Powermate PM0497000.04 8,750 Watt 389cc 13HP Honda GX390 Gas Powered Portable Generator

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For over 40 years, Powermate has been an industry-leading brand filling the professionals needs for portable generators, air compressors and air tools as well as pressure washers and standby electrical power needs. Powermate has developed a strong reputation for quality manufacturing and bringing innovation to the marketplace. Whether it is for an industrial jobsite, contractor market or home use, Powermate has a solution for every need. For recreational use, home backup use, and professional contractor use. All Powermate portable generators are designed and tested to the highest standards. We use only the best component parts, including world-class engines from Honda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Yamaha. Our products are backed by the best warranty coverage available and, when service is required, you have access to a comprehensive network of 2000 service centers nationwide. Whether you need portable power for boating, camping, or tailgating, or for when the lights go out at home, or for everyday jobsite use, when you buy a Powermate generator, you will have peace of mind knowing you have purchased a product that offers superior performance, reliability, and durability.

Customer Reviews

Gotta love a Honda.

91 of 95 people found the following review helpful
By Southern Gentleman
The generator was shipped and delivered quickly. Instructions for handle and wheel kits were accurate, and everything we needed was in the box.

Worked beautifully during Hurricane Sandy for 3 days straight

72 of 77 people found the following review helpful
By John R
The price seems to fluctuate between $1,200 & $1,300, so wait it out if you’re able (depending on your likelihood of a blackout). Obviously, after Hurricane Sandy, this and other power-related goods have been long sold out.

Honda Motor What More Can You Say??

44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
By BB Machine
I have read the other reviews so I’ll try not to repeat what has already been said, most of which I’m in agreement with. The assembly is pretty straight forward and the instructions on how to do this could be done better. My main gripe about this unit is the wheels. There is no straight shaft running the length of the unit and the wheels on mine tilt inward because (let’s face it) with 8 gallons of gas, a generator, and Honda motor, this thing is very heavy. I’m quite certain I will be looking to re-engineer this problem after the wheels fall off, but until that time comes, I’ll live with it.

My first Honda and Powermate disappointment, but AWESOME Amazon customer service!

53 of 58 people found the following review helpful
By plaid
I have had significant problems with this generator. After topping off the oil and fuel, I turned the fuel selector to “ON” and started it up. After about 30 seconds of running, fuel started to pour out of the carburetor overflow. Talk about a fire hazard. It appears that the fuel float in the bowl is not rising or the needle is not sealing properly, allowing constant flow. Additionally, it puts out 134v at the moment, which trips all of my AFCI and GFCI breakers in the house that I have surge protectors on, as they feed back the extra voltage. What ever happened to quality control??? I think my unit went through QC at the end of a Friday or something, based on the other gleaming reviews of this product.

Last of the non-china Generators

46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
By Workingclass
I bought one of these same generators from s-a-m-s club 2 years ago. Now when I go in there all I see are china units. This 13 horse generator is easier to start than my 10 horse briggs 5000 watt unit and uses less gas. I’m not saying the china units are bad, but I do know these Honda generators are perfect and almost impossible to find.

Great Product and excellent customer service

40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
By Lambo Mambo
After an easy assembly and filling with gas and oil, a quick pull on the cord and it started up first time. It ran smooth and quiet. A small part was missing from the handle so I emailed customer service at powermate and told them the part number that was missing. To my surprise they emailed me back and shipped the part out to me the next day so that I could assemble the generator handle properly. Perfect product and superb customer service….Who could ask for anything more!

Looks, Sounds, Acts like a Honda….Perfect in everyway

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By krobert
I wont bore you with all the details so let me just say this:

Seems good but not quite Honda quality

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Jim
I attached the generator wheels and handles, which took me about 1.25 hours. I’d rate the instructions a 7 out of 10. Some of the pictures are too small to provide accurate detail regarding the sequence of washer to nut to part.

Powermate PM0497000.04 8,750 Watt 389cc 13HP Honda GX390 Gas Powered Portable Generator

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By Scott D.
Very good product, easy to set up and arrived in very good condition. The only slight was communicating with the shipper but that’s not the products ding. I have used the generator several times and while it is loud, it works well. Honda engine is very reliable and easy to start. Do not adjust the idle down, it’s supposed to run at high RPM to handle load.

Good once it came back from the shop

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By Deemoey
I ordered this generator because of the large tank, long run time, Honda engine reputation (also quieter than many), and longer warrantee despite the price premium which is in the neighborhood of $300-500 for the engine upgrade vs. similar Chinese or American made engines.