Portable Generator, 17500 | Electric Start | 49ST

Starting At: $3,649.00

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.


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


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Product Series:

Fuel Type:

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal): 16

Fuel Tank Capacity (l): 60.6

Oil Type:

Oil Capacity (qt): 1.7

Oil Capacity (l): 1.6

Oil Filter P/N:

Air Filter P/N:

Spark Plug P/N:

Starting Method: Electric Start

Battery Included:

Battery PN:

Battery Type: Group U1

Battery Size:

Wheel Kit Included:

Engine Type: OHVI

Engine Size:

Length (in): 48.5

Length (cm): 123.2

Width (in): 31

Width (cm): 78.7

Height (in): 39.5

Height (cm): 100.3

Weight (kg): 177

Weight (lb): 390

Running Watts (W): 17500

Starting Watts: 26250

Run Time @@ 50% Load (hr): 10

Extension Cord Included:

Parallel Capable:

Transfer Switch Included:

WiFi Factory Installed:

Non Wi-Fi / NFPA 110 Capable:

Mobile Link:

Quiet Test:

Controller Type: N/A

Enclosure: N/A