Predator 4000watt Harbor Freight Generator




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wingerrrrrrrrr: It might be good to show it with more load than a 100W light bulb, since that's just a fraction of the rated capability. If you have a 1500 to 1800W hair dryer that would be an easy way to load it up with a fair amount of load; light and portable so it's easy to bring it over to try.

maz94protege: It is a Honda Clone, the EU series has power inverters built in..Great, but only 1000-2000watts, Not enough to power fridges, window air units, lights, box fans etc. I will be investing in a EU1000 but JUST for critical electrical components (TV, DVR Box, Computer, Internet modem) In all actuality it is relatively quiet. and for $300 you CANT beat it. a EU1000 is what...$700? Camping and electronics, YES, Household items...NO. Thanks for watching!

aron john: good video man thanks for making it... was wondering about the new gen's they got.

vegasfordguy: Honda EU series generators go up to 6500 watts and are super quiet. In the end you get what you pay for. I have learned this the HARD way over the years. I have bought a few HF generators and after 6 months to a year of them dying I learned to spend the cash & buy a Honda. The HF unit is fine for occasional use if properly maintained and you are correct about the price, It's hard to beat!

Dave Sampson: Id like to see the output waveform under the rated load to see if it clips or remains the proper shape. This will affect its performance running electric motors (fridge/ Ac power tools etc)

Saiga762x39mm AK47: you should do a sound test vs. that lawn mower to get an idea of the decibel level the generator makes.

maz94protege: Nothing special about break in. Make sure you fill the oil since it has just a small amount. After 3 hours on the first time running drain and replace the oil. After that I flush mine every 48hrs of use or every other month if sitting.

alsenzick: I used mine 2 summers every weekend for my camper ac and other stuff. I used it for 8 days cause of hurricane sandy and it still runs like the day I bought it. I run royal purple 30w and changed it every other weekend. I have b&s they are loud and always having problems the predator is the way to go. All my friends got them now and if you don't load the crap out of them they will last. Keep clean fuel and change the oil. Never seen anybody with a problem and I know of 8 People with them.

bcbp14: Thank for the video. I'm buying the same one tomorrow. Any tips for break in?

MAC Cap: How much is the Honda??

mjcorp7652: $249.99 for January 11, 12 and 13th go get one folks... I'm going to the store this weekend to check it out and if they have it in stock I'll get one.

FORMETOKNOWONLY: Exactly...you can't power the things you REALLY need to have running with the EU series. They just cost way too much.

maz94protege: The EF1000 by Yamaha has been proven to be better then the honda in some mixed generic reviews. But again, expensive for what my needs are.

FORMETOKNOWONLY: The one I bought burned up the minute I cranked it up (yes there was oil in it)...Got my money back and stuck with my older genny.

saiga76239mmm: True, I just ran this freaker for almost a week, non-stop to power my full size fridge, lamp, fan and computer (simultaneously). Ran like 6-7 hours per tank. Drove my ass crazy (as well as the neighbors) in 95-100 degrees heat. I'm thinking about an $800 Honda too. But this HF Predator at $232 (w/coupon) is so damn tempting. I can't comment on reliability as I've only used this HF during power outages. Are you a contractor or such? Hondas are going to be made in China soon too, if not already

maz94protege: Update: From the Mid Atlantic Power outages, I never lost power, however i lent the generator to power my inlaws house for 2 days then my friend borrowed it for his house for 3 days. The thing is a real champ And coupons are out there available online to get this under $300 so its well worth it. I DO plan on getting a honda or yamaha down the road, but for now, it does exactly what i need.

saiga76239mmm: Yea no crap a Honda is going to be much quieter but it's going to cost $2000 to match this HF 4000 watt genny. Your Honda EU is about 2000 watt for $800. This is 4000 watts and $240.

brewskisdodge: I use this generator for my hunting camper its awesome!! I have tried more expensive and have had better results with this model!

vegasfordguy: You are correct about the pricing. I learned a long time ago that you get what you pay for. I've lost quite a bit of money on these cheap Chinese generators. I agree that they do have their use and for the price they're a good bargain as long as you don't mind having a lawnmower running next to you at 4,000 rpm's. At the home or in the boonies this would be fine, At the campground it's a whole other story. You will make enemies very quickly.

maz94protege: Yea, it was able to run my fridge, window AC unit , 4 box fans and some lights without bogging down. and still my Lawn Mower is louder then this generator.

The one: Thats pretty quiet.

maz94protege: Not worried about the elements, I ran this in my ventilated shed. But for an extended period of time I would build a small wood box, overhang to go over the top. I'll do an updated video with an example

Craig Ponzio: Did you say $200? I bought exactly the same one tonight with a 25% off coupon they wouldn't let me use. Final price $363.00. Where did you get the coupon?

Harrell Hicks: 70db noise level

ncrdisabled Submarine vet: There is a big difference between that one and the $89 one the $89 . I have both and the one you have is like mine and it is a whole lot quieter and just runs better. I hope you bought the extended warranty it is really worth it . I have had 2 of the cheaper ones swamped no ? asked. I also am pretty sure it a honda clone.

vegasfordguy: Well I've owned both the Honda and Yamaha inverter generators. I can tell you that the Honda is quieter and more reliable. Yes, Yamaha rates the EF1000is to be quieter but it's not. I would rate the Honda a solid 10 and the Yamaha very close at a solid 9. Honda clone does not mean it uses genuine Honda parts! You do get what you pay for. I will say that for the price it can't be beat. Good luck. The only thing that would stop me from buying the HF generator is the noise.

vegasfordguy: That thing sounds like a lawnmower. Buy a Honda EU series generator!
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Predator 4000watt harbor freight generator 4.9 out of 5

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