Diesel Fuel: Powering Farm Equipment for Productivity

Posted: November 13, 2023

Learn How This Fuel Can Drive Your Farm Operations

diesel delivery pitt county, nc You can’t operate a farm without tractors, harvesters, plows, trucks, mowers. And when it comes to fueling those types of heavy-duty vehicles, it’s all about power. Gasoline just doesn’t deliver the torque that’s needed to handle all that hauling, pushing, and pulling power. That’s why most agricultural operations rely on the power of diesel fuel to run productively.

Why Diesel?

Efficiency and power are the key advantages of diesel over gas when it comes to heavy duty vehicles. Diesel equipment requires about 67% less fuel to produce the same amount of power as propane products. What’s more, diesel engines tend to last longer and require less maintenance—despite handling bigger loads and doing some of the hardest work on the farm.

Powering Your Farm

When it comes to keeping your farm running smoothly, you can count on Rand Wade for all your diesel needs.

If you’re currently buying on-road diesel from a gas station for your off-road equipment, you are paying unnecessary taxes. From a chemical perspective, both fuels are identical. However, on-road diesel is clear, while off-road diesel is dyed a red color. That’s because off-road diesel is only for use in farm vehicles, construction equipment and vehicles that do not operate on public roads. Fuel for those types of vehicles is not taxed, so the cost is lower. The red dye identifies off-road diesel as untaxed fuel—and the fines are hefty if you get caught using it on an on-road vehicle. We’ll make sure you’re fueling your vehicles with the right fuel.

Delivery You Can Count On

We know that more than any other type of business, weather can play a big role in when you need fuel and how you use it. Running out of fuel for even a few hours can be a major setback when you’re working against weather, daylight or harvest time. You need a diesel fuel dealer who can work with you to set up a delivery schedule that works for you. Our team will work with you to customize a delivery schedule based on your current and future needs. We provide easy ordering and on-time deliveries so you can keep your focus on your farm.

Rand Wade also offers fair, transparent pricing. The price of fuel—diesel, regular and even propane—is impacted by global markets. Going with a discount dealer may get you a cheap price, but you may lose out when it comes to quality and reliable service.

The Bottom Line

We know you have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to buying diesel fuel, but when it comes to providing quality fuel deliveries at fair prices, there’s a reason so many Green County farmers choose Rand Wade. Every gallon of diesel we sell is graded as ultra-low-sulfur, which means it will burn cleanly and power any diesel engine sold in the U.S. today.

Contact the diesel fuel pros at Rand Wade to learn more.