In an effort to meet winter demand, Kennards Hire has distributed 100 new, 240V diesel-powered infrared heaters throughout its network of hire centres across Australia.

This follows a great response from customers to the powerful new model, which was introduced last year.

The infrared heaters provide warmth for workers in industrial environments, indoors and outdoors, as well as for gatherings in halls and auditoriums. The diesel powered heaters are also ideal for drying paint or adhesive and for concrete and asphalting preparation.

Although they have an output of 111,000btu per hour and broadcast heat over a wide area, they do not have the smell of kerosene-powered models. Additionally, the radiation disc can be tilted up to 20 degrees in order to direct heat more efficiently. The infrared heaters are easy to move around and a 35 litre tank enables continuous operation for up to 13 hours.

Contractor Con Vrondos, who operates CTA Painting NSW, was impressed after hiring one of the units from Kennards Alexandria to dry a water damaged home.

“It’s 100 times better than any other heater I have used,” he said. “The heat is fantastic andI have been running it for five hours yet the fuel tank is still half full.”

Kennards has more than 100 hire centres around Australia, including a new outlet in Launceston, the first of an intended network of branches in Tasmania.