CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Ford FG5250PBE VS. DuroStar DS4000S

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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:

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 :

Ford FG5250PBE

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

Ford FG5250PBE

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
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. DuroStar DS4000S

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Yes, this is a portable generator

Yes

Yes, it is a portable machine

Starting Watts

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

5250 watts for gas and 4250 watts for propane

Yes

4,000 watts

Running Stats

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4750 watts for gasoline and 3800 watts for propane

Yes

3,300 watts

RV Ready

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

It is RV ready

Gas Powered

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Yes, it a gas powered machine since it uses gasoline

Run Time on Full Tank

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

8 hours at 50% load

Recoil Start

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

Yes, the generator is recoil started

Electric Start

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Dual Fuel

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Utilizes dual fuel for flexibility

No

FUEL TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Liquid propane and gasoline with patented switch and go technology

Yes

Gasoline

AMPERAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

30 Amperage

Yes

27.50A

VOLTAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

120 V

FREQUENCY

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Frequency at 60 Hz

Yes

60Hz

HORSEPOWER

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

Yes

7 HP

ENGINE TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

224 cc

Yes

4- Stroke

ENGINE SPEED

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

4 stroke

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

CARB Complaint

Yes

Yes it is CARB complaint

CSA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

EPA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

Yes, it is certified by the EPA

Cold Start Technology

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
No

Yes

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

Easy to Start

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
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 because it has got only one start type

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

3.96 Gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Runs for 11 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

12.3 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Automatic low oil shut-off system

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Air cooled

Yes

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

Engine Capacity

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

224 cc OHV engine - 4 stroke engine capacity

Yes

208 cc

Voltmeter

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

N/A

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

76 decibels of noise level

Yes

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

Multi-Purpose

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
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 since it can serve as a household backup generator as well as a construction power source

Heavy Duty

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it is a heavy duty machine

Solar Generator

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
No

No

Framed for Durability

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Framed for durability with rugged M frame style

Yes

Framed

Starting method

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Recoil and electric starting method

Yes

Recoil method

Ford FG5250PBE

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

FG5250PBE has an open frame for stability

Yes

it has got an open frame

Outlets

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Wheels and handle make generator portable during movement

Yes

it is a portable device

Weight

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

108 pounds

Yes

105 LBS/

Wheel type

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

Handle style

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Warranty

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

2 years warranty

Yes

3 years factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

27 x 19 x 22 inches

No

Included Accessories

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Comes with Oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose

Yes

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

Ford FG5250PBE

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

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

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

Generator shuts down instantly once oil is low and not refilled

Yes

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

Noise Level

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
Yes

76 dBA noise level – quieter than a vacuum cleaner

Yes

69 dB

CONCLUSION

Pros

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS4000S
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

• 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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