Ryobi Cement Mixer
You might not see it in stores, but Ryobi makes an excellent 7, 000-Watt Electric Start Portable Generator that is a perfect power solution for the jobsite or at home. While this generator carries a $1, 099.00 price tag, it has the internal parts to last most people a lifetime. The power behind this 7, 000 running watt and 8, 750 starting watt generator is the cast iron block Honda GX390 Engine. We will have more below on the GX engine as it is one of our favorites.
The front of the generator has four 120 volt, 20 Amp (GFCI Protected) outlets and one 240 volt, 30 Amp (GFCI Protected) twist lock outlet. For a jobsite, you have multiple plugs to run equipment and for a home or jobsite trailer, you have the 240 volt 30 amp plug to power almost everything. Moving the generator around is pretty easy due to the upright design of the cart and the 10″ wheels. They are not a pneumatic wheel, but could be easily changed to one if your jobsite conditions were bad enough to merit them. For safety of the user and the generator itself, it is equipped with an (AVR) automatic voltage regulator and low oil shutdown sensor. You also have a Ryobi 3-Year Limited Warranty.
Ryobi 7, 000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Honda GX390 Engine
Ryobi RY907000 Features
- Commercial grade Honda GX390 electric start engine
- 7, 000 running watt (8, 750 surge/starting watt)
- Automatic voltage regulator
- Easy-access control panel
- 6 Gal. fuel tank
- Hand truck frame design with 10 in. wheels
- 3-year limited warranty
Honda GX vs GC Engines
Many people see a Honda engine and believe it is the best on the market. Most Honda engines are built well, but the GC engine is an aluminum bore engine that is meant for lightweight designs. The GC engine is normally pretty smooth and runs well, but it can lag in the life of the engine due to the lightweight materials used in construction. The Honda GX engines are a cast iron bore with safety features built into the engine to save it in an emergency (Low Oil Shutoff). Honda will warranty the GC engine for 3 months in commercial use and the GX 3 years in commercial use. That alone has to tell you something.
If what we said above does not sway you to the GX series engine and let you know they are the king of Hondas small engines, go walk through a rental center. Look at the engines on commercial equipment (air compressors, pressure washers, cement mixers, etc) and you will find that 90% of the time there is a Honda GX series engine, usually covered in an inch of dirt and dust powering that equipment. None of them are new and they have been abused and still run like new.
When buying a generator, remember that the noise level and fuel consumption will be what separates good units from cheaper models. As we went through above, the Honda GX390 engine on this Ryobi generator makes this unit strong and reliable. The generator portion provides clean voltage to protect delicate electronics. While this unit is not in all of the Home Depot stores, it is available online and worth every penny they are asking. For the long run, this generator will be ready to provide the power to run your important needs.