Much of the biodiesel fuel industry is comprised of heavy duty farming and construction vehicles such as harvesters, tractors, and large pickup trucks. Biodiesel fuel can also be used in any vehicle with a diesel engine.
Biodiesel fuel is often used to power farm vehicles due to its ability to be produced locally from a variety of plant sources such as soybean oil, sunflower seed oil and hemp oil. Grapple skidders, log cutters, and other large forestry equipment are also commonly powered by biodiesel. Use of biodiesel fuel in vehicles previously run on petroleum-based diesel can cause clogged fuel filters after long term use.