Model # 5735

Internet #100662531

Store SKU #1000030641

Generac 17,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator


17,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator

  • Generac OHVI industrial grade engine; full pressure lubrication
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • Electronic ignition for easy start up
$299900 /each

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Product Overview

From home use to camping, construction and outdoor events, the Generac GP 17,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator provides dependable power and great portability. This generator runs for up to 10 hours with a 16 Gal. tank and will shut down automatically if oil levels get low to help protect the engine. The idle control of this generator increases fuel efficiency and the included wheel kit and lifting eye make transportation easy.

  • 16 Gal. fuel tank runs the generator for up to 10 hours at a half load
  • 992cc engine runs on gasoline to provide dependable power
  • Circuit breaker helps protect the generator and connected appliances from damage
  • Muffler provides quiet operation
  • Fuel gauge shows you when the generator needs refueling
  • Automatic shut-off when oil levels are low to help prevent engine damage
  • Never-flat wheel kit and lifting eye make transporting the generator easy
  • Electric start provides push-button power up battery included
  • Idle control for added fuel efficiency
  • 26,250-Watt peak and 17,500-Watt running power provides reliable power to run construction equipment or emergency backup electricity
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Name 15,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with OHVI Engine Pro Series 10,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Vanguard V-Twin OHV 570cc Engine 17,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator
Brand Generac Briggs & Stratton Generac
Ratings (86) (3) (108)
Certifications and Listings EPA Approved No Certifications or Listings EPA Approved
Engine Make OEM Branded Briggs and Stratton OEM Branded
Generator Features Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Continuous Wattage 15000 10000 26250
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
Built-in inverter No No No
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I hook up a portable generator into my breaker box by shutting off the main disconnect and wiring generator to 220 breaker in the panel.

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello, I have done electrical work for almost 50 years and was a trustee of an electrical utility, The thing that people don't realize is that a transformer drops the distribution voltage from (in our case) 7620 volts from the line down to 240 volts to your home. What happens when you back feed back into the line and transformer is that the voltage is stepped up from 240 volts to distribution voltage which is several thousand volts. If the line in front of your home ahead of the transformer is down and someone grabs it thinking it is dead and it isn't, he will be. Please don't take a chance on killing someone, maybe one of your family members, all it takes is to have both breakers closed at the same time to back feed.If you don't want to spend the money on a transfer switch what I have done for people is install a plug on the end of their furnace wire and plug it into a wall socket. In case of an outage you can unplug it from the wall and plug it into the generator, then is is not possible to back feed. Also, if the utility catches you with an illegal setup, they will take your meter with them and not return it until you are legal. I hope this helps you understand, this is a very deadly situation for who ever comes along. thanks for reading this, Sparky
Answered by: Sparky
Date published: 2017-02-16

Can you convert it to natural gas with a kit?

Asked by: Anonymous
There are tri-fuel kits available by 3rd parties. This will void the generator warranty. On another note, this size engine looks similar and has equivalent CCs as some of their standby generators
Answered by: Engineer
Date published: 2015-11-06

Where is the generator and engine made?

Asked by: Manny
Please know that Generac is not owned by another company. Moreover, our GP17500E portable generators are manufactured in Wisconsin.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2017-05-29

Does this model come with a battery?

Asked by: Ross
Per the unit's spec sheet, the 12VDC, Group U1, 360 CCA type battery required by Generac's GP17500E portable generator, model number 5735, will come included with the unit upon purchase. If you have any additional questions about a particular product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2017-05-29
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Customer Reviews

17,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 108.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding. I have had this generator since February 2017, the peace of mind is priceless. I did look tirelessly and this model was the best value. It easily handles our home ( 4200 sq ft) multiple refrigerators and 2 central air units. I did have the electrician wire the house for takeover, much easier given the winters in New England. Easy install, unpack and setup, by myself. Best of all made in the USA, great network of service centers here as well. If you, like me are looking for an alternative portable power source, this is it
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nicely engineered machine Very nicely engineered machine. This is my second Generac generator and I am very pleased again.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It broke down the first week I used it ... It broke down the first week I used it
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GP 17500 Definately Worth It I purchased the GP 17,500 to serve as a backup for a business office. I spent quite a bit of time analyzing and planning to determine the most appropriate generator for my application. Had a certified electrician install a manual transfer switch and installed a 50 amp plug in the back of the building. While there has not been any power outages since installation, I have performed multiple system tests. Let me tell you, this generator powered everything from office computers, to phone / security systems, all lights and even the break room equipment. I was also able to stage the two A/C's and ran everything. This generator definitely was exactly what I needed.
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stand By Generator I purchased this unit about 5 years ago when it came complete with the transfer switch, all cords and wired panel box. Installed it and it now runs my entire house when we have power outages, which is getting more and more frequent. The generator doesn't even 'grunt' when the the stove, microwave, dryer are in use. Great product.
Date published: 2012-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing is a beast! Generator was all I had hoped for. Had my electrician out to help me with wiring my house. When power goes out I can plug directly in the main and this thing runs everything with the exception of my electric heaters. Love it!
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 17,500-Watt Portable Generator, enough Juice for all we do. We operate a mobile gourmet kitchen. Our power needs are great since we use a lot electric appliances to include display cases, refrigerators, freezers, fryers and of course air conditioning since we live in Texas. This power house meets our needs without missing a beat.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product, GP17500E, so works After having our electrical disconnect professionally installed by the power company our Generac GP17500E, Provides power to our 5,800 square foot home without interruption. Just to give you little back ground as to what it operates is as follows: 5 ton heat and AC, well, for water, Three deep freezers, two kitchens, all lighting and electrical, etc... I can't get over how impressed I am how efficient the generator operates. The added bonus is that I can transport the generator and multi task with it as well. I also bought it due the great reviews for their warranty. Knock on wood I have not needed to use but its there. Love my Generac
Date published: 2016-12-01
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