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Generac

Model 6000

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3,250-Watt Propane Gas Powered Portable Generator

$609.00 /each
  • Engine runs on propane fuel; connects to standard size LP tanks
  • Automatic low oil shutoff to prevent engine damage
  • Precision balanced for stability and effortless mobility

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Generac's LP3250 is the first portable propane generator to bring together the benefits of liquid propane with an easy-to-transport design. The result is a surprisingly compact and easily maneuverable portable generator ideal for a variety of uses. Until now, the only options available required the propane tank to be separately carried, where it would then sit to the side of the generator while in use. The LP3250 incorporates a tank holder into the frame itself, so the standard size 20 lb. propane tank sits securely out of the way. It eliminates the hassle of a stand-alone tank and the awkward fuel line that goes along with it. Take the LP3250 along for outdoor events, camping or job site use or use it around the home for projects and emergency backup.

  • 20 lb. fuel tank runs the generator continuously for up to 9 hours (fuel tank sold separately)
  • 212cc engine runs on propane gas
  • Two 20 Amp 120-Volt 5-20R outlets and one 20 Amp twist-lock L14-20R outlet
  • Outlets are covered for protection from the elements
  • Muffler helps ensure quiet operation
  • Fuel gauge shows you when the generator needs refueling
  • Low oil pressure protection safeguards the engine from damage
  • Circuit breakers provide overload protection
  • Conveniently located fuel line quickly connects to standard size LP tanks
  • Dolly-style handles and low grab bar increase maneuverability
  • Handles fold down for compact storage
  • Rugged 1-1/4 in. hardened-steel tube cradle
  • 3,750-Watt peak and 3,250-Watt running power for outdoor events, camping or jobsite applications and use around the home for projects and emergency backup
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how much effort is required to pull starter.i'm not a young man

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February 11, 2014
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I to am getting a little long in the tooth but I don't have any trouble pulling the cord. Certainly no more difficult than starting the lawn mower.
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About the same as a gasoline lawnmower or a single-stage snow blower. I'm 60 and a disabled veteran and I got it started on the first "Run" pull. You pull it twice with the choke on full after priming with the primer button, then put it in Run and pull it once or twice. Mine started right out of the box on the first "Run" pull.
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December 29, 2012
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Minimal effort to pull, it seems to have a compression relief to reduce the resistance. There are clearly printed directions right on the cowling of the unit, so long as you follow these (exactly) you will not have a problem starting it. I've seen reviews of those who thought they knew better than the company that spent millions researching and developing their products, they are the ones who have Read More
Minimal effort to pull, it seems to have a compression relief to reduce the resistance. There are clearly printed directions right on the cowling of the unit, so long as you follow these (exactly) you will not have a problem starting it. I've seen reviews of those who thought they knew better than the company that spent millions researching and developing their products, they are the ones who have problems starting it. Don't question why you have to pull it twice with the choke on, just follow the directions. Again, very easy to pull. Read Less
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Hampton, VA, USA
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December 29, 2012
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No different than a lawn mower. BUT, make sure that you set the choke. I am 71 and had no problem.
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Pittsfield, MA, USA
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It takes about as much effort as starting a lawn mower. The generator usully starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull.
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December 29, 2012
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I am 60 years old and in somewhat good shape, and I can start it without any problem. As long as you follow the directions on the front of the generator, it starts within the first 4 pulls. I had my wife also start it in case I'm not around when the power goes out. We replaced our old 5000 watt one with this LP 3250 because of that reason. Another good thing is that it ran for 17 hours straight on a 30 Read More
I am 60 years old and in somewhat good shape, and I can start it without any problem. As long as you follow the directions on the front of the generator, it starts within the first 4 pulls. I had my wife also start it in case I'm not around when the power goes out. We replaced our old 5000 watt one with this LP 3250 because of that reason. Another good thing is that it ran for 17 hours straight on a 30 pound propane tank and we still had fuel in the tank when the power came back on. Read Less
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December 29, 2012
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It is not difficult at all to pull. In comparison, I would say it was a bit less torque required than to start my lawnmower.
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where do you purchase propane tanks to fit the generac 3250 model 6000 portable generator?

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The beauty of a propane generator over a gasoline fired unit is that during a power outage, you can get filled 20 lb. propane bottles at almost any grocery store, many convenience stores and Home Depot. These are the propane bottles used for BBQ grills.
Note well, however that the "exchange" bottles in the metal cage at those outlets aren't filled to capacity. Home Depot sells new, empty bottles. Take Read More
The beauty of a propane generator over a gasoline fired unit is that during a power outage, you can get filled 20 lb. propane bottles at almost any grocery store, many convenience stores and Home Depot. These are the propane bottles used for BBQ grills.
Note well, however that the "exchange" bottles in the metal cage at those outlets aren't filled to capacity. Home Depot sells new, empty bottles. Take an empty bottle to a propane company and they will fill the bottle to its true full capacity. A propane supplier will be able to refill bottles even during a power outage--unlike a gas station whose gas pumps won't be working. Never store your propane bottles indoors with the generator set. Read Less
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Any big box store will have them as well as most of the service stations around my area. If you can use it on a gas BBQ you can use it on this generator.
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April 22, 2013
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The first answer that comes to mind is Home Depot. After that it depends on your area. Some grocery stores and Home Depot have tanks that are exchanged for full bottles of propane. Or check your yellow pages.
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I got mine at my local Home Depot, as well as refilling my tanks at the local garden cneter. This generator uses the same propane tanks you use on your gas grill.
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Home Depot
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Any 20 pound propane bottle will work. You can get them at Home Depot.
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Easy. All the big box stores and even at 7-11s. They are the standard tanks used for the larger grills.
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Does this generator come with a propane tank?

