Model # 5940

Internet #202538952

Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator


6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • Steel fuel tank and hardened steel cradle provides durability
$799.00 /each

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Product Overview

This Generac GP6500 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is ideal for use as a backup power source during home emergencies, camping excursions, jobsite tasks and outdoor events. This generator offers four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240-Volt outlet with covers for protection from tampering and debris.

  • 8,000-Watt peak and 6,500-Watt running power provides reliable power for home emergency use, camping, jobsites and outdoor events
  • 7.2 Gal. fuel tank runs the generator continuously for up to 10 hours on 50% load
  • 389cc engine runs on gasoline
  • Four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and 1 L14-30R twist-lock 120/240-Volt outlet
  • Outlet covers offer protection from the elements
  • Circuit breakers help provide overload protection
  • Muffler helps ensure quiet operation
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance requirements
  • Automatic shut-off when oil levels are low to help prevent engine damage
  • Wheels and handles help provide easy portability
  • Includes engine oil and quick-start guide
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide
  • Does not come with power cord

Info & Guides

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this electric start?

Asked by: Anonymous
No, the GP6500 is not electric start, it is a recoil pull start but pulls moderately easy.
Answered by: seagrappler
Date published: 2017-03-07

What motor oil weight is used

Asked by: tony
Per the unit’s owner’s manual, Generac’s GP6500 portable generator, model number 5940, will come with a liter of SAE 30 oil. After the unit's first five hours of operation, you can switch to a 10W-30 or 5W-30 synthetic oil. When changing the unit’s oil, ensure that the unit’s oil is properly drained; do not mix two oils of differing viscosity levels. If you have any other product-related inquiries, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2017-03-07

Does this unit have a bonded or floating neutral?

Wanting to connect this to Generlink system, requires unit to have floating neutral
Asked by: Ryan
Per the product's spec sheet, Generac's GP6500 portable generator, model number 5940, features a bonded neutral.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2016-03-01

How much does this unit weigh?

We have a house and a pop up camper. I would like to have this as a standby for the house during inclimate weather and when we camp off the grid. We would have to lift it up into the pickup truck bed and would like to know the weight.
Asked by: Homeowner
This generator weighs 184 pounds
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-03-07
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Customer Reviews

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 321.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have had the pleasure of not having to use my generator that I purchased just over a year ago. However for the first time this summer it was finally used but yet again not by me. During a series of severe weather outbreak a friend of mine last power due to downed trees. I offer my generator to him to help keep his basement from flooding. His intention were just to use it for the sump pump. He ended up running not only the pump, but his freezers, refrigerator, air conditioning units and other things. He used it for 40 hours straight and forgot he was even on a generator until he had to fill it after the first 27 hours of run time.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from right out the carton , we purchased this unit ,removed from the carton @the job site filled with oil that was provide from Generac and fill with gasoline ,hooked up to a outside project job trailer and ran the unit for 40.o hrs even in the cold weather it never missed a beat ,I am glad to have made such a smart purchase of a high quality generator ,originally we were thinking about renting because we didn't want the headache of having to have the rental company have to fix the unit or do repairs when we really depended on electrical power .thank you, Jesse f Rose president of environmental services plus ,Kaukauna wi
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Generator Saved My Butt I bought this generator a few years ago and boy did it save my butt. I lost power last winter and had to use my new generator. Having it I was able to Heat my house and keep my refrigerator cold. I also had some lights wired too. Having this generator made my wife happy and that is what's important. A happy wife is a happy life. This was money well spent. Thank You General.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the price This generator works great and I got it for a great price on sale. I havn't used it much, but it starts right away and seems to have a lot of power. The only complaint I have is that getting the cotter pins in for the wheels is a bit hard how they have them positioned. Other than that the generator seems to be great so far.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest thing since sliced bread There's nothing I can say that would even come close to doing this machine justice , bought another generator from a competitor , biggest mistake I could have made. The features, durability and quality is second to none , highly recommended this to anyone over any other brand .
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Generator This is the first Generator I have bought and so far I am happy with the purchase! It was very easy to put together. It only took about 15 minutes from unpackaging to startup. It is a little loud, but not over bearing. I shut the power off to the house and started it up on the first pull! It ran great and most importantly it ran the jet pump, furnace, refridgerator, living room lights and TV, kitchen lights and bedroom lights and TV! Everything I needed to run! I used 2 15W energy saving bulbs in each room. One thing they should include is a funnel for the oil. Over all it is a great product!
Date published: 2013-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy start Needed because of ice storm power would be off for at least a week. Filled with oil and gas it started on first pull. It run all night with one tank of gas. Had quick connect at power pole easy work for next when you live in country, South Dakota
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase I had to use the generator about 1 week after purchase. I had it installed with a transfer switch. It was easy to use. It supplies enough power to run my whole house. We ran it for 4-5 hours without any issues.
Date published: 2017-01-02
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