Model # GENSD55

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PRO-SERIES 6,000 - 5,500-Watt Diesel Electric Start Generator with Voltage Selector Switch

Discontinued PRO-SERIES

6,000 - 5,500-Watt Diesel Electric Start Generator with Voltage Selector Switch

  • Diesel Powered 418cc 9 HP Engine
  • Electric Start Feature
  • 120V/220V Voltage Selector Switch
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Product Overview

The PRO-SERIES 6000 Surge/5500 Running-Watt Diesel Generator is great for home use or on the jobsite. It is equipped with two 120-Volt AC outlets, a 120-Volt twist lock outlet, a 120/240-Volt twist lock AC outlet and a 12-Volt DC terminal for battery charging. With a full load of 5500-Watt, this generator can run for up to seven hours. The voltage meter and circuit breakers control the power output so the devices plugged into the generator won’t get hit with an energy spike. Designed for stability and dependability at job and construction sites or for emergency power outages, it is engineered to run for long periods without overheating and is easy to maneuver using the included mobility kit with two wheels and 2 handles. This generator is equipped with electric start when a battery is installed (battery not included); a lawnmower battery with a minimum of 360 CCA must be installed to activate the electric start feature.

  • 6000-Watt surge, 5500-Watt running; can run for seven hours with a full load
  • Diesel generator is portable and easy to move when the included mobility kit is installed
  • Equipped with electric start when a battery is installed (battery sold separately)
  • Includes automatic low-oil shutdown, AVR (automatic voltage regulator) and circuit protection
  • Features integrated voltage selector switch for maximum output on the 120-Volt outlet, or split it evenly between the 120-Volt and 240-Volt sides
  • Rated Voltage 120/240-Volt, max output 6.0 kw, rated output 5.5 kw, rated frequency 60 Hz, power factor 1.0
  • Includes wheels for easy portability
  • A lawn mower battery with a minimum 360 CCA must be installed to activate the electric start feature
  • 3.3 Gal. diesel fuel tank capacity
  • Self-excited, 2 pole, single phase, 418cc engine displacement, single phase 9 HP engine
  • Operating noise less than 85 dB for quiet use
  • Max operating height above sea level is 3280 ft.; max environment temp 104°F
  • EPA-approved, non-CARB compliant; not for sale in California

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Name 7,500-Watt Dual Fuel Powered Portable Generator with Electric Start and Runs on LPG or Regular Gasoline 6,000 - 5,500-Watt Diesel Electric Start Generator with Voltage Selector Switch Pro-Series GFCI 420cc Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Welder Combo 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator Heavy-Duty Professional Grade
Brand Sportsman PRO-SERIES LIFAN Generac
Ratings (250) (8) (0) (6)
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Generator Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,Electric Start,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Wheel Kit Auto Idle Control,Electric Start,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Continuous Wattage 6000 5500 4000 6500
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
Fuel type Dual Fuel Diesel Gasoline Gasoline
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Customer Questions & Answers

where is it made?

Asked by: iflysmodel
Most all these engines with the 186 series motors are made in China. Time will tell who takes the design and applys good workmanship and materials and makes us a good product. One good thing is that parts are readily available and Home Depot has decided to apply a good extended warrenty for this product.
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2015-11-06

where is the muffler that the specifications say this unit comes with?

I see the open ended exhaust but no muffler is attached.
Asked by: Donna
Not sure if you are just being sarcastic and poking fun about this units extreme loudness :) It is on back side of motor and exits on the back side as well. The tailpipe is attached to the muffler itself and looks like a box basically. I could not find anything about the muffler in the description area :) I also see that according to the reviews that the specs have been updated a few times like the part about the fuel usage.
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2015-11-06

will it charge the battery as it runs

will it charge the battery as it runs
Asked by: nick
Yes, it will charge the battery as it runs.
Answered by: Buffalo Bill
Date published: 2016-12-20


Asked by: MOTORHEAD53
This generator is discontinued. We do not carry any diesel generators currently. Thank you.
Answered by: Buffalo Bill
Date published: 2015-12-01
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Customer Reviews

