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Generac

Model 5735

Internet #100662531

Store SKU #1000030641

17,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator

$2,699.00 /each
  • Generac OHVI industrial grade engine; full pressure lubrication
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • Electronic ignition for easy start up

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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
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide



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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.

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March 25, 2015
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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 Read More
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 Read Less
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October 10, 2013
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Please Hire a Licensed Electrician. You are working with dangerous conditions trying to do it yourself.
I am planning to Disconnect completely from the Grid. Feed My Panel Box with a line from the Generator,
and run it when I need it. It would Take about 20 Minutes to heat up my electric hot water heater.
The Other point to consider is if The generator you are buying is safe for electronics, if it isn't
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Please Hire a Licensed Electrician. You are working with dangerous conditions trying to do it yourself.
I am planning to Disconnect completely from the Grid. Feed My Panel Box with a line from the Generator,
and run it when I need it. It would Take about 20 Minutes to heat up my electric hot water heater.
The Other point to consider is if The generator you are buying is safe for electronics, if it isn't you may end up damaging your appliances, washer dryer cooking refrig....Be Careful...take time to plan what you need!!
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December 30, 2012
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Back feed the electric through your dryer or stove outlet, 220 line. Just remember to shut the main off and use the individual circuit breakers as needed. If you fail to shut off the main breaker, serious damage can occur when the power comes back on, not to mention the lineman getting belted by your power.
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November 16, 2012
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The answer, I believe, is yes. I had an electrician wire into my breaker box in my barn. He mounted a 50 amp receptacle on the outside of the box. This was wired into a 60/60 amp breaker switch installed in the breaker box. Although this was done in my barn, it does backfeed to our home...where the main disconnect is...and needs to be manually shut off if/when the generator is used. Hopefully, this Read More
The answer, I believe, is yes. I had an electrician wire into my breaker box in my barn. He mounted a 50 amp receptacle on the outside of the box. This was wired into a 60/60 amp breaker switch installed in the breaker box. Although this was done in my barn, it does backfeed to our home...where the main disconnect is...and needs to be manually shut off if/when the generator is used. Hopefully, this helps. Read Less
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Warren, MI 48089, USA
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November 15, 2012
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You can, but it is not code and is dangerous and can cause alot of damage. The proper way is you need a gen-tran box to transfer the power from your generator to your breaker panel so that when the power is restored that you do not back feed the generator, Another reason for a Gen-tran switch is if your generator isnt big/strong enough to run the whole house you will overload the generator and burn the Read More
You can, but it is not code and is dangerous and can cause alot of damage. The proper way is you need a gen-tran box to transfer the power from your generator to your breaker panel so that when the power is restored that you do not back feed the generator, Another reason for a Gen-tran switch is if your generator isnt big/strong enough to run the whole house you will overload the generator and burn the generator unit out, A gen-tran switch limits your power to necessary circuits that have been pre-decided so that you dont over tax your generator. Read Less
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Can you convert it to natural gas with a kit?

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July 25, 2015
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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
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We used to convert gasoline to propane and natural gas with a modification or replacement carburetor and intake and exhaust valves and valve seats. I don't know whether these newer engines are convertable anymore.
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I would say yes as the manufacturer offers a unit that is powered by the same engine that is fueled by natural gas or Liquid propane. For a more positive and in depth answer I would e-mail the manufacturer to be positive as they are the professionals and would know for sure.
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I have read through everything that came with the generator and I would have to say the answer is "no." There is NO INDICATION in any of the paperwork that would lead to the conclusion that a conversion is possible. Sorry, but from what I see/read it's a no.
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Where is the generator and engine made?

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July 27, 2015
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Please know that Generac is not owned by another company. Moreover, our GP17500E portable generators are manufactured in Wisconsin.
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July 25, 2015
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Briggs and Stratton owns Generac. You can expect the origin to be similar
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Both the generator and engine were made in the USA.
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Does this model come with a battery?

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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).
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The battery for Generac's GP17500E portable generator is included with the unit upon purchase.
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May 16, 2015
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Yes, this does include a battery for the electric start.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 104 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome Generator Everything was in the box. Even had some extra parts. Easy to put together. Added the oil and it fired right up. I use it to power my big fifth wheel camper and whatever else i need. Seems to be a well built machine. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by handles whole house pro- whole house for me. 2.5 heat pump and any thing else I need in a power outage. Starts well; comes up to power right away. con- don't like the plug in underneath. My old 15,000 had it right out front. In my area we can expect an outage about every 2 months; sometimes lasting from 2 hrs. to 10 hrs. and even several days. Wouldn't be without my Generac.(P.S. I am a retired electrical employe) April 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. March 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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! April 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Started Right Up & Reliable I got this one to replace my older model Generac which needs service- 15 years old and still running well. This new one is just as reliable and started up right away the first time I used it. I use it weekly to pump well water and also use it for my house as a back up power source (off-grid). I researched for months before deciding on this generator and it has been everything that I needed and expected. Works great and I highly recommend it! December 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The GP17500E is an excellent value. This unit has more features than I expected ie: winter carb heating and an excellent variety of electrical connections that suit any purpose. I will be using it for a solar power system back-up. I have previously purchased a standby Generac (16kw) for our home and have been more than satisfied with it as well. December 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value for price Great value for the price and size of this unit, starts and runs easily ample amperage to run most any residential need December 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value Just purchased my first Generac, very happy with the quality. Loose power in our area, most people in our area have the automatic standby units with great reliability. We're selling soon so we went with the large portable one. December 13, 2015
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