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Want a portable generator that is ideal for the construction and rental business. Look no further for our in depth review and comparison chart analysis.  These generators are robust and constructed of impact resistant materials.  They have handle supports and brackets which are engineered as part of the casting for easy handling and more durability. Below is a chart comparing the three best selling portable generators for construction and job sites.

 Generac XP8000EGenerac XP8000E professional portable generatorSubaru RGV13100TGenerac XP6500EGenerac XP6500E professional portable generator
Amazon Ratings3.1/55/5
Amazon BestSellerYesNoYes
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BrandGeneracHonda GXGenerac
Starting System :12V Button Start w/ RecoilRecoil Start12V Button Start w/ Recoil
HP/CC :410cc196 cc410cc
RPM :3600RPM3600RPM3600RPM
Low Oil Alert/ShutdownYesYesYes
Idle ControlYesYesYes
Hour MeterYesNoYes
CARB CompliantYesNo
Cast Iron SleeveYesYesYes
Rated / Maximum AC Output8000 / 10000 Watts2600 / 3000 Watts6500 / 8125 Watts
Rated / Maximum AC Current33 Amps @240 V Single Phase22 Amps @120 V Single Phase27 Amps @120 V Single Phase
Voltage120/240 Single-Phase120 Single-Phase120/240 Single-Phase
DC Output
Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR)YesNoYes
Alternator :BrushlessBrush
Voltage MeterNoNoNo
Neutral TypeBondedBonded
Tank Size9 Gallons2.7 Gallons9 Gallons
Run Time (50% Load)10 Hours9.7 Hours11 Hours
Tank MaterialMetalMetalMetal
BatteryIncludedNot ApplicableIncluded
Portability KitNeverFlatPneumatic WheelsNeverFlat
Decibel Rating @ 3m68 dbA
Lifting EyeYesYesYes
Weight251 lbs (113.85 kg)68 lbs (30.84 kg)241 lbs (109.32 kg)
Dimensions34.6" L x 29" W x 27.2" H (87.88 x 73.66 x 69.09cm)17.3" L x 15.7" W x 18.9" H (43.94 x 39.88 x 48.01 cm)34.5" L x 29" W x 27.25" H (87.63 x 73.66 x 66.29 cm)
Consumer3 Years3 Years3 Years
Commercial3 Years3 Years3 Years
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