One of the primary aspects people focus on when they purchase a VAL6 is how portable each and every model is, and the KBE5S is no exception. Like the rest, it can run off a power inverter from your vehicle for heating needed out in the field, on the side of the road, at a tailgate party, or wherever! It burns kerosene, #1 and #2 diesel, and bio-diesel (20%), and each one as clean as the one before it. It only burns 0.85 gal/hr of fuel, so with the nine gallon fuel tank, the KBE5S can operate non-stop for 10.5 hours.

The design (as in, not copied) of each VAL6 means a 100% recovery of heat from the fuel you pay for and put in. Due to the high efficiency, there’s no smell, burning eyes, headaches, nausea, or carbon monoxide that you have to worry about. It’s a purely radiant heater, so you won’t have any dust blowing around in your workspace.

Recommended Uses

The KBE5S is great around the farm or ranch when tractors break down in the field. On the side of the road in an emergency, or out in the military training field. After water damage, using the KBE5S to prevent or combat mold growth can mean a difference of thousands of dollars. Consider these applications:


Construction Sites


Applying Insulation


Emergency Houses


On The Ranch


Around the Farm


Water Damage Restoration


Machine Repair Shops


Personal Workshops

Product Specs and Downloads

Heat Output

111,000 BTU

Heat Type(s)


Fuel Type

#1 Diesel
#2 Diesel
Bio-Diesel (20%)

Fuel Consumption

0.85 gal/hr

Tank Capacity

9 Gallons

Operating Time

10.5 Hours

Power Source


Power Consumption


Noise Level

69dB (a)


External Dimensions

36.1 x 25.8 x 27.7 in

Dry Weight

83.8 lbs

3A Fuse
Overheat Protection
Photocell Flame Monitor
Tip-Over Switch