Briggs & Stratton Offers You A Generator With The Most Tried and Tested Engine In Existence

Briggs and Stratton LogoBriggs & Stratton developed the first lightweight aluminium engine for use in the first rotary lawnmower. With this innovation the brandname took-off and hasn’t looked back.

At the present, they produce 11 million air-cooled gasoline engines per year for use in outdoor power equipment. Keep in mind that these are not all B & S brand lawnmowers, pressure washers and electric generators. Many companies purchase their engines from B & S because they know how durable they are.

Below are small snippets for the best Briggs and Stratton generators with links below each one to my full review for each. Each full review has genset image, pricing detail, features and benefits, user feedback (including complaints) and an overreaching summary of what it will do to make your life better. I hope your search is made easier.

Top All-Round Portable Generator

Briggs & Stratton Elite Series 30470 7,000 Running Watts

Briggs and Stratton Elite Series 30470 Portable GeneratorWith a high rating on, a price per value really high and run-time 8 hours providing average 3,500W I have no problem calling this the best all-round B & S portable genset.

People love how it comes with a low-oil shutoff system but complain of the electric start key being flimsy.

Top Briggs and Stratton Home Emergency Generator

Briggs & Stratton 30471 8,000 Running Watts

Briggs and Stratton 30471 Portable GeneratorGet this genset if you live in an area with frequent power outages and require a home backup power solution. With 8,000 running Watts you will be able to power your most essential electrical appliances like sump pumps, fridge, AC or heater and probably a few other things.

Ensure you check out the full review to see what people love and complain about this generator.

Quietest Generator Best For Camping (Inverter)

Briggs & Stratton 30473 1,600 Running Watts

Briggs and Stratton 30473 Inverter Portable GeneratorThe 1,600 running Watt B & S inverter generator is so quiet you will forget it is on. That is why I have rated it in the best for camping

…In addition, it is an inverter generator capable of adjusting the engine speed to meet demand. This equates to a smaller engine that is more compact and has exceptional fuel efficiency.

Professional Generator (Pro Series)

Briggs & Stratton PRO Series 30337 8,000 Running Watts

Briggs and Stratton Pro Series Generator 30337If you’re a contractor that uses your genset all-day-everyday you’ll want to fork out and get a generator designed for heavy-use. The PRO series you’re looking at is just that…

…It has Briggs & Stratton’s V-Twin overhead valve engine whereas all these other generators have only 1 cylinder (FYI: V-twin = 2 cylinders in ‘V’ arrangement). As you can imagine this allows for less vibration and a more compact engine even given it has more horsepower.


Briggs & Stratton 30468 5,500 Running Watts

8 Briggs and Stratton 30468 Portable GeneratorThis generator has a 5 gallon fuel tank and 10 hour run-time (at half load). And with 5,500 running Watts that’s pretty sweet.

I like this size of generator for general home use. And judging by the popularity – others share my fondness.

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