Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 139
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by andy Would like to know how it runs!
I ordered the generator on line, so far I have received one that had damage to the generator itself so I returned it and had another one ordered. The second one came in with damage to the case of the motor so I returned it also. In both cases there was no damage to the box. The damage had to be done prior to the units being packaged at the factory. The third machine is on it's way now. We will see if it is damaged when I have the folks at Home Depot un-box it at the store, if it looks OK I will take it home and see how it runs.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Coolbob Power for all my tools away from home
Out on the farm with no electric this generator is a must, runs all my tools and the well at home when the town power is out, and that's often. My portable air compressor loves it. That's a tire getting air in the photo. I like all the 120 vt plugs and the battery charger. Robert
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Great purchase for the money
Generator was easy to assemble, just install wheels, handles and add oil, (oil not included with generator) so grab a couple quarts of 30wt. Electric start is wonderful (battery NOT included). Picked up a motorcycle battery at Wally World part # ES5LBS fit's perfectly. Hooked up the propane and it started on the second crank. No idle control so it's runs at high rpm all the time. This is not a quiet generator but mine is in a generator shed with sound proofing that makes the noise level very acceptable. This is hooked up to a 250gal propane tank for fuel so no gasoline issues.Plenty of power to run a household off line, and we put a 2k load on it and it barely noticed it. Very hard to beat this dual fuel genny for the price imo.
May 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ttt Too loud
Too loud. Was disappointed in run time per gallon of gas.
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis So far, so good
I had been looking for a duel fuel emergency generator for a few years. While I have not had to use it in an emergency situation, I have run it and it runs well. It is less noisy, than some, but still makes a decent amount of noise with no load.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RT Great generator
Easy to start, has plenty of outlets, easy to move around with the fold away handles.
It's about as noisy as a lawnmower.
I hooked up a battery so now I just turn a key to start.
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by YourConsumerAdvocate High Hopes Dashed- Disappointed and Regretfully Returned This Generator
We had high expectations for this generator, which was shipped to our house. Unfortunately, it got banged up in shipping due to the poor packaging (a single layer top-open cardboard box). This item comes truck freight and is very heavy, and my wife and I struggled to move it with a standard dolly, even with a winching strap. So, I would consider it a 3 person lift item, thus the top open box makes no sense. So, for starters, you have to cut the box down to get the generator out of the box, which differs from other manufacturers who package the generator on a styrofoam base in a two part box where the top lifts off.
There are other disappointing surprises which led to our return of this item:
1. The generator ships without the $75 12 volt battery needed for the electric start, unlike other generators.
2. The generator ships with no oil in the crankcase and none in the box, so you have to go buy 2 quarts of 10W-30 HD NON-synthetic oil. Having bought a lot of generators, weedeaters, mowers, etc, I was really stunned to find no oil shipped with the unit, as this meant yet another trip to the store from the remote farm location.
3. The propane regulator is a cheap looking unit, and comes with no teflon propane tape (the yellow roll), so you will have to buy one. Since this is a life safety related item, (and quite inexpensive), I was again surprised that a small amount of propane rated teflon tape was not included.
4. LOTS OF ASSEMBLY IS REQUIRED. The axles, wheels, handles and propane regulator all have to be assembled. Then you have to add the oil and fuel and or attach the propane tank. Figure 2-3 hours of extra labor to do this properly.
5. The only cable included is the one for 12 VDC hookup to a car battery for charging. No accessory cables are provided.
We purchased a generator from a major retailer a few years ago and it came with the battery, oil, one multi-plug cable and the handles and wheels were already attached. The box did not have to be destroyed to get the generator unpacked.
So, while my opinion may be an outlyer, we returned this item for a full refund, as it appears to be a "Much assembly required" item that really does nothing but save-a-buck for the seller and shift the assembly costs to the consumer.
When you pay this much for a generator, you should not get cheated on two quarts of oil. Unbelievable.
May 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jayp Versatile & Dependable
I bought this to protect against power outages in South Florida. It's been a long while since the last hurricane, so I'm not feeling too lucky these days. I received the generator last week, installed the wheels and handles the following day, added engine oil, ordered a battery which I installed, and then started the generator (using the newly installed battery) on the very first try. I let it run 30 minutes on propane fuel.
My only minor criticism is that finding a small engine battery to fit the battery tray was a bit cumbersome, and the one I eventually got had battery bolts that would not fit through the generator's battery cable eyelet. Installing a battery should be the easiest part to getting this engine operational, not the hardest. I purchased the battery from an online retailer. It would make for a better experience, and more favorable reviews if the manufacturer included a battery and modified the price accordingly.
I was thrilled to have it fire up almost immediately on propane, and found the running noise to be acceptable. I appreciate the dual-fuel concept, but until I am forced to use gasoline (if there are public supply limitations during a power outage), I will stick with propane to avoid the residue that accompanies gas use. My initial experience with this generator has all been favorable.
April 26, 2016