CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Ford FG5250PBE VS. Briggs and Stratton 30743

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Winner:

Ford FG5250PBE

Reasons to buy Ford FG5250PBE:

  • button icon Framed for durability with M frame steel
  • button icon Drop down handle with comfortable grip
  • button icon 11 hours of run time on 1/2 gasoline load
  • button icon Dual fuel with a switch and go technology
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Runners Up:

Briggs and Stratton 30743

Reasons to buy Briggs and Stratton 30743 :

  • button icon Comes with a CO guard Carbon Monoxide shut down
  • button icon Starts on 4375 watts and runs on 3500 watts
  • button icon Metallic 4 gallon fuel tank capacity
  • button icon Delivers up to 8 hours of running time on a 50% load
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Ford FG5250PBE

  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Ford FG5250PBE

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Ford FG5250PBE

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • HORSEPOWER
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – Ford FG5250PBE VS. Briggs and Stratton 30743

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Yes, this is a portable generator

Yes

Can easily be transported to any location. One person can move the generator

Starting Watts

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

5250 watts for gas and 4250 watts for propane

Yes

4375 Watts of starting watts

Running Stats

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

4750 watts for gasoline and 3800 watts for propane

Yes

3,500 Watts of running stats

RV Ready

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

RV ready with a travel trailer 30-R receptacle and digital data center

Yes

Portable design and size that can easily be moved – RV ready

Gas Powered

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Operational with gas

Run Time on Full Tank

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

N/A

Yes

Up to 8 hours on full hour run time

Recoil Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

Recoil starts – easy to start generator

Electric Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

N/A

Dual Fuel

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Utilizes dual fuel for flexibility

No

FUEL TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Liquid propane and gasoline with patented switch and go technology

Yes

Uses gasoline to run generator

AMPERAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

30 Amperage

Yes

29.0 Amperage

VOLTAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

120VAC

FREQUENCY

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Frequency at 60 Hz

Yes

N/A

HORSEPOWER

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

N/A

No

ENGINE TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

224 cc

Yes

Power Built OHV Engine type

ENGINE SPEED

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

4 stroke

Yes

N/A

CARB Compliant

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

CARB Complaint

Yes

N/A

CSA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

Meets the standards of CSA – CSA certified

EPA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Cold Start Technology

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

Yes

N/A

Easy to Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Utilizes a easy to start traditional pull-start mechanism and also a simple and elegant electric starter

Yes

Simple pull to start the engine in the usual traditional method

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

4 gallon steel fuel tank capacity with a 0.36 GPH of fuel consumption

Yes

Takes in up to 4 gallons of gasoline. Will take 8 hours without refill on 50% load

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

20 lbs tank size for propane – comes with about 0.52 GPH or propane consumption

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Runs for 11 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

Spends a total of 8 hours at 1/2 of gasoline running

Runtime (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Spends up to 9 hours on a 1/2 propane load

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Automatic low oil shut-off system

Yes

Built to instantly shut off when low oil is detected in tank

Air Cooled

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Air cooled

Yes

N/A

Engine Capacity

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

224 cc OHV engine - 4 stroke engine capacity

Yes

208cc engine capacity – can run for 8 hours on 1/2 load

Voltmeter

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

76 decibels of noise level

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Multi-purpose – built with a spark arrestor for forests and camps. Also has transfer switch ready for homes and offices

Yes

It is multi-purpose – can be used during camping trips and at home during power black-outs

Heavy Duty

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Handle heavy duty lighting requirements and keeps family connected during power blackouts

Yes

Can handle heavy duty. Able to power a 15,000 BTU RV air conditioner and recreational vehicle

Solar Generator

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
No

No

Framed for Durability

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Framed for durability with rugged M frame style

Yes

Yes, its constructed with a frame

Starting method

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Recoil and electric starting method

