Powerhorse Portable Generator - 7000 Surge Watts, 5500 Rated Watts
7000 watt Power Horse Generator
I have had this unit for about 6 months now, I haven't really had to use it in an emergency situation yet. (believe it or not didn't even loose power in Sandy). But I have been starting it up about once a month just to excercise the engine and the generator head. It always starts and runs with no problem at all. I did have to change the spark plug after only one week (cheap no name plug). But never had any trouble since. For the price I think the generator is well worth buying. I had it hooked up to my house, and ran my oil burner, fan, lights and an 18000 btu ac and it held up just fine. It's fairly quiet, seems well made.
April 23, 2013
Awsome! Now if I only use it.
Bought this gen. a year after I really needed it. Since then I haven't needed it yet. But, I do start it up now & then just to hear it run. 1 pull to choke it. 2nd pull 1/2 choked & its running. Plugged a few things in just to see if could kick the circuit. 2 refrig, 1 freezer, 5 lamps, Tv w/DVD player & my PC. Oh yeah! a 220 amp air compressor & it was like asking: So? what else ya got? I feel better about going big than not going big enough. I'm real happy with this & my neighbor? He's happy too. Would I recommend this Gen? YOU BET!!
March 12, 2013
great so far
Bought this unit after many storm related power outages here in OK. Thankfully haven't had to use it yet for that in the year that I have owned it. I have used it many times at my remote cabin property for construction needs. Has run every tool including my cantankerous old air compressor without even breaking a sweat. Only complaints are the rubber feet fell off right away. And the handles seem a bit cheesy. Aside from that very happy so far.
January 11, 2013
I bought this generator after the freak October Snowstorm of 2011 that knocked out my power for a week. I have had to use it twice since then, the most recent being the 10 days of no power after Sandy. It worked flawlessly, powered everything I needed. Well pump, heat, hot water, fridge, freezer and TV. Was so nice being able to take hot showers during the outage. Definitely recommended.
November 29, 2012
powerhorse 7000 geenerator
recieved my generator today on 11/15 put the wheel kit together. prepped the generator with fuel and oil. hit the choke and it started first pull. I let it run for a few minutes and plugged in a power saw and performed flawlessly. I wish i had it during sandy but generators here in the east now are worth their weight in gold now. I will soon be hooking up a transfer switch when they too become available so the gen can power home essentials. I am impressed with the quality of the unit and the way it runs and it looks like it will last a long time. thank you northern tool. And I do highly recomend the powerhorse 7000.
November 15, 2012
Best purchase I ever made
After the storm of October 2011, I decided to pick up a generator (just in case). I put it together and left it sitting, without fuel, in my garage. When Sandy was projected to hit the East Coast, I fueled it up and started it on two pulls. At this point, it has been running 24x7 (except for fueling and oil changes) for 12 days. Ample power for a fridge, freezer, some CFL lights, couple of TV's, a few laptops, a pellet stove and a fan. If we want to use the microwave, we disconnect the fridge. With that load, I have been getting about 12 hours between fueling.
Product far exceeded my expectations. For price and performance, I highly recommend it.
November 10, 2012
I've never owned a generator before but we moved to a new house in 2009 that has a problem with the power going out. We also live in a pretty low lying area so when it rains our sump pump is going constantly. We have a battery backup but last summer that failed during a storm and my husband and I were bailing water manually to keep the basement from going under water. After that we decided to buy a generator just in case as well as to run the TV, AC, fridge. This seemed to be a good unit based on the reviews and the price per watt so we bought this power horse generator from northern tools. We had to use it twice this past summer and it worked great both times. It's started right up on the first pull and ran pretty smooth. It's not super quiet when it runs but it's not overly loud either. You could have a conversation standing next to it. It also has lots of outlets, we used them all, and the generator had no problem. Very satasified so far, its worked great for us.
November 9, 2012
My First Generator
After reading a lot of reviews for generators I decided to buy the Powerhorse because of its good reviews and also because of the price. Assembly of wheels and handle kit was very easy.
I purchased this generator because I live in an area where power outages during the winter due to ice storms is very possible.
So far all I have done is put oil and fuel in it and run it for approximately an hour and tested it with several different types of appliances and it performed very well. I will update this review after I have had an occasion to use it properly.
At this point I would definately reccomend it.
October 8, 2012
POWERHORSE 7000 WATT PORTABLE GENERATOR
PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT TO REPLACE A 20 YEAR OLD 4,000 WATT GENERATOR. USED FOR FIRST TIME DURING POWER OUTAGE IN AUGUST 2012. CONNECTED TO GENTRAN SYSTEM TO POWER ESSENTIAL APPLIANCES SUCH AS FREEZER AND REFRIGERATOR AND OTHER LIGHTS AND APPLIANCES. IT TOOK QUITE A FEW PULLS TO START, BUT RAN VERY QUIET AND EFFICIENTLY. I AM VERY SATISFIED SO FAR AND FEEL COMFORTABLE IF IT IS NEEDED DURING A LONGER OUTAGE.
August 20, 2012
I bought this generator for 2 uses.
FIRST-Emergency power to the house: fridge, freezer, lights, sump pump, heating system (circulating hot water), TV (for news, etc.).
AND SECOND- for occasional power in one of my outbuildings.
So far, so GOOD!
Starts in 1 or 2 pulls, gotta love that! and powers everything on the house list with no problem.
I have not yet had occasion to run it non-stop for days on end (last power outage was a little over 24hrs.) so I can't speak to the long run. BUT so far it is a great unit at a great price. (and though I see a lot of "noise comments" it does not seem to be any noisier than other generators in this class size.)
August 20, 2012