Briggs and Stratton Generator

The Briggs and Stratton generator is amongst the more popular brands in the U.S.

Briggs and Stratton is the largest manufacturer in the world when it comes to air-cooled gas engines for outdoor power equipment.

Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Briggs and Stratton produces generators, pressure washers, snow blowers, and lawn and garden equipment.

Multiple Brand Names

They have several brands under their name, including Murray, Simplicity, Snapper, Snapper-Pro, Ferris and Giant-Vac.

With a history stretching back a century, Briggs and Stratton has always relied on innovation. Started by Stephen Briggs, and inventor, and Harold Stratton, an investor, in 1908, the company developed such diverse products as agricultural equipment, refrigerators and even military applications.

Today, Briggs and Stratton are producing some of the finest portable and standby generators you can find on the market, as well as their other engine-powered products.

Briggs and Stratton 030242

Elite Series 6200 Watt Gas Generator

The Briggs and Stratton 030242 generator is big. It weighs about 200 pounds (90.71 kg) when fully assembled.

This generator provides 8,750 Surge Watts and 6,200 Rated Watts.

The assembly is easy for most people to do; you may want to make sure a second person is available in case you need them. The generator has an easy electric start, making it a great choice for people who don't have the strength to start a generator with a pull string.

If you keep up with maintenance, the generator should perform well for many years.

Amazon users give this Briggs and Stratton generator 4.5 stars out of 5.

One particular owner/reviewer had great things to say about this generator as it was needed for 22 hours straight, during a power outage, and it kept "half of my house" up and running.

More than one person mentioned how easy this generator was to start, manually. Some hadn't even felt compelled to use the electric start feature, that this generator comes with.

The most damaging comment made by a owner/reviewer of this generator, was that, too him, it was extremely loud. He definitely would not recommend it for anyone who lives with real close neighbors.

Briggs and Stratton 40301

About $2,000

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This large Briggs and Stratton generator will provide 7000 watts of power.

Covered with a housing that dampens noise levels, this generator won't bother the neighbors.

It comes with advanced electronics that can actually detect when your power goes out and the generator will start automatically, even if you're out.

This generator can sit out all year round, as it is designed to be protected from all kinds of weather. The contemporary design looks nice wherever you put it. The two year warranty will see you through most problems that may arise. This generator can be permanently set up to connect to natural gas or propane, so you don't need to worry about refueling or storage.

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Briggs and Stratton Generator 1532

900 Watts - 1000 Starting Watts

About $550

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When you need a powerful portable generator, the Briggs and Stratton 1532 can easily suit most smaller needs. Running 900 watts, it can run for 6.4 hours before it needs refueling.

It starts easily and can be toted wherever you need it. It needs no special installation or wiring; just fill it with oil and gas and it is ready for work.

There are multiple outlets so you can plug in whatever you need to power with ease. This generator is small enough that you can take it camping or use it as a supplemental source of power at home or on the job. It has a very reasonable price tag, making it affordable for most budgets.

This generator sells for about $550, weighs in at 55 pounds (24.94 kg) and has three outlets, including a 12 volt charger.

One reviewer at gave this generator 4 out of 5 stars. Other reviews of this generator were hard to find.

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