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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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Started right up We are up grading from a smaller 3.5 kw generator.This one has the 120/240 receptacle to be able to power our house during an outage. Installing a transfer switch so it is easier to use and safer for the linemen repairing the lines. This will allow me to run my air compressor. I put it together added oil, gasoline, and gave it a pull. Started right up.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product performs as advertised We run an industrial meter with our unit on various jobs. The unit starts up right away with very effort. Very reliable and sustains the power when we need it. Would highly recommend this product on almost any application.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from God Good look good macinh help me moor that l think aaa
Date published: 2018-07-22
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