Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 15
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by PowerMan Difficult to start, but works.
The generator is tricky to start (finicky choke), but once started it powers various household items adequately. I have not yet tried it on items that draw a lot of power.
February 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Antonio5983 Pretty good Propane Gas Generator
I ordered this about 10 months ago and hadn't needed it until 6/29/12. I put full synthetic oil in it, since propane burns so clean I'll probably never have to do an oil change. This thing runs great, not very loud. The only little quirk is that if you wire this directly into your panel, Make sure you fire up everything very slowly. I recommend the fridges/freezers first, due to the Circuit Breaker on the actual generator being picky.
June 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kenny Great Generator
Works great. Plenty of power for my power tools and my 1hp well pump. Heavy but manageable. I really like this machine. Also no need to worry about a gummed up carburetor, because its propane powered.
October 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FarmerJP Great Generator, Love the Propane Fuel
This is the perfect size for us, we have changed all lighting to LED and don't need a 5K or larger unit, they consume too much fuel. Lots of conflicting reviews on the this generator but I liked what I saw and I have converted my Honda and Yamaha inverters to propane before, I needed a generator that would run our house and this one is just right. There are a few procedures to follow. My opinion, First, use a high quality BREAK IN OIL, DO NOT USE FULL SYTHETIC ON YOUR INITIAL BREAK IN. Once you've put some hours on it, use whatever you'd like. Next, When you hook up the tank, turn it on very slow, the newer OPD propane tanks have a shut off, if you turn the tank on too quickly it will activate the internal shut off and the generator will not get any fuel, this is not a generator characteristic, this is all tanks you buy today. Once you've slowly turned on the tank and you no longer hear the hissing of fuel filling the line, continue to turn the handle on the tank all the way to the open position. Next, push the purge button located on the top and in the center and hold for a few seconds, this gets propane to the carb.
NOTE: If you do not hear a steady hissss of propane, your OPD valve on your tank activated and has slammed shut, you are not getting any fuel, you need to reset your tank. Turn the propane tank back off, hit the purge again to release the pressure, you will hear a click from the tank, then turn tank valve back on slowly and hit purge again for a few seconds.
Once you hear the steady hisssss of propane from the purge button, now turn your engine switch to ON and steadily pull the start handle. Should start in 1-3 pulls every time. I DO NOT USE THE CHOKE. Not quite sure why the instructions say to choke but when running any of my other propane generators or even forklifts a choke is not needed. Mine starts a lot better without using it.
I have ran this little generator through it's paces and am very happy with it. Best thing, I don't need to store large amounts of gasoline in the winter.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pattyg I love this little work horse!
Runs on propane - so no lines at the gas station! It runs my whole little home and I was out of power for a week. I turned it off when I slept - wonderful product.
June 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NYfamily Perfect! You may need a second larger for larger homes
Handy! Our power went out and immediately we plugged this in-no gas lines to wait in-no gasoline to store
Very easy to operate. Use manual -not- instructions on top of generator
5500 watts is ideal but 3500 works like a charm
If it had wheels it would be perfect
November 23, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Demag Seems good so far
Arrived with the sheet metal at the top a little banged up. Contacted warranty phone number and replacement parts were promptly shipped, free of charge.
Generator starts easily on 2-3 pulls. Pull cord is a little short for my arm length.
Note that the generator draws a fair amount of propane from the tank while using the choke; this occasionally triggers the safety valve in my propane cylinder. If this happens, I close the valve (which resets the safety), and open it again. This is not a problem with the generator, the tank just thinks there's a leak because so much gas is being used so quickly.
I have not finished my transfer switch, so I have not tried a "full" load including my 1/2 HP well pump yet. I have connected a load to test it that included: a tv, dvd, vacuum, 3/8" drill, a lamp and a dehumidifier all running at once. The load was split between the two outlets, meaning half of it was on each phase of the generator. It handled the load just fine without sounding strained.
The twist lock connector feels a little cheap. The remainder of the generator is "medium duty". Not a piece of junk, but not built like a tank. Somewhere in the middle
I have not used it for a long enough period to comment on fuel usage. It's volume is fairly typical for a generator, meaning: pretty loud. Sounds similar to my snow blower.
November 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by camperinny easy to use!
works great! be even better if it had an electric start! not too heavy for camping and can be used if the power goes out on the house. like the idea of propane. no messy gas.
August 7, 2012