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Briggs & Stratton

Model 30470

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Elite Series 7,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

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The Briggs & Stratton 30470 7000-Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator produces clean and instant power to keep appliances and other important electronics running during a power outage or natural disaster. This unit features a 2100 Series OHV 420cc Engine that produces 21-foot-pounds of torque and a 7.5gal. metal fuel tank for an impressive 9-hours of continuous operation at 50-percent load on a full tank. Features a fuel gauge and hour meter for monitoring gas levels, super Lo-Tone Muffler and key electric start and remote choke for fast, effortless starting from one central location. The Briggs & Stratton 30470 comes with engine oil, quick start guide and operator's manual. The Briggs & Stratton 30470 7000-Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator comes with a 3-year limited warranty to protect against defects in materials and workmanship. For more than a century, Briggs & Stratton branded engines and power equipment have helped consumers get the job done. Known for hard-working, dependable, efficient products, Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on all seven continents.

  • Power Surge Alternator to run multiple large appliances at the same time
  • 12-inch never go flat wheels to easily move in and out of storage or to new sites
  • Includes (4) 120-Volt outlets, (1) 120/240-Volt 30-amp outlet with circuit breaker protection
  • Technical information: 7000 running Watts, 8750 starting Watts, 29.1-surge amps
  • Rated in accordance with CSA and rated in accordance with PGMA standards
  • Additional items required: cord set and gas
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What kind of oil is provided with the generator? Will it freeze below 40 degrees?

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March 6, 2014
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When using the unit in temperatures below 40 degrees F, please use a synthetic 5W30.
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Oil will thicken but not freeze.
They provide enough oil. Use that and then you can see the type used.
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Hi GasworksD4, the manufacture states that 30 weight oil is what is shipped with the product.
The manufacture stated you should be okay with the 30 weight oil if the generator is stored inside a shed or building.
If you want to have a better temperature range, the manufacture stated to use 5-30 weight synthetic oil.
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what is the surge wattage on this unit

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September 19, 2013
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The surge wattage of this unit is 8750.
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8000 watts
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7000 running, 8500 surge. I have a 3 BR ranch and I'm able to run my entire house off of this generator
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is there an adapter kit for mobility abailable

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June 25, 2013
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This is not a wheel adapter kit available for the generator.
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Wheel kits are available or purchase a dollie
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Mine came with the kit.
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Does this item have an electric start Briggs&Stratton 5000wt portable generator

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yes electric start and recoil back up
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May 30, 2013
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The 7000 watt generator model 30470 does have an electric start. The 5000 watt units do not have an electric start.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 90 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent, High Quality Generator I purchased this generator, as luck would have it, one week before Hurricane Sandy hit up in NJ. It got us through the ten days we were without power and made the experience tolerable. June 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Great generator with a FATAL FLAW Seemingly a great generator, especially for the price BUT- After running only six hours all of the fins sheared off the plastic flywheel fan and were found lying in the bottom of the shroud. Nothing was able to get inside to cause this and nothing projected into them...they just came off for some reason. Can't use the machine without a cooling fan. I suspect every engine of this model has a defective fan since my shiny new generator has been in the shop for a month and a half with the blower fan on back order and no estimate from Briggs and Stratton as to when it will be available. I hope the replacement fan holds up better. I'll probably shy away from Briggs and Stratton products in the future. December 21, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quality Product, Great Investment! I bought this generator to back up my house when the power goes out, and power our deer hunting cabin. The features I really appreciate start with the battery charger that keeps the generator ready to go at any time, the quality engine that is powerful and efficient without being very loud at all. The heavy duty rubber outlet covers, the folding T handle that locks in when you lift it up. The easy to maneuver wheel and tires, and the best part of this generator is it's huge capacity. With 7000 running and up to 8750 surge watts this generator has more than enough wattage to keep the lights on, the heat going, and we can even cook while everyone else is looking for their flashlights. I love this generator and am very glad I didn't cheap out and buy a china made no name generator. I can get parts in a day or two if I need them and the quality is far superior. March 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DO YOUR MAINTENANCE!!! Growing up we had several B&S products and rarely had problems with them. I bought this generator for those rare times it is essential. Set my home up for the "big event", did a "dry run", ran the generator and it worked, so naturally I feel safe! Umm, not so much! The "big event" actually happened. A hurricane like storm (125 year type) hit the Northwest and hundreds of thousands of folks were without power. No problem, I have my house set up...except with only 5.5 hours on my generator, it will not even fire! After chatting with several guys we determine it is not getting fuel. I pull the carb (in the dark) and clean the main jet (which is covered in nasty green gunk) and put back in, it runs just fine. As it turns out, since I was a young boy, we have garbage gas and YOU MUST DO REGULAR MAINTENANCE or this is what happens. I also had this same exact thing happen on a mower. Times have changed and the gas is ethanol laced and is hard on small engines. Add the gas products and buy the good gas, drain the tanks and carbs when not in use. Otherwise you are not going to have the product when you most need it! Hard to hate on B&S when you don't do your maintenance. Once up and running, we had plenty of power and kept the food cold and the house warm! Have I mentioned, do your maintenance? November 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Generator I picked up this generator about 3 years ago and had it wired into my house with a 240v 30amp plug running into my main panel with an interlock. This setup allows the generator to run whole house, boiler, well pump, garage doors, washing machine(but not the dryer), and so on. When it’s running you wouldn’t know the power was out except for the humming from the yard. Just a note, it runs much better with premium gas. September 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Another great product from Briggs & Stratton Purchased this generator based on ratings in Consumer Reports. Also spent time reviewing comments on the internet who already owned this generator-most comments were very positive. Have not actually had to use the generator yet, but after doing some minor assembly, I fired it up and it ran perfectly. Also make an effort to support our American companies. September 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fully Met Expectations I bought the 7000 watt generator as a backup during power outages. Briggs & Stratton have a great reputation...and there are several dealers in my community. The generator was a breeze to set up and, of course, started instantly. I opted for the 7000 watt model to have the electric start. A pleasant surprise was the 24/7/365 trickle charge feature which ensures a fully charged battery at all times. Another positive is the gas tank cut off switch which allows for running the carburetor dry for longer term storage. I mention these two features as they weren't addressed in the promotional literature I had read! Really happy with the purchase! March 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not Happy My third Briggs and Stratton generator was a nightmare. I purchased this model six months ago for my hunting camp, maintained and serviced it religiously. After changing oil and running it for the evening it threw a rod. Briggs and Stratton warranty division denied the warranty saying that it ran low on lubrication based on pictures sent from their dealer. If I payed to have it shipped they would review the case. I refused to ship this piece of junk cross country to possibly be denied again. I already had over $900 invested. I have always taken great care of my expensive toys and am very disappointed with their warranty service and this product. Buyer beware! December 20, 2013
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