Model # 5940

Internet #202538952

Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator
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Generac

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
$79900 /each
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Product Overview

  • 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
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



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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
28.75
Product Height (in.)
25.0
Product Length (in.)
28.75
Product Width (in.)
26.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
54.2
Application
Job Site,Recreation
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Engine Lubricant,Wheel Kit
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0.0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
184lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)
10
Running Wattage
6500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
8000
Suggested Uses
Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
28.75
Product Height (in.)
25.0
Product Length (in.)
28.75
Product Width (in.)
26.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
54.2
Application
Job Site,Recreation
Built-in inverter
No
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
389
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
7.2
Fuel type
Gasoline
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Engine Lubricant,Wheel Kit
Muffler
Yes
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
0.0
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Yes
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
184lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)
10
Running Wattage
6500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
8000
Suggested Uses
Lights,Mobile Devices,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump
Voltage (volts)
120/240

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year

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Questions & Answers

Is this electric start?

Asked by: Pat
No, the GP6500 is not electric start, it is a recoil pull start but pulls moderately easy.
Answered by: seagrappler
Date published: 2017-05-10

How long will the generator run on one tank of gas

Asked by: Lawyer
We run them at anywhere from 20-80% load for about 4-5 hours.
Answered by: Joey
Date published: 2017-09-15

Can it provide enough power to run a 240V 190 amp MIG welder?

Can it provide enough power to run a 240V 190 amp MIG welder?
Asked by: Tech257
Oh yes. We have 2 miller MIG welders and we use them on these generators all the time. We have had a breaker pop once or twice but only burning super hot.
Answered by: Joey
Date published: 2017-09-15

Will this run a well, refrigerator and lights, tv

Will this run a well, refrigerator and lights, tv
Asked by: sherrie
That would all depend on what consumption each unit is. An average 115v fridge would do fine, plus say the average 40" flat screen and about a light duty well pump (115v, 50ft reach at 120 GPH or so) would run at at once. We use a 115v 9 amp hammer drill, 115v 12 amp shop vac and a 20a 120/220v core drill all at the same time on this generator so shouldn't be a problem.
Answered by: Joey
Date published: 2017-09-15
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Customer Reviews

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 334.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Purchased the gp6500e in case of power outages from hurricane Irma. Works exactly how you would expect. Instructions could be better but common sense goes a long way. The single quart of oil brings the unit just past the low mark on level ground, good thing I had backup oil on hand. Battery came with enough charge to start it right out of the box. Has been running constantly with no hiccups. 9/10 Would buy again!
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We are a construction business in Colorado and put these bad boys to the test (yes we have more t... We are a construction business in Colorado and put these bad boys to the test (yes we have more than one), they take a pounding and just keep going. Our guys are not very nice to these machines so yes we have had light stuff break- pull cords and a few wheels (plus they are just roughed up in general) but they fire up and run like "beasts" every time. We weld, core drill, saw and vacuum all at the same time off these things and they don't miss a beat. If a machine can last through our company's "stress test" like these Generacs its a good one, so this is the machine our company is sticking with for sure.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Instructions for assembly were not clear We just got our GP6500 put together today, and found the directions for assembly difficult to interpret. There was a card that showed the parts and pictograms of how to assemble, but they were not clear enough. The manual was. It much help either. We managed to figure it out, having put together many other types of products, but I think that it might be a challenge for others. We haven't even used the product yet, as we have not lost power since purchasing, but wanted to tell the company that their assembly instructions were terrible!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice unit Bought this generator for use as a power backup when power is lost for myself , other family members or friends . Received unit in a VERY timely matter , after installing wheel kit ( a must have ) , adding oil and gas the generator started right up , runs quite and smooth . Love the electric start and the twist Lock power cord that came with this unit , as of yet have not had to use it but pretty sure it will perform as needed , I would recommend this Generac GP6500E generator to anyone and it's a good value .
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met all my initial expectations. Easy setup and easy startup. It's kinda scary purchasing something you hope you never have to use, but for this generator ... that's the case! I expect good results sometime in the future; and I base my expectation on the homework I did on Generac Products. I think the best way to assure its reliability if I do not use it for 5-10 years, may be to simply store it as purchased ... but I have decided to run it 30 minutes every month instead. I'd like very much to give you all another review every 5 years !!
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generac GP6500 saved our groceries! September 11, 2017, Hurricane Irma headed to Georgia! We lost power at 7:30 a.m. that Monday morning and power was not restored until 11:30 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 14th). Seventy-six hours without power, but the Generac got us through it comfortably. I've never had/used a generator before, but it is easy to start and fairly simple to use.
Date published: 2017-09-15
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 5 out of 5 by from Purchased generator as a backup for electric outages from severe storms. I have not used it, and ... Purchased generator as a backup for electric outages from severe storms. I have not used it, and hope I never need to. I did add gas and the included oil to start it. It started on 2nd pull and ran smoothly. Generator looks well made and was delivered in secured packaging.
Date published: 2017-05-16
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