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Briggs and Stratton PRO5000 VS. DuroMax XP8500E

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Winner:

DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons to buy DuroMax XP8500E:

  • button icon Has low oil indicator which prevents engine damage.
  • button icon Has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimize sound.
  • button icon Multi-purpose
  • button icon Has a powerful DUROMAX engine
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Runners Up:

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

Reasons to buy Briggs and Stratton PRO5000 :

  • button icon Up to 13 hours of run time on ½ load
  • button icon Engine can produce 10 foot pounds of torque
  • button icon Uses an hour meter to monitor gas levels
  • button icon Has a 25% more power surge alternator
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroMax XP8500E

  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
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SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
DuroMax XP8500E

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • Cold Start Technology
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – Briggs and Stratton PRO5000 VS. DuroMax XP8500E

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

4 wheels for portability during movement

Yes

It is a portable generator

Starting Watts

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

6250 of starting watts

Yes

8,500 watts

Running Stats

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

5000 running watts

Yes

7,000watts

RV Ready

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Built with 4 wheels and multiple outlets – this generator is RV ready

Yes

RV Ready

Gas Powered

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it is a gas powered generator

Run Time on Full Tank

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Runs 13 hours on 1/2 load – ideal for long hour use

Yes

8 hours

Recoil Start

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

recoil starts

Yes

Yes, can be used as backup if the battery is not fully charged

Electric Start

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

is fast and user friendly

Yes

Yes, it can be started with electricity

Dual Fuel

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Uses gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

21 Amps

Yes

58.33A / 29.17A

VOLTAGE

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

120/240 on a single phase

Yes

120V / 240VAC & 12VDC

FREQUENCY

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

60 Hertz

Yes

60 Hz

HORSEPOWER

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it features a 16 horsepower

ENGINE TYPE

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Vanguard OHV 305cc Engine

Yes

4-Cycle Air-Cooled Spark-Ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600RPM

CARB Compliant

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

It is not carb complaint so it cannot be used in California

CSA Certified

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Rated according to CSA standards

No

EPA Certified

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

It is approved by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, it is available to ensure a quick and easy start in areas where the weather is unpredictable

Easy to Start

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes it is easy to start – uses a one touch starting method. Also has a recoil backup to start

Yes

Yes, it is easy to start because it is equipped with both electric start and recoil start options

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

7 gallons of fuel

Yes

7.9 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Takes 13 hours of nonstop runtime on a 1/2 load

Yes

11.5 hours at 1/2 load

Runtime (Propane)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Contains low oil shut off – once the hour meter indicates little time remaining generator automatically shuts down.

Yes

The generator shuts off when it senses that the oil level is low

Air Cooled

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

305 cc – can produce up to 10 foot pounds of torque

Yes

420 cc

Voltmeter

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
No

Yes

Yes, its available

Noise Level (dBA)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

N/A

Yes

72 decibel range when loaded

Multi-Purpose

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Perfect for multi-purpose. For camps, tailgating, homes and sites

Yes

Yes, it can be used in camps, running home machines like cookers, for lights

Heavy Duty

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Features a power surge alternator – able to operate many large appliances at a go

Yes

Yes, it can perform heavy duties

Solar Generator

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Framed for Durability

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Generator has been framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Both electric and recoil starting method

Yes

Recoil or electric

DuroMax XP8500E

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Yes it is built with an open frame

Yes

Yes, it has got an open frame

Outlets

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

(2) 120-volt 20-amp outlets, (1) 120-volt 30-amp locking outlet, (1) 120/240-volt 30-amp locking outlet, (1) 12-Volt 10-amp DC outlet

Yes

(4)120V 20A GFCI Outlet, (1)120/240V 30A Twist Lock and (1) 10A 12V utility connector

Portable

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Requires minimal effort to be moved to various locations

Yes

Yes it is portablefor easy relocation

Weight

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

200 pounds

Yes

210 LBS

Wheel type

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Up to 4 large Never Flat Wheels .Ease transportation on both sides. Have locking brakes

Yes

Solid-fill wheels

Handle style

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Drop down handle style – remains down when not in use

Yes

It has foldable handles

Warranty

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Lasts 2 years from purchase

Yes

3 years

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
No

No

Included Accessories

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Comes with an internal trickle and float charger Internal

Yes

Oil funnel, spark plug wrench, tool set,Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and owner’s manual .

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Hour meter – checks the gas level and turns off on low oil

Yes

Yes, it has got the oil warning flash which flashes before the low oil shut-down feature takes effect.

Low oil shutdown

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Generator shuts down when oil is low in fuel tank

Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut-off sensor which prevents the engine from being damaged when oil levels become too low.

Noise Level

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

Super Lo – tone – minimizes the noise and lessens the vibration power produced

Yes

72 dB(A)

CONCLUSION

Pros

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Can provide a clean and instant power for appliances and multiple electronics during power shortage - Attached with a 2 year warranty to guard against defects and workmanship - Has a 305 cc powerful engine that easily handles tough jobs - Features a full GFCI protection that works as circuit breakers for the engine - Low oil automatic shut down can extend the battery life - Delivers a total of 13 hours after a 1/2 load - Large tank capacity of 7 gallons – reduces the refill frequency - Up to 4 never flat wheels to ease movement during transportation - Uses the quick electric restart and traditional recoil method - Created for multi-purpose operation like at sites, camps and homes - It has been built with an open frame and also framed for durability - Features a super lo tone muffler that lessens the noise and reduces on the vibration during operation - Comes with an automatic voltage regulation system that produces 25% more surge wattage to simplify start up - Uses a drop down handle to pull and it can be stored easily - Meets all the standards of CSA certification - Appropriate dimensions for storage - 34 x 27 x 26 inches - Additional accessories of internal trickle charger and a float charger

Yes

• It is a portable equipment which enables easy transportation from one location. • It has got the never flat tires that are versatile. • it has got a variety of outlets and the unit can be easily transported with the attached wheel kit. • It runs on gas which is a convenient fuel because its readily available and so easy to store. • It has a super quiet exhaust with a built in spark arrestor which minimizes sound.

Cons

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroMax XP8500E
Yes

- Does not have a cold start technology - Is not a solar generator - Wheels cannot climb over stairs or other highly raised surfaces - Doesn’t use propane to run - Not voltage meter

Yes

• The generator is not CARB complaint_ it cannot be used in countries like California. • Its noise levels are a bit higher than the desired.

Overall Winner

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