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that’s an improvement BY TERRYN DRIELING A new generator is probably one of your most important buys of the next 5 years Yamaha EF2000iS Inverter Generator YAMAHA EF2000IS INVERTER GENERATOR MSRP: $989.00 The only inverter generator to make the list, the Yamaha EF2000iS has the features of both a generator and an inverter. Unlike conventional generators, it generates high-voltage AC power, which is converted to DC power, and then inverted back into a cleaner, higher-quality AC power. As a direct result of the inverter generator technology, the Yamaha EF2000iS is literally the smallest generator to make the list. It weighs in at a mere 44 pounds and takes up just 2.2 cubic feet of space, making it easily stowed and operated just about anywhere. And did we mention how quietly it works? The Yamaha EF2000iS runs at a discreet 51.5 to 61 decibels, depending on work load. Don’t let its small stature fool you. This light-weight can work, running up to 10.5 continuous hours at quarter capacity of its 1600 watt-rated work load on a miniscule 1.1 gallons of gas. But, if one unit isn’t quite enough for the job, a second can be hooked in for parallel operation and double the output. Its parallel operation capabilities only add to the versatility and appeal of the Yamaha EF2000iS. www.yamahagenerators.com BRIGGS & STRATTON 8000 WATT ELITE SERIES™ MSRP: $1299.00 Powered by a Briggs & Stratton 2100 Series™ OHV gas engine, the 8000 Watt Elite Series™ portable generator can run up to 9 hours at half capacity without the need to refuel. In addition, this generator offers the convenience of both electric and In the dead of winter, supplying power to the ranch in an outage, or in the heat of summer, giving that solar water pump a much needed boost - the right generator can be a life, and livelihood, saving piece of equipment. Big and small - WR researched them all and generated a list of seven outstanding units of varying outputs, portability, and fuel types. Here’s what we found. Briggs & Stratton 8000 Watt Elite Series™ 22 I WORKING RANCH I APRIL / MAY 2016


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