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Briggs and Stratton PRO5000 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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Winner:

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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Runners Up:

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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

  • Electric Start
  • CSA Certified
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • CSA Certified
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COMPARISON – Briggs and Stratton PRO5000 VS. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4 wheels for portability during movement

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

6250 of starting watts

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5000 running watts

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

recoil starts

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

is fast and user friendly

No

Dual Fuel

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Uses gasoline

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

21 Amps

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120/240 on a single phase

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

60 Hertz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Vanguard OHV 305cc Engine

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Rated according to CSA standards

No

EPA Certified

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
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 has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

7 gallons of fuel

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

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 PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Generator has been framed for durability

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Both electric and recoil starting method

Yes

Recoil method

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes it is built with an open frame

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
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

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

Portable

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Requires minimal effort to be moved to various locations

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

200 pounds

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Drop down handle style – remains down when not in use

Yes

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

Warranty

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Lasts 2 years from purchase

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Included Accessories

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Comes with an internal trickle and float charger Internal

Yes

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

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Generator shuts down when oil is low in fuel tank

Yes

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

Noise Level

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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 PRO5000
DuroStar DS4000S
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 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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