Written on: 15/12/2006 by Ulysses (8 reviews written)
Portable, fairly quiet, low fuel consumption, easy to start, cheap. Runs my LP furnace and most of my power tools.
Spark plug a bit hard to get to. Not much of a warranty -- they will send you replacements parts for a year or you can ship it to them at your cost. Lights flicker a little.
Against my better judgement and my own advice I bought a cheap generator. Really cheap. Both of my Honda eu2000s no longer work and I needed something to get me over until I decide what to do next (Yamaha YG2800i perhaps?). I bought this UST GG2300 2300 watt generator from Pep Boys auto supply on sale for $230. So far, after about 10 hours of use, I'm very happy with it. It has an OHV engine and is very easy to start. The frame is very sturdy and I have found nothing cheap or chincy about any of the components. The spark plug is a little difficult to get to with a regular rachet and plug socket but it came with its own plug wrench and it fits OK. The engine runs very smoothly and is quieter than I expected for an open frame generator. The gas tank is easy to fill and holds over 3 gallons and has a fuel gauge that is actually fairly accurate and useful.