Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471)

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$1199.99
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  • Electric start
  • 10000 starting watt / 8000 running watt
  • 420cc Briggs 2100 Series OHV engine
  • 20.0 FT-LBS gross torque
  • 9 hour run time at 1/2 load
  • 7 gallon fuel tank
  • 10" never go flat wheels
  • 4-120V 1-120/240 30A outlets
  • Dual handles
  • ASM (absorbed glass mate) battery included
  • 3-5 yr battery life (replacement available from Midwest Engine)
  • 3 year warranty


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Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471)
 
4.6

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95%

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  • Easy to assemble (4)

Cons

  • Noisy (4)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    go with the old

    purchased one week before huricane sandy. filled oil and gas and started with half a turn of the key. lost power monday at 4 o'clock. i had never hooked it up to house...Read complete review

    purchased one week before huricane sandy. filled oil and gas and started with half a turn of the key. lost power monday at 4 o'clock. i had never hooked it up to house until now. ran from 4:30 to 10 pm and only used just under 2.5 gal of gas. ran all day tuesday on 6 gal of gas over 14 hours.hope reliability stands up to there name. great generator. will update in a few months on reliability.

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    Works great when it works

    Purchased this unit after last years storms. When needed for Sandy I was totally impressed by this generator. Started up with zero problems. Plenty of power to do whatever we wanted. Ran for...Read complete review

    Purchased this unit after last years storms. When needed for Sandy I was totally impressed by this generator. Started up with zero problems. Plenty of power to do whatever we wanted. Ran for apx. 11 hrs before needed to refill. We don't run it over night so we shut it down in the evening and when started back up on day 3 of it's use it would not produce power. Took apx 1.5 hrs to get someone from Briggs on the phone who told me I needed to flash the generator. Start generator, plug in a corded drill and while pressing the trigger on the drill turn the chuck counter clockwise.. I turned that chuck both counter and clockwise and still dead. Now trying to find someone that services it. Briggs offered a few local service dealers but when called they say they work on the engines but do nothing with the generator side. Really a pain for a less then one year old generator.

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    5.0

    Several places near my home will service this.

    By Dave62

    from South Eastern Michigan

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    We were without power for 1-week during Christmas 2013 and vowed we'd never let that happen again. I did some basic research and called a few service shops in my county to ensure they would perform warranty work on this generator, I made the purchase online and had the generator within a few days, the instructions allowed me to have it assembled within 30-minutes, I put premium gas and oil in and it fired up immediately, provided a steady 120-volts out of all of the necessary sockets, I hooked it up to the house and we'll be able to run everything from our deep water well to our furnace and a burner or two on the electric stove. Life is good, or at least it will be when we lose power.

     
    5.0

    Exceptional value for your money.

    By Anonymous

    from New Brunswick, Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Given the the weather related events lately and the power outages I decided it was time to have a reliable back up power supply. I believe this is the right choice as the price was very good for the size of the generator and the company name is recognized as being around for many years producing quality engines. Since I have purchased it I have not yet had a power outage to test it out on, but I have the peace of mind knowing that I am ready and prepared.

     
    5.0

    easy to use

    By Anonymous

    from Whiting, IN, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Bought it for our vacation home, no gas just elec. now we have power when the elec. goes down.

     
    5.0

    Best backup generator for your buck

    By valleb55

    from Cap-Pele, NB, Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Bought generator, was easy to assemble, added the oil and gas and since it came with a fully charge good battery it started on first crank of the engine. It ran for 10 mins then it stalled. It would then start with the choke on but it would stalled immediately. Brought it to my local B & S authorized repair shop and they had it repaired in no time. It was minor, just a defective part in the carburetor. That is why I bought a Briggs & Stratton. They have authorized dealers located everywhere, even in small towns. This generator has more than enough power to run our home comfortably. I would recommend this generator to anyone who wants a generator of this size, Very pleased with my purchase

     
    5.0

    durable

    By barrym

    from Swift Current, SK, Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    i own two of these generators now, they start great and run great. one of them has over 3000 hours on it and it starts like it is new. with that being said there are some things that will wear out on them. the brushes for generator have shown to last 1000 hours and solenoid for starter about 2500 hours. both of these things are cheap to replace and take under 10 mins to replace. i will stick with briggs and stratton, they have proved to be good in my experience

     
    5.0

    runs like a gizelle

    By 1SHARK

    from Rosemount, MN, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    allway's starts.RUNS ALONG TIME ON A LITTLE GAS.IT IS EASY TO USE.

     
    5.0

    Very easy to start and very reliable

    By Kirkbadeau

    from Raceland, LA, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    If their is a more reliable portable generator I don't know what it is

     
    5.0

    Port. Generator 030471

    By RAP1

    from The Woodlands, TX, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Does exactly as advertised. Well built quality Product.

     
    4.0

    Dependable

    By Bholwell

    from Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    I bought the generator about 6 months ago. Easy starting and plenty of power. The generator is loud compared to my previous unit.

