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Briggs and Stratton 30471 Portable GeneratorProduct name: Briggs & Stratton Elite Series 30471, 8000 Running Watts

Brand: Briggs & Stratton

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The 30471 model is a bigger brother of the 30470 model from Briggs & Stratton and offers a power capacity of 8000W (1000W more than 30470). This one is also equipped with an electric start feature that people just love.

People have been taken by surprise regarding the excellent value for money this generator offers. It is reported to be extremely reliable and quick to start – and with this price tag you cannot go wrong! It is rated 4/5 on Amazon.

But before you buy you should read about the features, benefits and hear some real-life user feedback (including complaints) to ensure you make the right choice before buying this generator.


1. Electric Start with Recoil Backup

People usually have a lot of complaints regarding the recoil start up on generators. So this is a very useful feature to have – Start your machine up with just a press of a button. You would still have a recoil mechanism as a backup.

2. Elite OHV engine

Briggs & Stratton have installed their Elite 2100 series OHV engine to provide optimal performance. Its powerful overhead valve engine provides efficient energy with a relatively quite operation and will last you for a long time.

3. Portability

This machine is big, and people may think that it cannot be moved at all. But Briggs & Stratton have identified this and have placed an impressive 12” wheel kit to ease this issue. You will not believe how much this machine weighs, thanks to this kit. The wheel kit is ‘never-flat’, and would never let you down.

4. Low Oil Protection

This machine is incorporated with a self protection mechanism. If the oil levels are running low, the generator will automatically shut down to avoid any damage to itself or any appliances that are connected to it.

5. Efficient Fuel Consumption

This generator is also known for its efficiency. Its 7-gallon fuel tank runs the generator continuously for up to 9 hours at half load. This minimizes your fuel costs and reduces refueling windows. Who wouldn’t want this?


Briggs and Stratton are known for selling quality generators and the 30471, just like its little brother, fails to disappoint. It offers an excellent value for money and tick marks most features you would want in a generator.

I would suggest taking a good look at this model and not delaying your decision. Have a look and get yours before the next outage hits!

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