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Generac GP Series 6500E Portable Generator

An affordable solution for many different applications, the GP6500E with electric start 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.

Plug-in battery charger jack keeps battery charged and ready to go.

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.


Generac <strong>GP Series 6500E</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 DeWalt 6500 Series My review is based on the DeWalt 6500 made by Generac. DeWalt a name that is associated with quality products. No matter if it's tools or a generator. DeWalt is a name that is synonymous in the industry for quality. This generator is made by Generac for Dewalt which also is a name that is synonymous in the power generator industry for reliable generators. The bigger the watts on the generator usage, the longer run time at 50% power before refueling. In other words if you run the generator at half load (in this particular case 2 divided into 6500 watts = 3250 watts) you will decrease the fuel consumption by about half. The generator will not have to run at maximum speed to produce a continuous 6500 watts. That is why if you plan on purchasing a generator, always purchase a bigger generator in terms of wattage than you will need. This will decrease your fuel consumption by the generator and you'll be able to run for an extended period of time on the same amount of fuel. Living in South Louisiana along the Gulf Coast, we experience hurricanes often.This generator will allow me the peace of mind knowing that the size of this DeWalt generator will allow me to know that this generator will meet my most critical needs after my power has been knocked out and knowing that the DeWalt name is behind this generator. This generator will allow me to keep my refrigerator and freezer (packed with seafood) continually working and keeping my family comfortable in the hot and humid Louisiana weather. One thing to remember, when using a generator, plug-in one appliance at a time to keep the generator from spiking. All appliances have a capacitor which kicks in when first starting the appliance. This draws quite a bit of wattage from the generator. The capacitor is used to to start the unit and once the unit is up and running the capacitor will disengage and the unit will be running normal. Once this is accomplished the next appliance can be plugged into the generator outlet. Repeat the procedure for the next appliance. This procedure will keep the generator from spiking and shutting down. This DeWalt generator is packed with many features that makes it practical and versitly for a portable generator. DeWalt uses two words to define their array of products "GUARANTEED TOUGH" and that is the truth!
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indestructible!!! I’ve only got about 10 or 12 hours on my 6500 but I am amazed at how it performs after surviving two floods in my garage!!! Both times the water got high enough to fill the muffler and reached the electrical outlets. Both times I drained the water out, checked the carburetor and changed the oil to be safe. It fired up, steamed out the remaining bit of water in the muffler and ran as though nothing had happened. I was sure I was going to have to spend a lot of money to get it up and running again. I’m very impressed with my purchase. I’m staying with these guys.
Date published: 2019-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product, lives up to its reputation. I have used Generac products for years during my career. In all cases my experience was positive. Recently becoming victim to a severe storm at my lake house, I found myself needing back up power. I went online to several retailers and found Generac at a somewhat near store. I purchased the unit and can say it performed as expected, zero issues. Assembly was simple, start up effortless. Ran without issue until power restored.
Date published: 2019-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Generac GP 6500 series generator This is a very good product, easy to put into use, and I can effectively use it to run everything I need in an emergency. starts easy even though it doesn't have an electric starter. I would by it again. We live in an area where storms take out power frequently. The transfer switch was easy to install as well.
Date published: 2019-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just great equipment I now have 2 of the 6500 I use for contractors on job sites, the other is for my personal emergency backup power. dependability when I need it most!
Date published: 2019-05-19
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
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