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Sportsman GEN9000DF - 8000/9000W Dual Fuel Generator With Electric Start

The Sportsman GEN9000DF is a portable open frame dual fuel generator with a rated wattage of 8,000 W and a starting wattage of 9,000 W. (Read full specs)

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Latest updates:
  • $999.99 - April 18, 2024
  • $1,099.99 - April 4, 2024
  • $1,349.99 - April 3, 2024
  • $1,099.99 - February 14, 2024
  • $1,349.99 - February 13, 2024
  • $1,099.99 - February 9, 2024
  • $699.99 - January 3, 2024
  • $549.99 - December 16, 2023
Data source: tractorsupply.com
Since: July 25, 2023
  • Highest Price: $1,499.99 - September 2, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $549.99 - December 16, 2023

Description

Zoom on the Sportsman GEN9000DF

To sum up, the Sportsman GEN9000DF is a portable generator tailored for:

  • Food truck owners who do not wish to see their business interrupted under any circumstances
  • Homeowners in need of an emergency backup power for their essentials
  • Professionals in need of safely powering high-intensity work or lighting equipment
  • RV travellers who wish to upgrade their experience to another level

In the following paragraphs, we shall explore the power characteristics, available outlets, portability, and any additional features of the device.

Power & Run Time

The Sportsman GEN9000DF in use

The Sportsman GEN9000DF

With its dual-fuel technology, the Sportsman GEN9000DF delivers 120/240V, and offers power and flexibility. Running on gasoline, it boasts a running wattage of 8,000W and a peak wattage of 9,000W. When powered by propane, it delivers 7,200 running watts and 8,100 peak watts.

Operating with a noise rating of 80 dBA (just as noisy as garbage disposal), this generator offers two starting options: a manual recoil starter system and a straightforward and intuitive electric starter (battery not included).

The GEN9000DF, with a fuel capacity of 8 gallons, reaches a run time of around 10 hours at 50% load utilizing gasoline (fuel consumption around 0.8 GPH). Alternatively, it can reach a run time of around 5 hours (on a 20 lbs tank - propane consumption around 0.94 GPH) with propane.

Outlets

The control panel features the following 6 AC outlets:

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

The inclusion of a TT-30R receptacle (TT for 'Travel Trailer') makes this Sportsman generator RV Ready, ideal for providing power to recreational vehicles. In addition, with its twist-lock L14-30R receptacle, the GEN9000DF is configured to be transfer switch ready, allowing straightforward connection to your breaker box to supply backup power to your home during outages.

Portability

With dimensions of L29.5 x W23 x H20.5 in, the traditional open frame design of the Sportsman GEN9000DF ensures stability while allowing easy maintenance access to components and promoting effective air cooling. The featured design is ideal for the outdoors and all tough environments.

While weighing 200 lbs, the generator is classified as 'portable,' indicating its mobility, albeit its heftiness may limit portability in specific situations. 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 GEN9000DF

The GEN9000DF's control panel

The control panel of the GEN9000DF includes a convenient meter, offering voltage, frequency, and lifetime hours readings, helpful for the monitoring of its status and activity.

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

Besides the classic documentation and an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) to get you promptly started, the Sportsman GEN9000DF also comes with some accessories: battery charging cables, tool kit and propane hose are included.

The Sportsman GEN9000DF versus other generators

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how some of the key specs of the Sportsman GEN9000DF compare to dual fuel generators of similar power (between 7500 and 8500 W).

  • As far as its dry weight is concerned, the Sportsman GEN9000DF weighs just 200 pounds and thus, it is one of the lighter 7500 to 8500 rated wattage dual fuel generators. Weight-conscious users may find the Cummins Onan P9500df appealing, as it is one of the top contenders in this power range, weighing just 194 pounds.
  • This generator, with its lowest noise level at 80 dBA, is noisier than most generators of comparable running wattage. If you’d prefer a less noisy device, one of the most quiet devices, which share the same power range with this one, is the DuroMax XP9500iH, whose lowest noise levels reach just 61 dBA.
  • Offering around 10 hours of running time on a full tank at 50% load, the GEN9000DF is within the average autonomy range of similarly powerful dual fuel generators. If concerned with autonomy, one of the products of a comparable power output, which offers the highest run time, is the Firman H07553, boasting with around 12 hours.
  • Run time is crucial, but it heavily relies on the fuel tank's capacity. Thus, considering fuel efficiency alongside is essential. In fact, this generator is not one of the most fuel-efficient options in the aforementioned wattage range: its estimated gasoline consumption at 50% load is around 0.8 GPH. If you're placing a high priority on fuel consumption, the Cummins Onan P9500df, with a low fuel consumption rate of 0.6 GPH, could be an option to consider.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other 7500-8500W dual fuel generators, the Sportsman GEN9000DF 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
  • Dual Fuel
  • Several accessories included
  • GFCI Outlets
  • RV Ready
  • Electric start
  • Lightweight for its kind (200 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent run time
WEAKNESSES:
  • No 50-amp output
  • Battery not included
  • No remote start
  • 1-year warranty
  • On the noisy side (80 dBA)
  • 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
Power
GasolinePropane
Running watts8,000 W7,200 W
Starting watts9,000 W8,100 W
Running amps (@120/240V)66.7/33.3 amps60/30 amps
Peak amps (@120/240V)75/37.5 amps67.5/33.8 amps
Run time @50% load10 h5 h
Run time @25% loadUnknownUnknown
Features
GFCI outletsYes
Covered outletsYes
Automatic Voltage RegulationYes
AC outlets
  • 2x Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R) GFCI
  • 1x 120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
  • 1x 120V 30A (TT-30R)
DC outletsNo
Data centerVFT
IndicatorsNo
Fuel tank8 gal
Fuel gaugeNo
Misc
Weight200 lbs
Approx. dimensions (L x W x H)29.5 x 23 x 20.5 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
UPC027077801606

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 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 GEN9000DF 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 size calculator.
ItemRunning WattsStarting Watts
At homeDish washer15003000
Electric fry pan15001500
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
AC (10,000 BTU)15002200
Refrigerator (energy star)1921192
Security system180180
Total6372 W7872 W
For campingRV AC (11,000 BTU)10101600
RV refrigerator180600
Hair dryer18001900
Electric grill16501650
Microwave (1000 watts)15001500
Satelite receiver250250
Total6390 W6980 W
For workTable saw18004500
Air compressor (1 hp)16006100
Concrete vibrator (1 hp)10801080
Total4480 W8980 W

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