NOT ALL GENERATOR’S ARE THE SAME. This is a common misconception among food truck builders, and owners. Go to any food truck event anywhere in the country, open your car door and whats the first thing you notice? NOISE and lots of it.
In the last few years people have developed generators specifically for food trucks, however like the picture above which is a very quiet generator, it is not made to run a food truck. It is designed to run Rv’s over nights, and power low draw electrical systems. This generator is the Honda EU7000 and comes at a very cheap $4,000.00. Although these generators are quiet, there is no way to encase these generators, so you are either wheeling the 250LB’s off the truck every single time, or it is mounted on your front bumper… This is a problem either for your back or for your generator and truck.
When you mount a generator on the front of a truck you are doing two things, one is starving the truck from getting cool air while driving. Two, you ever go on a long trip and you see how gross your windshield is? Well now that is in your generator.
So to recap, these generators are great for your RV or for running some fans when the power goes out. However your business relies on your generator, so why not spend the extra money and get a generator that will not leave you high and dry, that can be mounted inside the side of the truck, and gives you almost double the electric power.