Briggs & Stratton® 8000 Watt Portable Generator (030471)

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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)
 
4.5

(based on 64 reviews)

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92%

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  • Easy to assemble (4)

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  • 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

Wonderful Machine

By FireCat

from Townsend, WI, United States

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

Replaced a Generac with this. A great generator at a great price. Handles my house well as an emergency backup. I am disappointed that it doesn't have an oil filter.

 
1.0

I will try this again

By 67 sunfire

from Melville, sask

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

I bought this unit three years ago and have never even run it up as it is strictly a backup for our cottage electrical. Yesterday, the power/heat went off for 12 hours at -35 below. I drove to the lake and fired up the generator for the first time and used it too maintain the cottage heat above zero with area heaters. Worked great for two hours and then quit. Engine oil was everywhere and it leaked almost as fast as I added more. I was forced to go and buy another generator as i could not let the pipes freeze and ruin a nice cottage. I am not sure but i do not believe these are made for the cold and something froze up to blow all the oil out. The only good thing about the experience is the low oil shutoff worked. I now have a 238LB boat anchor or a bill to fix something with 2 hours use on it. Not fair. Glenn

 
5.0

Elite 8000. Excellent Product.

By K12GSguy

from Hanwell, NB, Canada

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

Just got it home today. Fired it up on the battery; does not need the choke for long. Filled the tank with supreme gas, over 22 liters or more. Wheeled it around the house, fired it up and flipped breakers on the generator panel. No problem handling the load given it. Looking forward to a nicer experience when the electric power goes out the next time. Will not worry about the frigs, freezer and will have tv and internet working as well as some lights.

 
5.0

simply awesome

By gussie

from nova scotia

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

I bought this genny on sale to replace a smaller genny. I noted it is well built and sturdy to say the least. I have installed it with an 8 circut reliance transfer switch. Started right up and is running great. Now since it is new i need to gain some confidence with it so over the next 5 days i ran it for an hour at 3\4 load. It ran perfect and used 1\2 a tank. Do not wait for a power failure to try it. Keep in mind it is a machine after all. The idle down feature would be nice but i would not pay the priemium for it. The engine is no louder then my smaller genny considering the larger engine. After 5 hours i changed the oil to 5w30 synthetic b&s oil. So far so good.

 
5.0

Great value

By John in Maine

from Maine, United States

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

Never a problem. A little noisy, but it was 1/4 the price of the quieter Honda.It runs everything in the house including the water pump. Of course you have to be selective. For instance, if you have to run the oven, turn off the breaker to the water pump, etc. Other than managing those big items, it'll run everything else--lights, TV, furnace, etc. I'm 60+ yrs old, had B&S engines all my life with excellent results.

 
1.0

Briggs and Stratton - 8000

By Brewtek

from NB, Canada

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

I bought this a month ago and I wish I never did. :(

 
3.0

Off Grid with the 8000

By Kend

from Beaton, BC, Canada

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

I like this machine although I wish it was fuel injected ,and the battery is not good for below 0 temps.

 
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.

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