Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 107
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ronsy Great Generator, Great Value
Bought 2 of these for my kids homes. When I saw the price HD had on these it was a no Brainer. They didn't need anything too big because they are on Municipal water so 3000 watts was more than enough. At first I was leery because of the no brand name engine but that was quickly forgotten when I saw the construction, started on first pull, not a puff of smoke, idle steadiness & quietness! Just put a splash of fuel in because I didn't want to have fuel left in after testing but it ran for an hour with that splash with a light load. The pull start is very easy, not like them older generators that ripped your arm out.
Tested voltages & a nice steady 118v on both legs even when turning loads on & off. Even though I have a bigger unit for my home since I have a deep well I should have bought one for myself since this will run a long time on little fuel. Comes with everything you need except Fuel & Oil. I guess they don't provide the Oil since you have to use the correct weight for your climate but 20 oz. of 10W30 will work in most climates in the USA.
Comes with funnel & hose for easy oil installation & tools to remove the shipping brace from the engine to the frame. Has no wheels but it's not to heavy. I put one of them on a small cheap dolly for my daughter, worked great. Has rubber feet which absorb lots of the vibration & they don't vibrate or shake much at all. Also has an Automotive type 12volt accessory socket for car chargers for phones & such!
This is great generator even at the normal price but the price HD had on it was a great deal.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CorR Bought this based on other reviewers and am very satisfied
Started up in about 4 pulls. I think this may have been because how we put the oil in. But once it started it took about 3 minutes and it was purring perfectly. Didn't fill the gas gauge so I can't say whether or not it displays the correct amount, because I read some other people said that there gauge was showing different from what they had put in. Applied half a load with a 1500 watt heater and the generator didn't hardly budge. Very happy for the price. Seems like it's built well too.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sohail Awesome Buy!!
Easy to get it assembled.
Very quite compare to other generators of its class.
Great price for great machine.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Druidfew Happy so far!!
We had a monster of a generator, needed to go smaller so us gals could handle it...well this was a great purchase, two "girls" put it together easily. AND it fired right up, first pull, nice and quiet to...haven't had a snow storm to try it running the fridge and freezer but what we did try it ran without a hiccup.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ekim Quieter than expected, nice smooth running.
I had a decent idea of the size and sound level of this generator,but when i received it, it was actually a tad smaller than i thought, and definately quiter than i expected.
After adding oil and gas,i set the choke and gave the rope a pull and it immediately sputtered to life,on the first pull!, cleared up in about 45 seconds and ran very nice and smooth.
i ran it for 5 minutes and then applied a 1500 watt heater to it, it ran nice and crisp sounding,i measures voltage at 122 Volts and frequency at 59.6Hz.
So far i am really pleased with this purchase.
December 18, 2012