Portable generators bring electrical power anywhere it is needed. From job sites to emergencies to outdoor events, these work horses put in long hours and provide economical, reliable power for everything from tools to refrigerators and public address systems.
All of the units in this lineup have 20-amp 120-volt duplex receptacles and at least one 120/240 volt receptacle at 30 amps. Some feature outlets for charging batteries, 120-volt 30-amp receptacles or 50-amp, 120/240-240 volt receptacles.
Generac Portable GP Series
At the top end of the power curve are two electric-start portables from Generac Power Systems. The Generac Portable or GP Series with the GP175000E and the GP15000E can supply power for a construction crew or temporary electrical wiring.
Both units have 50-amp, 120/250-volt and 30-amp, 120/250-volt receptacles for connection to a manual transfer switch or separate power box. An included battery clip cable plugs into the 12-volt charging outlet.
Other features include an hour meter with maintenance indicator, individual circuit breakers for each receptacle, low-oil shutdown, and cast iron cylinders for durability. The automatic idle control saves fuel and reduces noise.
Briggs and Stratton Elite
The Briggs and Stratton Elite Series offers two portable generators in 7000 watts and 8000 watts. They feature a weather protected control panel to keep out the rain, dust, debris. Large 7-gallon fuel tanks offer up nine hours of run time. An included wheel kit adds easier portability.
Power Surge alternators provide greater surge wattage for extra motor starting power. A Briggs and Stratton Overhead Valve engine for long life, fuel efficiency, and quieter running with a muffler to further reduce noise.
Briggs & Stratton Elite 7000 Watt Electric Start 30663A
Briggs & Stratton Elite 8000 Watt Electric Start 30664A
All outlets are circuit breaker protected. Four 120-volt, 20-amp outlets, One 120/240-volt, 30-amp outlet, locking 120/240-volt 30-amp outlet, and a Float Charge Jack for battery charging.
Generac XG Series
The durable and reliable XG Series of Generators rely on Generac’s own OHVI engine, designed specifically by Generac for the demands placed on it by a portable generator.
120-volt outlets include four 20-amp GFCI outlets and one 30-amp outlet in addition to the 30-amp 120/240 volt.
The XG10000E includes an additional 50-amp, 120/240V receptacle.
Also see the electric start XG8000E and XG6500 recoil start.
Ideal for job sites, emergency power, outdoor events, and DIY projects. These XG Series generators feature never-flat wheels, heavy-duty tubular frames, large capacity fuel tanks, low oil shut down, and conveniently placed engine controls with easy starting.
Kubota Lowboy II
The Lowboy II manufactured by Kubota is designed to have the lowest possible height in a diesel-powered, liquid-cooled generator. The 11 kilowatt GL11000 and 7 kilowatt GL7000 operate at 3600 RPM and a quiet 66dB.
Single phase power is supplied through direct wiring of a transfer switch or service panel. Receptacles provide plug-in support for power boxes and extension cords. The GL11000 also includes a 120/240-volt 50-amp receptacle.
High capacity fuel tanks for extended run times, low noise levels, outstanding portability, and ease of operation make the Lowboy generators ideal for on-the-job power needs.
The Generac Professional Grade XP Series Generators have features that make them ideal for job sites and anywhere that long, reliable operation is required. XP generators feature TruePower technology provides clean power for sensitive electronics, tools, and appliances.
All the units feature Generac OHVI engines with full pressure lubrication and spin-on oil filters with low pressure shutdown. The panel is GFCI protected to meet OSHA requirements.
Outlets include two 20-amp duplex, single 120-volt, 30-amp twist-lock, a 120/240-volt 30-amp twist-lock outlet, and a 12-volt 10-amp battery charger. The XP10000E adds an additional 50-amp, 120/240-volt outlet with
The XP4000 is a manual start, the other three models are electric start.
Champion Electric Start
Champion Electric Start portable generators available in three models from 3800 watts to 8000 watts with features to make on the job power easier than ever.
Electric Start models include the 3800-Watt Dual-Fuel and the 800-Watt Dual-Fuel Portable Generators that run on either gasoline or propane fuel. Push-button electric start or easy-pull recoil start make starting easier than ever.
With 10,000 starting watts and 8000 running watts (on gasoline), the 8000 watt model has plenty of power for multiple tools to keep everyone working. On smaller jobs, the 3800-Watt model provides 4750 starting watts and 3800 running watts to keep several circular saw working at the same time.
The Gasoline-Powered 7500-Watt Electric-Start Portable supplies up to 9375 starting watts for multiple tools.
All three models operate up to 8 hours on a single tank of gasoline. Duel-Fuel models connect to 20-pound or larger propane tanks. Fuel consumption varies by power use on all generators.
120-volt 20-amp duplex receptacles and one 120-volt 30-amp receptacle.
7500-watt and 8000-watt models have a 120/240-volt 30 amp receptacle.
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