Space Heaters

Why Radiant Heat?

Radiant heat allows you to heat an object without warming the air for greater efficiency and is unaffected by wind or cold ambient air. Since radiant heat can penetrate into the object, the targeted surface and object are warmed and dried in a uniquely different way. Heat penetrates evenly just like heat from sunlight.

Radiant heat is 98.9% fuel efficient, portable, dust free, and odorless, is optimum for heating or drying, and is perfect for outdoor use. High-efficiency radiant space heaters are powered by diesel #1, diesel #2, or kerosene. When using diesel #2, it may sometimes gel. If this happens, we recommend mixing diesel #2 with diesel #1 or kerosene.

The VAL6 series lineup has everything you need in an infrared space heater. It provides portability, efficiency, and power. Kochel Equipment Co offers many models to service your needs, including the HOTGUN and Daystar models which utilize the same concept but in conjunction with forced air heat from a blower/fan system.
  • Trucking, busing, and automotive industries
  • Military and government, fire and rescue, and mining and oil services
  • Farming to include drying crops
  • Thawing of equipment in cold weather construction
  • Thawing and heating of machinery on site
  • Drying surfaces in construction, such as drywall, paint plumbing, and masonry
  • Thawing and heating of aircraft and airport maintenance facilities
  • Thawing and heating of highway maintenance and snow removal facilities
  • Heating of indoor and outdoor sports arenas and large venue tents
  • Spot heating in large warehouses, garages, and farm buildings
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VAL6 KBE5L model with 15.1 gallon tank operates continuously for about 15 hours. Also available, VAL6 KBE5S with 9 gallon tank.
  • 111,000 BTU/hr
  • A maximum of 3 may be stacked in storage
  • Adjustable disk angle tilts upward 20 degrees
  • Power consumption 100W
VAL6 Daystar

VAL6 Daystar

VAL6 Daystar model adopts a dual heating system of radiant heat and convection heat.
  • 51,800 BTU/hr
  • 2.6 gallon fuel tank
  • Power consumption 120W
  • Dual heating system of radiant heat and convection heat


HOTGUN model is a hot air spot heater, heats the air through its high-efficiency combustion system that sports nearly 100% fuel to energy rate.
  • 116,000 BTU/hr
  • 14.3 gallon fuel tank
  • Power consumption 176W
  • A maximum of 3 may be stacked in storage


VAL6 EPX model is the most powerful of all the models and has more built-in features.
  • Low and high heat output setting from 100,000 BTU/hr to 140 BTU/hr
  • 15.4 gallon fuel tank
  • 15-20 hours operating time per full tank
  • Power consumption 120W


VAL6 MPX model is technologically advanced, combining both infrared & convection heating in a compact size designed for limited space and commercial applications. Has adjustable vertical angle feature.
  • Low and high heat output setting from 55,500 BTU/hr to 62,500 BTU/hr
  • 6.6 gallon tank capacity
  • Power consumption 120W
  • Continuous operating time from 13.7 to 15.7 hours
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