ETQ TG72K12 8,250 Watt 13 HP 420cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start

ETQ TG72K12 8,250 Watt 13 HP 420cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start

  • 7250 running watts/8250 max watts
  • ETQ 13 HP 4 stroke air cooled OHV engine with low oil shut down
  • 6.42 gallon fuel tank provides 10.5 hours of run time at 50% load
  • Less than 70 db
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California

ETQ 7,250 – watt Portable Generator. Power where you need it, when you need it! Be ready for anything with this heavy-duty Power Generator. A huge 7,250W peak power juices up a jobsite and will keep essential systems running in an emergency. Hours of power: Easy push-button ignition; Patented Sine Power delivers a clean, steady current ideal for sensitive electronics; 14-hp 4-stroke OHV air-cooled engine; 8,250W peak watts, 7,250W continuous; 6 1/2-gallon fuel tank for 10 1/2 hours operation at

Rating: (out of 45 reviews)

List Price: $ 799.99

Price: $ 699.97

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5 thoughts on “ETQ TG72K12 8,250 Watt 13 HP 420cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start

  1. Review by Ralph Rotten for ETQ TG72K12 8,250 Watt 13 HP 420cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start
    I had not previously heard of this brand, but Amazon’s great price made it hard to pass up. I purchased this generator for home emergency purposes. I Ordered it on Sunday night and received it on the following Thursday. There was no visual damage to the box that would indicate rough handling by the shipper. However, upon removing the generator from the box there was minor damage to a couple of items (nothing that would prevent operation). I called the manufacturer and the representative politely agreed to replace the items.

    The generator does not come with a battery for the electric starter. The manufacturer’s representative stated that it required an Everstart ES12N94B1 battery, which I found at Wal-mart. After adding oil and a little gas the generator started right up with only three easy pulls (I had not installed the battery at that point). The generator started so easy, in fact, that I am considering taking the battery back and not using the electric starter. This generator appears to be of good quality and at this point I am completely satisfied with the product.

  2. Review by Robert L. Harris for ETQ TG72K12 8,250 Watt 13 HP 420cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start
    Wow, this is a large generator, 29″W x 28″H x 30″L with wheel kit installed. The unit looks just as pictured. Very happy with the shipping, unit was delivered by ABF without a scratch. They had a lift gate and a cart to move the unit right up into the garage. First order of business was to place the wheels on the unit, this proved to be simpler then I originally thought. I cut the box off of the unit and tilted the unit up on it’s side and placed the wheels on with the provide brackets and bolts. I had the unit ready for gas in about 30 minutes of delivery. Oh, but not so fast, I had other work that was required before I would put this baby to the test. My next purchase from Amazon was the GenTran 301660 30 Amp 6-Circuit Transfer Switch for up to 7,500-Watt Generators. Well, I just finished the connection of this unit to my home. It proved to be simple, but if you have no electrical experience I would recommend you get a professional electrician, balancing the loads is important and may be beyond the normal do-it yourselfer. So today I fired this baby up. I added oil and a little gas and flipped the switch and within 2 cranks this unit was running. I let the unit stablize for about 5 minutes and then I connected my 30 AMP cord to the Transfer Switch and turned on the breaker and transferred my home circuits to the unit. I noticed that my A-Phase was pulling about 3750 Watts and B-Phase about 750 watts. I was confused on what was going on because I was sure that I had balanced my loads. After further investigation I realized that my wife had the washing machine going, although the unit was operating with this large difference on the phases it was holding the load just fine! The rest of the house lit up just as if we had never lost power. I ran the unit for another 15 minutes and turned off the loads. I then turned off the fuel valve and allowed the generator to run out the fuel in the bowl and line. I use STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer in my tank so I’m hoping it’s good for a year. Well, this baby seems to work perfectly, the real test will be when we have one of those ice storms or those hurricanes that we here in Virginia always look forward too. Now I need to look into stockpiling some gas. 🙂

    I noticed that in another review on this unit that there was a complaint on the location of the pull cord. I took a note from reviews of the smaller unit and drilled a hole in the frame located directly in line with the pull cord and fed the cord through there and placed a grommet in the hole. Works superb, best $.50 I ever spent. My cord is now located right below the on/off switch. I highly recommend this small enhancement because as the previous reviewer said it is in an awkward place.


    * Price$$$$ + NO TAX

    * Shipping – FREE!!!

