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GP5500

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Generac GP Series 5500 Portable Generator

The GP5500 has enough power for emergency use, when you’re not using it for outdoor recreation and DIY projects.

OHV Engine
Generac's OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life.

Large Fuel Tank
Large-capacity steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times.

Low-Oil Shutdown
Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage.

Hour Meter
Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals

Durable Steel Frame
Hardened 1 1/4" steel tube cradle for added durability and strength.

Fold-Down Handle
Fold-down, locking handle for sturdy portability and compact storage.

Never-Flat Wheels
Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability.

Environmentally Friendly
CSA and CARB Certified.

Generac <strong>GP Series 5500</strong> Portable Generator

The Power to Live. Work. Play.

Portable generators are a welcome addition to many activities at home, at work, and away. In an emergency, portable generators can provide critical backup power. They make camping and tailgating more comfortable. And contractors appreciate the flexibility portable power brings to the jobsite.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for the money During the Sandy storm we used our GP5500 to run a portable heater, 2 refrigerators a few lights, TV and cable box and an occasional hair dryer. We did have to alternate some of the appliances so that we did not overload the unit.We used a 30 amp cable with 4 outlets bought separately to run 4 appliances leaving the other GP5500 outlets unused. Overall we are very happy with the generator. We really used it for only the essentials and to keep informed on what was going on elsewhere in the northeast. I would suggest the 30 amp manual transfer switch kit to avoid the extension cords, that is my next investment!
Date published: 2012-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for home use. Very easy to use. The 5500 is compact and has plenty of power. Backup my house during Sandy for 7 days. 5 gallons of gas for 10 hours , 2 fridges , heating system, water heater, electric kettle and light.
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for what you get. This is the 1st I've owned. Sandy motivated the purchase. Had to go on a waiting list and Lowes came through on Sunday before. Wired it into the panel. Set-up was easy. It started right up. Had to use it for 24 hours after Sandy and 24 hours after the nor'easter (Andrea?). Powered the whole house with no problems. This generator has provided a long awaited peace of mind.
Date published: 2012-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic unit, Bought this days after hurricane Irene, didn't start it until the night of hurricane Sandy. Started right away after carb was primed. Was the envy of the neighborhood because I had prewired the house with a manual transfer switch so this generator became plug and play basically running my entire house. Can prob run a few window a/c units for summer outages if necessary. Worked well with very little effort.
Date published: 2012-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good unit for price I bought this unit for emergency power at my home, in the event of power outages. We live in the Northeast and it gets very cold here, which sometimes brings prolonged power outages. While I have no thad time to put the unit under test in a real world no-power condition, I have tested it with a portable air compressor and it worked flawlessly. The unit is well built. I have read mixed reviews on this unit, but decided to give it a go, and am glad that I did. Upon assembly, it started with 3 pulls and ran perfect without a hitch. It was around 10F when I assembled and it had sat in an unheated garage the night before. I was very surprised at how quiet it was compared to other units I've used in the past, and am more than satisfied with the sound level. The only thing I find worth mentioning to prospective buyers is the manual indicates the neutral is bonded to ground, so anyone purchasing it for the purpose of powering their home will need a transfer switch that switches the neutral conductor as well, as the manual does not provide instructions for removing the bond. Overall, the unit appears well built and ran flawlessly for what little use I've yet to put it through.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'd buy another !! Had these before and when I needed another, looked only for dealers that carried the Generac brand. Last Generac gen. worked better than any other brand I had used in the past and have to say, this one is just as good. First pull start just like the other and responds to load like a PRO !!!!!!!!! Need another, it'll be a Generac............... KK
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product was a life saver, very easy to use This is the first time we had to buy a generator during hurricane Matthew in the South. It was very easy to refill and we had enough power to run most of the appliances and lights with fans. We did switch out the appliances so we did not overload it. It is a very good product and I know it will be there for me agin when I need it. I would recommend it to everyone. Plus we got a 3 year warranty which was a plus off my mind. I hope we never have to be without power again for a week, but at least I know I have a good back up next time.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value for the Price This is the first generator I have personally owned. I have used others that belonged to someone else. The Generac models were the most reliable I have seen over the years. It was easy to set-up.
Date published: 2017-01-02
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