Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 71
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Gary This Generator is attractive and compact
Initially was hard to start. It took 4 hours to get it going. Not sure what happened. The location of some of the parts like the gas filter are tucked away and hard to get to. Some electric wires were too short and routed in awkwardly like blocking the oil dipstick.
It start fine now. I only used it to run an electric drill as a test. It is noisy and the instructions are poorly written. For the money, I think the above could be improved. A note in the instruction stated that it cannot run on 85 gas/15 Ethanol. Congress is considering going to that product.
April 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Andrew Astonishingly poorly designed, piece of junk
I am a contractor and use the unit daily. This thing has been a nightmare since purchasing it. For starters, the air filter is tucked all the way under the gas tank, and we had to permanently remove the front plate on the frame in order to get easier access to it to change and clean it. This is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Next the cheaply made, pull out choke lever broke off. So now we have to pop the air filter cover, and manually depresses the throttle in order to get it to start. A miserable daily chore. I replaced heavier duty, 15,000 watt Generac generator with this one. The older one ran like a champ for 5 years. This one was a nightmare to use from day one. Poorly designed for maintenance, and cheaply made? I don't know how this thing could be any worse.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TheOne Generac XG 10,000-12500-Watt Gas
This is one trusting generator to have in your garage just in case of emergency and needs for your ALL home electrics needs. I have this unit for 3 years now and its ready for duty, anytime we need it. I have used it for several times by now. Its user friendly controls start / stop, fuel shut-off, and choke plus it have an illuminated LED control panel. Very handy power bar, track how much power you are using and how much power you have to spare with power bar. I test and used all the same times, 3 LED TVs up to 52", 6 large rooms with lights all LED or CFL Light Bulbs, Electric Stove, Well pump, Two Garage door Openers, WiFi router and networking equipment, 5 Laptops 1 Desktop PC, Oil Burner and water pumps two zones, Washer and Dryer, Dishwasher, and some other small appliances and lights around the house and garages NO PROBLEM for this generator and for as long as almost 4 days!! Covered outlets provide added protection! It comes with a Generacâs OHVI 530 cc MADE IN USA Motor, utilizes full pressure lubrication to provide long and trouble-free for years of services. A very useful tip: If you perches this or any battery back-up generators make sure you invest in a good Trickle Battery Charger/conditioner and leave it on your generator's battery year-round and you be all-set in time of need to start your Generators. Usually prices starts from $15 and up. Stay worm and stay happy!
February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rigrnr Excellent Generator
Unit starts quickly and run flawlessly. Put out enough power to run my 4 bedroom house with no problem.
February 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Brad Sturdy, good quality, reputable mfgr
I am a professional electrical engineer and have specified this specific portable generator for small city maintenance departments to run small sanitary lift stations during an extended power outage as well as a few plug-in temporary back-up power applications for small buildings.
I thought I'd get one for myself and see how it holds up over time.
I'm pleased overall with this unit upon assembly and first test. The hardware package was missing a bolt which I had to get from the hardware store and the paper oil funnel was not very useful because of the oil fill location.
This unit was not rated for sound decibels as others are. It seems loud compared to others. Not quite sure what a "low tone" muffler means in industry jargon but it sure isn't "low noise" level. A quieter muffler would be an improvement.
I would have liked to have seen an auto-idle feature to save on gas at lower loads. That would help with noise as well.
Overall, this portable generator offers much higher quality than it's cheaper competitors and come from a name brand company with a good reputation for making long lasting products at a reasonable cost.
September 15, 2014