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Model: 986061
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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
OHV design provides increased performance and peak power transfer

Electric Starting System (Battery Included) w/ Recoil Backup
Provides effortless starting with the push of a button
Automatic mechanical de-compression system makes manual starting even easier

Oil Alert« Warning System
Crankcase located oil level sensor helps prevent engine seizure
Alerts you or shuts engine down if oil reaches an unsafe level

Brush-Type Alternator w/ Auto Voltage Regulation (AVR)
Prevents the damaging voltage spikes that can harm electronics
Low THD design produces cleaner power for sensitive equipment

8-Gallon Metal Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Provides up to 12 hours of run time @ 50% load

(4) 120V GFCI & (1) 30A Twistlock Outlets
Easily connect extension cords or a manual transfer switch
Circuit-breaker protection provides an added level of safety

Analog Hour Meter
Helps you keep track of refueling and maintenance interval

1-1/4" Tubular Steel Frame
Provides protection on all sides during operation & transportation

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
HP
11 HP
CC
390 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
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
UPC
751058035246
Model
986061
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NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)

NEMA L14-30R
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Ariens 986061 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
4/5
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
I'd Buy It Again (16)
Price (13)
High Quality (13)
Easy To Use (11)
Reliable (7)
Cons
Heavy (7)
Unreliable (2)
Bad Instructions (2)
Registering product (1)
Oil fill port location. (1)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Electric Generator Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10742 Helpful Votes
Electric Generators Direct Recommended

This is a very good sized generator for emergency backup power. It also comes with electric start which is a huge plus so anyone can start it during an emergency without having to try to use a recoil start.

It's affordable and will power your fridge, sump pump and a few other items during a storm. This peace of mind if worth every penny!

This Ariens portable generator has a 390cc Honda GX engine that is always dependable.

We think this machine is a great item!
Jared Recommends This Model
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Kevin N.
Warren, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/18/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2017
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 E
Very Powerful Generator, Only used it a couple of times to experiment with but it has worked and started each time no problem. Has plenty of power to Handle a 5000 watt electric dryer no issues. Heavy so use the handles provided to help move it around. Seems well built. Not too hard to assemble if you have the right tools. I was missing the required socket size to attach the front feet but other than that no issues assembling, Engine oil is included. ONE issue is the oil dipstick is not marked... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Heavy, Bad Instructions
Kevin Recommends This Ariens Product
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Roger P.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/2/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
It Broke Down After About 100 Hours
I bought two generators one Ariens and another Winco needless to say the Winco is still running strong.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Roger's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"A great experience with this company."
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Jerome G.
Cleveland, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/14/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 7500 Watt Purchase -- Thumbs Up!
Be sure you know where you will sit the generator before delivery as it comes in a box that is too much for one person. Once out of the box it is a simple matter of putting the wheels on - a 10 minute session. You, like me, will have this question after unboxing it. Why does it come with two (2 ) oil holes, one on each side of the machine? One oil hole has the regular cap with attached measuring stick. The second oil hole has a plain black cap with no measuring stick. From the... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, No written info on having two oil holes, why, or how to use.
Jerome Recommends This Ariens Product
Jerome's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This was a very smooth transaction with delivery on the day stated. The delivery in my case was wonderful as the driver used his power gate to lower it to the ground, then used a hand cart to take it into my garage. This generator is solid, husky, heavy, and backs it all up with fine service by means of the Honda engine. I could not be happier, especially after talking to the manufacturer in South Carolina about the machine. Good luck on your purchase."
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Harold F.
Woodstock, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/7/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator
Pleased with the generator. Like that it comes with a Honda motor. Worked great. Handles my well pump, furnace blower, refrigerator and multiple small draws rather easily.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Harold Recommends This Ariens Product
Harold's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Good communication. Smooth transaction. Free shipping was good but didn't have lift gate as described in details for delivery. Thankfully wasn't needed where it was delivered. If lift gate service is needed confirm it. All in all I was pleased."
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Ron N.
Portland, ME
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/8/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What A Great Product And A Great Price.
Building a home for my daughter and this generator keeps up with all my contractors. Honda motor revs up and down a little but it doesn't affect its permormance at all. 50 hours in the first 2 weeks and I love this generator. Excellent on fuel as well.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Price, Reliable
Cons: Motor revs up and down a lot
Ron Recommends This Ariens Product
Ron's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"4th major purchase from Power Equipment Direct and they are fantastic. Ships right away, lowest price I could find, great equipment."
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Jeff S.
Beavercreek, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/4/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Price And Watts
Product was very easy to put together, connecting the battery was by far the most difficult thing and that was because I have large hands. Product was well boxed up. Cutting it out of the box I sliced one of the grips but that was 100% my fault for not looking first. I little duct tape and nothing worry about. I exchanged several emails with Electric Generators Direct, they were prompt in all responses and answered my questions. The generator started right up once put together and fluids... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Jeff Recommends This Ariens Product
Jeff's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have no complaints, I even called them after getting my generator to tell them there was an error on their website. It listed the warranty for commercial as 90 years not 90 days."
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Kevin K.
North Chili, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/14/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is A Great Product At A Nice Price! It's Packed With Value.
This is a great machine. The 11HP Honda engine is smooth and powerful. The set-up is minimal. This a great buy. This will last for years and will be a known workhorse.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Durable, Features
Cons: Heavy
Kevin Recommends This Ariens Product
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Troy D.
Gray, ME
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/4/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
13
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Rough Start With The New Generator
I've had this for about 3 weeks now. I started up the first day and the engine was pulsing up and down with the throttle and after 15 min the pulsating went away. However I started it today to test it for the upcoming nor'easter coming and the pulsating is back and hasn't gone away. I called electric generators direct for some kind of support and they were not very helpful at all. They transferred me to ariens customer service which was all automated and not helpful at all. The automated... more
Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable, No support from generators direct
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Troy,
In most cases, the problem you described is fuel related. Make sure you're using fresh fuel. Also make sure the fuel line is not kinked and the fuel valve is open and there is fuel getting to the carb. As an online retailer, we are not a servicing dealer and would refer you to your local dealer for service.
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Robert F.
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/25/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator, Great Value
Reliable Honda motor at a great price.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: I haven't used it enough, but so far no cons.
Robert Recommends This Ariens Product
Robert's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great price & fast shipping."
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David T.
Aitkin, MN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/10/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product. Started Easily. Works Perfect. Great Price
High quality at a very good price point. I'm happy.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Easy To Use, Features
Cons: Heavy
David Recommends This Ariens Product
David's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Arrived on time, in good shape. No complaints."
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Frank T.
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/31/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy
I bought this to replace a generator I bought 15 years ago. Quality is there I have other Ariens products I am very happy, price good... Thank you!!
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, High Quality, Reliable
Frank Recommends This Ariens Product
Frank's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Loved the experience will definitely shop your site again."
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