     
    5.0

    Works like it should

    By Richard1131

    from Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Starts great and works great. Never had a problem. Would recommend it

     
    5.0

    Construction and quality

    By Garril

    from Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    The construction appears to be very solid and the littler assembly that was required went together very well. Manual starting is very easy and the key start is a nice feature. Especially like the built in battery charger.

     
    4.0

    Brought recently as house ...

    By Rick75

    from Port Chester, NY, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Brought recently as house backup with 30amp connection as recommended by my electrician. Easy to assemble. Metric sizes recommended did not match nuts.

     
    5.0

    Ttrustworthy and solid

    By Daverino

    from Consecon, Ontario, Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Money well spent, lots of power to run the essentials during an outage

     
    5.0

    Very Heavy Duty

    By one4jimmy

    from Vaucluse, South Carolina USA

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    I have had it for less than a month but as of this moment I think I have a solid built piece of equipment. Built by a trusted company that's been around a long time, which they didn't achieve by making junk! (1) starts easy and quick (2) Runs smooth (3) Plenty of power. I rate a #1

     
    4.0

    Great features

    By Jimbo1

    from Nakina, ON, Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    We live in the Northern part of the country. We bought this generator to run our home in case the power goes down. So far it has worked as we expected it to. We have had no problems and we are glad we purchased it.

     
    5.0

    Quality construction

    By RCherry52

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Very easy to go from box to running. Cranked on first turn of the key.

     
    5.0

    Starts easily

    By Stubby

    from Bangor, Pa.

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Bought this unit in January 2013 and have had no problems.

     
    5.0

    Back Up Power To Spare

    By DONJN

    from Port Hope ON Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    I replaced another generator two months ago that was new and did not work well with this one and have not had to use it yet other than breaking in and trying it. It worked perfectly so far and I'm very pleased with it.

     
    5.0

    Superior Quality Machine

    By mIke123

    from Cumberland, RI, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    I bought this generator 2 years ago, I had to wait as it was back ordered, but it was well worth the wait. The machine works flawlessly each and every time needed

     
    4.0

    A solid portable generator

    By Mustangfan45

    from Metuchen, NJ, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Power up some of my appliances during Super Storm Sandy with no problems.

     
    5.0

    Very impressed

    By BriggsNewbie

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Easy to setup. Great starter and engine purrs, very happy with my purchase!

     
    5.0

    Great portable power

    By SantinaStudio

    from Woodbridge, Vaughan, ON, Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    I bought this generator for standby power for my home. I was without power for about 14 hours one day this winter because of a freezing rain fall that took out local power lines, and this generator kept my refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster and furnace fan working fine.

     
    5.0

    Easy to start, and well built generator

    By briansbmw1

    from Joplin, MO, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    I bought this a few years ago and have found that it is well built, a good value, and runs about as quiet as similar models.

     
    4.0

    Reliable unit

    By Denmac

    from Corfu, New York, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Have had my Generator for a few years and has never failed to start when it s needed. A noisy but all the power you'll need.

     
    4.0

    Well-built for the money

    By JerseyJoe77

    from New Jersey, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Bought after Hurricane Sandy. Only complaint is that the unit misfired terribly right out of the box. Ran fine after defective carb was replaced at no charge.

     
    5.0

    Bought this generator ...

    By PeterYUL

    from Montreal, QC, Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Bought this generator last year after a storm knocked power out for 48 hours. I wired it to my house with a plug outside and through a 30 Amp switchable breaker box for important systems. Yesterday used it for the first time during a 16 hour power outage, and it was great! It handled a forced air oil furnace, a 120 gallon aquarium, and two fridges with plenty of power to spare. I maintain it properly and run it at least once a month. Construction is robust, and the fold down handle makes it easy to move (similar weight to a loaded wheel barrel). The wheels are basic plastic wheels, perfectly OK for home use but it you plan to move it rough conditions, you might want to swap them for something tougher. The electric start is convenient but not really necessary since it always starts with just one easy pull. Noise is what you’d expect from an engine of this size, similar to a large snow blower.

     
    4.0

    very hot performance!!

    By doumdoum72

    from Saint-Alexandre, QC, Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    i used it for almost all my house during winter for 8 hours and was working well than deus it an other time and start quickly only bad thing is a little bit noisy for neighbours

     
    5.0

    Excellent !!!!!

    By Katie

    from Detroit, MI, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Fantastic generator, lots of power. Wired in a transfer plug/box and 8500 watts powers nearly entire home. Love the security knowing its brigss and stratton quality.

     
    5.0

    Just in break-in time ...

    By glalonde

    from Dunham, Quebec, Canada

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    Just in break-in time right now. Starts well but may need ethanol free gas as it misses slightly at running temperature and choke off. Runs ok with a bit of choke. Will try ethanol free gas next scheduled test.

     
    5.0

    started up second pull ran great l

    By rick21

    from Bangor, PA, United States

    Comments about Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471):

    runs great , like all of the controls,compact unit

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