Rated 5 out of 5 by Fred Dependability: Worth Every Penny
Purchase a GX7000E in the Spring of 2013 as only power source available to build a pole barn 40' x 60' and 20' under truss. Powered electric battery chargers for hand tool, perculator coffee pot, microwave oven, electric powered spot lights, battery chargers for telehandler and two scissor lifts, a radial arm saw, two portable skill saws, a chop saw, and several cell phones. Worked long hours, generally about 8 to 10 after my regular business hours. Frequently had one to three helpers for a few hours to a few long Saturdays.
The General and my gas powered air compressor were chained to a large tree, out in the elements, and covered with a large sheet of 6 mil plastic and then, two large tarps were spread across the General, the compressor, my ten foot cutting table and my lumber materials. This continued from March thru August through rain, high winds, and scorching heat.
When the building was under roof, I moved the General and compressor into the building, chained to a large post, and exposure to the elements continues. I have yet to hang doors.
On the wettest day, hottest day and coldest day, the XG7000E has never failed to start, and is as dependable as old Silver, my 1997 Chevy Silverado with 350,000 miles. DEPENDABILITY, and that is why I am planning to install a General for my new home when finished, and am also planning a General Solar Generator set up as primary power source for my barn. Hope to have concrete floor by winter. To borrow a local term, "Go Big Orange!"
September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stan56 Great product
Bought this generator because of the quality and it fit my needs. Although I haven't been able to run it for a long period yet I am impressed with the unit so far.
December 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill Fast start and solid performance, a great generator.
This unit was installed as a partial home back up and has been very solid. I especially like the LED lights pointed at the main work area of this unit, very helpful in an emergency. A great feature!
December 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by whitetailhunter64 Product has great ease of use
We had a power outage due to a nasty wind storm here in the Pacific North West and saved our day. Power was out for 5 days and easy to use for the wife too.
November 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shelby04861 Generac to the rescue!
I have the xg7000e and let me say that it is a powerhouse! I have owned many other Generators and the electric start on this one makes it painless. My main reason for getting it was to make sure my wife and kid have power during storms, because I am a lineman, so I have to be out working. It is very quiet compared to the other Generators I have owned, largely in part to its full size muffler. This is more than enough to keep a house going in an emergency for us!
August 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FreddyRedsox Crazy New England Weather
In the 12 years I've owned my home I"ve lost power 5 days, 5 days and 3 days. With our crazy weather having a reliable Generator is paramount.
This generator replaced my Generac 5500 I had for over 15 years. Love the battery tender and the electric start options.
February 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob Very good quality.
Generator is exactly as advertized. Took generator out of box and followed simple set up instructions. After adding oil, gas and hooking up battery I pushed start button and generator it started immediately. Electric start is a real plus.
February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lt58dmtp Great representation of a trusted name in generators.
I purchased the 7000W unit when my old generator died & I was desperate. I used the unit to power a large air compressor and numerous electric items in a secluded area to build a cabin.
The included 220V cord to 4x 110v outlets is a great feature. The dial starting system seems to work great & is easily mastered.
My only concern is the dial start system and it's longevity without issue. But that is hopefully far, far down the road.
I feel I got a fair deal on a great product.
January 2, 2015