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Briggs and Stratton 30713 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS4000S:

  • button icon Portable Generator
  • button icon Start-Camping & RV Ready
  • button icon 4,000 starting watts and 3,300 running watts
  • button icon High voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
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Runners Up:

Briggs and Stratton 30713

Reasons to buy Briggs and Stratton 30713 :

  • button icon Portable Generator with Wheels
  • button icon 12 HOURS OF RUNTIME
  • button icon EASY TO USE CONTROL PANEL
  • button icon Has a power surge alternator
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS4000S

  • RV Ready
  • Recoil Start
  • ENGINE TYPE
  • EPA Certified
  • Starting method
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS4000S

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Recoil Start
  • ENGINE TYPE
  • EPA Certified
  • Starting method
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COMPARISON – Briggs and Stratton 30713 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Portable Generator with Wheels. 10-INCH WHEELS FOR PORTABILITY

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5000 watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Runs of 6250 watts – very powerful wattage

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Works using gasoline

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Long run time of 12 hours on 1/2 load

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Electric start - Easy to operate control panel

No

Dual Fuel

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

389 cc engine type – heavy duty

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

It uses cold start technology in order to be able to perform in cold weather.

Easy to Start

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Press on the button to start. Easy to use control panel with quick guides

Yes

Yes, it is easy to start because it has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5 gallon fuel tank. Delivers 12 hours of uninterrupted runtime

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Takes 12 hours running after a 1/2 load. Keeps you connected during long power shortages

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Created with low oil shut off function. Prevents accidents when oil is at minimum

Yes

Yes, it has a low oil shut off which protects the engine

Air Cooled

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes – generator uses the Overhead Valve (OHV) to get air cooled

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled since it has got a forced air cooling system

Engine Capacity

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

389 cc engine capacity

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Noise Level

Yes

69Db-it has got two pairs of isolated motor mounts which reduce noise levels

Multi-Purpose

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Can be used for multi-purpose – RV ready, camping, sites and homes

Yes

it is multi-purpose since it can serve as a household backup generator as well as a construction power source

Heavy Duty

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Power surge alternator – generator can power up both small and large electric appliances during power outages

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Is framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Recoil method

DuroStar DS4000S

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has an open frame

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

(4) 120V household outlets and (1) 120/240V, 30A locking outlet – ideal for portable power usage

Yes

Two 120V 20A GFCI Outlet and one 120 30A Twist Lock

Portable

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Generator can be moved to any place.

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

187 pounds

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Never go flat wheels – 10 inches makes to easy to climb multiple surfaces

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Fold up handle style – ideal for storage especially in places with little space

Yes

two practical handles which enables it to be carried easily to anywhere

Warranty

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Included Accessories

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Comes with engine oil, operators manual and a quick start up and shutdown guide

Yes

Oil funnel, sparkplug wrench, tool set and owner’s manual

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Has an hour meter – shows the amount of time remaining for automatic shut down for low oil

Yes

it has got an oil warning light which indicating low oil level

Low oil shutdown

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, generator will go off once low has reached minimum in fuel tank

Yes

Yes, the generator shuts down automatically after sensing that the oil level is low

Noise Level

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

- Outlets built with rubber covers that guards against elements - 10 inch never go flat solid wheels that can easily climb over any surface - A long runtime of 12 hours to keep you powered during power shortages - Features a power surge alternator that created a short surge power required to start large and small appliances and tools - A fold up handle with rubber details to prevent slipping off hands - High quality metallic fuel tank with a 5 gallon capacity - Portable generator that can be transported to any place without difficulty - Comes with engine oil, manual and easy start and stop guide - Built with a multi featured control panel that has a circuit breaker protection - Its overhead Valve (OHV) technology helps the generator to run cooler and longer - Heavy duty 389 cc engine type that is reliable and long lasting - Generator has been framed for durability - High start of 6250 watts and operation of 5000 watts - Suitable for portable power needs with its 4 120V household outlets and 1 120/240V, 30A locking outlet - Built for multi-purpose because it is RV ready, camping and homes - Contains a low oil shut down to save engine from damage - Great design that easily blends with décor - Built with an open frame design

Yes

• This generator has got 4000 surge watts which make it good for powering large appliances or power tools. • It has got a powerful 7HP engine which provides plenty of power to handle many jobs from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools. • It has got motor stabilizerswhich lowers the noise level for a substantial amount. • It has is designed with in built voltmeter which is a great addition for people with sensitive devices. • It has a super quiet muffle which reduces engine noise. • It has full power panel with oil warning light, voltmeter, circuit breaker and power outlets.

Cons

Briggs and Stratton 30713
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

- Not created for solar usage – no direct sun charge - Uses only one type of fuel – might be costly - Does not recoil to start running - Might be hard to carry in places wheels cannot maneuver over - Uses gasoline which is inflammable

Yes

• The generator has no RV ready outlet meaning that a manual connection must be made. • It is a heavy machine since it weighs 102 pounds hence making it not easy to be relocated. • Recoil starting is time consuming which delays work.

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