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GP6500

Model #5940

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$799.00 MSRP Where To Buy

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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 Mighty Powerful Standby First of all Generac is the best. I have purchased many industrial generators for hospital backup. I know that Generac is quality. This unit meets all my needs for home backup without having to go to s standby unit. It was easy to assemble and started right off the bat. Much quieter than expected for its size. This unit is well built and I am sure will last me a lifetime. Fuel tank capacity and placement are optimal and I really like the built in strainer. I am very please with this purchase.
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet running Generator I'm very impressed with this generator. After going without power last year for 5 days after hurricane Irma, I decided we needed a generator. After looking for months as to which one I wanted, I decided on the GP6500. It has the power I need in an emergency situation and is very quite compared to others I have experience using. Fired right up on the first pull and my girlfriend can start it also should I be out of town and the power goes out for an extended time period. Good value for the price and I like the dependability and Generac reputation.
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Passed the test. Bought this generator the day after Florence hit Wilmington. Ran it for 4 days. Performed flawlessly. With a little maintenance, this generator should do the trick for a long time.
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fired up first pull! Had to put the wheels on but after topping off with oil and gas this thing fired up first pull. It is somewhat quieter than the Stanley that it replaced. Excellent generator for the money. Output seems to be on the upper end of rating. We run power tools and air compressor of it at jobs site. Works great.
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Start, Easy Connect, Generator and CO Protection! A Great Friend brought me a Generic GP6500 he just bought that he only used for 2 hours. My Coleman hit the dust during the heavy rain of Florence. House was wired for generator and the GP6500 powered my freezer, refrigerator, lights and a portable AC unit during Hurricane Florence. Power has been out for a week with no problems. Rated at 40 amps the breaker lets you know when you are turning on to many circuits that add up quickly. Using LED lights through out your house helps on the wattage load.
Date published: 2018-09-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Got it for hurricanes... doesn't work Bought generator 2 years ago which worked on startup. I drained the gas tank and confidently awaited a time for its use. I am in NC with Hurricane Florence and brought out the generator. After filling the gas tank, checking the oil, charging the battery..... nothing. Will not crank by hand or battery. What a disappointment when it is needed most.
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great generator Starts easily and keeps running. Compact yet powerful.
Date published: 2018-09-04
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