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Ford FG11050PBE - 9000/11050W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

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Since: July 24, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,049.00 - July 24, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $929.99 - May 15, 2024

Description

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In short, the Ford FG11050PBE is a powerful portable generator adequately designed for:

  • Prudent homeowners who want a backup power source in case of a power outage
  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working
  • RV travellers wishing to enhance their freedom and nomad lifestyle

Over the following sections, you'll uncover its power characteristics, the selection of outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the supplementary features it includes.

Power & Run Time

The Ford FG11050PBE in use

The Ford FG11050PBE

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the Ford FG11050PBE provides 120/240V, and offers both power and versatility. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 9,000W and a starting wattage of 11,050W. When propane-powered, it offers 8,550 running watts and 10,500 starting watts.

Ford’s patented Switch & Go technology allows you to switch from propane to gasoline or from gasoline to propane while the generator is running.

The generator is rated for a noise of 78 dBA (less noisy than a dishwasher). Its starting mechanisms include a simple traditional pull-start mechanism and an intuitive and practical electric starter (battery included).

In terms of run time, the FG11050PBE, boasting a 6.6 gallons fuel tank, can run for around 9.5 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (with fuel consumption averaging 0.69 gallons per hour). Additionally, it provides around 8 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.59 GPH) of operation with propane.

Outlets

The control panel features 6 AC outlets as follows:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

With its 14-50R outlet, this Ford unit is RV-ready for owners with a 50-amp service in their RVs.

Portability

At L30 x W29.3 x H25 in, the traditional open frame structure of the Ford FG11050PBE ensures stability while facilitating convenient maintenance access to components and promoting air cooling. This type of design is ideal for tough environments and heavy outdoor use.

Since the generator weighs 211 lbs, it will be incredibly difficult to manually lift it and transport it, even though it is technically considered to 'be portable' (in the sense that it is movable). However, the limited maneuverability is remedied with its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle, facilitating convenient shifting once the generator is positioned on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Ford FG11050PBE

The FG11050PBE's control panel

A digital data center, one of the features of the FG11050PBE's control panel, gives you information on the lifetime run hours, and thus, is helpful for the monitoring of its activity and status.

The fuel level of the generator can be determined quickly, easily, and conveniently with the help of its built-in fuel gauge.

From a security standpoint, the generator is furnished with an overload protection (circuit breaker) and an automatic low oil shut-off, ensuring peace of mind during operation.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Ford FG11050PBE also comes with several accessories, including: propane hose, tool kit, oil and funnel.

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The Ford FG11050PBE versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Ford FG11050PBE compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 8500 and 9500 W).

  • Since the generator weighs in at a dry weight of 211 lbs, the Ford FG11050PBE belongs in the expected weight range for dual fuel devices which can produce between 8500 and 9500 rated watts. If weight is a key factor for your needs, the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc is noteworthy for being one of the top contenders in this power range, with a dry weight of 187.4 pounds.
  • This generator, with its lowest possible noise rated at 78 dBA falls into the more noisy category, compared to other devices of a similar running wattage. If noise level is one your key decisive factors, you may find the DuroMax XP11000iH appealing. It's rated at 61 dBA, making it one of the quietest generators in its power range.
  • With a runtime of around 9.5 hours under a 50% load on a full tank, the FG11050PBE falls within the average autonomy range among the dual fuel generators of a similar power. If you consider autonomy on a single full tank as one of the deciding factors, one of the generators in the same power range that offers the highest run time is the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc, with around 12 hours.
  • Run time is a key metric, but it's dependent on the generator's fuel capacity. Therefore, discussing fuel efficiency is necessary to get the full picture. This generator is one of the more fuel-efficient models of the aforementioned output range, as its estimated fuel consumption reaches just 0.69 GPH (gallon per hour) at 50% load. If you wish to further improve in the area of fuel efficiency, the Westinghouse iGen11000DFc, which boasts with a gas consumption of only 0.66 GPH, may be the right generator for you.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 8500-9500W dual fuel generators, the Ford FG11050PBE is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget generator.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • Electric start
  • Switch & Go technology
  • Fuel efficient
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (211 lbs)
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No remote start
  • On the noisy side (78 dBA)

Do you own the Ford FG11050PBE and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine457 cc Ducar OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty2 years
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts9,000 W8,550 W
Starting watts11,050 W10,500 W
Running amps (@120/240V)75/37.5 amps71.3/35.6 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)92.1/46 amps87.5/43.8 amps
Run time @50% load9.5 h8 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (L5-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerLifetime run hours
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank6.6 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight211 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)30 x 29.3 x 25 in
Noise (lower limit)78 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedOil, funnel, tool kit, propane hose, battery, and wheel kit
Other model numbersFG11050PBE-A
UPC819699017110

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About Ford

Even though Ford is most commonly known for Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company, the historically renowned US-based car manufacturer founded in 1903, its trademark appears on various other products, including power equipment. Ford Power Equipment sells affordable portable generators, water pumps and pressure washers. While generators are licensed under the Ford trademark, they are in fact manufactured and distributed by Pulsar Inc., which manufactures its products in Asia. However, the company promises great customer service, pre-delivery testing, and their products receive overall very good reviews.

Warranty Information

The Ford FG11050PBE is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Ford generators, please contact the Ford Customer Support: 1-866-591-8921.

Questions & Answers

What can it power?
Examples of items that can be simultaneously powered.
The examples below are based on a maximum load of 80% and estimated wattages. For a more accurate estimation, use our generator sizer.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Radio100100
Pair of small speakers4545
Total7195 W8695 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Toaster oven800800
Satelite receiver250250
Total7190 W7780 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Electric fence (25 miles)250250
Bug zapper8080
Total6390 W10890 W
How many hours can engine run before needing maintenance? (Asked May 21, 2020)

Engine oil should be changed every 25 hours, or once a year. The air filter, spark plug and fuel valve should be inspected/serviced/replaced every 100 hours, or once a year.

what has to be done to make it RV ready (Asked September 10, 2020)

A generator is considered "RV-Ready" when it features a TT-30R outlet. This unit doesn't have one, but an L5-30P to TT-30R adapter can be used. We invite you to read our definition of RV-Ready.

This generator has a 14-50R plug not a L14-30R. Can this be used to hook up to my house? (Asked September 30, 2020)

You can use an extension cord similar to this one (opens in a new tab).

I just purchased the Ford 11050 duel fuel and now , Where can you find a 14-50 P to 14-50P extension cord ? Are you better off to just make one ? Need to go from the generator to a 50amp receptacle to feed a secondary panel in the house .. (Asked November 30, 2020)

14-50P to 14-50P extension cords should NEVER be used, made, or purchased. Any male to male extension cord is a fire hazard and thus, illegal.

What Octane level gasoline is required? (Asked December 06, 2021)

Gasoline should have a minimum octane rating of 87.

Specs. claim 8 hr. on LP gas but does not state quantity of LP Gas (Asked December 18, 2021)

It's written in the description, but not in the spec table. Per manufacturer specs, LPG runtime should be around 8h at 50% load, on a 20lbs tank. In reality, probably more around 6-7.

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    Carries my 1500 sq ft home electrical load, including 4 freezer/refrigerators.

    + PROS:
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    • Included accessories were appreciated.
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    So far I am pleased

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