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Portable Generator lightning deal

Post by Jim » 01 Sep 2016, 15:49

Amazon is having a lightning deal on the Briggs & Stratton 2200 Watt Generator for $529. Anyone have this generator?

http://amzn.to/2bWYI8b
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Portable Generator lightning deal

Post by lovedr79 » 01 Sep 2016, 17:15

I have one of their 8500w mmodels. Works great
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Portable Generator lightning deal

Post by Crazyboat » 03 Sep 2016, 17:05

Any idea who makes them, so many cheap knock off's who want's to get burned.

Thanks for the heads up on the sale.

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Portable Generator lightning deal

Post by JMichael » 04 Sep 2016, 09:09

Not sure who's making them (assuming same co) but I saw a white one 2 days ago that a friend has. It's 2 years old and has no issues so far. Light and quiet, and it has "smart mode" to save on fuel (idles down when no load). What I don't understand about these makers is that you can buy 2 x 2200 watt gens and parallel them for 4400 watts total for same basic price as you can buy a 3000 watt unit.

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Portable Generator lightning deal

Post by Skiffing » 05 Sep 2016, 16:19

Seems pretty $$ for a 2200 watt unit

I haven't had good luck with newer BS engines.

Home Depot has a 5,500 watt Westinghouse for < $650

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Portable Generator lightning deal

Post by canadian omc » 05 Sep 2016, 17:31

For the price, not bad generator for warm temperatures, however when it's colder B&S become a pita to start.
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Post by JMichael » 06 Sep 2016, 06:00

Went back and checked the brand of the one I mentioned above. It is an Atima generator. Evidently they have increased in value substantially as he said he paid a little over five hundred 2 years ago and current price on amazon is 799. But that Briggs n Straton unit you are looking at is 625 on amazon. Evidently amazon's prices are not some of the best to be found now.

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Post by nowgrn4 » 14 Sep 2016, 07:55

A buddy I do race weeks with has a 8 year old Champion 2000 watt inverter like this https://www.walmart.com/ip/Champion-Pow ... 3=&veh=sem. He has been running it about 300-400 hours a year for 8 years. It is IMHO the closest thing to my Honda eu2000i on the market at half the price. I personally have 4 genny's now. A Honda EX 350, a Honda eu2000i inverter, a Black Max 2100 inverter and a Champion 4000. If I ever shopped for another this is what I would buy.
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