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Consider a generator for the winter, just in case

Consider a generator for the winter, just in case
Another 2015 Farm Progress Show product sneak peek: Champion Dual-Fuel generator could come in handy this fall and winter

It has been around in other markets, but a dual-fuel electric generator is coming to a store near you. Champion makes the generator. It runs on both gasoline and LP fuel.

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Most generators that are used as back-ups for homes or farm buildings, or for use in remote areas where you don't have an electrical outlet, are powered by gasoline. Bigger ones are powered by diesel fuel.

Sneak peek: Here's another one of the products featured in the review of farm show products that will be coming soon in Farm Progress magazines.

This generator, sized to help keep basic services running in case of an outage due to fall or winter weather, can run on gasoline like most other generators. But it can also run on LP fuel. You can run it for eight hours at 50% rated load on a tank of gasoline, or just over six gallons.

How long you can run it on the LP fuel option depends on the size of the LP cylinder that you are using to fuel the generator, spokespersons say.

This Dual Fuel portable generator is rated at 6000 watts, with 7400 starting watts. It features a 439 cc Champion OHV engine that can run on either fuel. Since it weighs 194 pounds by specs, it comes on rear wheels and with a tubular steel handle so you can move it easily from place to place. The wheels are the Never Flat style.

Champion also makes a wide range of other generators which primarily run on gasoline. Some of their generators also feature a wireless remote start. And that's available in both a generator smaller than the Dual Fuel model, and in one larger than the Dual Fuel model.

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Quick reference guides are available from the company which show how much wattage is required to both start and run various tools and appliances that you might have around the home or farm shop.

Learn more by visiting the Website: championpowerequipment.com.

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