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GP5500

Model #5939

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$729.00 MSRP
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Generac GP Series 5500 Portable Generator

The GP5500 has enough power for emergency use, when you’re not using it for outdoor recreation and DIY projects.

OHV Engine
Generac's OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life.

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

Low-Oil Shutdown
Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage.

Hour Meter
Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals

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

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

Never-Flat Wheels
Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability.

Environmentally Friendly
CSA and CARB Certified.

Generac <strong>GP Series 5500</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 Great value for the money During the Sandy storm we used our GP5500 to run a portable heater, 2 refrigerators a few lights, TV and cable box and an occasional hair dryer. We did have to alternate some of the appliances so that we did not overload the unit.We used a 30 amp cable with 4 outlets bought separately to run 4 appliances leaving the other GP5500 outlets unused. Overall we are very happy with the generator. We really used it for only the essentials and to keep informed on what was going on elsewhere in the northeast. I would suggest the 30 amp manual transfer switch kit to avoid the extension cords, that is my next investment!
Date published: 2012-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for home use. Very easy to use. The 5500 is compact and has plenty of power. Backup my house during Sandy for 7 days. 5 gallons of gas for 10 hours , 2 fridges , heating system, water heater, electric kettle and light.
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for what you get. This is the 1st I've owned. Sandy motivated the purchase. Had to go on a waiting list and Lowes came through on Sunday before. Wired it into the panel. Set-up was easy. It started right up. Had to use it for 24 hours after Sandy and 24 hours after the nor'easter (Andrea?). Powered the whole house with no problems. This generator has provided a long awaited peace of mind.
Date published: 2012-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic unit, Bought this days after hurricane Irene, didn't start it until the night of hurricane Sandy. Started right away after carb was primed. Was the envy of the neighborhood because I had prewired the house with a manual transfer switch so this generator became plug and play basically running my entire house. Can prob run a few window a/c units for summer outages if necessary. Worked well with very little effort.
Date published: 2012-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As an elderly person who has limited mobility this product out performed our expectations by providing us with power to run our electrical items. This product exceeded our expectations by providing us with the the highest quality of return for our money. Ran almost 10 hours on 6.5 gallon fuel tank. Was easy to assemble, instructions were clear and when turned on and run ING she performed excellent for us.
Date published: 2020-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very good product in the manual they show how to connect the battery, I spent days and days looking for the battery. I could never find it. I was about to return the generator, because the battery is missing. Finally I have decided to try to start the generator. I followed the instruction how to start, and then It starts. Then I realized that my GP5500 probably doesn't have a battery. I don't know if I am right or not, but I started without connecting any battery. They should let customer know that this product doesn't have a battery.
Date published: 2020-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for home backup and camping I live on the Atlantic coast of Canada where we have very high winds and have power outages.i wanted a reliable generator for my home and one portable enough to take camping to power my trailer, this generator fit the bill. I bought it two days before Huricane Teddy hit, it powered my fridge, freezer, well pump and furnace/hotwater, got us through with no problem. For camping powers trailer including air conditioner , Fridge, microwave etc..Highly recommended.
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EASY IS THE WORD Easy to set up, Easy to crank, Easy to use. Great value for the money plus my small engine repairman tells me I made an excellent choice. Way beyond good enough for me.
Date published: 2020-09-09
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