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No, you need to buy it separately.
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No. That is a separate purchase.
Home Depot sells propane bottles.
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No. You must supply tank and fuel.
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No, but I bought a freshly filled tank at the store when I bought my generator.
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No
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Definitely not!
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The LP3250 portable generator will not come packaged with a propane tank.
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How long will this unit run on a 20# tank

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I believe 9 hours
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The owner's manual says approximately nine hours at half of the rated load.
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At least 10 hours on 50% load under constant load. Much longer if you use it intermittently - just to run the fridge/freezer long enough to keep the food from spoiling, for example. I got 11 hours out of a single, 20 pound tank when I tested it it with about a 50% constant load. The company advertises 9 hours at 50% so you should get at least that much. A lot depends on the temperature, altitude and Read More
At least 10 hours on 50% load under constant load. Much longer if you use it intermittently - just to run the fridge/freezer long enough to keep the food from spoiling, for example. I got 11 hours out of a single, 20 pound tank when I tested it it with about a 50% constant load. The company advertises 9 hours at 50% so you should get at least that much. A lot depends on the temperature, altitude and other environmental stuff. It is also quieter than a mower or snow blower or even a gas string trimmer. Quieter even than my air compressor. Read Less
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It's supposed to run about 9 hours on a 20 lb tank
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The book says nine hours at full load but I'm waiting for a power outage to fully test it.
From the test running I've done so far, the loads I have connected to it are only pulling around 2kW continuously - so, I'm guessing and hoping that it'll last for at least 12 hours. I don't want to load it to the max because I want it to start a motor load like the sump pump without stalling. The inrush current Read More
The book says nine hours at full load but I'm waiting for a power outage to fully test it.
From the test running I've done so far, the loads I have connected to it are only pulling around 2kW continuously - so, I'm guessing and hoping that it'll last for at least 12 hours. I don't want to load it to the max because I want it to start a motor load like the sump pump without stalling. The inrush current to a motor at start-up is significant. Read Less
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The LP3250, when utilizing a 20 lb. tank, has a 9 hour run time at half (50%) load. When utilizing a 30 lb. tank the unit has a 13.5 hour run time at half (50%) load. Actual run time will vary based on the load on the generator, as well as environmental and operational factors.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 109 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by propane Generator So far, an excellent generator. It takes about 3 pulls to get it going. My only dislike is that it is very loud. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Happy I was about to purchase a Honda generator when i came upon this propane unit. The Honda was quite a bit more expensive, did not really want to spend so much on something used so little and did not want to store gas. This unit works great for basic needs like our heater, refrigerator and some lights. Could not be happier, well maybe electric start would be better. March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works like it should I bought this generator for use when we take our trailer out beyond the usual camp grounds. So far I'm very impressed with the build and the ease of use. The fact that I no longer have to worry about the carburetor getting clogged up with shellac if the motor isn't started for a while is worth the price. Propane, if used with some intelligence, is safe and it never goes stale and I can find it almost any where. Especially useful when there is no electricity for the local gas station to pump gas. Hurricane Ike taught me a few lessons I will never forget. I'll be a little better prepared now. The generator runs pretty quietly which is nice since quiet is why we go camping in the first place. The folding handle makes moving it around very easy. I can actually load it into my truck using a ramp by myself. It has enough power to run all the stuff in the camper including the A/C. Having A/C or staying in a camper trailer is a treat that not many years ago I would have snubbed as not being "real camping". You know like in a tent. . As my bones age my memory of why I thought that has faded. I like the comfort. More importantly my wife likes it. Happy wife, happy life. M. February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zero hassle, a great product. The only way Generac could improve this product would be to offer a higher wattage portable propane powered unit. The generator was a breeze to set up, probably 10-15 minutes with reading the start up guide and filling the oil. I was very impressed that a long neck funnel was provided as the dipstick/fill location is set in a bit from the edge of the frame. So long as you make sure your propane connection is securely fastened (you will hear the rush of propane continuously when you press the primer button), and follow the procedure printed right on the unit, the generator starts right up and runs smoothly. I was using a gas powered generator on loan during my first 5 days without power from Sandy when this unit was delivered. It was not a moment too soon, with the gas shortage I would not have been able to run the other unit for much longer. This little gem started right up and was pressed into service for another couple of days. It got a bit of a rest then went back into service when the nor'easter hit (yes, it was a long couple of weeks). Propane was in plentiful supply so having a few tanks to fill was never a problem. I will be installing a tap off of my in-ground propane tank before the ground freezes so I won't have to worry about filling the BBQ tanks if we lose power in a blizzard this winter but I have to say it wasn't a problem and the run times exceeded the manufacturers estimates (just running essentials ie: fridge, boiler, TV/DVD for the kids). This unit provides propane emergency back up power without spending a couple of grand or more (plus installation and permits) for a permanent standby generator. November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This generator fills my needs completely This generator has all of the features that I was shopping for and will eliminate the need to try and store gasoline. Storing gasoline, even with additives is nearly impossible today. My new generator starts with ease and the instructions were concise and easy to understand. December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great generator I bought this generator a few years ago and love it. With it being LP you don't have to worry about the gas going bad. The sound level is quiet enough to have a conversation next to it without yelling. December 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pleased with the purchase It assembled well, no issues. After I put a FULL tank versus the empty one I could not start on, it started exactly as the placard states: choke on, pull twice, choke off, one pull. Vroom. I bought this for emergency use and have a 100lb tank. LP gas is far more shelf-stable than gasoline. December 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great looking, Love the Propane Fuel Overall I like the Produce, Great to use Propane Fuel, Last a lot longer. Great looking and easy to use. I only wish I could have purchased the 5500 watt model. GREAT BUY November 20, 2015
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