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Firman W03082 VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

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Winner:

Firman W03082

Reasons to buy Firman W03082:

  • button icon Long run time of 9 hours
  • button icon Features a wheel kit and built durable wheels
  • button icon Has a whisper series muffler – 59 decibels only
  • button icon Portable and powerful generator with only 109 pounds
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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 :

Firman W03082

  • Cold Start Technology
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Firman W03082

Reasons why we like it:

  • Cold Start Technology
  • Voltmeter
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COMPARISON – Firman W03082 VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Portable to lift or transport to another venue

Yes

4 wheels for portability during movement

Starting Watts

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

3300 watts

Yes

6250 of starting watts

Running Stats

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

3000 watts

Yes

5000 running watts

RV Ready

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Features easy to use control panel with covered outlets – RV ready

Yes

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

Gas Powered

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Spends 9 hours on a 1.8 gallon tank load

Yes

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

Recoil Start

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Recoil start – reliable form of start

Yes

recoil starts

Electric Start

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Electric start and first pull

Yes

is fast and user friendly

Dual Fuel

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Gas type

Yes

Uses gasoline

AMPERAGE

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Gas type

Yes

21 Amps

VOLTAGE

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

120/240 on a single phase

FREQUENCY

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hertz

HORSEPOWER

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Max Pro Series 171cc Farman Engine – enough to deliver 9 hours of run time

Yes

Vanguard OHV 305cc Engine

ENGINE SPEED

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

CARB certified

Yes

N/A

CSA Certified

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

Yes

Rated according to CSA standards

EPA Certified

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Meets standards of EPA – EPA certified

Yes

N/A

Cold Start Technology

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

No

Easy to Start

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Up to 3 starting options – easy button push electric starts, recoil system and first pull. All are user friendly

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

1.8 gallon tank – continuous runtime for 9 hours

Yes

7 gallons of fuel

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

9 hours after a tank load

Yes

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

Runtime (Propane)

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Shuts off when low oil is remaining in fuel tank

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Yes, it can be air cooled. Prevents overheating of engine

Yes

N/A

Engine Capacity

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

171 cc engine capacity

Yes

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

Voltmeter

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Only 59 dBA – whisper quiet operation

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

It is multi-purpose – can be taken to camps, home, tailgating and work places

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Yes – use the Eco mode to vary power load required and built in parallel kit to maximize power for different appliances

Yes

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

Solar Generator

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Framed for Durability

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

Yes

Generator has been framed for durability

Starting method

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Effortless push the button to start. No need for complicated startup steps

Yes

Both electric and recoil starting method

Firman W03082

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Built with an open frame design

Yes

Yes it is built with an open frame

Outlets

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

2) 5-20R 20A-120V, (1) TT-30R 30A-120V, (1) USB 5VDV and (1)DC Outlet 12V8.3A

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

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Lightweight generator. Can be carried transported effortlessly

Yes

Requires minimal effort to be moved to various locations

Weight

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

109 pounds only. Lightweight generator

Yes

200 pounds

Wheel type

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Yellow 5.0 inches plastic flat free - 2 wheels

Yes

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

Handle style

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Has a built tuff-stuff handle. U Shaped and folding Handle

Yes

Drop down handle style – remains down when not in use

Warranty

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Up to 3 years of warranty

Yes

Lasts 2 years from purchase

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Included Accessories

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Comes with oil, battery charger cable, shipping bracket wrenches, spark plug wrench, manual and a funnel

Yes

Comes with an internal trickle and float charger Internal

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

has overload indicator lights for low oil

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

shuts down on low oil. Also has idle control switch

Yes

Generator shuts down when oil is low in fuel tank

Noise Level

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Whisper Series muffler – noise barely heard

Yes

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

CONCLUSION

Pros

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

- Generator is EPA, CARB and cETL certified - Has a running watts of 3000 and starting watts of 3300 - Built with a U shaped folding handle for a comfortable grip - Fuel system is made using steel for durability - Features and idle control switch to save fuel for later use - Runs on fuel in its 1.8 gallon fuel tank capacity - Comes with all the accessories required such as oil, battery charger cable, shipping bracket wrenches, spark plug wrench, manual and a funnel - Engine is efficient and can run cool - Control panel placed at the front for easy and quick access - Contains a powerful inverter built to last long - Up to 3 starting options such as easy button push electric starts, recoil system and first pull - Built with an overload indicator lights to show low oil - Has an automatic voltage regular for consistent and clean power supply - Measures only 109 pounds – can easily be carried up stairs - Whisper Series muffler ensures a peaceful operation - Up to 3 years on warranty - Has an eco mode that varies power load if required to maximize fuel efficiency - Inbuilt parallel kit for double power in inverter generator - Multi-purpose and heavy duty generator

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

Firman W03082
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

- Not able to be solar charged - Makes use of only one fuel type - Wheels made using plastic material – might be slippery - Doesn’t run using propane fuel type

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

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