Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 611
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mjf27 A solid mid-level size generator for emergency use
This generator arrived 2 days after Superstorm Sandy hit and left me without power. It took 30 minutes to unwrap it and put it together (attach the wheels, fill it with oil and gas). It fired right up on the first pull.
With ease, it runs my refrigerator, a handful of lights, TV, cable box, modem, space heater and an occasional microwave use. It was averaging 12 hours of run time before needing to be refueled for the 96 straight hours of use before our power came back.
It appears to be solidly built with high quality materials. Nothing felt flimsy. Changing the oil was a breeze.
As others have noted, it is loud. For example, it is far louder than my 2 stage snow blower, and I quickly learned to wear ear protection when I am near it. But that's a small inconvenience compared with it's usefulness.
November 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TEX Meet Expectations
Purchased this 5,500W generator to stay prepared for the next Gulf Coast Hurricane. This is our first generator and I searched high and low for the best option. Nobody wants to spend the money and end up with an unreliable hunk of junk. Ordered online, was delivered straight to my door for FREE from Home Depot. Everything was well packaged and set up was simple and easy. Quality is what you would expect from Generac, we are very pleased with everything. Hopefully it's an expensive machine we will never have to use, but in the event of an emergency I trust this to keep us comfortable during a power outage. Enough juice to power refrigerator, window A/C unit and a few other small items.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GoldenOkie WHAT A GENERATOR!!!!
I was recently on a jobsite. The general contractor could not provide enough power using rented generators. I got tired of running out of power. So, I purchased the Generac GP5500 and fired it up on the site for my crews use. As the day went on I noticed other subcontractors were running their extension cords over to my generator. The next day I arrived on the site, and the electrician had wired the interior building lights to the generator. Now, all the lights were LED ceiling lights but it ran all the lights as well as provided power to trade equipment. WHAT A GENERATOR!!!!
September 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Keen7 It works great!
We bought it for camping. We had no issues at all with it... Little loud but that's why we bought extension cords!
September 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck Appears to be a fantastic product
This product was recommended to me by a friend. I have used this product to power some hand tools so far. Performance has been excellent. I bought this unit for backup for power outages in bad weather. If the product performs as well as it does now, I will be very pleased and happy with the purchase.
September 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Milanomaker GP5500
I bought the GP 5500 one year ago, after the brutal winter of 2013, in which we lost power for 5 days. This unit is more than enough for my single home. It provides all of the power I need for the essentials needed in our home. I would recommend this brand to everyone.
September 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by generacsold Love It
Purchased this 8/2/15. This is very easy to assemble. All there is to assemble is the wheels. handle. and feet. Add oil and fuel and it fired up on the second pull. Havent needed to use this yet but my plan when needed is to run fridge, lamps. fan, internet modem and tv. No doubt in my mind that this unit will handle that plus much more. Have a kerosene heater for heat in the winter so not running the furnace isnt a problem. For cooking we will use a 2 burner hot plate. Fiist time I fired it up I plugged in 3 hair dryers on high heat and generator never missed a beat or bogged down. Will start and run once a month for half hour and keep up on maintenance and Im sure I will get years of sevice from this.
August 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BATMAN RAN FLAWLESSLY 24/7 FOR 10 STRAIGHT DAYS AFTER SANDY
EASY TO START. PLENTY OF POWER. HAD REFRIGERATOR, FURNACE, TV W/ CABLE BOX AND MODEM, A FEW LAMPS , TWO SUMP PUMPS AND RAN A LINE TO EACH OF MY NEIGHBORS FOR THEIR SUMP PUMPS. IT RAN 24/7 (EXCEPT TO GAS AND DO 2 OIL CHANGES) FOR 10 STRAIGHT DAYS FOLLOWING HURRICANE SANDY. GOT ABOUT 10 HRS ON A FULL TANK. SUMPS PUMPS FILLED EVERY TEN MINUTES SO I COULDN'T EVEN COOL IT DOWN FOR LONG. THIS GENERATOR SAVED 3 HOMES , BLOCKS FROM THE RARITAN BAY ON THE JERSEY SHORE FROM FLOODING. KEPT US WARM AND MY MILK COLD. I CAN'T GIVE A LONG TERM REVIEW BEING I PICKED IT UP THE DAY OF THE HURRICANE. IT ALL READY PAID FOR ITSELF AS
November 7, 2012