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

The Sportsman GEN7500DF is a portable 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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  • $582.37 - December 29, 2023
  • $599.00 - November 27, 2023
  • $1,064.83 - November 22, 2023
  • $823.99 - November 2, 2023
  • $649.99 - September 9, 2023
  • $823.99 - August 14, 2023
  • $1,064.83 - July 6, 2023
  • $829.00 - June 26, 2023
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Since: May 31, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,064.83 - May 31, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $582.37 - December 29, 2023

Description

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In a nutshell, the Sportsman GEN7500DF is a portable generator mostly geared towards:

  • RV travellers looking for even more independence
  • People occasionally participating in outdoor fairs, festivals or events
  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • 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 forthcoming sections, you'll delve into its power characteristics, the various outlets it offers, its overall portability, and the additional features it boasts.

Power & Run Time

The Sportsman GEN7500DF in use

The Sportsman GEN7500DF

The dual-fuel technology of the Sportsman GEN7500DF allows for an output of 120/240V and provides superb power and versatility. If gasoline-powered, the device provides a running wattage of 6,000W and a starting wattage of 7,500W. If propane-powered, it gives 5,400 rated watts and 6,700 starting watts.

The generator features a conventional pull-start mechanism and also a straightforward and intuitive electric starter (battery not included). It is rated for a noise of 80 dBA (just as noisy as garbage disposal).

In terms of run time, the GEN7500DF, boasting a 6.2 gallons fuel tank, can run for around 9 hours at 50% load on a full tank of gasoline (with fuel consumption averaging 0.69 gallons per hour). Additionally, it provides around 5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.94 GPH) of operation with propane.

Outlets

The control panel features the upcoming 6 AC outlets:

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

In addition, it provides 1 DC outlet: there's a 12V 8A receptacle allowing you to easily charge your batteries.

Equipped with a TT-30R receptacle (TT representing 'Travel Trailer'), this Sportsman generator is RV Ready, ensuring compatibility with recreational vehicles. In addition, because the GEN7500DF is equipped with a twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, it is transfer switch ready: it can power your home during a power outage, as it can be easily connected to your breaker box to power your household.

Portability

With dimensions of L30.8 x W26.5 x H27 in, the standard open frame design of the Sportsman GEN7500DF provides stability and easy maintenance access to components, as well as good air circulation. The device has been designed for tough environments and demanding outdoor use.

Even at 194 lbs, the generator is categorized as 'portable,' suggesting its movability, although its weight impede its portability. However, the lack of maneuverability can be offset with its wheel kit and its folding handle, which allows for convenient shifting once the generator is placed on the ground.

Features

Panel of the Sportsman GEN7500DF

The GEN7500DF's control panel

The GEN7500DF's status and activity may be monitored conveniently via the control panel, as it features a convenient voltmeter, which provides an easy way to monitor power output anytime.

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

Considering security aspects, the generator boasts an automatic low oil shut-off and an overload protection (circuit breaker), offering peace of mind throughout operation.

While the standard documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab), helpful for starting the device promptly, come with the Sportsman GEN7500DF, the following accessories are also included: tool kit, propane hose and battery charging cables.

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The Sportsman GEN7500DF versus other generators

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

  • Considering its dry weight of 194 pounds, the Sportsman GEN7500DF is one of the heavier dual fuel generators producing between 5500 and 6500 running watts. if you wish to prioritize weight, the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO is one of the top contenders in its power category, weighing only 118 pounds.
  • As this generator has its lowest possible noise of 80 dBA, it should be considered noisier compared to its peers of a comparable running wattage. If you wish to prioritize minimal noise, the Pulsar PGDA70BiSCO stands out as one of the quietest options among generators of similar power, with a rating of 62 dBA.
  • Concerning its runtime, the GEN7500DF provides around 9 hours at a 50% load, indicating that it falls on the lower side compared to other generators of its type and power range. If prolonged run time is essential to your needs, you could consider the Firman H05751, which offers one of the highest autonomy among devices with similar power output, lasting around 12 hours.
  • While the run time is an important parameter, it is dependent on the fuel tank's capacity and thus, doesn't say much on its own unless we consider 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 minimizing fuel usage is one of your key priorities, the DuroMax XP7000iH is one of the most efficient devices with similar power output, with a gasoline consumption of only 0.38 gallons per hour.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 5500-6500W dual fuel generators, the Sportsman GEN7500DF 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

Do you own the Sportsman GEN7500DF and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
InverterNo
Parallel capableNo
RV readyYes
FuelDual Fuel (gasoline/propane)
Engine389 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)30.8 x 26.5 x 27 in
Noise (lower limit)80 dBA
THDUnknown
ComplianceEPA
SecurityLow oil and overload protection
Spark arrestorNo
Accessories includedTool kit, propane hose, battery charging cables, and wheel kit
UPC027077078343

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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 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 wattage calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeMicrowave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Dish washer15003000
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
Where do I buy replacement parts for my GEN7500DF sportstman generator? I need the stator assembly.. its part number QJ7500.03.01 .. Thank you. (Asked May 07, 2021)

Replacement parts can be ordered from Buffalo Tools: 1-636-532-9888.

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