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Model: 986055
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
7,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
9,375
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Ariens Electric Start Emergency Generator
Easily back up the essentials in your home during an outage

390cc Honda GX390 OHV Commercial Grade Engine
Reliable, incredibly rugged and plenty of power

Electric Starting System (Battery Included) w/ Recoil Backup
Easily start your generator with the push of a button

Oil Alert« Warning System
Alerts you or shuts engine down if oil reaches an unsafe level

8-Gallon Metal Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Valve
Provides up to 12 hours of run time @ 1/2 load

Brush-Type Alternator w/ Auto Voltage Regulation (AVR)
Prevents the damaging voltage spikes that can harm electronics

(4) 120V GFCI & (1) 30A Twistlock Outlets
Easily connect extension cords or a manual transfer switch

1-1/4" Tubular Steel Frame & Hour Meter
Provides protection on all sides during operation & transportation
Easily keep track of maintenance intervals for engine longevity

10" Semi-Pneumatic Wheels & Fold-Down Locking Handles
Makes it easy to move this generator over uneven terrain

3-Year Limited Consumer Warranty & 90-Day Commercial Warranty
Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GX
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
CC
390 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
90 Days
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
9375 Watts
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
31 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Pneumatic Wheels
Tank Size
8 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
12 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
No
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
221 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
31 Inches
Product Width
20.5 Inches
Product Height
24 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
751058035246
Model
986055
  3 Questions
Q: Does this unit have an L14-30 twist lock outlet?
Is it safe for tvs, electronics as household backup?
Installing transfer switch in house.

by Todd from Minnesota on June 30, 2016

A: Conventional generators like the Ariens consist of heavy copper coils, which generate a raw form of electricity. The engine must maintain a constant speed of 3,600 rotations per minute to produce AC power. In other words, it must run at full speed, regardless of the load needed, consuming more fuel and generating more noise.

The electricity produced isn't as clean as utility power. Therefore, standard generators are NOT recommended to power sensitive electronics like computers.

Inverter generators, however, utilize a different type of alternator to generate very clean AC power. The inverter technology reduces the generator's size and weight. But more importantly, the engine can run at varying speeds, significantly reducing the noise levels and fuel consumption..

This unit does have the L14-30 3 prong twist lock outlet.

If you have any other questions please let us know.





by Jared, Product Expert

Q: Hello,
Where is the Ariens 7500 Generator manufactured please? I am trying to buy American. If the Ariens isn't made here what would you recommend in this size and price range that is made in the US?
Thanks for your time.

by Rodney from Indiana on June 30, 2016

A: The Ariens is an imported generator and not Made in the US. I would recommend the Generac XG or XP series portable generators which are Made in the US in Wisconsin.

Generac XG Portable Generators

Generac XP Portable Generators

by Jared, Product Expert

Q: I would like to buy the Ariens 986055. I have on my wall garage a 50 amp power inlet box.
How I can connect the generator to the box? What type of cable do I need?

by Javier from North Carolina on June 27, 2016

A: Because this generator only has a 30-amp outlet you will need to change out the inlet box to a 30-amp.

Reliance Controls 30-Amp (4-Prong) Power Inlet Box

Once this is installed you would use a 30-amp 4-prong power cord.

