Just a great generator ,it runs fairly quiet for a constant rpm motor , you can tell Firman out some thought into this as the muffler is huge and does its job , the power is constant and smooth , I ran my pellet stove , deep freeze and fridge recently and all went well , the unit was packaged well , assembled so easy , everything but fuel is in the box , I added fuel , set the choke and it started on the first pull , I was impressed with how easy and fast it took off , overall I really like the look and operation of this generator compared to others I've used , great value !
Defective unit when unpackaging and setting up for first use
During unpackaging and initial inspection, I notice the bottom rear frame cross support was bent... There was no evidence of damage to the shipping box in that area... I assembled the wheels and handle, installed the oil in the engine, and put about 2 gallons of gas in the fuel tank... Turned on the fuel petcock and the unit fired up on the very first pull... I was impressed. As it was running smoothly, I noticed that gasoline was dripping from the bottom of the tank behind the fuel petcock area onto the engine. Definitely a fire hazard..! I shut the unit down immediately. I then checked the fittings on the petcock and they seemed tight... I drained the fuel from the tank and called customer service. Spoke with Dan Baltran in Peoria, AZ who was very helpful. I removed the fuel petcock at his recommendation and inspected it as well as the threaded opening on the bottom of the tank. The petcock was fine, but the tank had evidence of damage and cracks in it around the threaded hole area. Dan had me take pictures and email to him... Upon the receipt of my photo email, he replied and informed me he was shipping a new tank unit with a new petcock for added measure... I have a FedEx tracking number and ETA is Friday, 8-10-18 by end of day... Hopefully this will solve the leaking issue... I'm still not happy that this unit has a bent cross frame, but don't forsee it as an issue with functional performance of the unit itself. Better Quality Control needs to be taken in craftsmanship, assembly, and packaging and shipping of these units to customers...
I bought this as a backup to my Firman 9,500 watt tri-fuel generator. Not only does it start easily and run really well, it is pretty light weight and easy to move around. This is a great little generator.
Quieter than most but does not produce rated watts
Not sure if it’s just this generator but it’s faulty and I have to return it to the store it does not produce nearly the wattage it says at start up or running wattage! Engine runs great & it’s Quieter than most but just doesn’t work properly
Customer review from homedepot.ca
Oct 17, 2020
Great Value for the Price.
It runs really good, very quite, very good on gas, lots of power, it runs everything in my trailer with no problem.