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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 icon7 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Portable generators
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
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.

(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.

(2 of 2 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.
The Predator 68530 is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. The Predator 68530 Generators features and specs include Claimed output (watts), Fuel gauge, Electric start, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Fuel type, Low-oil shutoff. In our lab tests, Generators models like the Predator 68530 are reviewed on Power delivery, Run time range (hrs.), Power quality, Noise, Overall score, Ease of use. 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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