Model # 5946

Internet # 203192056

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

$899.00 /each
  • 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



Model # 5946

Internet # 203192056

Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency with a GP Series portable generator. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models make these a favorite for home use, camping jobsites or outdoor events. Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency with a GP Series portable generator. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models make these a favorite for home use, camping jobsites or outdoor events. Wheel kit, handle kit, engine oil and quick start guide included.

  • A large steel fuel tank with easy-to-read fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times
  • A hardened steel tube cradle that's thicker than many competitive units for added strength and durability
  • Generac's OHV engine with cast-iron cylinder sleeves for reliability
  • An ergonomic fold-down locking handle to make transport and storage easy
  • Low oil shutdown that detects a low oil level and shuts the engine down to prevent engine damage
  • Heavy duty never-flat wheels for reliable portability
  • Hour meter to track maintenance requirements
  • Compact design that provides an unparalleled power-to-weight ratio
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide
  • Wheel kit, handle kit, engine oil and quick start guide included
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Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Length (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Built-in inverter 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Fuel type 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour) 
Generator Features 
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit 
Horsepower (hp) 
0 hp 
Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB) 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets 
Peak Wattage 
Product Weight (lb.) 
187 lb 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) 
Voltage (volts) 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
CARB Compliant,EPA Approved 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 years limited 


Continuous Wattage: 6000 - 7500
Brand: Generac
Fuel type: Gasoline
Price: $800 - $900
Engine Make: OEM Branded
Review Rating: 4 & Up
CA (CARB) Compliant: CARB Compliant


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 202 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Power Came on Just Before We Fired It Up! We were into a two day power outage and the temperature was in the 20's. Called ahead and paid over the phone - picked Generac because of the name and quality. Drove 70 miles and picked it up and by the time I got home I was too tired to put it together. It got down to 13, but our propane stove kept us warm - put our food outside! Got the generator put together and the power came on! Took a break, added oil and cranked w/o gas to make sure everything was oiled good and it started! Filled with gas and started on the first crank. Plugged in 2 space heaters and the truck engine heater and let it run for an hour and a half to break it in for next time. Plugged in the battery charger and charged for 24 hours to make sure it is ready to go - really like the battery start feature! Great purchase for us - we have been wanting to get one. (Your program won't let me post a 4 X 6 photo.) December 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product has a remarkable starting ability never had one problem I live in a single home with oil heat and during the winter I need something to run all of the major things in the house if my power is lost this generator for the price is the best purchase that I've ever made it starts every time on the first or second pull I never had a problem with the needing more power than it supplies and if I do overload the circuit The Breakers work and help me to be confident so that my family is not left in the dark December 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice generator Bought this for mainly pump water and freezer during power outage. Put it together and started on first pull. Ran great. Just a little loud. Loader than a lawnmower, but worth the money. Nice to have during those ice storms. Would of giving it 5 if it wasn't so loud. December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great features and extremely easy to use I bought this unit as a backup for our new home and I'm extremely happy with the investment. This is a very easy to use and maintain unit that takes care of all of our needs. Thank you for a great product. December 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very happy with the GP6500 This generator ran perfectly and powered what we needed during our last ice storm. I have 1500 sq ft and we could run our water well, water heater and lights and receptacles. December 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great value I did a lot of on line research before my purchase. I found this unit on sale for an incredibly low price that pretty much made the purchase a no brainier compared to the other Generators on the market. I haven't had the need to use it yet but do start it up once a month as per instructions. It's very easy to start. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it is a little noisy. December 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very dependable Starts on the first pull when primed properly. It's been very useful and dependable and is very quiet for a large unit. It has helped me out on several occasions. Worth it's weight for sure. December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent performer The GP6500E is exactly as advertised. It is a well functioning unit and easy to use. I couldn't ask for a better generator for the price. Im especially pleased with the electric start which is a big benefit for us older folks. December 7, 2015
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