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GP17500E

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$3,159.00 MSRP
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Generac GP Series 17500E Portable Generator

The most powerful portable generator on the market is an exceptional value. Powerful enough to start many 5-ton air conditioning units and can provide power for up to 16 circuits.

Generac's OHVI® engine incorporates full pressure lubrication with automotive style spin on oil filter for longer life engine.

Idle control reduces noise and conserves fuel for extended run-times.

Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals.

Low-oil pressure shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage.

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

Hardened 1 1/4" steel tube cradle for added durability and strength.

Integrated lifting eye for easy transport and security on the job site.

Generac <strong>GP Series 17500E</strong> Portable Generator

The Power You Need, Whenever and Wherever You Need it

Take a tour of the most powerful and portable generator on the market

  • Powered by electric start OHVI engine
  • Automotive-style oil filter for extended engine life
  • Reduce noise and conserve fuel with idle control
  • Automatic shut-down
  • Hour meter for maintenance tracking
  • Large capacity fuel tank with fuel gauge
  • Hardened 1 1/4 inch steel tube cradle

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 4 out of 5 by from Great Generator This is a great unit. I live in a colder climate in a home with base board electric heat. The unit handles the house load well. I had no problem with the 2 ton heat pump/air conditioner. Assembly was easy enough, but instructions on wheel assembly could be improved with larger diagram. This unit is heavy. The pneumatic tires are good. the only negative is the wheels should be bearings instead of bushings. This could make the unit a little easier to move around. Unit is a little loud, but that can be expected with a 30HP engine. A second muffler attachment could help if it didn't place to much back pressure on the engine.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great to run a home We purchased this unit for Hurricane season. Low and behold we needed it this year. This unit ran our house, all electric, 1900 sqft, with no issues. We ran on this generator for 4+ weeks until power was restored. We were hit again with another hurricane a few weeks later and had to crank up the unit again for a week or so. This unit ran flawlessly and we lived as if we had full utilities. Now there are some downsides to owning this unit. It is heavy and can be difficult to move at times. It burns a lot of gas. We were going through two tanks a day, roughly 32 gallons of gas. Due to it's size you will need to be able to store it for later use. Taken all of the aforementioned in account, it is worth having when in the time of need.
Date published: 2020-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Propane not allowed I have this generator going on 3 yrs. I live in an HOA community that would not allow in ground or above ground tanks. This was my solution i have used it once and it runs my entire home..( yes that included my A/C) I told a friend about this and he bought one for is home. I highly recommend
Date published: 2020-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good heavy weight product I purchased this generator to replace one that i had for 20 years. So far i have used this one twice. Once for two hours and the second time for 13 hours. Easy to start and runs great. Just wish iy was a little quieter. But that is not a negative. If this one last as long as my last one i will not live to see its end. I had a Generac 7500 watt that lasted for 20 years and ran for 21 straight days and nights during an ice storm. It did not quit i killed it my not paying attention to what i was doing. I hope this one will last as long. I highly recommend Generacs.
Date published: 2020-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Product is so great ! It took a multi state manhunt to find! This generator is so Great ,, All the stores can't keep them in stock!! It took me to Illinois to where I found a warehouse that had in stock to find. Powers the whole house. Great Product!
Date published: 2020-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generac 17500 is great but owner’s manual poorly written The good: Powerful generator provides enough amperage for entire 2300 sq ft house including a/c and 2 electric waters heaters. The bad: Owner’s manual - parts list, item descriptions and assembly descriptions do not match what comes out of the parts bag. C’mon Generac - you can do better! Overall: I am pleased with the generator. It is a fine piece of engineering. I also like the relocation of the 50amp outlet from underneath back up onto the front panel where it was on my old 15kw - nicely done!
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Generator! This Generator is a great machine, enough power for the entire house, i live in Florida and you have to be ready for hurricane season.
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Features and Value, but lacking in Documentation I really think you did a good job designing this product. The Maintenance will be quite easy based on how it;s designed. I really like that the Oil Filter, & Air Filters are VERY EASY to access. Changing Oil with the attached discharge hose will be Easy & Clean. That being said, I really don't understand what you provide such useless Documentation. The assembly details are so Tiny I had to use a Mangnifier to be able to see them. Additionally the Hardware defined in many locations was not the Hardware required. It's really no n=more expensive to provide GOOD Documentation than it is to provide Poor Documentation. Additionally, I was missing Hardware, and had other Hardware that was not used. The instructions are Vague & unclear for anyone who has not assembled oner of these already. That part really needs to be rewriten!
Date published: 2020-04-10
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