hours before major internal engine repairs are needed. The OHV engine design (used in all Gillette generators) is the best service life engine, yielding 2000-3000 hours of service, providing preventive maintenance is regularly performed. Our portable diesel engine driven generators will yield 4000-5000 service hours, before major repairs are required. Standby, diesel driven stationary gen-sets can yield between 15,000 – 20,000 hours, before major repairs.