Troy-Bilt 5550 Watt Generator with 10hp B&S Engine 1919 Reviews

Troy-Bilt 5550 Watt Generator with 10hp B&S Engine 1919

22 ratings (21 Epinions reviews)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

    Highest Rated Consumer Review by the Community

  • Occasional use general purpose generator

    Jun 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: High wattage output at a good price point
    Cons: Loud, No idle control, No Auto voltage regulation

    Summary: I've owned numerous generators over the years. I am not an expert of generators, but I've had a lot experience with various models and you can quickly tell the difference between a Honda versus a brand X generator. In my opinion the top 3 portable ... read more

  • Troy-Bilt Model 1919 5500 watt Generator

    Aug 6, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Looks nice
    Cons: Troy-Bilt offers virtually no product support
    Hard to start.
    Would not recommend for emergency situations.

    Summary: This product was already in use at our fire department when I arrived. I can't really say much about the performance other than it was very hard to start, which in our field means a lot. The recoil starter cover (vented portion is riveted onto the cover ... read more

  • Welded Seam on Frame's Long Bottom Bar Failing At First Use!

    Dec 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Enough power to run furnace, sump pump, refrigerator, freezer, some lights, tv, computer or two.
    Cons: You get what you pay for.
    Made in China.

    Summary: I was loving this generator that got me through the 6-day power outage due to an ice storm in NH.  However....After the power came back on, I set about installing the wheels and the support leg since 1) I hadn't a chance to do it before ... read more

  • Excellent Standby Power, just not the quietest

    May 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Power rating, HUGE surge power rating, wheels, 10 hours at half load.
    Cons: Fairly loud, heavy.

    Summary: As the reviewer above stated, plenty of power, and more importantly more SURGE power. This becomes increasingly important as you apply more things or more load to the generator. As things power up, refrigerators especially, they draw considerably more ... read more

  • Great Generator, High Quality, High Surge and Pretty Quiet

    Mar 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge Surge Power, Price, Quality, Quiet Muffler, Low Oil Shutdown, OHV Briggs Engine.
    Cons: None really but is manual throttle so runs wide open at startup.(to-prevent-morons-from-putting-under-load-when-motor-not-at-full-speed-I-suppose)

    Summary: 5550 running watts and 8550 surge. Can't beat the powerful surge for the money. Available at Lowes and it was the best generator I could find for the money. Plenty of power to get you by if the power goes out for a few days. More than enough power for ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Unreliable Piece of Junk

    May 23, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: None.None.None. None. Complete piece of junk.  Not worth it's weight in cow manure.
    Cons: Hard to start.  Very noisy.  Unreliable.

    Summary: Purchased this unit new in 2007.  Changed oil every 10 hours, and use synthetic.  Use 100% real gas with no ethanol, never over 60 days old and with fuel stabilizer.  Start unit up every two weeks and run for thirty minutes under load. ... read more

  • Good hurricane generator

    Sep 1, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Lots of wattage.  Easy to start and operate. 
    Cons: LOUD.  Oil change is messy.

    Summary: After losing power for several days with Hurricane Ivan, purchased unit from Lowes.  Simple setup and operation.Put into first actual use during Hurricane Katrina.  Ran continuous for 5 days (only because I finally ran out of fuel and ... read more

  • Piece of Junk and MAJOR safety risk for fire!

    Nov 27, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: If it runs it makes good power and has great surge.
    Cons: Serious safety hazard for fire and carb internals that turn to gel every few months

    Summary: Horrible saftey hazard...do not buy one unless you like gasoline fires! I purchased 2 of these units from Lowes. I always turn off my fuel and run the carb dry after every use. On both units within 6 months I had to rebuild the carbs due to the ... read more

  • Lack of warranty

    Nov 17, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Powerful
    Easy to use
    Cons: Not reliable

    Summary: Purchased 5500 in June of 2009.  Only ran the unit 15 hours before it stopped working during a power outage in June of 2011.Troy Bilt would not cover cost of repairs even though the hours of use was ... read more

  • Wont stay running??

