CATEGORY : Portable Generators For House

Generac GP17500E VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

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Winner:

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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Runners Up:

Generac GP17500E

Reasons to buy Generac GP17500E :

  • button icon Inbuilt with an automatic idle control system
  • button icon Uses a powerful Generac's OHVI engine
  • button icon Starts 26250 watts at and runs at 17500 watts
  • button icon Very large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE:
WINNER :

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

  • Recoil Start
  • CSA Certified
DESIGN:
WINNER :

Generac GP17500E

  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)
SAFETY:
DRAW :
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

Reasons why we like it:

  • Recoil Start
  • CSA Certified
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COMPARISON – Generac GP17500E VS. Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

PERFORMANCE:

Portable

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Yes, effortless to move from one place to another for emergency power supply

Yes

4 wheels for portability during movement

Starting Watts

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Starts with 26250 watts

Yes

6250 of starting watts

Running Stats

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

17500 running watts

Yes

5000 running watts

RV Ready

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

RV ready through its multiple outlets and automatic idle control system

Yes

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

Gas Powered

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Gas powered

Yes

Gas powered

Run Time on Full Tank

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Takes up to 10 hours after a 1/2 fuel load

Yes

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

Recoil Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

recoil starts

Electric Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Electric start with an included battery

Yes

is fast and user friendly

Dual Fuel

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

FUEL TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Uses only the gasoline type of fuel

Yes

Uses gasoline

AMPERAGE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

73 Amps

Yes

21 Amps

VOLTAGE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

120/240 Volts - single phase

Yes

120/240 on a single phase

FREQUENCY

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

60 Hz

Yes

60 Hertz

HORSEPOWER

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

ENGINE TYPE

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

992 CC Generac engine type

Yes

Vanguard OHV 305cc Engine

ENGINE SPEED

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Has a engine speed of 3600 RPM

Yes

3600 RPM

CARB Compliant

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Non CARB complaint

Yes

N/A

CSA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

Yes

Rated according to CSA standards

EPA Certified

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Cold Start Technology

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Easy to Start

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Hassle free starting method – electric start using the on/off switch that is placed on the engine without any complicated steps

Yes

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

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

A large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity – delivers fuel for extended running

Yes

7 gallons of fuel

Suggested Tank Size (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Runtime (Gasoline)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Spends 10 hours running on a 1/2 gasoline load

Yes

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

Runtime (Propane)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Low Oil Shut-Off

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Features a low oil level shutdown that is activated automatically

Yes

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

Air Cooled

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Engine air cools to stop heating up after long run time

Yes

N/A

Engine Capacity

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

992 CC engine capacity

Yes

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

Voltmeter

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Noise Level (dBA)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Multi-Purpose

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Multi-purpose generator that can be used both indoors and outdoors to deliver emergency power.

Yes

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

Heavy Duty

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Heavy duty - delivers enough energy to power up a 5 ton air conditioner and other appliances

Yes

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

Solar Generator

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
No

No

Framed for Durability

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Framed for durability – features a 1 1/4 inch steel tube cradle that provides strength and is long lasting

Yes

Generator has been framed for durability

Starting method

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Electric starting method with battery

Yes

Both electric and recoil starting method

Briggs and Stratton PRO5000

DESIGN:

Open Frame

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Constructed with an open frame style

Yes

Yes it is built with an open frame

Outlets

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Outlets include - 120/240V 30-Amp (L14-30R) and 50-Amp (14-50R) plus receptacles

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

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Portable to transport using the wheels and lifting eye handle

Yes

Requires minimal effort to be moved to various locations

Weight

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

390 pounds

Yes

200 pounds

Wheel type

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Moves using a 12 inch pneumatic wheel type. Can climb raised surfaces

Yes

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

Handle style

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

An integrated lifting eye handle – attached to the frame for easy lifting and movement

Yes

Drop down handle style – remains down when not in use

Warranty

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

1 year warranty for commercial engine and 2 years for consumer engine

Yes

Lasts 2 years from purchase

Dimensions (LxWxH, inches)

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

48.5 x 31 x 39.5 inches

No

Included Accessories

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Power cords, cold weather kits, covers and amp tents, inlet boxes and wheel kits

Yes

Comes with an internal trickle and float charger Internal

Generac GP17500E

SAFETY:

Low Oil Indicator

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Built with a low oil alert system. Alerts you when oil is reaching minimum in the 16 gallon fuel tank capacity

Yes

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

Low oil shutdown

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Shuts down on its own to prevent engine damage on low oil

Yes

Generator shuts down when oil is low in fuel tank

Noise Level

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

Has an automatic idle control – minimizes noise level while running

Yes

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

CONCLUSION

Pros

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

- Has a powerful engine speed of 3600 RPM - Features a panel mounted hour meter that makes it simple to keep tract of run time and maintenance intervals - Multipurpose generator that is built for job sites, camps among others and home backup power supply - Uses a large 16 gallon fuel tank capacity with an inbuilt fuel gauge - Electric starting method with a simple button push and 12 VDC 36665-CCA battery included - It is a portable generator with a 12 inch pneumatic wheels and integrated lifting eye handle for transportation - Has a full pressure lubrication ability with an automatic low oil shutdown to prevent engine damage - It is RV ready through multiple outlets and automatic idle control system - Heavy duty enough to power up a 5 ton air conditioner and other appliances - Framed for durability using a 1 1/4 inch steel tube cradle

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

Generac GP17500E
Briggs and Stratton PRO5000
Yes

- Not built with a voltmeter - It is Non CARB complaint - This engine doesn’t have dual fuel ability - Cannot be solar charged - Uses only one type of fuel source which is gasoline - Cold start technology is not included - Very heavy to lift in areas where wheels cannot maneuver on like stairs

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

Overall Winner

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