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Sportsman Series 4,000-Watt Portable Generator

Item # 429434
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Key Features

  • Designed to bring power to where you need it most

  • 4-stroke, 6.5-HP OHV engine with recoil start

  • Automatic low-oil shutdown prevents engine damage

  • Includes two 120V AC 25 Amp outlets and one 12V DC

  • EPA approved


Our Price   $429.99

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  • Additional freight charge of $15.00 applies.
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buffalo_tools The Sportsman Series 4,000-Watt Portable Generator is designed to bring power to where you need it the most. Features a 4-stroke, 6.5 HP OHV engine with recoil start. It has an automatic low-oil shutdown mode to prevent engine damage, and a 4-gallon fuel tank. Includes two 120V AC, 25 Amp outlets and one 12V DC outlet. Engine run time: 9 hours at a 50% load. Engine noise level: 80 db. Frequency: 120V/60HZ. Continuous rated power: 3,250 Watts. For use with unleaded gasoline. EPA approved. Backed with a 1-year warranty. Cannot be sold in the states of California, Arkansas, or Hawaii.

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Buffalo ToolsSportsman Series 4,000-Watt Portable Generator
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to start (5)
  • Dependable (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

  • No wheels (3)

Best Uses

  • Power outages (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

Reviewed by 5 customers

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Generator for the price!

By Deuce

from Pataskala Ohio

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Dependable
  • Easy to Start
  • Powerful

Cons

  • No Wheels

Best Uses

  • Power Outages
  • Storm Recovery

Comments about Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series 4,000-Watt Portable Generator:

I bought this over two years ago and have the house wired for outages. Never really needed it till now. Storm came through three days ago and knocked out the power. I fired this generator up and set the circuits for everything I needed. It worked great! Ran flawlessly and gets about 6 hours to a tank of gas. Easily ran sump pump, two refrigerators, small appliances like coffee maker, and most rooms with one or two lights. I kept the load lite intentionally. It never quit running for three days and absolutly no problems! Drawback is no wheels but I set mine on a small moving dollie and I can roll it where ever I want it so that's OK. Great product for the price!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WORKS GREAT

By Cleveland Metric

from Cleveland, oh

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Start
  • Quiet

Cons

  • No Wheels

Best Uses

  • Power Outages

Comments about Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series 4,000-Watt Portable Generator:

First of all, I ordered this online and had it in my hands within 3 days! That was impressive. It was easy to set up, really easy to start, and it. I bought this as a back up for when the power goes out here, which is at least 4 times a year. I've plugged various appliances into it, just to check and all seems fine. I dont WANT to use this, but when I do, I'm sure it will perform well.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

"I would buy this product again"

By laurawhitcomb1964

from Waterville, VT

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Dependable
  • Easy to Start
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Breaks Down
  • No Wheels
  • Vibrates

Best Uses

  • Camping
  • My Off-grid Home
  • Power Outages

Comments about Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series 4,000-Watt Portable Generator:

I am totally off-grid here in Vermont.
I bought generator on 12/1/2010 and am still using it today! I run this 4000 watt daily- at least 4 hours in morning and 4 hours in evening. During winter month I use it at least 12 hours. I run all items listed below on my 4000 watt generator:
(2) 21" Tvs with satellite with HdDvr,
2 computers with satellite and printer
(8) energy efficient light bulbs
(1) 4' shop light,
(2) 2' shop-lights.
When needed I use Toaster , slow cooker, shop tools such as drill, skill saw, table saw, re-chargeable spotlights, drills, vacuum cleaner, 4 cordless telephones, chargers for cell and cameras. With absolutely no draw down from generator, except maybe the table saw but not too bad.
I can not leave out where I bought this item because "Gander Mountain's 4000 watt generator" out lasted any other that I purchased elsewhere, which they were exact same make and model. The plant where they are being made needs to be commended! Also Gander Mountain gave me free shipping which was a plus! And price was cheaper than other places.

My cost per day for gas to run is about 5 gallons which is approx. $20.00 with the exception of winter months it is more. I check oil every time before start and add when necessary 10w40 oil in summer months and winter 10w30. I'm also very careful not to overfill oil.
What repairs have I had to do: replace gasket 3 times on valve head/cover, spark plug blew out, had to use rope instead of pull starter because dogs kept falling out. The spring broke near carburetor, but was lucky enough to have spare from old sportsman 4000 watt generator. It dropped a valve head but replaced with other sportsman 4000 watt generator. Good lessons to learn if you prefer staying off-grid save your old sportsman generators you never know what little part you may need to replace and don't have time to wait for company to send new part. I also do all my repairs myself. All 4 of other Sportsman 4000 watt generators have engine seize so spare parts are nice. I have used larger generators such as Titan 8500 but had endless problems let alone the price of gas was outrageous. Any question feel free to ask! I love you Gander Mountain!!!!
Note: I keep my 4000 Watt Generator in storage shed with one door opened at all times and approximately 12" off ground on wood floor.

 
4.0

GREAT BUY FOR THE BUCK

By JOHN M KIJAK

from SHELBURNE FALLS MASS.

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • 1 Pull Start In Summer
  • 2 Pull Start When Temp Is
  • Below 30 Degrees Out
  • Dependable
  • Easy to Start
  • Powerful
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Alittle Loud
  • Do Not Puch More 3200 Wat

Best Uses

    Comments about Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series 4,000-Watt Portable Generator:

    I take the gennie on my 19" boat to run my flood lights for night fishing and also to run my cooking gear along with running my electronics,DVD PLAYER RADIIO ECT I KEEP IT OUT IN THE ELEMENTS WITH A TARP OVER IT FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS AND IT ALWAYS STARTS WITH ONE PULL AND I USE IT FOR CAMPING ALSO, SORRY I CAN'T SAY ANY THING BAD ABOUT IT!!!!!

    (18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not as powerful as I had hoped

    By MM

    from Wentzville, MO

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Start
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Camping

      Comments about Buffalo Tools Sportsman Series 4,000-Watt Portable Generator:

      The Gen would only push out 2200w before the engine would begin to bog down, add another 500w and the engine would die..But If I turned things on slowly...1 at a time..it would then make a gallop... It is quiet and easy to carry...Not for your RV..

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      • Q:

        Is this generator made in the United States? If so, is it a Briggs and Straton motor?
        Asked on 9/17/2010 by Anonymous

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      • Q:

        What is the weight of this product? How much and what type of oil
        is required with this?
        Asked on 9/8/2010 by Tweets from Oshkosh, Wi

        1 answer

        • A:

          I saw the shipping weight of this generator on another site stating 103 pounds.

          Answered on 9/19/2010 by Rob from Ilion ny
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        IS THIS GENERATOR CAMPSITE FRIENDLY?
        Asked on 9/7/2010 by Anonymous

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        how loud is this generator?
        Asked on 8/6/2010 by Anonymous

        1 answer

        • A:

          info given for this generator says it's rated at 80 decibles.

          Answered on 9/19/2010 by Rob from Ilion, ny
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