    Aug 16, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great generator
    Cons: a little loud

    Summary: Runs great for 8 mins then shuts off? will restart 1st pull and then run 2 mins?? it came with a toy hauler i bought and works great while running. It does this with or without a load. any help would be great!Thanks Mike ... read more

  • Troy-Bilt 5550 Watt Generator with 10hp B&S Engine 1919

    Jul 22, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great value. 12 hours on 5 gallons of gas. Easy setup, 1st pull start.
    Cons: Could be quieter

    Summary: This generator is awesome for the money. We lost power at noon yesterday and are still without. We were one of the fortunate ones to purchase this unit at Lowe's (who kept the original price) before they ran out. The generator has been running ... read more

  • Troy-Bilt 5550 Watt Generator with 10hp B&S Engine 1919

    Jun 11, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy start, great price, great load handling
    Cons: none

    Summary: Excellent product dollar for dollar when compared to other generators. I bought this as a back up generator for power outages. We had a licensed electrician install a plug on the cord that comes with the generator and a receptacle that goes to the ... read more

  • A real life saver!

    Feb 23, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great power, runs 12 hours on 5 gallons of gas, many outlets, reasonable price.
    Cons: A little noisy.

    Summary: I bought this generator just over a week ago. Last week, we had an ice storm that knocked out power for four days. In addition, after the storm, temperatures dropped to 0 degrees at night, and only peaked to about 15 degrees during the day. I was able to ... read more

  • Great Emergency Power

    Nov 7, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great power, not to loud, decent run time as far as fuel economy.
    Cons: No idle control...

    Summary: Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida leaving me with no power. I hooked up a transfer switch to my breaker box so I don't have to have extension cords going all over the house. This generator powered the whole 3 bed room 2 bath house, with exception of the ... read more

  • Great Value Generator

    Oct 31, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Low cost, powerful, large fuel tank.
    Cons: Noisy, no 12V hookup.

    Summary: I live in Florida and bought one of these last year before hurricane season. I ended up only needing it for 5 hours, just enough to change the break-in oil. This season, after Wilma, I used it a lot. In fact, I am still using it as I type this. The ... read more

  • troy generator 5500

    Sep 2, 2005 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: good and stable
    Cons: no on/off switch..no meter..

    Summary: just got power back.. but have high praise for this machine. we are in the aftermath of hurricane katrina and it has saved our sanity..ditto with the the others..ran effortlessly and was economical.. pulled a ref/freezer..5000watt a/c..tv's..and freezer ... read more

  • used to build and standby power my house

    Apr 27, 2005 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: will run anything i have whenever i want for however long i need to
    Cons: heavier than one person can safely lift up stairs...

    Summary: i bought this generator from lowes for less than $750 after tax and have built a steel house (even used this workhouse to power a 220v arc welder for probably 6 hours total surge time over the last year and a half). Am now using it as standby power and ... read more

  • Strong reliable unit!

    Mar 11, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy Start,Good Fuel Economy, 30 amp extenda panel cord, Wheel Kit, Durable Design, Price.
    Cons: No automatic voltage regulation.

    Summary: I recently purchased two of these generators for a major demolition project where all the site power was unexpectedly shut down. I called around, checked comparable units and decided on the Troy-bilt 5550. I knew the brigs OHV engine was solid when I ... read more

  • A well built unit, especially for the money

    Dec 24, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Powerful yet efficient engine, excellent construction, long run time, 2 year warranty
    Cons: Loud, tri-lingual instructions are confusing.

    Summary: Purchased this unit at Lowes for my grandparents who lost power during an severe ice storm. Power was out for 3 days. The unit was run 24 hours a day with no problems. This was in extremely cold weather. (10F) It averaged about 12 hours on a full 5 ... read more

  • Great generator, durable and well worth the money

    Oct 8, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Strong, durable, quiet, a good value for the dollar.
    Cons: None that would deter me from purchasing another.

