Generators? Best bang for your buck?

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Re: Generators? Best bang for your buck?

Postby GPW » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:16 am

Usually with any new engine , we run it briefly and then change the oil , this gets rid of any left over metal bits from the machining process… But after it’s broken in , it does relly seem “excessive“ like DWT said … For intended use , that would be an oil change every tankfull ... :roll:
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Re: Generators? Best bang for your buck?

Postby Socal Tom » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:24 am

It appears that the HF 2000 is a rebadged WEN. The wen manual says to check the oils every 8 hours and replace every 25 hours.


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Re: Generators? Best bang for your buck?

Postby Padilen » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:45 pm

My USG said that and I'd have to go check my Champion. But with 8 oz of oil in these little engines I have no problem changing it often.

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Re: Generators? Best bang for your buck?

Postby GPW » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:43 am

Thanks Tom , that seems more like it … :thumbsup:
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Re: Generators? Best bang for your buck?

Postby booyah » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:28 am

Wanted to add to this, my "smart meter" at home got dumb yesterday, so I'm on the second day of running off my little WEN generator.

Its been outside in the rain, running two fridge/freezers, the sump pump, a few lights and charging a bunch of portable electronics, it even ran the coffee maker this morning (thank god). I have it running in its eco mode, and it ran for 8 hours, and still said its tank was 2/3rds full this morning.

pretty sweet little thing that guy.
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Re: Generators? Best bang for your buck?

Postby DWT77 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:42 am

booyah wrote:Wanted to add to this, my "smart meter" at home got dumb yesterday, so I'm on the second day of running off my little WEN generator.

Its been outside in the rain, running two fridge/freezers, the sump pump, a few lights and charging a bunch of portable electronics, it even ran the coffee maker this morning (thank god). I have it running in its eco mode, and it ran for 8 hours, and still said its tank was 2/3rds full this morning.

pretty sweet little thing that guy.



I believe you are around the third person that said those are good generators. For a decent price too.

I haven't heard any negative comments on the Honda's but when you take into consideration of how often is the unit going to be used price does make a difference. If I was a person that spent most of the year in a teardrop or full time spending the money on a top notch generator would be worth it. Generators like the WEN seem to be a good option though especially when I hear good things about them.

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Re: Generators? Best bang for your buck?

Postby daveesl77 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:59 pm

Harbor Freight has an online only coupon for the Predator 2000 for $399. Shipping is $6 plus tax. Ours came out to about $428, should be here in a week or so.

It is a Yamaha 2000 clone, and is essentially the same as the Wen 2000i.

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