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    Question Gator use - petrol vs diesel

    Hello there - new member with my first question.

    Our 3 year old petrol gator is away for repair and our new diesel gator arrived Saturday.

    It's at work on a Nature Reserve, so all sorts of jobs come it's way, but the main one is carrying passengers for guided tours. They last an hour, we run up to 5 per day, and they are full of starts and stops for wildlife and general information segments.

    So, the petrol one was far too noisy to talk over - especially for the 2 guys in the back (4 seater) - the diesel one may not be (the jury is still out) so my question is about our previous stop/start method which was probably why it wasn't overly reliable. It worked hard but maybe had 40-50 stop/starts in a day.

    With the new diesel - which is better for the engine/gator - leaving in idling or switching it off and on? And if I leave it on the hours run will go up and it will need more servicing & diesel so more expensive?

    Hope that makes sense

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    If your stop is less than 5-10 minutes, leave it running, unless the noise is bother some ( the customer comes first)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebrafive View Post
    If your stop is less than 5-10 minutes, leave it running, unless the noise is bother some ( the customer comes first)
    Thanks Zebrafive, I'd love a few more opinions and any recommendations for a newbie diesel driver. vs the petrol it's so slow up hill and the same downhill - it's as if a limiter kicks in and even on a steep hill you don't need the brakes - could almost walk faster. Is this normal?

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