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Predator 68530
 
Approximate retail price:
$600
Summary: This Predator portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 7,000 watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 6 power outlets
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Type: Portable generators
About - Predator 68530

The Predator 68530 is part of the generator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, generator models like the 68530 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Power delivery:
How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.

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Noise:
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 - Predator 68530
info Claimed output (watts) 7000
info Fuel type gasoline
info Weight (lbs.) 243
info Fuel shutoff Yes
info Low-oil shutoff Yes
info Electric start Yes
info Fuel gauge Yes
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User Reviews - Predator 68530
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5.0
Predator 8750
11/15/2014
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Comment:
It is heavy, get the wheel kit. It can be converted to use propane and runs really well.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Needs carburetor work above sea-level
10/31/2014
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Comment:
After reading instructions I realized it needed re-jetting for use at my altitude (7,000ft+). Unit is set up for sea-level to 2000ft elevation. Re-jetting kit was included but disassembling carb was impossible. Small screws were so tight I was afraid I would snap them off. Returned unit. Got 100% refund because I never put oil or gas in engine. Otherwise restock fee would have applied. Tried to have one shipped with correct jets installed but was told No. Based on CU review I would get this generator IF correct jets could be installed prior to receiving this unit.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent generator!!!
7/31/2014
Pros
Electric Start
price
value
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Cons
Best Uses
Emergency power
Shop
Tools
Comment:
I use this generator to power my tools in my shop as well as run a plasma cutter, air compressor, and welder. This generator has taken everything I have thrown at it without any problem. Runs my 240V plasma cutter and air compressor together, and it never even stutters. When I take my welder and my plasma cutter out in the field, this is the generator I take. I can always count on it to help me get the job done. You can spend more for a more well known brand, but you won't get the value that you get with this generator.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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