Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 18
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by scoff package full of spilled oil; generator leaked gas
On arrival, prior to opening, box had oil stains. On opening, bottom of box had considerable pools of oil. Skids were covered in oil. Signs in box indicated unit shipped with NO oil and there was to be a quart included with a funnel. No bottle of oil, no funnel, just oil everywhere. But that's not the serious part. Never even got to start it.... I put about 1/4 gallon of gas in to test and immediately noticed a fast drip of gas where the fuel line connects to tank. Barely tightening the screw caused it to drip faster. This was not a slow leak, gas was really coming out. Had to tilt it so no more would pour out and call to have it removed. Got my money refunded, thankfully.
August 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ford Seems like a good solid unit
Received this in excellent condition in about a week after purchase. Instructions were what I expected from made in china, but not too bad. All the parts were included. The instructions indicated it came with oil and funnel, but there was an insert explaining that this was an error and these are not included. No big deal. I installed the wheels and handles no problem, added about a quart of gas and a quart of oil, started on first pull. I cannot speak to durability, but I ran it for about 20 minutes initially, then another 30 the next day. Relatively quite for a generator, voltage was stable, engine ran smoothly. Overall seems like a decent value.
August 15, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by twollamas The gas generator came as listed online
We received the Gas Generator in a timely manner, went to unpack the unit, found oil all over unit and crating material. Thought oil was used to test unit before sending. Went though the process of adding oil and putting wheel unit on it. Started up great, ran smoothly, next day noticed oil underneath generator. Having a hard time finding a repair shop in my area that will honor the warranty. Also can not get through the warranty phone number listed with instructions. will update review if and when we can get some service on this unit. should of sent it back right away with freight company.
August 14, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sitindark Failed after 7 hours of operation
i purchased one of these a couple of days after hurricane sandy hit - it ran for 7 hours and then failed - I contacted technical support for help troubleshooting - there were NO HELP - after days of sending photos and taking apart the machine to check different things - support says the voltage regulator failed - so I paid 70 bucks for overnight shipping but it did not fix the problem - so I took it to an authorized service center which deemed it un-repairable , manufactures defect. When I reported this back to tech support and asked them to ship me another generator they told me I had to ship it back to the manufacture for for evaluation -- at my expense. So I spent almost a lot for a defective unit that I can not return or repair
November 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by goodtogo Good value
I have only run this long enough to test all features and make sure it will power the circuits in the house I want it to. It started easy and produced a steady 119.8 volts on the 120 circuit. It easily powered my well and other circuits in the house simultaneously. When I spilled gas on the tank the paint immediately discolored. Chinese paint is generally poor so I was not surprised or upset. You get what you pay for. Mechanically the generator seems sound.
September 5, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by IraE This generator is a good value for the money, but there are lots of better generators out there.
The generator started on the 2nd "pull" and ran everything I connected to it, (within its 7500 watt rating) so no complaint there, but there are some features that really should be there and they are not.
None of the outlets are GFCI protected, and that is required by "code" in some places.
It is pretty loud, and I specially picked this one because the stated decibels are lower than many others.
I will have to build a soundproofing enclosure for it if I hope to use it in my townhouse development cul-de-sac without getting complaints from the neighbors.
They give you dimensions, and I had a spot picked out in the garage to keep it when it isn't being used.... Till I found out that the dimensions don't include the wheels, and it is too big for where I wanted to store it.
Other than those things, it is serviceable, and will "do the job" in the case of a power outage.
August 14, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sanmb good product so far
So far so good! after I recived my new generator, The bolts that came with it one set did not fit. But I had a set to replace it...... So on ward and up ward . I read the very simple instuctions. add oil and gas (not togther). she fired up on the 1st pull. and ran fine.
the true test will be what will happen when the next big strom hits. I have no reason to dought that this Generator will do all I need it to do
September 19, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bill good product
the generator powers everything I have pluggerd into it, during the last test run we where using every bit of 30 amps at 240 volts. ran strong. however all the parts did not come with it, missing the oil, funnel, and battery charging cable and could not get the manafacture to call me back or supply those item
August 10, 2012