Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Briggs & Stratton 030210 Elite Series Vanguard OHV Portable Generator

Briggs & Stratton 030210 Elite Series Vanguard OHV Portable Generator Description

This powerful Briggs & Stratton portable generator provides extra surge wattage to start multiple motor-driven tools or appliances simultaneously. Surge Watts 13,500 Rated Watts 8,000 Engine Displacement (cc) 392 HP 15 Engine OHV Run Time 8 hours @ 1/2 load Fuel Capacity (gal.) 7 Start Type Electric Additional Specs Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine All-season control panel PowerSurge alternator Super Lo Tone Muffler reduces noise to minimum levels Rolls on 10in. pneumatic wheels

Manufacturer

Briggs & Stratton manufactures small engines and outdoor power equipment. For 100 years, we've been building the engines that power the equipment people use to get the job done. That's the reason consumers look for the Briggs & Stratton brand when they shop for power equipment. Hurricanes. Ice storms. Wind storms. You've seen the after-effects, entire communities without power. A generator will ensure your family has the power needed when faced with unexpected outages. Two types of generators are available: portable generators and permanently installed home generator systems. Briggs & Stratton Elite Series products have heavy-duty components and features with a longer warranty to back them up. They perform tirelessly around the home, farm or on the job. Outlets include: two NEMA 5-20R 20 Amp outlets and one NEMA L14-30R 30 Amp outlet.

Features
  •     13,500 Surge Watts/8,000 Rated Watts
  •     Electric Start
  •     PowerSurge alternator provides extra surge wattage to start multiple motor driven tools or appliances simultaneously
  •     Lo-Tone muffler keeps noise levels to a minimum
  •     Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California

This review is from: Briggs & Stratton 030210 Elite Series Vanguard OHV Portable Generator

Good deal, Great price., July 6, 2011 By drt

It's saved us a couple times already. Extended power outages waste food. This will nearly power our whole house, including two refrigerators and a freezer.

Love this unit, February 22, 2011 By Craneguy

I purchased the 7500 watt surge to 13,500 watt same unit much older. Got the unit week before hurricane Katrina glad I did! We were out of power for 36 days between this unit, and one a little lower in wattage we have survived power outages in comfort. I use mobil 1 10w30 full synthetic changed every 75 to 100 hours this paticular unit has over 600 hours on it since 2005 only problem I had was with dirty fuel would reccomend this unit to friends, and family [got this unit for parents].I run the whole house with exception of hot water heater,oven and dryer my house is total electric. This unit is worth it's weight in gold to me.

quality,great price, September 23, 2009 By pat

I couldn't be happier with this item. It was easy to put together and to run for the first time. I had my house wired for emergency power and the electricians said this was a fantastic generator. They also told me that the price I paid was really good. Even when everything was online the generator didn't bog.It is a little loud but not excessively so.I would tell anyone it is a great deal and runs very well.I am a true believer in the quality of Briggs & Stratton. I have a lawn mower that is 35 years old and still going strong

One great machine, April 19, 2009 By Rose M. Hughes "cosmicrose" (Methow, WA USA)
(REAL NAME)

We have had our generator for close to a year now and it has never failed to do what it is needed to do. I have to say that we are happy campers indeed. It is extremely important that we have equipment that can handle heavy and persistent work loads at times. We have to rely on this generator completely in our wilderness off the grid location when there is inadequate solar gain to power our home and pump our water. We use ours every single day at times. This unit works so well that THREE of our neighbors have bought the exact some model for use at their own places after seeing ours in action. I have heard absolutely no complaints... only raves from all of them. I'm not sure why some others here have had issues... but none of us have.

Simple reliable generator, March 30, 2009 By TGW "gwtexas" (Carthage, TX)

After substantial experinece in helping people in the aftermath of hurricanes, I saw that hurricane Ike was about one week out from my house inland and decided I would not be one of those poor saps without a generator when the power went out. I went to every store around 50 miles of my house before I finally found a generator. It happened to be briggs and stratton elite series with 8000 running watts. It was the only one left and I knew it, so I bought it reluctantly from a tractor supply store in Texas. Well, after a week of having my power out from hurrican Ike I was thrilled with it. Heck, I was even able to watch dvd's on my TV, and that was while I had the comfort of knowing my refrigerator/freezer was running along with fans to keep the heat down. It is dirt simple to use, it is rugged, and the only minor complaint I would make is it about as loud as a riding lawn mower. That really isn't terrible though considering that it is a pretty powerful generator as "portable" units go. Thanks Briggs and Stratton, you never let me down.

Great Generator, Problems with Starting It, November 14, 2008 By RC Frederick

A great generator for the jobsite and home use. My order arrived on time and generator set up was fast and easy. But after putting the generator together, I could not get it started. After checking all the trouble shooting suggestions on the Briggs and Stratton website, I called customer service...they finally suggested I take it to one of their authorized dealers (15 miles away). The problem: the delivery company tilted the generator/container on it's side during delivery, oil from the engine dripped into the air filter stopping air flow. No air flow, no start. A simple fix once identified. Cost: a new air filter and time away from the job. Briggs and Stratton: Great website, customer service and product.

Darkness no more!, April 7, 2008 By Kevin Nicholls "jaded, aging hipster" (Milford, MI)
(REAL NAME)

Amazon had an incredible price on this when I bought it, and I couldn't be happier.

About a week after I placed my order, the delivery company wheeled it straight in to my garage (for free!) and setting it up took about 10 minutes by myself.

After doing some research, I learned that using synthetic 5W-30 oil was best in weather that's below 40F (which describes Michigan for about half of the year). I dropped a quart in, added some gas, and the generator fired right up.

I did notice what sounded like misfiring, as another reviewer noted. However, as soon as I added an electric load, it went away immediately. After talking to some other generator owners, I found out that this is normal, and leaving a generator running with no load is typically not recommended.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I dare the elements to stand up to me now!

Great price on a great generator, March 12, 2008 By Jeff Bollinger "runner1960" (missouri usa)
(REAL NAME)

I just recieved my new generator today. Amazon delivery was amazing. The truck line called. backed up to my door at my convienience, and me and the driver had it off the truck in less than 5 minutes. Keep in mind this is a 2 person job. Adding to the plus for the delivery is that it was absolutly free.

It took me a total of 10 minutes to install the wheels,support bracket, attach the battery cable(yes it does come with the battery installed),fill with the supplied oil and put in some gas. One little choke and the unit fired off a lot sooner than I anticipated. I ran some electrical power tools to make sure the unit was putting out power and they all worked flawlessly. I searched far and wide untill I settled on this unit. The Vangaurd engine ( built by mitsubishi according to The Briggs rep I talked to) was the major selling point. It is quieter than many larger generators and can ramp up to a 13500 watt surge. Im not hoping for a power outage , but I sure would like to put this baby to the test. I might just throw my transfer switch tomorrow and see what it can do. Very happy at this point A

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