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RS5500

Model #6672

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GENERAC RS SERIES 5500 PORTABLE GENERATOR

Generac’s Rapid Start portable generators with PowerDial™, provides back up power with the turn of a dial. The PowerDial streamlines the start-up process by putting all the controls on one convenient dial, so no more separate switches for turning on the engine, opening the fuel valve, or to adjust the choke.

GENERAC <strong>RS SERIES 5500</strong> PORTABLE GENERATOR

PowerDial™ integrates the start, run and stop functions into one simple-to-use dial, conveniently located for quicker startup and shut-down, eliminating the search for separate controls in an emergency

Generac's 389cc OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life

Low-oil shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage

Covered outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions

Hour Meter tracks maintenance intervals.

 

1-¼ inch hardened steel tube cradle for added durability and strength

Fold-down, locking handle for sturdy portability and compact storage.

Large-capacity fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times

Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Had the unit running for over 60 hours straight right out of the box. Worked great. Very pleased.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long cold power outage ran good Ran well in very cold conditions. I am not a fan of the 50 hour valve adjustment this requires disassembly and replacement of parts and service center costs for a new machine.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and easy Purchased this RS5500 to get me through an extended power outage due to a wind storm. Setup was fast, easy and well documented. I was able to setup and get the generator in service in 30 minutes. I like the features, like the choke and gas shutoff combined on the Power Dial. I also like that is has many options for connecting all types of cables. I especially like the included 20' 30amp extension cord that was included, this is a $100 value, and is very handy. I have only used the generator for one day, but so far I am extremely satisfied with the product and its performance.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Electric!!! We just had some 50 plus mile per hour winds in Michigan. Everyone at work was whining about losing power. My wife and I didn't lose power because I have the RS5500 hooked up to the house. It runs whatever we need and she can start it if I am not around. Inexpensive piece of mind with great quality!! Perfect back up for a home.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little loud but worth it I purchased this generator in anticipation of an ice storm that did not materialize. However last year we were without power for four days. On day three we were able to get a generator from my parents and re-wire the furnace to get the blower going to heat the house up from 40 degrees back to livable. Now that I have this generator I know that my family and I will be safe and dry (gotta run that sump pump too!) until the power comes back on.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice generator for the unpredictable weather in Oklahoma. Oklahoma has ice, snow and tornado's. I am now comfortable knowing that my family will be able to have power if mother nature comes our way.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great portable generator but a little loud. This generator always starts on the first pull. Works great! I did require service in the first year for a failed fuel gauge (float fell off of float arm). My customer service experience was excellent and the new fuel gauge arrived quickly. My only suggestion for quality improvement would be too make the unit quieter. AND if you come up with a new muffler or something let everyone know. We will all purchase one if you do not price it too high.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little gen set! Bought for home to deal with outages. Used during one storm worked great! Very fuel efficient even under heavy load. It easily ran all the lights, tv/sat box, well pump, sump pump, hot water heater, everything except the central hvac. I wish it had an electric starter just in case my wife needed to use it and I wasn't home but for the price I can't complain, It does start very easy and she is able to pull start it. The only downfall is it is a little noisy. I am going to build an enclosure for it this winter. But a big thumbs up for the unit!
Date published: 2016-12-22
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