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GP17500E

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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 5 out of 5 by from Enough power for HVAC and Hot Water After Texas freeze power outage, 85 yr young mother did not desire the experience again. Generator meets all her desires; Heat, Cool, lights and Hot Water.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beast this machine is a beast! it is heavy and powerful and should provide the essential back up power my home needs. The manual for the initial set up was small in size which was a shame as a big machine should equal a big picture. the generator is on wheels but is not easy to move as it is soooo heavy. it also would have been nice if generac offered a custom cover for the machine as well.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm 77 Years Old and I Unpacked and Assembled it By Myself! My 17500E arrived and after helping the delivery associate get it up the driveway, I lifted the outer carton off the two, yes two, pallets on which it was bolted. First I removed the battery from its mount; and then placed a couple of furniture pads at the end of the pallet on the generator side (choose this because choosing the wrong end would place the generator weight on the electrical panel). Following that I pulled (jerked) the unit off the double pallets (save the bracket's & hardware) and let it glide off the pallets and onto it's frame. With little effort it pivoted up onto the end of the frame where I easily installed the wheels and the front leg assembly. That done I simply rotated it back to the ground, and was amazed that the balance of the unit actually helped bring it to a normal upright position. all that was left was install the handle, which by the way took Phillip's screw driver to hold alignment of the holes while the first one on each side was placed; and reinstall the battery. The reason I mentioned saving the pallet hardware will be evident as soon as you see them. I can imagine a million uses for the brackets down the road, and some of the bolts with locking nuts seemed to me to be a more robust choice for attaching the battery terminals than the ones' intended for the purpose. I can assure you that whining about the weight won't get the job done, but using one's brain makes an average afternoon's project out of the process.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Generator I have been waiting for someone to come out with a generator large enough to have “whole house” capabilities in a portable configuration. I am a self-employed semi-retired electrician and have installed a number of generators, but this one is by far the biggest and best. I bought this one for my own house, replacing a 12,500/9,500 generator that was not quite big enough to run my entire house, especially in the summer with AC. This generator, with 26,500 starting watts and 17,500 continuous duty watts, will run most any normal size house. The only drawback with this is the physical size and weight. It really is too heavy for even 2 people to lift. The saving grace is it’s perfectly weight centered lift ring. I picked it up with a tractor and put it in the back of my truck just to fill the very large gas tank the first time. This really is a 5 star product from a well known and quality manufacturer of generators.
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependability My home is the go to home for severe weather and in Louisiana we have our fair share. I needed a generator that would provide all the power I need that was dependable from a company that I knew I could depend on. This GP17500E does that.
Date published: 2021-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This generator is loaded with great features I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but it is comforting to know it is there when I need it. Electric start is a great feature. I also purchased and added handles and a GenTent for it.
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should do what it is designed to do It was a gift from a son-in-law. I have started it but have not used it as we are still trying to get our house wired for it. One complaint was that the manual with it was not very good so I had to down load one from the web site. Also it arrived without the axle but when I called Generac they shipped one right away.Since it is so heavy I had to get help in installing the wheels and axle. The Generac people(Power Solutions ) in Jasper, GA did send a man over and he did the work for me and made all the proper assembly needed and was very friendly. This generator is to be used in case of power outages that we have often..
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is my 2nd GP17500E My 1st one died on me within 200hrs. I had it repaired through the warranty. It lasted for 1400hrs and died completely. The second one died at 115hr...this time the stepping motor. Not a generator to rely on.
Date published: 2021-01-26
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