EU30iu Handi Compared to the equally reliable and powerful Honda EU30is generator, the EU30iu Handi is approximately 43 percent lighter with a dry weight of only 35kgs, a significant reduction in weight for a unit producing the same power output. This weight reduction lends itself to a recoil start system as opposed to a recoil electric start system. A lighter generator is a more portable generator, and the EU30is Handi now allows customers to more easily take their generator anywhere they need portable power. eu30handi2 In an all-new design for Honda, the EU30iu Handi features built-in wheels, two fixed handles and a folding handle to allow for easy movement of the generator from place to place and from job to job. When one person uses the foldable handle to wheel the generator, its total towing weight is a slight 8kgs - easily manageable by people of all statures. Two people can conveniently carry the EU30iu Handi with the unit's fixed handles, or one person can more easily load and unload the unit from a storage spot using both handles for optimal leverage. In relation to generator innovation, Honda engineers have employed the latest in Eco-ThrottleTM technology and a high efficiency inverter design in the EU30iu Handi, resulting in very low fuel consumption for a generator of its power output. The EU30iu Handi can operate on one tank of fuel for more than 7 hours, saving owners time and money. At the heart of the new EU30iu Handi is the reliable and powerful Honda GX160 engine. With the GX160, the Honda EU30iu Handi provides an economical, quiet and efficient powerplant to complement the generator's technology and advanced design. As is the case with all Honda power equipment engines, the GX160 provides reliable, 4-cycle power to the unit. An overhead valve (OHV) system in the GX160 incorporates advanced engine technologies in a compact package. Coupled with the EU30iu Handi's specially designed housing, the generator is able to produce ample power for the job at hand with very little noise. In fact, the EU30iu Handi is the quietest generator in its market segment, producing a mere 56-65 dB of sound while in operation.