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Old 11-20-2019, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Are these Generators any good?

If youíve used them or owned them. What is your opinion? Donít comment if you only like Hondaís. Please just the people that have actually used or owned them. Thanks
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:31 PM   #2
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Dude Iíve had a Powerhorse 4K watt for several years now and it has never let me down. I think I paid like 350 for it like six years ago, only mistake I made was not getting the 5500 watt model for like another 100 bucks. Great generators for the money imo.


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Old 11-20-2019, 07:34 PM   #3
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yes they are good. We have those but have purchased more harbor freight brand predator line.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:18 PM   #4
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i have the harbor freight one. Pretty sure its the same one. Dang good gen after a few quirks.

Few people selling them on fb marketplace for half price.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:26 PM   #5
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We have a harbor freight one that we use to run a airless sprayer a lot. I’d buy another!
I’m no help with power house though
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:29 PM   #6
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Few guys on my lease run powerhorse. Great generators.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:50 PM   #7
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I really enjoy mine. For the money, good buy.
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:26 PM   #8
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the middle one is the same as the harbor freight one it’s also the same as the echo just different colors. they want 1200 for the echo lol
my harbor freight one run good haven’t used it a bunch like my old generac but way quieter
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:41 AM   #9
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Can't help with that specific "brand"....However, before I bought my twin Honda 2000's I did a mountain of due diligence regarding all the Chinese generators.... General consensus was there was nothing to fear....I'm sure you can find plenty of owner reaction to these via Google search....
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:10 AM   #10
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My FIL just bought one about 3 weeks ago. Seems fine. I have had great luck with the harbor freight predator. We have ran our deer cabin off one for years with no problem. 40hrs a weekend, 8+ weekends out of the year. 320hrs a year. Iím at about 1,000 hrs on this generator and still going strong. I just change the oil every other every other weekend.


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Old 11-21-2019, 08:48 AM   #11
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They are great generators. We use them to run traffic signals we have main power outages.
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:56 AM   #12
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I bought the small one about 3-4 years ago for our soccer league concession stand. It ran great and was very quiet. I assume itís still going strong. Left the league little over a year ago but they always call me when something needs fixed.
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:23 PM   #13
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Great responses. Appreciate the input. The 3500 for that price seems like the most bang for the buck. Ive gotta place in Oklahoma that has no power. Looking for a quiet generator that would possibly push a 30 amp connection. Similar Gens that have the same capability are 3 times that price
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:46 PM   #14
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I parallel my 2 2000 Honda's and can run my old camper without any issues... all lights, satellite and tv's, microwave, etc.....6 gallon marine tank feeds the generator tanks....will run several days 24/7....heat was not electric on that camper...propane
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:49 PM   #15
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Yes predator is good as well. Father in law has one and it is almost as quiet as my on board Onan.
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:21 AM   #16
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Consumer Reports did a head-to-head comparison of the Harbor Freight Predator and the Honda last year.

Their conclusion was that if the Predator had a longer warranty, it would be the better buy. That surprised me. I had assumed that the Honda would have been far superior.

https://www.consumerreports.org/inve...ter-generator/
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:47 AM   #17
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Consumer Reports did a head-to-head comparison of the Harbor Freight Predator and the Honda last year.

Their conclusion was that if the Predator had a longer warranty, it would be the better buy. That surprised me. I had assumed that the Honda would have been far superior.

https://www.consumerreports.org/inve...ter-generator/
That is surprising. Iíll be looking at those as well. Thank you
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:45 AM   #18
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I have a used honda il "sail" you for around that price if your interested.
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:58 AM   #19
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Great responses. Appreciate the input. The 3500 for that price seems like the most bang for the buck. Ive gotta place in Oklahoma that has no power. Looking for a quiet generator that would possibly push a 30 amp connection. Similar Gens that have the same capability are 3 times that price
if you want a quiet one, better get a Honda. No comparison to the rest in that regard.
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:05 AM   #20
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I have a 4 year old Harbor freight Predator andnit gets used a lot when power goes out. Pull cranks every time. May give them a look. I was not expecting much when I bought it but to just passify a pregnant wife in the summer. It has far passed my expectations.
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:53 PM   #21
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Ended up getting a 3500 predator refurb for $287 in Terrell at Harbor Freight. They have one more there at that price. I was thinking of buying both. I ended up getting the 8750 predator generator also for $214 open box sale. They were knocking 50% off the open box price. Couldn’t pass them up! Thanks to all for the input
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:47 PM   #22
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PowerHorse 4000 - I bought one at Northern 8-10 years ago to run the lights at our Fireworks Stand location. I too was a bit skeptical at the beginning. But it proved me wrong and did the job consistently. Starts every night for us, stays consistent with its output and runs steady. I recommend. I just use the fuel cutoff switch, leave the carb empty when not in use and will be a good starter the next time out there.
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