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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.


Ease of use:
Includes starting, transport (for portables), and helpful features such as fuel shutoff.

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

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Predator 8750
6/4/2014
Pros
Power Reliability
Cons
Best Uses
Power Outages
Comment:
The generator starts right up. I converted it to use propane or natural gas and was really glad I did when an ice storm took down power for 5 days.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Not enough info
4/26/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
No owners manual other than plastic 3 page card for quick start guide. Emphasis on filling w/oil, but no mention what kind, what weight, detergent or non. Need to install a ground wire.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Missing a couple of things, So what
4/25/2014
Pros
Easy Start
Power Stability
price
Cons
Noise
Best Uses
Home back up
Portable power
Comment:
Starts out less expensive than others, yes its missing a few things. So I bought a battery and a wheel kit and paid a bit for the extended warranty. Now I have more features than the others and it was still cheaper. No brainer you think. I'm even going to get a digital voltmeter / hour meter on e-bay for $11 bucks.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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