Edited May 5, 2016
at 08:00 AM
Generators with Honda GX (steel sleeved) engines $600 and more @home depot free shipping 5-5-16
Ariens Model # 986055 Internet # 206883946 7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Honda GX Engine $600 [homedepot.com]
Ariens Model # 986061 Internet # 206874727 7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Honda GX Engine $600 [homedepot.com]
Ariens Model # 985054 Internet # 206883961 5,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Manual Start Portable Generator with Subaru EX Engine $400 [homedepot.com]
Personal note: My 11 hp pressure washer and my 13 hp generator are both honda GX steel sleeved engines, are both over 10 years old and start with 3 pulls after sitting for long periods. I have no experience with the generator portion of ariens machines above. The Honda engines in my opinion are hard to beat.
Best price I could get was at electric generators direct for $900.
Hope this helps.
Total Harmonic Distortion Ratings
Published 11/01/2012 01:42 PM | Updated 03/09/2016 11:33 AM
2,000 Watt (models Gravely 98605600 & Ariens 98605700) = 3.0% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
5,000 Watt (models Gravely 98605100 & Ariens 98605400) = 4.6% THD*
7,500 Watt (models Gravely 98605200 & Ariens 98605500) = 4.1% THD*
*Specification is 5% max, depending on load.
Important: The 5,000 & 7,500 generators are not designed to run sensitive equipment such as computers and medical equipment. The Invertor generator has the only clean sine wave for sensitive equipment.
These units are C.A.R.B. Compliant
Decibel and THD ratings on ariens site: [custhelp.com]