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Sportsman GEN4000LP, 3250 Running Watts/4000 Starting Watts, Propane Powered Portable Generator
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- 4000 Watt Surge/3250 watt continuous
- 10 hour run time on 50% load, propane fuel hose and regulator included
- Recoil start, circuit protection, auto fuel shut-off safety valve, Auto low oil shut down
- Two 120V AC outlet and one 12V DC outlet for battery charging
- EPA approved
- 4000 surge watts/3250 running watts, 7 HP, 4 stroke OHV, recoil start engine, delivers maximum performance
- Uses a standard gas grill style LPG tank, 5-foot Regulator hose is included in box , LPG propane tank is not included
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Took delivery today, put oil in, connected propane, etc.; engine started on 5th or 6th pull. Verified that it was generating 120V AC & 12V DC. Second time, it started on the first pull. Everything seems to be working as advertised.
Some of the materials used in this generator are not as sturdy as one would like. The air filter cover is made of cheap plastic & was badly cracked when it arrived. The clips that hold the air filter cover in place are flimsy, made of wire about the same gauge as a paper clip. As at least one other reviewer has noted, the choke lever is plastic & feels very flimsy. I handle it gingerly for fear that I will break it.
The oil filler opening is placed very low, tucked under the power panel. Putting in oil is a pain. A funnel with a narrow tube at least 6-8 inches long is required. The pull cord location is a little awkward, too, & I don't even want to think about taking out the spark plug.
Bottom line: If this generator lasts, it will be well worth what I paid for it. It has some bothersome design features, & some parts could have been made of sturdier materials.
UPDATE 9/14/11: I contacted Buffalo Tools about the broken air cleaner cover. They asked me to fax my receipt to them. I didn't exactly have a receipt as such, so I faxed my Amazon order & the packing slip, with a cover page asking for a new cover. They sent not only a new cover but a whole new air cleaner. A big thumbs-up to Buffalo Tools for responding in a more-than-satisfactory manner to my problem.
UPDATE 7/7/12: I recently had occasion to use this generator in a power outage.Read more ›
The only problem experienced to date is we have had difficulty getting it started. We changed the spark plug and that has helped somewhat, but we still have to use ether to get it started most of the time. We are waiting on Buffalo Tools to get us the local service repair shop so we can bring it in for warranty repair. Unit is just 2 weeks old.
I pulled of he plug panel and found 3 connectors on one Gen and 2 on the other not connected. The connectors were push on and most would pull off with minimal force. I had to use some pliers and squeeze them tighter so they would stay on. I also think this is a hazard since they were so loose that they were not making much of a connection and if you were pulling current out of the sockets with a loose connection they will heat up and get hot and not supply the full load. So you people that claim you are not getting close to the rated output, check your connections behind that panel.
I ordered one of these just after we lost power during the Alabama tornadoes last May on a Wed. I ordered Thursday 2nd day. I was supposed to get it Saturday. There was a shipping delay, most likely UPS. It arrived on Tue, with 3 of the 4 rubber mounts broken and one pot metal leg holding the generator body broken, the air filter cracked.
I emailed Amazon and they sent out a 2nd one Fed-X overnight, I cant fault Amazons Superior Customer service. The 2nd one arrive with 2 rubber mounts broken and again a cracked air filter. It appears all this damage is caused by the shipper putting the carton on end, which causes the weight to pull the rubber vulcanization off the mount, and if the air filter is down it cracks it. It was also very hard to remove since it now is partially under the frame bar. Both of them.
I called Amazon and told them I would keep one and send back the one with the broke leg. I was informed that they do not accept returns of this item I could donate it to someone.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ran this for 12 hours during a power outage. Woke up and it was off but there was plenty of propane left. Would not start again. Read morePublished 1 month ago by I. Osborne
We travel a lot for work and use this to have power at outdoor events with no electricity! It's a lot safer than travelling with a gas generator and it's super easy to use!Published 1 month ago by Brian Buchanan
With all of the generators on the market today, most are gasoline powered. Since I am a firm believer that in the near future, the SHTF will happen. Read morePublished 2 months ago by PowderKeg
We have used this generator often to run minor appliances at a tent site. It starts with 2-3 pulls and will run over 8 hours on a single tank. Read morePublished 2 months ago by anthony caruso
I received this item damaged. The documentation says in many places to not return to store if you have a problem, that the manufacturer will fix whatever is wrong. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Christopher Brunson