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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 Met all my initial expectations. Easy setup and easy startup. It's kinda scary purchasing something you hope you never have to use, but for this generator ... that's the case! I expect good results sometime in the future; and I base my expectation on the homework I did on Generac Products. I think the best way to assure its reliability if I do not use it for 5-10 years, may be to simply store it as purchased ... but I have decided to run it 30 minutes every month instead. I'd like very much to give you all another review every 5 years !!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Instructions for assembly were not clear We just got our GP6500 put together today, and found the directions for assembly difficult to interpret. There was a card that showed the parts and pictograms of how to assemble, but they were not clear enough. The manual was. It much help either. We managed to figure it out, having put together many other types of products, but I think that it might be a challenge for others. We haven't even used the product yet, as we have not lost power since purchasing, but wanted to tell the company that their assembly instructions were terrible!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great running time and low fuel consumption Highly recommend this unit! Started from the day I purchased and runs great!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice unit Bought this generator for use as a power backup when power is lost for myself , other family members or friends . Received unit in a VERY timely matter , after installing wheel kit ( a must have ) , adding oil and gas the generator started right up , runs quite and smooth . Love the electric start and the twist Lock power cord that came with this unit , as of yet have not had to use it but pretty sure it will perform as needed , I would recommend this Generac GP6500E generator to anyone and it's a good value .
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GP6500E wow this is a great generator at a great price and the electric start is a nice feature
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from right out the carton , we purchased this unit ,removed from the carton @the job site filled with oil that was provide from Generac and fill with gasoline ,hooked up to a outside project job trailer and ran the unit for 40.o hrs even in the cold weather it never missed a beat ,I am glad to have made such a smart purchase of a high quality generator ,originally we were thinking about renting because we didn't want the headache of having to have the rental company have to fix the unit or do repairs when we really depended on electrical power .thank you, Jesse f Rose president of environmental services plus ,Kaukauna wi
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy start Needed because of ice storm power would be off for at least a week. Filled with oil and gas it started on first pull. It run all night with one tank of gas. Had quick connect at power pole easy work for next when you live in country, South Dakota
Date published: 2017-02-07
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