Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by telman Great Purchase
Well to start I purchased this unit after sandy....who new we would get a storm this powerful
but Staten island is prone to power outages...
to start I have used this with gas no problem ,had a natural gas line installed and a manual transfer switch even better, I am set now no more waiting on lines for gas no permits and its portable .
also I can run almost anything except central air and washer and dryer but the rest of my house good
Remember to get the most out of this unit in N.Y. get a natural gas line, manual transfer switch(which total cost of them was approx 1300)also once a month give it an oil change would love the automatic but rather save 12000 . so the total package 2400 for peace of mind
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by buddyu Good value for the price.
After some simple assembly I was ready to test the unit. I purchased the preset propane regulator from the manufacturer. The unit started on propane on the first try with electric start.It switched easily from propane to gasoline.
It is important to follow manufactuer's suggested steps. The grammar in the directions manual needs some revision to eliminate confusion.
I tested the unit with a load and it performed better on gasoline than on propane. The manual does mention this.
I feel prepared for the next outtage.
May 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Nice little generator
I like this generator. It's tri-fuel, so can be used with gasoline, NG or LP. So far, I've used it with NG only. Starting with the starter works well. Also, contrary to other reviews, I was able to pull start it just fine. It took three tries, but it started. I'm able to start my snow blower and lawnmower in one or two pulls, but they are smaller motors.
The engine runs pretty smoothly. It is able to power almost my whole house, but I switch off the central A/C first. I had an electrician install a 30A power inlet and a mechanical interlock on my new 200A panel and it all works well.
I'm able to store the generator under the stairs in my garage. I didn't think it would fit there, but it did. It's not as big as I thought it would be.
The manual is pretty badly written, it doesn't even have instructions for installing the wheels. But, the manufacturer's web site has lots of very useful videos and answers to questions, so the bad manual isn't that big of a deal.
One thing that I wish the generator had was a pair of ammeters to monitor the current usage and balance between the poles. I guess I'll have to add those myself. It does include a volt meter, but that isn't of much use.
August 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MC722 Great features but..
Got the Tri-fuel generator to replace my gas powered Generac since I couldn't get gas during Sandy. The Powerland does what it says and after reading tips online (because the instructions are so poorly written) got it started and it worked just fine. There is however no comparison to the quality of the Generac.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PowerMonger As good as it gets...
Especially for the price, this generator is a great value. Mine will never see gasoline. A couple of things to keep in mind if you are hooking this up to your home's natural gas.
1. check on your pressure. Call your NG provider, either low .5 lbs (7 inches water column) or high 1.5 lbs (14" water column). you will need to get the right regulator for the unit. They used to come from Home Depot with the high pressure regulator, not sure now. Contact the manufacturer, speak to Lafayette, he is very knowledgeable and will get you the right regulator if you need it. Poweland sent me the low pressure one, no charge. I swapped it out and returned the other one with a pre paid label..
2. 3/4" ID hose feed. There is a guy on Ebay who makes these up and sells them. If you call him he can set you up with the length you need plus all the right fittings as well. I understand that these will work with 1/2" lines, but that is only hear/say for me.
If you want to hook it up to your house and do these two things, the unit will start and run flawlessly on NG. Oh Yea, if you are using propane make sure your regulator is 10-15lbs. Home Depot sells one that is 10lbs fixed, I bought that one and it works fine.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by outrun great generator for the price
After not having a generator for sandy wanted to be prepared for any other storms that might come along.so after looking at home depot came across this one.tried to run it on the tree fuels. Works great so far.would recommend this Unit
July 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dano1234 good so far
Easy to set up. It seems you get a lot for your money. Pretty heavy and pretty noisy but worked perfectly on my test. Have not used it yet in an actual power outage.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tosnjnjnj great and i am ready for the power outages.......
Excellent and can be used in any conditions.... I am ready for the biggest storm and will have power available instantly
September 29, 2013