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Rated 5 out of
big & beautiful brute
took about 6 weeks to deliver but it arrived this past Friday on a wooden pallet. the parts were nicely boxed separately and within an hour the wheels and handle were installed and oil filled. Pulled the choke and it started on the second try. i haven't connected to the house but my initial impression is if it runs as well as it's put together and shipped then i will be very happy with this purchase. Definitely pay the extra for drop gate shipping to your house but don't be intimidated by the weight; assembly is an easy one man job. I did buy 3rd party collapsible handles and a trickle charger but everything else is complete and fully accessible (oil dip stick, filter & drain line, air filter, battery, etc). even included extra spark plugs, air and oil filters leaving no excuse to not properly maintain.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 5 out of
i love my 17500
in the north east in new hampshire we lose power a lot.i bought the generac 17500 and have used it about 7 times in the past 10 years. it ran flawlessly and the girls were very happy at home which made my life very peaceful for the week to 10 days we had it running.the only time it never started is when i neglected to keep on eye on it's battery,if it just sits around for a year or two the battery will lose it's starting power when you need it.ever so often put a charger on it so it's alive when you need it.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 1 out of
Brand new won't start!!!!
WE bought the GP17500 portable generator in July. We started it every month and it started right away. WE go to start it today, not even 4 months later, for the approaching hurricane and it wont start! We were asked my the customer support lady if we had gas in it, well duh, we filled it half full. She told us to contact a authorized dealer and see what they can do! Well, this defeats the whole purpose of having a brand new generator! I think we we were sold a lemon!!!!!!! Stay away from the GP17500 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 2 out of
It would have been great if all the parts came with this generator
Missing parts out of the box. Cannot put the unit together properly. Will try to contact the company after the weekend. Would love to be able to move this unit from where it was delivered but cannot install the wheels without the axle. I hope this isn't what the rest of my experiences are going to be like.
Date published: 2018-09-30
Rated 5 out of
This machine is definitely going to do what I want to do with it. I’d like that the 50 amp receptacle is on the front of the machine not the bottom
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of
wasn't allowed natural gas or propane
I needed to run my entire home inn case of a Hurricane. This was the only generator gas powered to accommodate our needs. 50 amp service was more than enough, ran my entire
home for almost 3 days till power was restored.
I was extremely happy. I referred this model GP17500E to a friend he bought one and like me very happy thank god we didn't need it so far in 2018.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 3 out of
Idle control operation
When the idle control is engaged and the generator has reduced its RPMs does the unit output frequency and voltage stay constant or is it reduced. An extended description of idle mode is desired.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 4 out of
Gets the job done
This unit is able to be stored and rolled out when needed. I use it as home backup generator and it runs everything great. I wish it was quieter, but it’s not too bad. There is some rattling on the heat shield. But once it gets heated up it pretty much goes away.
Date published: 2018-08-17
GP17500E is rated