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Posted: 1/31/2011 12:15:42 PM EST
Looking for pros vs. cons.
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Buying for home back up in emergency w/ interlock kit and occasional camping....
Always wanted one.....
Buying one tonight hopefully.

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Link Posted: 1/31/2011 12:20:50 PM EST
Engine Brand : Briggs & Stratton

Engine Make : Yamaha

My money would be on Yamaha

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Link Posted: 1/31/2011 12:29:26 PM EST
I have a Troy Bilt 5500 with a Briggs. Had it for two years without any issues. Still fires right up on the first stroke, even with old gas.

You can't go wrong with a Briggs.
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Link Posted: 1/31/2011 12:35:53 PM EST
Yanmar diesel generator.

http://www.yanmar.com/products/generators-pumps/epa-certified/ydg-series-generators/
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Link Posted: 1/31/2011 12:50:02 PM EST
The Troy Bilt has a substantially larger engine (by 70 cubic centimeters). Both are single cylinder units.

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Link Posted: 1/31/2011 1:17:02 PM EST
Leaning toward the Rigid from the online reviews.
More input is certainly appreciated.

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