CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Ford FG5250PBE VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

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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 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 :

Ford FG5250PBE

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

Ford FG5250PBE

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

Reasons why we like it:

  • Dual Fuel
  • Suggested Tank Size (Propane)
  • Runtime (Propane)
  • Voltmeter
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
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COMPARISON – Ford FG5250PBE VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Yes, this is a portable generator

Yes

4 wheels for portability during movement

Starting Watts

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

5250 watts for gas and 4250 watts for propane

Yes

6250 of starting watts

Running Stats

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

4750 watts for gasoline and 3800 watts for propane

Yes

5000 running watts

RV Ready

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

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

Gas Powered

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

Yes

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

Recoil Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

recoil starts

Electric Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

is fast and user friendly

Dual Fuel

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Utilizes dual fuel for flexibility

No

FUEL TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Liquid propane and gasoline with patented switch and go technology

Yes

Uses gasoline

AMPERAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

30 Amperage

Yes

21 Amps

VOLTAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

120/240 on a single phase

FREQUENCY

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Frequency at 60 Hz

Yes

60 Hertz

HORSEPOWER

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

224 cc

Yes

Vanguard OHV 305cc Engine

ENGINE SPEED

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

4 stroke

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

CARB Complaint

Yes

N/A

CSA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

Rated according to CSA standards

EPA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

N/A

Cold Start Technology

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Easy to Start

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

7 gallons of fuel

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Runs for 11 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

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

Runtime (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Automatic low oil shut-off system

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Air cooled

Yes

N/A

Engine Capacity

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

224 cc OHV engine - 4 stroke engine capacity

Yes

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

Voltmeter

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

76 decibels of noise level

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

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

Solar Generator

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Framed for Durability

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Framed for durability with rugged M frame style

Yes

Generator has been framed for durability

Starting method

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Recoil and electric starting method

Yes

Both electric and recoil starting method

Ford FG5250PBE

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

FG5250PBE has an open frame for stability

Yes

Yes it is built with an open frame

Outlets

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

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

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Wheels and handle make generator portable during movement

Yes

Requires minimal effort to be moved to various locations

Weight

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

108 pounds

Yes

200 pounds

Wheel type

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

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

Handle style

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

Drop down handle style – remains down when not in use

Warranty

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

2 years warranty

Yes

Lasts 2 years from purchase

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

27 x 19 x 22 inches

No

Included Accessories

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Comes with Oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose

Yes

Comes with an internal trickle and float charger Internal

Ford FG5250PBE

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

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

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Generator shuts down instantly once oil is low and not refilled

Yes

Generator shuts down when oil is low in fuel tank

Noise Level

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

76 dBA noise level – quieter than a vacuum cleaner

Yes

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

CONCLUSION

Pros

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
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

- 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

Ford FG5250PBE
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
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

- 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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