30-Amp Generator Power Cords

by Jared, Product Expert

Ariens 986055 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Price (6)
Quiet (4)
High Quality (4)
Easy To Use (3)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Cons
No Fuel Gage (5)
None (1)
Heavy (1)
Unreliable (1)
97% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
31 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Robert M.
Osceola Mills, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/25/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Honda Proves Itself
I finally got a chance to start this generator up. It is quitter than the Coleman I had before. Very happy with the product. It lives up to it's name. Honda is the reason I bough it.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Quiet, Easy To Use
Cons: No Fuel Gage, Heavy
Robert Recommends This Ariens Product
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Florangela H.
Georgetown, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/31/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Ariens Generator
I've had my generator for a very short time, so far very good. I will see how it performs through the years,too soon to rate its performance. The weakest point I can see know is the on/off bottom, wish it was more sturdy.
Florangela Recommends This Ariens Product
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Morris H.
Standish, ME
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/1/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good First Impression Del Placed In My Garage
I am almost 85 years, old fair health but managed to set up unit in about two hours. Started on 2nd pull. Electric good too l have good experiences both Honda and unit mfg
Morris Recommends This Ariens Product
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Jason P.
Mentor, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/1/16
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
27
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Disappointed
Purchased because unit had Honda GX390 engine and figured would not have any issues. Also liked the electric start features,and power rating. Fired up unit with fresh fuel after receiving, unit surged under no load and load, had to play with choke to get unit to try to run smooth, but choke will not maintain. It appears unit may have a defect in the carb. Unit is also extremely loud, beyond anything else I own. I called PED to ask regarding these issues with customer service being of no... more
Cons: Unreliable
Jason Does Not Recommend This Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Jason,
Very sorry to hear about the issues you're experiencing with your generator. You were referred to Ariens because this unit is covered by a 3-year warranty. They would be able to provide you more detailed information regarding their product and where to locate one of their servicing dealers. Hopefully this is just a simple fix. Ariens can be reached directly @ 920-756-4688 or www.ariens.com
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Joseph V.
York, PA
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy
Purchased this generator, mainly because it's Ariens, secondly because of the Honda engine. within 3 days it was delivered with free lift gate service. Arrived in damaged on a skid. Put together easily. Started first time with 2 pulls. Runs nicely, not too noisy. Very happy with purchase.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: No Fuel Gage
Joseph Recommends This Ariens Product
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Dennis
Garner, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/1/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent.
I bought the ariens 7500 because I knew the engineers behind it at TTI. I also purchased the 10 circuit outdoor switch from Reliance, the Pro/tran 2 , 30 amp, and the 25 foot 4 prong from Centry wire and cable . I installed it and tested it and it did everything I expected. I received everything in 4 days. I'm happy so far. The real test will come at some point, but I'm confident I made the right decision.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Quiet
Cons: No Fuel Gage
Dennis Recommends This Ariens Product
Dennis's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast delivery and what I expected."
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Jason V.
Bloomington, MN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/26/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Worth The Price!
Assembly took about 45 minutes. Added oil & gas, started on the first pull. The main reason I bought this generator was the Honda engine. Where else can you find a generator with a Honda engine at this price? It's louder than my previous generator, but also has 3X the power. I love it! No fuel gauge, but that's a minor issue that is greatly offset by the low price. Highly recommended!
Pros: Price, Features, High Quality, Honda Engine Reliability
Cons: No Fuel Gage
Jason Recommends This Ariens Product
Jason's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"You gotta love the free shipping & no sales tax!"
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Elaine G.
Port Ludlow, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/6/16
REVIEWED
APR.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Decision
As a single lady at 61 y/o, who recently moved to an area with unpredictable power outages, I was nervous about purchasing and installing my own generator. Buying the Ariens was the best decision ever. And with relative ease was able to complete the installation. It tested perfectly, started at the first push of the button! Of course,now there probably wont be a power outage for a while. I would have given the performance rating a 5 but have not had a chance to run it for any length of time.
Elaine Recommends This Ariens Product
Elaine's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was hand-delivered to my door step"
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John O.
Epsom, NH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/20/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator At First Glance
Quick shipment and easy assembly. Started 2nd pull and ran smooth. I think the handle locks could be approved on but so far meets my needs.
John Recommends This Ariens Product
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Kevin L.
Longview, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/20/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 7500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator W/ Honda Gx
O.K. got this, and put to gather, oil gas an such.Fired right up, the only thing I don't know if the battery is getting charged when running? Will do a voltage check to see if this is true or not. Looks like a solid machine, only got 3/10 hour on it and of course put a light load it until I run it some more.

Noise is a lot more quite than the one I sold.I am happy, and is this the only thing that matters?
Kevin Recommends This Ariens Product
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Matthew W.
Byron Center, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/14/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Magic Generator
I bought this generator and is has solved all my problems. With it's mere presence it prevents my power from ever going out! I'm not sure how they do it. Next item on my shopping list is a snow plow! Thanks again Ariens!
Matthew Recommends This Ariens Product
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