The Troy-Bilt XP 7000 30477 is part of the generator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, generator
models like the XP 7000 30477 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.
How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.
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 - Troy-Bilt XP 7000 30477
Claimed output (watts) Maximum wattage for continuous operation, as per the manufacturer.
Claimed output (watts)
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.
We used this product during bad weather power outtages; most recent was Hurricane Sandy. The unit ran for 26 hours with only two stops (refuel). Sure it is a bit noisy but we had every appliance in the house going with the exception of the central heating/air conditioning unit. Very happy with generator performance and reliability.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Frank Green
from Quinton, NJ
(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Gasoline Discolors Paint
Emergency Home Needs
Since TROY-Built sold out, products don't seem to have the same engineering. While this generator supplies much needed emergency electricity and starts easily, it is much, much, too, too LOUD ! Again engineering stumble.<br />If it is built this loud, why does it not have an idle switch to use during the exercise periods.? Consumer Reports recommends ear protection while in close proximity, that is ridiculous. This is a HOME generator. I would only recommend this to a friend with reservations about the NOISE. And I am hard of hearing