At Eagle we’ll always tell you that a well-maintained, low hours diesel generator will carry on providing a reliable back-up power source for decades. However there comes a time for even the best piece of machinery has had its day, and then they become obsolete generators.

We were intrigued to see a story about power supply problems at the Australian Signals Directorate (the equivalent to Britain’s GCHQ).  After the mains power supply went down back-up generators failed to kick leaving the agency electronically blind for around two hours.

It transpired that the agency was relying on three 50 year old obsolete generators that required parts to be specially manufactured to replace ones that were no longer available.

Eagle, of course, could have helped.  In addition to new Perkins and Cummins gen sets, we always have a selection of great value diesel generators from 15 KVA to 2500 KVA in stock.

Don’t let your standby capability get obsolete.  Talk to Eagle today about replacement gen sets. Call freephone 0800 999 3303+44 (0) 121 5570270 or e-mail us on


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