    Summary: I have had this generator for 3 months and 3 hurricanes and it ran 24 hrs for 7 days the 1st time, 10 days the next and 6 days the last time. I Would let it cool down to fuel up and check oil approx. 1 hr. It ran a refrigerator, freezer ,TV, lights a ... read more

Showing 1-20 of 21 reviews
Page 1 2


Related Deals You Might Like...

Troy Bilt - 18 Carbide coated Chain Model Tb-4218

Troy Bilt - 18 Carbide coated Chain Model Tb-4218

TROY BILT -18 Carbide COATED Chainsaw Chain Model TB4218... WHP PART - # 60-NIC-CC-FF -3/8 Low-Profile Pitch - .050 Gauge Fits: Model TROY BILT -TB421...
eBay

$72.00

+$9.95 shipping
Troy-bilt Pressure Washer 2500 Psi Model 020296

Troy-bilt Pressure Washer 2500 Psi Model 020296

Troy-Bilt Pressure Washer 2500 psi Operators Manual Model No. 020296 For more information on this manual contact the manufacturer MANUAL WILL SHIP ON ...
eBay

$10.99

FREE Shipping
1902 Troy Bilt Upgrade Replacement Pump

1902 Troy Bilt Upgrade Replacement Pump

New Troy Bilt Upgrade Replacement Pump SKU: 1001.1674 Never need to add or change pump oil Max Volume: 2.2-2.5 GPM Max Discharge Pressure:2,600 PSI Ma...
eBay

$139.00

FREE Shipping
Troy Bilt - 18 Chain Saw Repl. Chain Model Tb5018

Troy Bilt - 18 Chain Saw Repl. Chain Model Tb5018

TROY BILT -18 Chainsaw Chain Model TB5018 WAP Part #20-72 - (.325 Pitch - .050 Gauge) Fits: TROY BILT TB5018 ...
eBay

$19.99

+$5.95 shipping
Troy Bilt - 20 Chain Saw Repl. Chain Model Tb5020

Troy Bilt - 20 Chain Saw Repl. Chain Model Tb5020

TROY BILT -20 Model TB5020 Professional Chainsaw Chain... OREGON PART -#20-78 -(.325 Pitch - .050 Gauge) Fits: TROY BILT Model: TB5020 ... Only $ 24.0...
eBay

$24.00

+$5.95 shipping
Stens Replacement Lawnmower Blade For Troy Bilt Mowers 33 Cut 1910917

Stens Replacement Lawnmower Blade For Troy Bilt Mowers 33 Cut 1910917

NEW Stens Replacement Lawnmower Blade for Troy Bilt Mowers 33 Cut # 1910917 1. NO SALES TAX 2. LOW COST EXPEDITED SHIPPING FOR US BUYERS 3. WE ARE NOW...
eBay

$22.71

FREE Shipping
Troy Bilt - 16 Chain Saw Repl. Chain Model Tb3516

Troy Bilt - 16 Chain Saw Repl. Chain Model Tb3516

TROY BILT -16 Chainsaw Chain Models TB3516 TB4516 WHP PART -#91-55 -3/8 Pitch Low-Profile - .050 Gauge Fits: Troy Bilt TB3516, TB4516... Only $ 16.00 ...
eBay

$16.00

+$5.95 shipping
Troy Bilt - 20 Chain Saw Repl. Chain Model Tb4620

Troy Bilt - 20 Chain Saw Repl. Chain Model Tb4620

TROY BILT -20 Chain Saw Repl. Chain Model TB4620 Part #20-78 /95VP-78 -.325 Pitch - .050 Gauge Also Fits: Troy Bilt TB4920, TB5020...
eBay

$21.99

+$5.95 shipping