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GP6500

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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good standby power sytem The fuel valve was a little hard to understand how to properly open. Other than that minor hurdle, I love it. It is a tough, stable and reliable power source.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What fuse? My generator has a 3Amp fuse. Guess what? Generac does not show this fuse on their drawings. They can't tell me what it does nor where it is located on the unit. I had to send them a picture so they knew their own Generator design. One more note. 4 Generac Generators crapped out in my neighborhood during Hurricane Florence. That meant that 4 homes were without power for 7 days. Says a lot for Generac reliability and performance. I'll never make this mistake again.
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should do the job easily I bought it for emergency power for when our tree lined street takes out the power lines. I've only run it for a few minutes so far, to test the breaker box connection. It ran the well pump, furnace, and a few lights without issue. There will be enough power in reserve to keep us comfortable if we have another snow disaster this winter.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Generator To Have After The Storm We recently purchased the Generac GP6500 and couldn’t be more pleased with this product. This generator had its fair share of use after the recent damage caused by hurricane Florence in the coastal region of Eastern North Carolina. The GP6500 generator was easy to assemble and started up on the first pull out of the box. The generator ran continually throughout the daytime hours for a solid week after the hurricane had passed through our area knocking out power to our subdivision. We had NO issues or complications with our Generac GP6500 while we were waiting to have our power restored. Also, we noticed that the full burn of the generator seemed to be more efficient than expected. This was a major relief to us since all gas stations in our area were closed due to lack of available refueling trucks as well as there was no electricity to operate the gas pumps at the stations. Not having to worry about running out of gas for our generator was very reassuring. Not only did we use our Generac GP6500 after we lost power at our home we also continued to use it as we participated in various clean-up projects for others homes who suffered severe storm damage in which utility power was not able to be restored. The GP6500 was small enough to be transported to various worksites as home repairs were needed throughout our region. Again, we used our generator all throughout the day while we operated electrical equipment to assist with clean up and various home salvaging activities. We’ve since winterized our Generac GP6500 (which was simple and easy to perform) and have it stored and ready for the next time it is needed. Unfortunately, living close to the coast in North Carolina results in yearly threats of hurricanes. However, we are comforted knowing that we are prepared for any future storms and power outages with our Generac GP6500 ready to go in the garage. Good Job Generac!
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product is out standing I used this product for 4 days straight, ran all day long [15 hrs.] on about 8 gallons of gas. 2 refrid, 3 freezers, 2 lights, tv, and coffee pot. the best product for the money.
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed Been through many hurricanes and never needed a generator until hurricane Florence. Bought the generac two days before the storm hit. Lost power the night of the storm. Started the generator on the first pull the next morning and it ran 4 days straight without any issues. Great product. Thanks Generac!
Date published: 2018-11-04
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