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DuroStar DS1050 VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

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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 DS1050

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS1050 :

  • button icon Has plenty of power
  • button icon Powerful DuroStar 2 HP motor.
  • button icon Fully featured power panel
  • button icon Low oil shut-off
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

  • RV Ready
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Electric Start
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CSA Certified
  • Air Cooled
  • Engine Capacity
  • Heavy Duty
  • Framed for Durability
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

  • Outlets
  • Wheel type
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

Reasons why we like it:

  • RV Ready
  • Run Time on Full Tank
  • Electric Start
  • HORSEPOWER
  • ENGINE SPEED
  • CSA Certified
  • Air Cooled
  • Engine Capacity
  • Heavy Duty
  • Framed for Durability
  • Outlets
  • Wheel type
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COMPARISON – DuroStar DS1050 VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

it is a portable device

Yes

4 wheels for portability during movement

Starting Watts

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

1,050 watts

Yes

6250 of starting watts

Running Stats

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

950 watts

Yes

5000 running watts

RV Ready

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

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

Gas Powered

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

it is gas powered

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

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

Recoil Start

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

the generator is recoil started

Yes

recoil starts

Electric Start

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

is fast and user friendly

Dual Fuel

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

FUEL TYPE

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Gasoline

Yes

Uses gasoline

AMPERAGE

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

5.3A

Yes

21 Amps

VOLTAGE

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

12v

Yes

120/240 on a single phase

FREQUENCY

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

60Hz

Yes

60 Hertz

HORSEPOWER

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

2-Stroke, Air Cooled, Single Cylinder

Yes

Vanguard OHV 305cc Engine

ENGINE SPEED

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

it is CARB complaint

Yes

N/A

CSA Certified

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

Rated according to CSA standards

EPA Certified

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

it is certified by the EPA

Yes

N/A

Cold Start Technology

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

it uses cold start technology which enables it to operate in emergence cold weather

No

Easy to Start

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

it is easy to start because you just need to pull on the recoil starter handle until a slight resistance is felt

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

1.05 (US Gal)

Yes

7 gallons of fuel

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

6 hours

Yes

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

Runtime (Propane)

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

it is cooled by air

Yes

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

Air Cooled

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

N/A

Engine Capacity

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

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

Voltmeter

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

95 Db

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

it is multi-purpose since it can work on wa

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

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

Solar Generator

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Framed for Durability

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

Generator has been framed for durability

Starting method

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Recoil method

Yes

Both electric and recoil starting method

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

DESIGN:

Open Frame

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

it has an open frame

Yes

Yes it is built with an open frame

Outlets

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

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

Portable

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

it is a portable machine which enables you to move it from place to place

Yes

Requires minimal effort to be moved to various locations

Weight

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

39 LBS

Yes

200 pounds

Wheel type

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

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

Handle style

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It has got a handle on its upper part for easy carriage

Yes

Drop down handle style – remains down when not in use

Warranty

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

3 years

Yes

Lasts 2 years from purchase

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

15 X 13 X 12 Inches

No

Included Accessories

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

DuroStar DS1050 1,050-Watt Generator, Generator Tool Kit and Owner's Manual

Yes

Comes with an internal trickle and float charger Internal

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

The generator shuts down indicating low oil

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Generator shuts down when oil is low in fuel tank

Noise Level

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

95 dB

Yes

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

CONCLUSION

Pros

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It has a lightweight design which allows easy transportation. It has a low oil shut off which protects the engine from being damaged. The generator has got a spark arrest muffle which enable its safety use. Has a powerful DuroStar 2 HP motor

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

Cons

DuroStar DS1050
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

The generator can run at its surge wattage capacity for only a short time. It produces noise during its operations hence ending up causing noise pollution in the environment.

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

Overall Winner

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000 Check price here....

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