Predator 13000 - 10000/13000W Tri Fuel Generator With Remote Start

The Predator 13000 (70476) is a powerful tri-fuel generator with a rated wattage of 10,000 W and a starting wattage of 13,000 W. (Read full specs)

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Description

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To sum up, the Predator 13000 is a powerful portable generator tailored for:

  • Professionals who want to ensure that a power failure will not prevent them from working
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials

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 Predator 13000 delivers 120/240V and benefits from a tri-fuel technology that allows it to run on gasoline, propane, or natural gas. When gasoline-powered, it enjoys a running wattage of 10,000W and a peak wattage of 13,000W. When propane-powered, it benefits from 9,100 rated watts and 12,000 peak watts. Its natural gas operation offers 7,800W of rated wattage and 10,000W of starting wattage.

Enjoying a noise rating of 78.5 dBA (less noisy than a dishwasher), this generator can be started thanks to a standard recoil pull-rope starting mechanism, but also to a no-fuss and convenient electric starter (battery included). Additionally, the 13000 may be remotely started, enhancing user convenience (key fob included).

Regarding its running time, the 13000, with a 10.7 gallons fuel tank, can operate for around 12.1 hours at 50% load with a full gasoline tank (with fuel consumption estimated at around 0.88 gallons per hour). It also offers around 3.2 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 1.47 GPH) of operation when using propane.

The powering of sensitive electronic devices with the 13000 is not recommended due to its high THD (<23%).

Outlets

The control panel provides the upcoming 7 AC outlets:

Two Duplexes 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
120V 30A (L5-30R) receptacle
120/240V 30A (L14-30R) receptacle
120/240V 50A (14-50R) receptacle

This Predator generator features an L5-30R receptacle, enabling an easy RV connection via an L5-30P to TT-30R adaptor. However, it is still not quite RV ready. Besides, the 13000's twist-lock L14-30R receptacle makes it transfer switch ready, enabling hassle-free connection to your breaker box for powering your home during outages.

Portability

The encased design (L30.3 x W29.2 x H27.2 in) of the Predator 13000 offers more aesthetics than a conventional, open frame product. This type of design is the most modern and convenient way to recreationally generate power.

With a weight of 226 lbs, the generator is still labeled as 'portable,' denoting its ability to be moved, although its heaviness might restrict easy portability. Still, once it is on the ground, its wheel kit (⌀10") and its folding handle can easily solve the issue of low mobility and allow for easy relocation of the device.

Features

Panel of the Predator 13000

The 13000's control panel

Included in the control panel of the 13000 are a convenient meter, showing voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours metrics, essential for monitoring its status and activity.

In addition to this info, the generator's light indicator provides visual feedback when the oil level is too low.

The built-in fuel gauge of the generator ensures simple and quick gas level assessments.

As far as security is concerned, the generator comes with an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), providing peace of mind during use.

The unit also benefits from the Predator's CO SECURE™ carbon monoxide detection. This system monitors the accumulation of CO gas while the generator is running and will shut off the engine if the levels become dangerously high.

Alongside the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) for quick setup, the Predator 13000 is bundled with additional accessories: key fob, funnel, propane hose, battery charger and tool kit.

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The Predator 13000 versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Predator 13000 compare to multi-fuel generators of similar power (between 9500 and 10500 W).

  • At a weight of 226 pounds, the Predator 13000 places in the expected weight range of the multi-fuel generators in the 9500-10500 rated wattage range. If you are concerned by weight, one of the champions in the above-mentioned power range is the Westinghouse WGen9500TFc, with a dry weight of just 203.4 pounds.
  • If compared to generators capable of producing a similar running wattage, this generator with a lowest emitted noise of 78.5 dBA can be considered somewhat noisy. If noise is a concern for you, you could consider the Westinghouse WGen10500TFc, which is one of the least noisy generators in its power range, rated at 74 dBA.
  • At 50% load, the 13000 achieves one of the longest run times compared to inverters of similar power, sustaining operations for around 12.1 hours.
  • The run time is important, but also hugely depends on the capacity of the fuel tank and doesn't mean much if we don't talk about fuel consumption as well. With a fuel usage of about 0.88 GPH at a 50% load, this generator falls within the typical gasoline consumption range observed in comparably powerful products. If you wish to get a unit of similar power, but with one of the best fuel efficiency, you could consider the Pulsar G12KBN, which has an impressively low fuel consumption of 0.67 GPH.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 9500-10500W multi-fuel generators, the Predator 13000 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this generator nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Tri-fuel
  • CO SECURE™ technology
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • 4 different AC outlet types
  • Remote start
  • High run time
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (226 lbs)
  • Decent fuel efficiency
WEAKNESSES:
  • Weak warranty
  • On the noisy side (78.5 dBA)

Do you own the Predator 13000 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyNo
FuelTri-Fuel (gasoline/propane/natural gas)
Engine458 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric, Remote
Warranty90 days
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz
Power
GasolineLPGNG
Running watts10,000 W9,100 W7,800 W
Starting watts13,000 W12,000 W10,000 W
Running amps (@120/240V)83.3/41.7 amps75.8/37.9 amps65/32.5 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)108.3/54.2 amps100/50 amps83.3/41.7 amps
Run time @50% load12.1 h3.2 hN/A
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknownN/A
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 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 50A (14-50R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsLow oil
Fuel tank10.7 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight226 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)30.3 x 29.2 x 27.2 in
Noise (lower limit)78.5 dBA
THD< 23%
ComplianceCARB, EPA, ANSI/PGMA G300-2018
SecurityLow oil and overload protection, CO monitoring
Spark arrestorYes
NeutralBonded to frame
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, key fob, battery charger, propane hose, and battery
Country of originChina
Other model numbers70476
UPC193175498267

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About Predator

Predator portable generators are solely distributed by the Harbor Freight Corporation, which has an impressive list of over 200 trademarked products. The Predator brand is one of their newer lines of outdoor power products. As with many other makes and models of power equipment sold by Harbor Freight, Predator generators are manufactured in China.

Warranty Information

The Predator 13000 is covered under a warranty for up to 90 days. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Predator generators, please consult Harbor Freight's warranty policies stated in the user manual (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support : 1-800-444-3353.

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 sizing calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeAC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Dish washer15003000
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Sump pump (1/2 hp)10502150
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Waffle iron750750
Total7992 W9492 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Electric fry pan15001500
Slow cooker270270
Bug zapper8080
Total7990 W8580 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Disc sander12001200
Reciprocating saw730960
Total7990 W12490 W
Why is the 13000 watt generator cheaper than the 9500? (Asked January 29, 2024)

There's a difference in technology. The 9500 is an inverter generator, whereas the 13000 is a conventional one. You may want to read this article explaining the differences between inverter and non-inverter generators.

Is a predator 13000 watt generator safe for electronics (Asked May 22, 2024)

The unit is not safe for powering AC equipment that contains sensitive electronic components.

Where can I get parts for my 13000 predator generator (Asked May 24, 2024)

Replacement parts can be ordered through Harbor Freight: 1-800-444-3353.

what predator Harbor Freight dealers have a 13000 watt generator available for sale? (Asked June 05, 2024)

We do not have access to HF's in-store stock statuses. Only Harbor Freight would be able to provide you with this information.

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