Model # PM0133250

Internet #205190885

Powermate 3,250-Watt Propane Powered Manual Start Portable Generator


3,250-Watt Propane Powered Manual Start Portable Generator

$74900 /each
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Product Overview

This Powermate 3250-Watt portable propane generator with manual start accepts 20 or 30 lb. propane tanks. (Tank not included) 11.8 hour run time 50% load with a 20 lb. tank. 10 in. Never-flat wheels included with portability kit. This unit also contains low oil shutdown and an hour meter. L5-30P to TT30R RV adapter included.

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  • Accepts 20 or 30 lb. propane tank (tank not included)
  • 3250 rated watts, 4050 surge watts
  • Engine on/off switch
  • Digital multi meter
  • Outlet covers
  • Never-flat wheels allow for easy transportation included with portability kit
  • Powerful Powermate OHV engine provides consistent power for multiple applications
  • Features at a glance:

    3,250-Watt Manual Start Portable Propane Generator

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Name 4,000-Watt Clean Burning LPG Propane Gas Powered Portable Generator with RV Outlet 3,250-Watt Propane Powered Manual Start Portable Generator 5,500-Watt Propane Powered Manual/Electric Start Portable Generator 6,500-Watt 420cc Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
Brand Sportsman Powermate Powermate RIDGID
Ratings (340) (5) (4) (30)
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Generator Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown Automatic Voltage Regulation,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Continuous Wattage 3250 3250 5500 6500
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
Fuel type Propane Gas Propane Liquid Propane Gas Gasoline
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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Length (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Built-in inverter
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Continuous Wattage
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Fuel type
Propane Liquid
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
Generator Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Horsepower (hp)
Number of circuits/outlets
Operational volume (dB)
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Peak Wattage
Product Weight (lb.)
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)
Voltage (volts)
Wheel Kit Included

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

how long will a propane tank last under full load

how long will a propane tank last under full load
Asked by: mikee
50% load time divide by 2
Answered by: battledoc
Date published: 2017-07-04

How loud is this generator?

Asked by: larchmont
Powermate, you should be **ASHAMED** for your response there. There very much is a standard, etc. and they give ratings for the noise generation rating all the time. I have two 2400 Watt inverter generators that generate less than 60 dB noise combined when ganged and 57 dB noise when separate and running at 50% or less load.
Answered by: NobodyofImport
Date published: 2017-06-23

What is the output voltage?

Could not find it.
Asked by: Harry
Looking at the pic of the plug, I would say it has a 120 volt ouput. It's a twist lock plug so one blade is ground and the other two are a neutral and the hot . If it were a 240 volt output, the plug would have 4 blades.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2017-06-24

is the propane-powered motor quieter than a similar-watt generator powered by a gasoline engine?

Asked by: beej
Not really. It might be a decibel or so quieter, but the noise is due to engine and noise dampening design, or rather the lack thereof. The Propane itself is appealing, but this company is dishonest- look at their response on the noise levels question for proof thereof. No rating given because there's "no standard"- which is wrong. X number of feet away, Y number of dB of noise. At 20 feet, typically or 40 feet is where the measure is. How LOUD is the beast? In this case, it's 77 dB at 30-40 feet. It's as loud as a lawn mower or thereabouts. Which, for most RV and similar conditions is **LOUD**. This is a Jobsite generator and they don't give a tinker's d*mn about how noisy the things are. Unfortunately with the accessories and the story they're telling, they are trying to sell it as an RV type solution. Heh...nice try...
Answered by: NobodyofImport
Date published: 2017-06-23
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Customer Reviews

3,250-Watt Propane Powered Manual Start Portable Generator is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Propane powered generator Assembly was easy, a 1 person job. Instructions were clear on assembly. However the oil change process leaves a bit to be desired. The drain plug is marked with a blue line that is to the right of the plug. I opened the port to make sure it was the oil plug. Putting the oil in is easy. Draining the oil spills it onto the frame so I bought a cheap oil transfer pump to get most of the oil out thru the fill port and then open the plug to let the rest out. I haven't tried this yet but it can't be any more messy than spilling it onto the frame.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good backup for emergencies It is a neat,compact and well enginered generator. I did a lot of reading, comparing and researching portable generators over the last couple of years.I did not find any that I was sold on until this came out this year. I wanted a propane generator for the safety of not storing gasoline and propanes stability and shelf life.This unit has the power and economy to keep my essentials on during a power outage.A few things to note if you do purchase one.Do not choke the carb.unless it is cold temps.Open propane tank valve slowly to charge fuel line.Give the carb.fill button a very quick push to not flood the carb.Pull the crank rope straight up at the 12o'clock position and crank until it fires up usually 3 or 4 cranks.I learned these tricks by talking to the factory rep.and my own trial and error.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The unit was easy to assemble, unfortunately, we were unable to get the unit to start. Home Depo... The unit was easy to assemble, unfortunately, we were unable to get the unit to start. Home Depot Reps also tried to get the unit started but failed;. Home Depot refunded our money... We were very pleased with how Home Depot worked with us to resolve the issues with the 3,250 Watt Propane Powered Generator. We plan to purchase a Stand By Generator from Home Depot in the near future.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Unit This unit has everything you are looking for in portable power at a reasonable price. It is easy to operate and for those who don't want to deal with gasoline, etc. it's a must have. The fact I can easily transport this unit and utilize my existing LP tanks has me thinking how versatile it is (remodeling, camping, tailgating, etc.). It's well built and comes with a two year warranty if there is an issue. Enjoy!
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great So Far Pros: - Price is excellent for a 3250 Watt propane generator. - Started right up and ran 2 x 1650 Watt heaters without a hiccup. - Nice digital multi-meter shows frequency, Voltage, run time. - Relatively light compared to others of this rating. - Compact design compared to others. - High quality powder coat is ding and scratch proof. - Aluminum generator end housing and bearing support (for those of you who remember the bad old days of Powermate with plastic end housing). - Supplied by PRAMAC, a world-class generator company. Cons: - Kinda funky transport handle arrangement - but they thoughtfully provided a toe step so you can easily tilt up to roll on the big main wheels. - Big main wheels are kinda wobbly and need some additional washer shimming. - One of the aluminum castings looks a little iffy, showing 1/16" voids where it was machined off. - Instruction manual parts list reference numbers do not match reference numbers on the exploded diagram. - (Not the fault of the generator!) HD's shipper in the southeast is dazed and confused. Every time I called them they said it was on the truck, but it wasn't. I needlessly took a day off from work (lost $$) for them to deliver, but they didn't. After I raised a stink a gentleman brought it out to my house in the trunk of his large car. I am less than 15 miles from the PRAMAC America warehouse.
Date published: 2014-04-29
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