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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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Community icon3 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Portable generators
User Reviews
User Reviews

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
I bought a 4000 watt in Apr 2013
1/4/2014
Pros
Easy To Move Around And U
Cons
Little noisy
Best Uses
Bought For When Power G
Comment:
Needed to get sump pump running after spring storm. Used again after Tornado hit Central Illinois in Nov 2013. Used to power Freezer, Refrigerator and TV after Tornado.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
No frills Generator
10/24/2013
Pros
Highly Rated Generator
Cons
90 DAY WARRANTY
No battery included
No Wheels Included
Best Uses
Comment:
I returned this generator because it only comes with a 90 day warranty. You have to pay extra for a one year or more extended warranty. Having to pay extra for a wheel kit and battery for push button starting in addition to warranty ended up making this not such a good deal in the end.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
if noise isn't a factor
9/16/2013
Pros
Electric Start
Power
price
Cons
Can't Run Central Air
Noisy
Wheels Backordered 6 Mo
Best Uses
Bedroom AC
Running A 2500 Sq Ft Hous
Runs Fridge And Freezer
Comment:
Heavy- need a dolly<br />Make sure the exhust is running free- becomes very hot- melted a plastic bin<br />I installed a large surge protector between generator and tvs and computers. May not be needed but....
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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