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Summary:This Briggs & Stratton small stationary generator is natural gas- or propane-powered and is rated for 6,000 (natural gas) and 8,000 (propane) watts. It has: • electric start • fuel shutoff • low-oil shutoff
The Briggs & Stratton 40445 is part of the generator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, generator
models like the 40445 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.
A generator's ability to deliver power smoothly, with consistent voltage.
Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.
Features & Specs - Briggs & Stratton 40445
Claimed output (watts) Maximum wattage for continuous operation, as per the manufacturer.
Claimed output (watts)
NG 6000 LPG 8000
Fuel type Gasoline, diesel fuel, propane, or (stationary models only) natural gas.
Weight (lbs.) The generator’s weight, to the nearest pound, when fully fueled. (Propane tanks are separate, and natural-gas models are fueled externally.) Weight for stationary models, which stay where installed, is "NA," for not applicable.
Fuel shutoff Lets you draw gas from the fuel system to keep it from leaking, or from fouling parts if it degrades during storage.
Low-oil shutoff Turns off the engine if the oil level is low, preventing damage.
Electric start Lets you start the engine with a switch or pushbutton rather than a pull cord.
Fuel gauge Indicates how much fuel is in a portable generator's tank.