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Model #5940

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Generac GP Series 6500 Portable Generator

An affordable solution for many different applications, the GP6500 is ideal for tailgating, camping, power tool use, and emergency home backup power.

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

Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals.

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

Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage.

Covered outlets provides added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions.

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

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

Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability.

CSA and CARB Certified.

Generac <strong>GP Series 6500</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.

GP Series Accessories

Maximize your investment and maintain your Generac portable generator with a variety of accessories.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from You get what is advertised I decided that going without electricity and having the basement flood after the last hurricane was more stress than I wanted in my life. I did a lot searching on the internet for a generator that would give me the best peace of mind. I settled on the Generac 5940 GP6500- 6500 Watt Portable Generator (5940). I paid for the tail gate service and it was delivered very promptly and wheeled up to my house. Assembly was extremely easy. I put oil and gas in it as directed, and with one pull it was running. A few weeks later I had the "Transfer Switch" installed and we killed all power to the house, started the generator, and flipped the transfer switch to the operating position. Everything we had connected (which was just about everything except central air conditioning) was powered on. We even ran water until our well pump turned on and the generator never even hesitated or appeared to be under strain. So if we ever lose electricity again, especially for a long duration of time, the neighbors will see that we have heat, water, and lights. They will all be welcome! Thanks Generac for supplying a product that truly is what is advertised. In today's world it is nice to see some honesty in advertising.
Date published: 2011-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indestructible!!! I’ve only got about 10 or 12 hours on my 6500 but I am amazed at how it performs after surviving two floods in my garage!!! Both times the water got high enough to fill the muffler and reached the electrical outlets. Both times I drained the water out, checked the carburetor and changed the oil to be safe. It fired up, steamed out the remaining bit of water in the muffler and ran as though nothing had happened. I was sure I was going to have to spend a lot of money to get it up and running again. I’m very impressed with my purchase. I’m staying with these guys.
Date published: 2019-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product, lives up to its reputation. I have used Generac products for years during my career. In all cases my experience was positive. Recently becoming victim to a severe storm at my lake house, I found myself needing back up power. I went online to several retailers and found Generac at a somewhat near store. I purchased the unit and can say it performed as expected, zero issues. Assembly was simple, start up effortless. Ran without issue until power restored.
Date published: 2019-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Generac GP 6500 series generator This is a very good product, easy to put into use, and I can effectively use it to run everything I need in an emergency. starts easy even though it doesn't have an electric starter. I would by it again. We live in an area where storms take out power frequently. The transfer switch was easy to install as well.
Date published: 2019-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just great equipment I now have 2 of the 6500 series.one I use for contractors on job sites, the other is for my personal emergency backup power. dependability when I need it most!
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best " bang for the buck" After researching and using other products, such as Honda. I could not help but know that my GP6500 is the best bang for the buck! I know the dependability of generac having owned one in the past ( used it as an enticement on sale of my previous home). This particular model will also give a surge of power when increase of load is needed . With proper maintenance there is no reason it should not last a very long time. Very comforting to know the dependability of the generac name. Living in Florida having dependable back up power is essential. Sleeping better knowing I now have it!
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product My ancient but functional Coleman died 2 days into Florence last fall. I lucked out finding my 6500. I knew nothing of the brand, and paid what I thought was too much. When I hooked it up, however... BOOM, great product and a lit house and fans. Thanks!
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not impressed Bought this unit 2 weeks ago and was fairly simple to put the wheels and handle on. Big disappointment for me is that It would not start right out of the box. Called customer service number to make sure I was doing everything correctly and I was,but still nothing. Had enough fuel and it was turned on, oil in crankcase, on/off switch to on, choke on, but would not even think of firing. Took the plug out to check for spark and no spark. So either the plug is bad or the switch or wires from the switch. This is my first Generator and this is not a good start.
Date published: 2019-03-10
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