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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 Best " bang for the buck" After researching and using other products, such as Honda. I could not help but know that my GP6500 is the best bang for the buck! I know the dependability of generac having owned one in the past ( used it as an enticement on sale of my previous home). This particular model will also give a surge of power when increase of load is needed . With proper maintenance there is no reason it should not last a very long time. Very comforting to know the dependability of the generac name. Living in Florida having dependable back up power is essential. Sleeping better knowing I now have it!
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product My ancient but functional Coleman died 2 days into Florence last fall. I lucked out finding my 6500. I knew nothing of the brand, and paid what I thought was too much. When I hooked it up, however... BOOM, great product and a lit house and fans. Thanks!
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not impressed Bought this unit 2 weeks ago and was fairly simple to put the wheels and handle on. Big disappointment for me is that It would not start right out of the box. Called customer service number to make sure I was doing everything correctly and I was,but still nothing. Had enough fuel and it was turned on, oil in crankcase, on/off switch to on, choke on, but would not even think of firing. Took the plug out to check for spark and no spark. So either the plug is bad or the switch or wires from the switch. This is my first Generator and this is not a good start.
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product has great features - easy to move around easy to fueland maintain We have found that Generac generators and products are well worth the money. They are easy to work on and run great. I would recommend them to anyone.
Date published: 2019-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed for immediate concerns that we may need it Having no backup plan for heat and concerns we may lose electricity with forecasted temperatures at -33°. I wanted piece of mind knowing it would sufficiently power our furnace and any other things we need. Started right up on first pull, battery wasn't charged straight out of box when I did initial start, but works now that it has been charged. Great product.
Date published: 2019-02-25
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
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