Porter-Cable BSI550-W 5,500 Watt Generator with 10 HP EnginePorter-Cable
Shipping weight: 164.0 pounds
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Porter-Cable BSI550-W provides 13.2 hours of run time at half load and 8.1 hours at full load, thanks to the 7-gallon fuel tank.
The advanced, all-ball-bearing, brushless alternator provides less current distortion, resulting in less down time. A convenient front panel houses two 120-volt duplexes, one 120/240-volt twist-lock connection, and mounted circuit breakers for each outlet. A fully welded steel tube frame protects all components, while rubber isolators connected to the motor and alternator minimize vibration. The handles lock in a horizontal position when transporting and fold down vertically when not in use. The semipneumatic wheels and full-width axle make it easy to transport over uneven terrain and job site debris. Backed by Porter-Cable's one-year parts and labor warranty.
Unbeatable value, March 1, 2002
Reviewer: melanderthal from chanute, ks United States
With Amazon's free shipping this generator is a great value. Other generators in this price range charge $99 for wheel kit and $95 to ship to Kansas. Be prepared, this generator came on a eighteen wheeler truck. They called and I just met them in town because they couldn't turn around in my driveway. When comparing generators, make sure the engine is an OHV and does it come with twist-lock 240v plug, like this one does? I bought a second plug today to make a power cord and they cost $30 each. The Vanguard engine starts easily and ran perfect. Just waiting for the next ice storm!
Porter-Cable BSI550-W 5,500 Watt Generator with 10 HP Engine, February 3, 2002
Reviewer: A home improvement enthusiast from Illinois, USA
We just went through a power outage and ended up having water in the basement! Our battery back up sump pump was working hard, but the battery went dead. The solution and savior is this portable generator. We bought a Porter-Cable BSI550-W 5,500 Watt Generator with 10 HP Briggs and Stratton Engine. This generator is easy to move with the wheel kit included! Also the OHV engine and electronic ignition make it a breeze to start up! Every time it has started on the first pull! My wife can move the unit and start it up just as easy as me! Never again will we be caught off guard without power! This unit has enough power to run the sump pump, space heater and other small household appliances. Be prepared and get yourself one of these! It is one of the best priced units with good power ratings, engine and a wheel kit! Thank you to Porter Cable and Briggs and Stratton!