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Time for a new generator

Well the time has came to get a new generator. What is a good one to get Brand watts ext.
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I got mine at Harbor freight for $540 last spring. It is 8700/7000 watt unit with electric start. I have never put in a battery because it starts 1st pull everytime.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog.../category/429/
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I got mine at Harbor freight for $540 last spring. It is 8700/7000 watt unit with electric start. I have never put in a battery because it starts 1st pull everytime.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog.../category/429/
I am looking at that one. So your pretty happy with it. How long have you had it
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Not sure what you're wanting to do with it, but we have a nice inverter hooked up to our truck. Can run vaccums, sump pumps, pretty much whatever you need. Have to keep truck running, though. Much smaller, though.
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I am looking at that one. So your pretty happy with it. How long have you had it
I got it last spring when they were on sale. I wanted the electric start because I'm not getting any younger. I added oil ( dont come with any) and slid the choke over and it fired 1st pull. It has stayed that way too. first pull every time. I have no complaints at all about it except it is heavy. 200 lbs. I actually have a electric lift I bought at HF also that I mounted in the rafters in my barn.
http://www.harborfreight.com/power-i...nch-96455.html



All I do is hook it up and lift it off the truck on to a dolly and I can move it around easily.
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I picked up a Generac from Menards. Its a POS. The damn thing will not start when its cold and the design is assinine. The recoil cord is tucked so far into the frame that when you pull start it, it has no choice but to rub the cord on the frame. Recoils don't last long . Wish it would die So I could justify buying a new one.



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One of my guys bought a harbor freight for 1/3 of my 5500/6500 Troy built. Ran exactly one time. It was a Chinese model and parts had to be ordered thru the manufacturer, mule trained across the Great Wall and sent over on a Sampan.
My Troy built is a beast but you couldn't hear a train wreck if you were within 50 ft of the generator.
Have a Yamaha 3000 inverter type for our RV. You can have a normal converation standing almost next to it but they are pricy.
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Holy Chit what are you trying to run? I use an EU2000 Honda and have for years. Does whatever i need it to do and it's quiet.
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Holy Chit what are you trying to run? I use an EU2000 Honda and have for years. Does whatever i need it to do and it's quiet.
It is also the back up generator for my home if the power goes out. I wanted something that would serve both purposes.I will pick up a smaller one if the price is right.
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We use the little 800 watt for the vacuums and what not...when we did the HIPR's we used a monster that we had to leave in the truck and back into the garages....it took two people to lift and move around...
If you're lloking for one to do more than run a vacuum...we get the little 800's on sale $90...plus I have a buddy at HF so the discount.....they are 2-stroke...we keep new plug on the truck and bought a spark plug cleaner you attach to the air hose.. We actually like the little one as the ladies on our cleaning crews can lift them (35 lbs)....and if it does blow up....I'm out less than 100 bucks...we also have 6500 watts...for bigger things. Generac GP6500 portable generator features a powerful 389cc engine and 7.2-gallon fuel tank .
Use Northern Tool you can get some good deals from them if you shop at the right time. Three years ago we got Ryobi weed wackers for $75 each...still running like a champ...all 6 of them.....
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