A mobile generator is often the most important piece of equipment on a drilling site — after all, it’s what keeps the operation running. A well-maintained generator not only provides the performance and productivity necessary for powering important jobs, it also has the best chance at a long equipment life and greater return on investment.
A well-maintained generator is one that follows the manufacturer guidelines for scheduled maintenance. Because generator use is measured in hours, recommended maintenance intervals typically occur at 500 hours with filter and fluid changes, including the engine oil, oil filter, fuel filter and air filter. These intervals are generally repeated every 500 to 1,000 hours.