    * 8250 Watts surge, 7250 continuous

    * Could not find a better price when I combined the 3 criteria above

    * Fuel Gauge on the unit

    * Low oil shutoff

    * Hour meter

    * Wheel Kit included


    * My engine is stamped as a 13HP opposed to 14HP listed by Amazon

    * Unit is loud, but Amazon does state this (85db)

    * Battery not include (I’ll do without, one less item to maintain)

  3. Review by L. Warren for ETQ TG72K12 8,250 Watt 13 HP 420cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start
    Live in Clear Lake City ( between Galveston and Houston)and Ike( the Hurricane) took the power away on Friday Morning around 1:30 AM. Once the wind was down and my neighbors could get out into the weather without worring about projectiles, they got out the new generator, added the oil and gasoline. On the third pull it started. It has run 7 days without stopping, well shutting it down to to fill it up with gasoline. What was good about this model is that it has 4 ea. 120 outlets, and I was able to share with a neighbor. Also, was suprized that it was running over 10 hours before having to refill the tank. The only problem that I had is the generator just shut OFF own it’s own several times with plenty of gasoline. Only took one pull to start it back up, after turning OFF the breaker and the KEY. Loaning it out to a friend that still does not have a generator. Have three neighbor that are going to look into getting them one. Also, they like the deal that I got with It is not on right now. It was delivered to my house with a truck that had a lift and a dolly to get it to the garage, I was at work and the wife (66) could not help with this.


  4. Review by Daniel M. Sternberg for ETQ TG72K12 8,250 Watt 13 HP 420cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start
    I have had the generator about 4 weeks now. Nothing tricky about the set up. Actually comes with wrenches and other tools. Manual’s illustrations are poor. Technically the output runs at 63.4 hertz and 127/246 volts unloaded. The DC battery charge voltage is too high at 16.5 VDC with a battery attached. The fact that the output neutral is attached to the generator frame prevents the safest way to interface the generator to the transfer switch.

    I only bought it because I want backup power for the house to run the heater fan, lights, TV and refrigerators for a reasonable price. ($660). Electric start is a nice feature. Weather here is warm but starts up after 3 seconds of cranking. Has a nice fuel filter in top of gas tank. For the price I doubt it will last to long with heavy uses. By the way the company’s web site is not kept up but if you call them they will e-mail PDF copy of the manual with same poor pictures. I can’t recall but landing the battery positive cable on the solenoid is not called out clearly.

    It is clearly not a brand name with third part support like propane or natural gas conversions kits. Service is probably going to be a problem because only they have two or three depots and that requires trucking and I am sure that could eat into the bargain basement price.

    Overall I think I got a bargain with the free shipping from AMAZON.

  5. Review by C. Bass for ETQ TG72K12 8,250 Watt 13 HP 420cc 4-Cycle OHV Gas Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start
    I purchased this generator as a replacement for an older 5KW Coleman. I have a backup inverter arrangement to run our house during power outages (10 select circuits) and use the generator to charge the batteries. This system was installed 10 years ago because of regular outages (sometimes 6 days) in our rural community. We are on well water so it became a necessity to have power backup.

    A couple months ago we had a branch transformer fault. I did not anticipate that we would have a surge on the neutral/ground leg and lost my battery monitoring system and also later would find out that I had suffered battery damage to one of the eight in my system. Two weeks ago we had an outage and I found that the damaged battery had pulled all of the batteries down. I started up the generator and it failed after a couple of minutes. I maintained the generator every other month but had not noticed the hoses were beginning to rot from age. After repairs I did get it to run.

    I decided to get a new generator (mothball the old one) and began searching for something that could handle the inrush on my 3/4hp water well in case of battery problems.

    The reviews here were very helpful. I never heard of the model before, but the specs were excellent for the price. I ordered the ETQ 8250 watt generator and used the super saver shipping. I was called by the shipper to set up delivery after the holiday weekend. The driver was unable to take his rig up our driveway (350ft 17 degree grade), but helped me load and unload the box in the back of my Forester. The two of us had no problems.

    I followed what others had suggested and cut the box down in the driveway. The box provided adequate padding while I assembled the unit. All the parts were present including most of the tools. I found that my own metric socket set was better for the job. As others commented I was surprised to find the “conveyance suspend” tool for hoisting the unit. Finally, there was about 30 minutes of assembly time. The battery (purchased previously from the reviews) took a little longer. The unit was in pristine condition with no problems when delivered.

    I filled the fluids and let it sit for five minutes. The generator started up by battery in about five seconds and ran very smoothly. The idle control is a nice addition and will come in handy when charging the batteries, however the voltage is too low (85/170) to really cold start any loads. The pull start is in a very bad position. As others suggested I may move it one screw round.

    The noise is 85 Decibels on idle control adjacent to the generator and 93 under load. At 20 feet under load it measured 85. This generator is much quieter than the previous one and should not disturb any of our distant neighbors. As others suggested you could carry on a conversation at about ten feet.

    The voltages on the 240 plug measured 123 each for a total of 246 volts. For my purposes, my charging circuit to the transfer switch is about 95 feet away. This should adequately cover any voltage drop in that long circuit. I have not yet measured it under load.

    So far I am very happy with the unit and appears to be the best generator for the price available at this time. The battery start will come in useful for my family if there is an extended outage while I’m away. The pull start is the only negative I can see at this time and is something that ETQ should address. I would recommend this generator for those that need backup emergency power.

    I do intend to install a whole house service entrance transfer switch in the near future (these things cost more than the generator), and will maintain the battery configuration for the ten critical circuits. It will be interesting to see if the ETQ can handle the inrush on the 30A/240V central air circuit while the batteries power the furnace blower. I will report my findings later.

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