6,000 - 5,500-Watt Diesel Electric Start Generator with Voltage Selector Switch is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great purchase. solid Generator Very pleased with my purchase on home This Sportsman deisel unit is a great value but the build quality is excellent. Easy to assemble (just added the wheels and handles to the frame and added oil). I bought a battery at the auto store to use the electric start, it was easy to add and it fired right up. I've used it now on many projects and it always fires up easily. Lots of features. Its great insurance against a power outage as well.
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good quality The sound level is a little higher than expected, but the generator is put together well.
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid performance so far. I bought this to hook up to my 30AMP transfer switch. The delivery was free. Home depot hired a delivery company. Their delivery estimates were confusing and misleading. The delivery guy refused to deliver it to the front of the house since we have a long driveway and basically rolled it off to the trunk of my minivan. That bent the sheet metal on top. This is really heavy. At least 250lb. The packaging would have been adequate if they are handled gently.(One plywood on top in cardboard box) but I don't think delivery guys will take time to handle them as they should. So, delivery was poor, but this review is not about the delivery, but the product. Assembly was real easy. I liked the solid metal bar for the wheels. In some of other models, I see the wheels individually mounted on each side with some bracket. I don't think they can support the torque due to the weight, bump, and vibration. After preparing the generator, with oil, etc, I tested about 5 times before the return period ends. It required 360CCA battery, but I tested it on 230CCA battery for my lawn tractor. Battery is not just for starting, so it has to be on while engine is running. The direction on how to start written on the generator is slightly different from the instruction in the manual, and it makes more sense. There is no way I can start this engine with pull string. Compression is just too strong. So, I had to crank the engine with decompression lever down to build up speed(this takes only a second) and flip the decompression lever up so that the inertia can compress the piston. It fires at the first compression cycle every time. II don't know if I can start the engine without decompression if I had 360CCA battery. But 230CCA battery cannot crank through compression cycle. It smokes for about 10-20 seconds and the exhaust becomes clear and the running becomes very stable. The initial smoke is normal. My brand new Kubota tractor also does that. Most of the times I started the engine, the temperature was about 32F. Considering that this engine doesn't even have a glow plug, I was impressed how well and reliably it started. Diesel also has added advantage of fuel stability unlike gasoline gumming up in carburetor. One test I performed actually powered my water heater(4400W) and only water heater through transfer switch. The sound of the engine became louder probably indicating that its under load. But the RPM doesn't seem to change. It ran fine through the full heating cycle. When the heating cycle ended, the engine sounded normal again. If I just hook up the radiant space heater type of small appliance or even the rest of the 8 circuits(without the water heater), the engine sounds just normal as if there is no load. The fuel consumption is much less than the gasoline. Sound is pretty loud. But that's OK with me since it's occasional use. My neighbor is bout 300ft away. When I walked that far from the generator, I could barely hear it. So, it's not going to bother my neighbor either. If it continues to perform like I it has been, I would be very happy with this generator.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really LOUD!! After minor assembly and finding a battery, it fired right up. The only problem is this generator is REALLY LOUD!! Even with it outside and my well insulated garage door closed it is still loud inside the house. MUCH louder than my equivalent gasoline generators. Otherwise the unit seems fine. Took off two stars because of the noise. No opinion on longevity yet because have not used it long term. Seems like a decent generator overall. Recommended if noise is not an issue...if it is, don't buy it.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Description misleading Sound at 1 meter is more like 104 db. smokes like devil each time it is started regardless if fuel was on or off since last use. I havent ran this much yet so cant say how it will/has held up. Since Home Depot raised price to almost as much as the super quiet one then I can not reccomend this one to freinds . Only reason I took a chance on this machine was the extended warrenty HD offered. Time will tell if unit is worth the time and money .
Date published: 2015-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good Machine, except for... The generator seems well built and runs strong and puts out the wattage as stated. However, the spec sheet run-time rating is totally FALSE. (And I confirmed this with the manufacturer, Buffalo Tools) The unit will NOT run 14 hours @ 50% load as stated in the specs. The unit will NOT even run 8 hours.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keeping the lights on! It is a good deal for what I paid but it is a noisy generator since it does not come with a muffler. Going to spend the extra money to make it quieter but the details on your website need to be more specific about whether the generators you sell come with a muffler.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from LOUD Bought the first one damaged from the factory. Sent it back. Second one came opened at store all OK. Took it home run once and shut it off. Tried to start again and the starter would not work. Battery was OK. Was able to rope start. Home depot was very good at taking care of problem. Good store, don't recommend the generator. You could here it running a mile away.
Date published: 2015-04-20
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