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Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS - 6000/7500W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

The Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS is a compact open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 6,000 W and a starting wattage of 7,500 W. (Read full specs)

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  • $599.99 - April 24, 2024
  • $1,349.99 - April 23, 2024
  • $599.99 - April 19, 2024
  • $899.99 - April 16, 2024
  • $999.99 - April 4, 2024
  • $1,349.99 - April 3, 2024
  • $999.99 - February 14, 2024
  • $1,349.99 - February 13, 2024
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Since: July 25, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,499.99 - September 2, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $449.99 - December 20, 2023

Description

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To sum up, the Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS is a compact portable generator tailored for:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • Occasional participants of outdoor events, competitions, concerts and festivals
  • Food van owners who know that just a short power outage could lose them hundreds of dollars
  • Homeowners who want to be sure of their ability to power their fridges, cooking tools, heating and lighting equipment during power failures
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment

In the upcoming sections, you'll discover its power characteristics, the array of outlets it presents, its overall portability, and the additional features it possesses.

Power & Run Time

The Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS in use

The Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS

Featuring dual-fuel technology, the Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS provides 120/240V, as well as versatility and power. Running on gasoline, it delivers a running wattage of 6,000W and a peak wattage of 7,500W. Alternatively, when fueled by propane, it offers 5,400 running watts and 6,700 peak watts.

The generator is rated for a noise of 80 dBA (just as noisy as garbage disposal). Its starting mechanisms include a manual recoil starter system and a hassle-free and practical electric starter (battery not included).

In terms of running time, the GEN7500DF-SS, equipped with a 6.2 gallons fuel tank, is capable of running continuously for around 9 hours at 50% load on a full gasoline tank (with fuel consumption estimated at around 0.69 gallons per hour). When utilizing propane, it provides around 5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.94 GPH) of operation.

Outlets

The control panel features 6 AC outlets as follows:

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

Additionally, it offers 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A receptacle offering a convenient battery charging option.

Featuring a TT-30R receptacle (TT for 'Travel Trailer'), this Sportsman generator is RV Ready, designed specifically for use with recreational vehicles. In addition, with its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the GEN7500DF-SS is designed to be transfer switch ready, allowing easy connection to your breaker box for powering your home during a blackout.

Portability

At L26.5 x W19.5 x H18 in, the Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS boasts a traditional open frame structure, ensuring stability and allowing for convenient maintenance access to components, promoting air circulation. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

While the generator is considered to be technically 'portable' (in the sense that you can move it), manually lifting and transporting it may be challenging, due to its high weight of 194 lbs. However, the limited maneuverability is remedied with its wheel kit and its folding handle, facilitating convenient shifting once the generator is positioned on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS

The GEN7500DF-SS's control panel

To facilitate status and activity monitoring, a convenient voltmeter, which provides an easy way to monitor power output anytime are embedded in the control panel of the GEN7500DF-SS.

Equipped with a built-in fuel gauge, the generator facilitates swift gas level checks.

From a security standpoint, the product offers an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), allowing you to use it with a peace of mind.

With the basic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), letting you start the generator quickly, the Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS also comes with several accessories, including: funnel, tool kit, battery charging cables and propane hose.

Product Videos

The Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 5500 and 6500 W).

  • Tipping the scales at 194 lbs, the Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS qualifies as one of the heavier options among dual fuel generators rated between 5500 and 6500. Weight-conscious users may find the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 118 pounds.
  • When comparing it to devices with a similar running wattage, this generator's lowest noise level of 80 dBA puts it alongside the noisier units. If you value reduced noise levels, the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO could be worth considering. It's one of the quietest generators in its power range, rated at 62 dBA.
  • As far as autonomy is concerned, providing around 9 hours of runtime with a full tank at a 50% load, the GEN7500DF-SS falls into the low end in comparison with other dual fuel devices of a comparable power output. If wyou wish to prioritize autonomy, the Firman H05751 shines as one of the top contenders, offering one of the highest run times among generators with similar power output, totaling around 12 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. This generator doesn't excel in fuel efficiency when compared to others of its kind: it consumes approximately 0.69 GPH at a 50% load. If you wish to acquire one of the most gasoline efficient products of this power range, the DuroMax XP7000iH, with a fuel consumption of 0.38 GPH could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 5500-6500W dual fuel generators, the Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS 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
  • RV Ready
  • Electric start
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • Battery not included
  • No remote start
  • 1-year warranty
  • On the heavy side (194 lbs)
  • On the noisy side (80 dBA)
  • Relatively low run time
  • Low fuel efficiency

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine420 cc OHV 4-stroke
Starting systemRecoil, Electric
Warranty1 year
VoltageAC: 120/240V 60 Hz, DC: 12V
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts6,000 W5,400 W
Starting watts7,500 W6,700 W
Running amps (@120/240V)50/25 amps45/22.5 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)62.5/31.3 amps55.8/27.9 amps
Run time @50% load9 h5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsNo
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
DC outlets1x 12V 8A receptacle
Data centerVoltmeter
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank6.2 gal
Fuel gaugeYes
Misc
Weight194 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)26.5 x 19.5 x 18 in
Noise (lower limit)80 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorYes
Accessories includedFunnel, tool kit, propane hose, battery charging cables, and wheel kit
SeriesSandstorm
UPC027077082364

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About Sportsman Series

Sportsman Series is a small brand registered under the US based Buffalo corporation. Founded in 1964, the Buffalo Corporation is a small company, which sells tools and home products. Their brands include AmeriHome, Black Bull, Buffalo Tools and Sportsman Series – which offers a selection of generators and several other general products. The brand, and in fact, the corporation itself seemingly outsources all of its production overseas and acts only as a distributor, under its own brands.

Warranty Information

The Sportsman GEN7500DF-SS is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the generator.
For more information about the warranty of Sportsman generators, please contact the Buffalo Tools Customer Support: 1-636-532-9888.

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
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Radio100100
Total4792 W6292 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Radio100100
Set of 5 LED light bulbs5555
Total4795 W5385 W
For workTable saw18004500
Grinder14002500
Demolition hammer12601260
Drain cleaner250250
Bug zapper8080
Total4790 W7490 W

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