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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 excellent product this product is great. i'm very satisfied. i recommend this product to all my family and friends. the price was in my range. the overall product quality is great. i bought it for my home.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable And Dependable Purchased this generator due to a prolonged power outage in the Northeast in October. Didn't want that to happen again, especially during the cold winter months. Setup and startup were a breeze, and the generator fired up on the first pull. The piece of mind knowing I will have back up power for our furnace and essential appliances is worth the cost paid.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product So I heard Generac has a great reputation for making reliable generators and even though I bought a portable generator, working in the propane business, their are many where I live that are buying the permanent home stand by propane powered generators and they are reliable and even though my is portable but used for home standby too, its what I want. I know it will do the job and keep us comfortable and our keep our food fresh while the power is out. I have yet to get my electrical panel up to code and a transfer switch installed on my house, but when I do I will be able to enjoy the full luxuries of having power without power :) Noise level though its just like a lawn mower or any other gas powered engine, pretty noisy, but again, your inside and its outside and so i can handle the noise.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The GP6500E is just what I needed for my 5th wheel camper. I had researched different generators for use with my 5th wheel camper. I wanted a output range of 6000 - 7000 watts. In looking at the various brand that were available on the market I found that the Generac GP6500E was within the range I wanted. It had the option of battery or pull start with a battery wall charger. There was a 120/240 twist outlet that I would be able to use a twist adapter to convert to the existing power cord on the camper. The large capacity fuel tank would give me longer times between fill ups. With the additional four 120 volt outlets I could also plug in any additional electrical component outside the camper. My determining factor was that Generac makes generators of all ratings and uses and that they would have the dependability and reliability that I would need. They also have a toll free number to call for service 24/7.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This prodiuct has everything that I want in a portable generator. In looking, this generator has everything. Electric Start, low oil shutdown, ease of use and a battery charger to make sure it is ready when you need it. Very satisfied.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Generator. Excellent. Easy to use. Specially to run the Refrigerator, Water Pump, TV, Air Conditioner.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price with great power Very easy use ! Able to use this for all electric items except air conditioner! Hot water tank. Well pump refrigerators and light fans and television! Great product at a great price from a top notch company!
Date published: 2017-10-19
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