A global pandemic & recent severe weather occurrences have had many searching for the perfect generator to not only keep the lights on but provide peace of mind. It appears that Harbor Freight is listening as, over the past few years, they have invested in the continued growth of their Predator Generator line. This investment continues in 2021, with the phasing out of a few older models and the release of 5 new predator generators.

If you’re considering purchasing a generator and the price is of concern, you may want to take a look at these new machines.

  •   Predator Inverter Generator 1400 (New for 2021) SKU#57063 $429.99
    • 1400 Surge Watts / 1100 Running Watts
    • 60.4 Db(a)
    • 33 lbs Weight
    • 54 CC Gas Engine 1.88 hp
    • 7.3 Hours Runtime at Quarter (1/4) load
    • Electronic Speed Control
    • Pure Sine Wave
    • CO Secure (shuts down when high levels of carbon monoxide are detected)
    • Output: 120v – (2) 20amp (2) 5v USB 1 12v DC Charging
    • Parallel Kit Available Soon (pair with another 1400 for twice the power)
    • Overload Protection

Comparable Generator – Honda eu1000 – For about 100.00 more you can step up to the Predator 2000w

  • Predator Generator 1800w – NOT Inverter (2021) SKU#57064 – $279.99
    • 1800 Surge Watts / 1400 Watt Running
    • 98cc Gas Engine
    • 60lbs Weight
    • 2.6 HP
    • CO Secure (shuts down when high levels of carbon monoxide are detected)
    • Built in Fuel Guage
    • Low oil indicator / low oil shutdown
    • (2) 120v 20a Outlers, (1) 12v DC Outlet
    • Outlet covers
    • 9.5 hours runtime @ 50% load

  • Predator Open Frame Inverter Generator – 4400 watts (2021) SKU#58067 – $599.99
    • 4400 Surge Watts / 3500 running watts / 67db(a)
    • 16 hours runtime 1/4 load
    • 67 db(a)
    • Heavy duty steel frame and covered GFCI Outlets
    • Electronic Speed Control mode
    • Integrated Fuel Guage
    • CO Secure (shuts down when high levels of carbon monoxide are detected)
    • Low Oil, overload and output light indicators
    • 77lbs
    • RV adapter Included
    • (4) 120v 20a GFCI Protected Outlets, 120v/30a Twistlock, 2 USB Ports
    • Parallel Ports to Connect two 4400w Gen Sets to Double Power Output
    • Compared to Honda EG2800i

Note: There are two part numbers for this 58067 & 57509 – The only difference I could see is under certifications one is EPA III and CARB and one is CARB Both are same price.

  • Predator Open Frame Inverter Generator – 8750 watts (2021) SKU#57480 $1,199.99
    • 8750w Surge / 7000 Running Watts
    • 15 Hours at 1/4 load
    • 151lbs weight
    • 420cc Gas Engine
    • Pure Sine Wave
    • 25% Lighter compared to Predator 9000
    • GFCI Protection OSHA Compliant
    • Output: 120v/220v
    • Electric Start with Recoil Backup – Battery Included
    • Lighted Indicators for output, low oil and overload
    • CO Secure (shuts down when high levels of carbon monoxide are detected)
    • Includes large 10in. flat-free wheels and folding handle for portability

  • Predator Inverter Generator 9500 Watt (New for 2021) – SKU#57080 – $1798.00 
    • 9500 Surge Watts / 7600 Running Watts
    • 67db(A)
    • 459cc Gas Engine
    • 253 lbs
    • CO Secure (shuts down when high levels of carbon monoxide are detected)
    • 18 Hours Runtime @ 1/4 load or 25%
    • Electric Start 12v Battery Included
    • Wheels and Handle Included
    • OSHA Compliant GFCI Protection
    • Speed Control
    • Output 4 GFCI Protected 120v 20amp Outlets – 120/240v 30 amp Twistlock / 120v 30a Twistlock
    • 12v 8amp DC, 2 5v USB
    • Size 31L x 28.9H x 23.75w

Comparable Generators – Honda eu7000is – $5,000.00 usd.

These two generators seem to be the most popular choices and seem to be, for the most part, reliable options. Many compare them to the tried and true Honda eu2000/eu2200 and the eu3000is

  • Predator 2000 Inverter Generator – $549.99 – SKU#62523
    • 2000 Surge Watts / 1600 Running Watts
    • 65db(a)
    • 12 Hour Runtime @ 1/4 load
    • 79.9cc Air Cooled OHV Gas Engine
    • 47lbs Weight
    • 3 Receptacles
    • Parallel Capability (ad second unit to double your power)
    • Low oil indicator
    • Recoil Start

Compared to the Honda eu2000 | Replaced Current Model Honda eu2200i

  • Predator 3500 Inverter Generator – $849.99 – SKU#63584
    • 11 Hour Runtime @ 1/4 Load
    • 57db (a)
    • Overload Protection
    • 212cc Air Cooled OHV Gas Engine
    • 3500 Starting Watts, 3000 Running Watts
    • LCD Screen
    • Smooth Rolling Casters (wheels)
    • 4 Receptacles
    • (2) 120v Grounded Outelets, (1) 120v Twistlock Outlet, (1) DC-12v 2 Pin Outlet
    • Electric Start + Battery Included
    • RV 30amp Adapter Included
    • 99.2 lbs
    • 90 Day Warranty Defects & Workmanship / 2 Years Emission Controls

The Predator 3500 is available at Harbor Freight – Compare it to the Honda eu3000is at $2099.00 usd. – As a note it appears that all Generators from Harbor Freight are subject to a 20% restocking fee if returned.

I will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.