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Generators

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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Community icon9 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Portable generators
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
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
Wattage Rating
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.
The Predator 68530 is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. The Predator 68530 Generators features and specs include Fuel gauge, Electric start, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Fuel type, Low-oil shutoff, Claimed output (watts). In our lab tests, Generators models like the Predator 68530 are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Ease of use, Power delivery, Run time range (hrs.), Power quality. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Predator 68530 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Predator 68530 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Predator 68530.
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