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Model #5940

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Generac GP Series 6500 Portable Generator

An affordable solution for many different applications, the GP6500 is ideal for tailgating, camping, power tool use, and emergency home backup power.

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

Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals.

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

Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage.

Covered outlets provides added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions.

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

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

Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability.

CSA and CARB Certified.

Generac <strong>GP Series 6500</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 You get what is advertised I decided that going without electricity and having the basement flood after the last hurricane was more stress than I wanted in my life. I did a lot searching on the internet for a generator that would give me the best peace of mind. I settled on the Generac 5940 GP6500- 6500 Watt Portable Generator (5940). I paid for the tail gate service and it was delivered very promptly and wheeled up to my house. Assembly was extremely easy. I put oil and gas in it as directed, and with one pull it was running. A few weeks later I had the "Transfer Switch" installed and we killed all power to the house, started the generator, and flipped the transfer switch to the operating position. Everything we had connected (which was just about everything except central air conditioning) was powered on. We even ran water until our well pump turned on and the generator never even hesitated or appeared to be under strain. So if we ever lose electricity again, especially for a long duration of time, the neighbors will see that we have heat, water, and lights. They will all be welcome! Thanks Generac for supplying a product that truly is what is advertised. In today's world it is nice to see some honesty in advertising.
Date published: 2011-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ran for 4 days straight This seems to be a good generator is provided backup power for me for 4 days straight. The only thing I wish the generator had was a percentage used of power as other generators offer that feature. The only feature offered on this is the hour meter which is very good for maintenance
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great but to much noise Works great but to much noise. only used it for 3 days. Bought because of the storm.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great generator, does everything I need, a little loud. I purchased this during a snowstorm that knocked out our power for a couple of days. We have a newborn and therefore a lot of breastmilk in our freezer that we needed to keep frozen. This was EXTREMELY easy to start and run and then hook up not just the freezer, but also our fridge. It ran for the stated 11+ hours with an upright fridge and freezer and saved everything we needed. The power this specific model provides is more than enough for us and I will hook it up to our furnace down the road if it happens again as well as electrical. In a residential area, it is a little loud, but I presume with snow and nothing else on or running around the neighborhood, it was only maximized because of the circumstances. I will certainly take this with us camping or tailgating down the road as well.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excelent portable generator. Purchased this generator after Hurricane Michael. I used it to run refrigeration, medical equipment and my well. It had absolutely no problems carrying the load. It is a quiet generator and ran for about 14 hours on a tank of gas. I highly recommend this generator.
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it worked great Purchased the unit after a ice storm. Easy to set up, started on first pull. Power was off 2 days but we were able to keep the fridge and lights on. will purchase transfer switch and install ASAP
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk 6500 I use this generator for 2 months every yr on weekends at deer lease and run fuel dry when I leave till following weekend Iv used the 6500 for 1st year no problem except oil consumption 2 nd yr had to have carb rebuild and and 3rd yr now needs a valve job junk I'm not putting any more money in it. also friend (same deer lease )has a generac 5000 3 yrs old has had to replace push rods
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort after the storm! This product was a life saver for me and my family after surviving Hurricane Michael. It’s loud but it does it job and does it well. We were able to keep our house running for day without power. It runs about 10hrs on a tank of gas and it had enough power to run our whole home. Then after our power was restored it was used to help others until theirs was restored. This generator was a great investment, don’t be like my family and wait until you absolutely need it, buy one now and be prepared for anything!
Date published: 2018-12-10
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