Hayes Equipment

Hayes Equipment has been a proud Honda Generator dealer since 2001.

Honda super quiet portable generators have been our specialty for 15+ years and we have provided them for just about every application imaginable.  Home back up, RV / camping, marine, construction, food trucks, tailgating, trade show booths, remote off grid cabins, you name it we have the experience to help select the correct Honda generator for your needs.  We also offer the service, parts and accessories to support the generators we sell.  Send us an email though our contacts page or give us a call at 580-762-6334 for assistance.


 

Honda EU2000i Generator

  • 2000 watts max / 1600 watts rated
  • SUPER Quiet at just 53-59dB
  • 100% Clean power.  Safe for sensitive electronics.
  • Up to 8.1 hours run time on it's 0.95 gallon fuel tank.
  • Powers most windows unit and RV air conditioners up to 10,000 btu in size.
  • Powers most marine air conditioners up to 16,5000 btu.
  • Dimensions:  20.2" x 11.4" x 16.7"
  • Weight: 45.6 lbs

Popular applications: Camping, tailgating, farm and ranch, trade show booths.

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Honda EU2000i Companion Generator

The Companion EU2000i is designed to connect to a standard EU2000i along with the optional parallel kit accessory to combine power from the 2 generators.
It has the same features of the standard EU2000i but with a 30 amp outlet to handle the higher combined output.

  • Dimensions:  20.2" x 11.4" x 16.7"
  • Weight: 45.6 lbs

Popular applications: Running in parallel with the standard EU2000i this setup powers larger RV / Camper air conditioners while keeping the weight light enough for one person to handle.

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Honda EU3000is Generator

  • 3000 watts of super clean power
  • SUPER Quiet at just 49-58dB
  • Electric start (with pull start back up)
  • 100% Clean power.  Safe for sensitive electronics.
  • Fuel efficient with up to 20 hour runtime at 1/4 load on it's 3.4 gallon fuel tank.
  • Powers most RV air conditioners up to 13,500 btu..
  • Dimensions:  25.9" x 17.6" x 22"
  • Weight: 134 lbs

Popular applications:  Campers and 5th wheels with 13,500 btu rooftop air conditioners, basic home back up, remote cabins, commercial back up power for sensitive electronic devices.

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Honda EU7000is Generator

  • 7000 watts max 5500 watt rated.
  • Super clean power for powering sensitive devices.
  • 120 and 240 volt output.
  • SUPER Quiet at just 52-60dB
  • iMontor display shows hours, engine RPMs, battery voltage, and wattage output.
  • Electric start (with pull start back up)
  • 100% Clean power.  Safe for sensitive electronics.
  • Fuel injected for increased fuel efficiency.
  • Up to 18 hour run time at 1/4 load on its 5.1 gallon fuel tank.  6-1/2 hours at rated load..
  • Easy fold down handles.
  • Dimensions:  33.4" x 27.6" x 28.4"
  • Weight: 261 lbs

Popular applications:  Large Campers and 5th wheels, home back up, remote cabins, food trucks, commercial back up power for sensitive electronic devices.

Popular Accessories: 

  • Storage cover

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Frequently Asked Questions:
    Q:
  How much power do I need?  How big of a generator? How much power does it take to run my house? (or camper, or food truck, etc.)
    A:  How many watts is always the big question.  And like most big questions, there's a whole of "well it depends."  We'll give you some good rules of thumb here to help you decide.
For RVs / travel trailer / campers:
  • If you have a 13,500 btu air conditioner you'll usually want a minimum of 3000 watts.  Our customer will generally go with a Honda EU3000is if they need the electric start feature, or they'll run two of the Honda EU2000i's in parallel if they'd prefer less weight and that extra power.
  • If your camper has a 15,000 btu air conditioner, you'll usually need a minimum of 3500 watts.  Our customers will generally go with two Honda EU2000i's running in parallel or for big time needs where the weight isn't a major issue, they'll go with the Honda EU7000is.

For Home or Office Use:

  • Decide if you'll need to power 220V / 240V items (clothes dryer, well pump, etc.) or just normal household 110V / 120V items (items that run on a normal household plug.)  If you need 220V power, go with the Honda EU7000is (or something even bigger if required) for smaller 110V only needs, the EU3000is or EU2000i may suffice.
  • If you want to be able to connect your generator to one plug-in to power your home instead of running any extension cords, a 220V capable generator like the Honda EU7000is is best.  Your electrician can install a "transfer switch" to prevent power back-feeding through your utility line.  Small 120V transfer switches are available but not very common.
  • Determine your basic needs with help from the Honda reference chart below. 



Q:  What's the quietest generator?  How do I compare noise levels?
A:  Noise levels are measured by decibels dB(A).  Honda measures their noise levels at the distance of 9 feet.  We consider 60 dB(A) to be normal conversation / normal speech level.  If your generator is at or below the 60 dB mark, we consider that as super quiet and suitable for campsites.  As you go much higher than that 60 dB level, the generator noise gets annoying as you have to raise your voice.  Many brand X cheapie generators run around the 80 dB range.  Other standard open frame generators are often in the 70-78 dB range, 70 dB is the noise of a typical vacuum cleaner, not something you want running at your campsite.
    Another important factor to keep in mind is that the EU series Honda inverter generators run exactly as fast as needed for the load at any given time.  The Eco-Throttle provides that feature allowing your engine speed (RPMs) to vary to meet the load requirements which keeps the noise level as low as possible plus offers better fuel efficiency.


Here's a handy noise level comparison chart from Honda which lists the generator noise levels by model on the left and reference points on the right.



Have more questions?  Give us a call at 580.762.6334 for additional assistance.