CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Ford FG5250PBE VS. DuroStar DS5500EH

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Winner:

DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons to buy DuroStar DS5500EH:

  • button icon Has an Idle control which holds RPM at a constant level even under heavy loads which saves fuel and reduces noise.
  • button icon Has plenty of power- 5500 starting watts and 4500 running watts
  • button icon Runs on dual fuel which gives you freedom and flexibility of fuel choice.
  • button icon Has a powerful 225cc OHV engine which allows it to power up your essentials
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Runners Up:

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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

DuroStar DS5500EH

  • Electric Start
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
DESIGN:
DRAW :
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
WINNER :

Ford FG5250PBE

  • Cons
Comparison Winner
DuroStar DS5500EH

Reasons why we like it:

  • Electric Start
  • EPA Certified
  • Cold Start Technology
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COMPARISON – Ford FG5250PBE VS. DuroStar DS5500EH

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Yes, this is a portable generator

Yes

It is a portable device

Starting Watts

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

5250 watts for gas and 4250 watts for propane

Yes

5500 watts

Running Stats

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

4750 watts for gasoline and 3800 watts for propane

Yes

4500 watts

RV Ready

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

Ready

Gas Powered

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Gas powered

No

Run Time on Full Tank

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

NA

Recoil Start

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Recoil start

Yes

Recoil start is optional

Electric Start

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

Electric start is optional

Dual Fuel

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Utilizes dual fuel for flexibility

Yes

It is designed to use propane / gasoline

FUEL TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Liquid propane and gasoline with patented switch and go technology

Yes

Propane / gasoline

AMPERAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

30 Amperage

Yes

36.6A / 18.8A

VOLTAGE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

120 Voltage

Yes

120 volts

FREQUENCY

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Frequency at 60 Hz

Yes

60 HZ

HORSEPOWER

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

7.5HP

ENGINE TYPE

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

224 cc

Yes

4-Cycle air-cooled spark-ignition

ENGINE SPEED

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

4 stroke

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

CARB Complaint

Yes

It is CARB Complaint

CSA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

No

EPA Certified

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

It is EPA Certified

Cold Start Technology

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

Yes

It is designed with cold start technology for quick start in cold weather

Easy to Start

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

It is easy to start since it has an optional electric key and an optional recoil start key

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

4 gallons

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

20 lb

Runtime (Gasoline)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Runs for 11 hours on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

8 hours

Runtime (Propane)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

8 hours at ½ load on 20 lb. tank

Low Oil Shut-Off

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Automatic low oil shut-off system

Yes

It is designed with a low oil shut off sensor to protect the engine from being damaged

Air Cooled

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Air cooled

Yes

It is air cooled

Engine Capacity

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

224 cc OHV engine - 4 stroke engine capacity

Yes

224cc

Voltmeter

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

N/A

Yes

Available

Noise Level (dBA)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

76 decibels of noise level

Yes

69 dba

Multi-Purpose

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
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 run multiple power tools at once

Heavy Duty

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

It a heavy duty equipment since it is able to run high voltage equipments at any time you need

Solar Generator

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
No

No

Framed for Durability

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Framed for durability with rugged M frame style

Yes

It is framed for durability

Starting method

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Recoil and electric starting method

Yes

Electric / recoil method

DuroStar DS5500EH

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

FG5250PBE has an open frame for stability

Yes

It has a frame

Outlets

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

(1)120/240V 30A Twist Lock and (2)120V 20A GFCI Outlet

Portable

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Wheels and handle make generator portable during movement

Yes

It is portable since it is easily transported

Weight

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

108 pounds

Yes

130 lbs

Wheel type

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

Solid- fill wheels

Handle style

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

Has a Wheel kit w/ front handle for easy transporting

Warranty

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

2 years warranty

Yes

3 year limited factory warranty

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

27 x 19 x 22 inches

Yes

36.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 Inches

Included Accessories

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Comes with Oil, tool kit, funnel and propane hose

Yes

8" Pneumatic Knobby Style Solid Fill Tires, Flip-Up Stow Away Handles, Generator Tool Kit and the Owner's Manual

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

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

Yes

It automatically shuts off indicating low oil

Low oil shutdown

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

Generator shuts down instantly once oil is low and not refilled

Yes

It shuts down when it senses that the oil is low to protect the engine

Noise Level

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
Yes

76 dBA noise level – quieter than a vacuum cleaner

Yes

69 dba

CONCLUSION

Pros

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
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

• It is designed to run on propane / gasoline for maximum convenience • It uses propane which can be stored for many years • Has a super quite muffler which reduces noise during operations • The generator sits on a frame with four-point isolated motor mounts which enables smooth operation. • Has flexible line that allows easy connecting to all tanks of different sizes.

Cons

Ford FG5250PBE
DuroStar DS5500EH
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

No

Ford FG5250PBE

Overall Winner

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