Founded by a hands-on business owner, passionate about efficiency and the power of diesel engines, BMI (Bostic Motors Inc.) has built upon its initial successes of improving the efficiency, durability and longevity of the 6.5L GM diesel engine (as used in the Military HMMWV).

BMI manufactures and distributes unique energy conserving cold weather starting products for commercial and Military use diesel engines.

In recent years the company has been primarily focused on development of our patented device, The Power Badger™.

This device conserves significant amounts of energy and measurably reduces the financial and ecological impact of operating diesel engines in cold climates. The Power Badger™ uses real-world knowledge of diesel engines and creates a plug-and –play solution that saves significant amounts of energy, pollution and fuel.


How Does It Work?

The Power Badger Has Two Modes of Operation.

The User Selects the Mode That Best Suits Their Situation/Use:

  • If you know what time you want your vehicle to be ready, then the Timed Ready Mode will offer the best starting experience with the most energy savings. In this mode, The Power Badger automatically activates your engine heater for only the amount of time needed to ready your vehicle for starting, saving you $100+ per average season in energy costs!

Timed Ready Mode: The user selects their desired ready time, the controller senses the outside temperature (via the external temperature sensor), then the microprocessor makes the appropriate calculation (based on a pre-programmed algorithm for the current ambient temperature) and energizes the engine heater for the calculated period of time (proceeding the user selected ready time) sufficient to start the engine. After the desired Ready Time has been reached, the unit can maintain the vehicle “ready to start” (with its patent pending Maintain After Ready feature) for up to nine hours.

  • If you need your engine ready to start at any time (such as a generator, fire truck or other emergency or airport vehicle/s), then you should use the Maintain Ready mode. The Power Badger™ can be permanently set in Maintain Ready mode for applications where the vehicle/equipment needs to be ready to start at a moment’s notice, 24/7.

Maintain Ready Mode: The controller senses the outside temperature (via the external temperature sensor), the microprocessor makes the appropriate calculation (based on a pre-programmed algorithm for the current ambient temperature) and connects and disconnects power to/from the engine heater at the appropriate duty cycle to maintain the engine sufficiently warm to start.


“We have a ‘97 Cummins 5.9 truck. In the cold it starts allot better when I plug it in. the Badger seems to be good at getting the truck ready when I need it.”

Private Truck Owner (Idaho)

“Tugs, tractors, trucks, gen-sets,… if its got a diesel engine and we need it in the winter, it has to be plugged in up here. The Power Badger helps keep our equipment ready to start and saves on energy.”

Airport Equipment Maintenance Manager (Minnesota)

“I used the Power Badger at home and brought it to work for my boss to try.He liked it so much, he just ordered 5 for the company trucks and 2 more for equipment at our job sites!”

Heavy Equipment Operator (Ohio)

“I am a volunteer fire fighter in the western mountains of North Carolina. I drive a 2003 6.0L ford diesel that hates to start in the cold. The Power Badger helps me keep my truck ready to go in a place that can be 60 degrees one day ...

“I use the Power Badger with my ‘04 Chev, and it does what it says. The truck is ready to start when I need it and I save 20-$30 per month from when I had it plugged in all the time.”

Private Truck Owner (Wisconsin)

“Our department has started using a Badger (in “maintain” mode) to keep ready one of our older trucks that can’t always be kept inside during the winter. To date, it has started fine each time when plugged in to the (PB).”

Municipal Fire Department (Iowa)

 “It seems to be most beneficial during the transitional seasons when I used to have to adjust the timer I was using at least once a week due to the outside temperature changes; now the Badger does that automatically.”

Private Truck Owner (Illinois)

“I didn’t know if it would work for me because it gets really cold up here, but so far this season the PB has worked as advertised.”

Private Truck Owner (North Dakota)

“Way easier than the old-fashioned timer I had used.”

Private Truck Owner (Massachusetts)

“We were having an employee come in at 3 am every school day just to plug in the busses; now the Power Badger gets the fleet ready and saves on our district’s power costs at the same time.”

Bus Fleet Manager (Colorado)