Yes

Recoil start

Ford FG5250PBE

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

FG5250PBE has an open frame for stability

Yes

30745 generator has an open frame

Outlets

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

(1) 120V 30A (RV) outlet, (1) Duplex 120V 20A outlet and (1) 120/240V 30A twist-lock outlet (L14-30)

Yes

(1) 5-20 R 120 VAC Duplex and TT-30R 120VAC RV (1) Outlet

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Wheels and handle make generator portable during movement

Yes

Features wheels and drop down handles – makes generator portable

Weight

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

108 pounds

Yes

N/A

Wheel type

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Attached with 8 inch never flat wheels. Big enough to mount raised surfaces

Yes

Has solid wheel type – easily maneuvers across surfaces

Handle style

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Features a pair of drop down handles – rubberized at the top for a comfort grip

Yes

Drop down handle style – has rubbers at the top for a comfortable grip

Warranty

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

2 years warranty

Yes

Up to 2 years of limited warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

27 x 19 x 22 inches

No

Included Accessories

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Comes with Oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose

Yes

Owner manual guide and an engine oil bottle

Ford FG5250PBE

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Low oil and over load protection- indicates once oil is low

Yes

It will switch off to indicate low oil in the fuel tank

Low oil shutdown

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

Generator shuts down instantly once oil is low and not refilled

Yes

Automatically shuts down on low oil - CO Guard Carbon Monoxide Shutdown

Noise Level

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

76 dBA noise level – quieter than a vacuum cleaner

Yes

N/A

CONCLUSION

Pros

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

- Features high starting watts 5250 watts for gas and 4250 watts for propane - Running watts of 4750 watts for gasoline and 3800 watts for propane - Multi-purpose generator constructed with a spark arrestor for forests and camps. Also has transfer switch ready for homes and offices - Outlets are (1) 120V 30A (RV) outlet, (1) Duplex 120V 20A outlet and (1) 120/240V 30A twist-lock outlet (L14-30) - Easy to start using the traditional pull-start mechanism and also features an elegant electric starter - RV ready through a travel trailer 30-R receptacle and digital data center - Generator contains a low oil and over load protection that turns off engine - Works on both gasoline and propane fuel types - Drop down handle style with a rubberized material to give you a comfortable handle - Comes with Oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose of included accessories - Up to 20 lbs of tank size for propane and about 0.52 GPH or propane consumption - Noise level of 76 decibels for a quiet operation - Comes with large 8 inch never flat wheels that easily mounts over raised surfaces

Yes

- Made out of quality aluminum material – easy to maintain - Has been certified by CSA for safety - A strong engine with a 208cc engine capacity - Built with an automatic low oil shut down through the CO Guard Carbon Monoxide Shutdown - Powerful generator voltage of up to 120 VAC - It comes with a starting watts of 4375 and a running wattage of 3,500 watts - Uses the recoil start system common in most traditional generators - A 4 gallons fuel tank capacity that is able to run for up to 8 hours on a 50% load - Attached with an engine oil bottle and a owner’s manual as additional accessories - Generator is constructed with a circuit breaker to protect engine from harm - (1) 5-20 R 120 VAC Duplex and TT-30R 120VAC RV (1) Outlet - Portable and easy to transport through the solid wheels - Bought with a 2 years limited warranty for repair - Features a dual cleaner air cleaner type - Has been framed for durability - Multi-purpose generator can be used in camps, homes and sites - Compact build with 25 inches x 22 inches x 23 inches dimensions - Comfortable grip handle type

Cons

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton 30743
Yes

- It is not EPA or CSA certified - Generator produces some sound while it is running - Heavy to lift on stairs and other highly raised surfaces - Cold start technology is not listed - It is expensive to purchase gas and propane

Yes

- Doesn’t have a dual fuel capacity – only uses gasoline - Will not recharge using direct sunlight - Cannot be electric started – recoil starts only - Heavy to lift to the stairs or onto a car - Generator not built with a run time hour meter - Gasoline is inflammable – be careful during use

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