Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 48
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bert everything I expected and more
I did extensive study before buying this generator and so far it meets all my expectations. I have not had the opportunity to use it in an emergency but I have tried it out by shutting off utility power. It handled all of my home's needs without any complications -- this includes simultaneous running of two propane furnaces, two refrigerators, an in-ground well water pump and a 50" plasma tv. I had my electrician run a separate line to power a trouble light near my service box so when I crank up the generator, I have immediate light where I need to make the switch from utility to generator service. I am a very happy camper at home.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nikky As described
Plumbed into house tank LP. Needs weather overhang shield against elements at receptacles.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by apete Best Bang for the Buck!
This review is valid as of 1/9/2014. The reason that I mention that is from the past reviews.
For one, the battery is listed as optional, but it did come with the battery.
Several mentioned getting a trickle charger, but it came with a short cable that connects to the battery and plugs into the 12V charging outlet.
It comes without oil in the engine (pretty much standard), but it comes with a quart of oil.
The wheel kit is VERY easy to install, and from then on, easy to move around.
Intended to run mostly on propane . . . easy start, quiet running.
Would never run on gasoline except in an absolute emergency.
Paid $749.00 from Home Depot on sale, best bang for the buck!
Engine is Chinese made by Winling Jennfeng Industry Inc. Raised a few eyebrows, but impressed with the engine.
Excellent manual and parts list . . . can find any part of the generator or the engine when the need arises.
Would I recommend this generator . . . you bet! Buy it if you can get it.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rwhNH nice generator with dual fuel capabilities
After quite a bit of shopping around, I zeroed in on this portable generator to save me from future (and likely) power outages. Power outages seem to be a way of life here in NH; sometimes for hours, and other times days. Finally decided enough was enough.
This generator is a good match for my power needs to run most things in the house (except the AC and hot tub) through a 30A generator outdoor receptical to feed the entire electrical panel through breaker/interlock at the panel. Tried it out with various loads in combination including the microwave, fridge, chest freezer, water pump, and numerous lights. It managed to meet the power demand just fine.
Ran on both propane and gasoline to do a full checkout. Easy to start and seemed to run very smoothly on either fuel. Plan to eventually extend a propane line from the tank feeding the house to enable me to attach to the big supply instead of the 20 lb bottles.
Easy to assemble including attachment of the propane hose. Much nicer than another gas/propane unit that I bought earlier from HD and returned. The personnel at Smarter Tools were also helpful prior to my purchase in answering questions as I shopped various models.
November 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by mac10 easy to put together
The position of the gas line connector on the generator makes it a bit difficult to attach the line from the tank.
The left side welded wheel shaft (axel) is bent and the wheel rubs against the frame. Poor quality assurance!!!
December 13, 2013