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RIDGID 6,800-Watt Idle Down Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Yamaha MZ360


6,800-Watt Idle Down Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Yamaha MZ360

  • Electric start Yamaha OHV commercial-grade engine
  • GenSmart LCD display monitors essential functions
  • Idle-Down: saves fuel, reduces noise and wear on the engine
$99900 /each
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Product Overview

RIDGID Power Tools offers reliable, clean power with the RIDGID portable generator line. This 6800-Watt electric start generator with Idle-Down is engineered to handle your toughest power needs on the jobsite or at home. The Idle-Down function automatically idles the engine when power is not required, helping prevent wear and tear on the engine and alternator, increasing overall runtime, and reducing noise. With a heavy-duty 357cc OHV Commercial-Grade Yamaha Engine, this Generator delivers 6800 Running -Watt (8500 Surge/Starting -Watt) and features a large 7 Gal. fuel tank for up to 9.5 hours of runtime at 50% load. Featuring the Armour Alternator with AVR, this generator produces 6800-Watt of Clean Power so you can power everything from a laptop to a table saw. This generator features the GenSmart monitoring system that displays essential functions including Wattage, Voltage, Hertz, Hours of use and even reminds you when its time for maintenance. The heavy-duty Zero-Gravity hand-truck frame design and 10 in. tires keeps the unit protected while making it easy to transport even in the toughest conditions. The outlet panel features four 120-Volt 20-Amp (GFCI Protected) standard outlets and one 240-Volt 30-Amp Twist Lock outlet to meet all your power needs. Backed by a 3-year commercial warranty, you can trust RIDGID to work as hard as you do.

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  • 6800 running Watt (8500 surge/starting Watt)
  • Yamaha MZ360 OHV commercial-grade engine with electric start
  • Clean power, ideal for sensitive electronics - less than 6% THD
  • Idle-down for improved efficiency and quieter operation
  • Four 120-Volt 20-Amp (GFCI protected), and one 240-Volt 30-Amp twist lock outlet
  • GenSmart display for monitoring essential functions including Wattage
  • 7 Gal. fuel tank for up to 9.5 hour runtime at 50% load
  • Zero gravity hand-truck frame design
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Click on the "more info" tab to download the specifications pdf to view the - Wattage requirement guide

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Name 7,500-Watt 420cc Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator 6,800-Watt Idle Down Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Yamaha MZ360 7,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator 7,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Honda GX390 Engine
Ratings (15) (262) (86) (7)
Engine Make OEM Branded Yamaha OEM Branded Honda
Generator Features Automatic Voltage Regulation,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Auto Idle Control,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Continuous Wattage 7500 6800 7000 7000
CA (CARB) Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
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Built-in inverter
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Continuous Wattage
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
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Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
Generator Features
Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
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Osha Required GFCI Outlets
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Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Commercial Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is it possible to change the carb so that you can run the unit off of Natural Gas?

Asked by: Farmout
US Carb offers kits that require no modifications to the carb if just running on NG. These conversions do not void your warranty as do not require any altering the unit.
Answered by: beenthere
Date published: 2016-11-18

What is a UPS ?

. Rigid claims that the voltage regulator will keep the voltage steady but having a UPS between your device and your power source (either generator or utility) is always a good idea for sensitive electronics. I
Asked by: Howard
A UPS is an Uninterruptable Power Supply. Using batteries, it powers small electronics like a computer when the power fails. They come in different sizes depending on what you need to power and for how long. They can also supply some filtering to help control voltage fluctuations and that's probably what Ridgid was referring to.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-12-25

Can I charge my car battery with this

Asked by: Rmk901
if you have a charger to plug in to the machine then yes.
Answered by: RIDGID
Date published: 2017-04-26

What is the width and depth of the detacheable Gensmart control panel?

The plan is to extend it to an NEMA rated outdoor enclosure
Asked by: JimL
Ridgid does not publish the dimensions for the Gensmart control panel, my suggestion would be to visit your local Home Depot and see if they have one on display and measure the unit.
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2015-11-07
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Customer Reviews

6,800-Watt Idle Down Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Yamaha MZ360 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 262.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth the simple fix !!!!! i had to post this since there isnt any "comment" feature. the fix for this generator is a very simple one !!! i understand that spending $1000.00 on an item you would expect it to work correctly right "outta the box", but my home depot in new jersey was fixing these on-site and im assuming the ones on the floor now have already had the fuel ventilation kit installed. i looked at many other generators including generac and yamaha (which are outrageously priced) and the quality of them is not even close to this ridgid. if you find one of these gens make sure the kit was installed or have them install it,once that is done this gen works flawlessly ,great quality, great generator !!
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing Unit! I purchased the 6800/8500 Rigid approximately three years ago. I have had nothing but problems with starting this unit. The colder it is outside the more difficult to start. I have to use Starter fuel to get it going. I replaced the the fuel/ fuel line/ two filters and the gasoline (Shell). I have owned three other generators over the last twenty years. None come close to the frustration I get when attempting to start this unit. I run the unit dry when shutting down. Worst unit I have ever dealt with.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 157 hours, 3 oil changes, and still running like a champ! This is my second review for this unit. I bought this generator last October. I finally put it to the test when Hurricane Sandy came to Jersey. This generator ran for 61/2 days only stopping to re-fuel and change the oil. I was able to run my well pump, fridge, microwave, kitchen lights/outlets, living room lights/outlets, master bedroom lights and outlets, and my flood lights. It was averaging 10-14 hrs. on a full tank. (I get 14hrs. if i shut everything down at night except the well pump.) I have not experienced the stalling problem yet. But it looks like someone came up with a good fix. I also use this generator at job sites.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Generator Don't be scared away by any reviews about the "Vapor Lock" issue as this has been corrected by Ridgid. As long as your unit has the red fuel filter, then your unit is good to go. I've only used this generator twice, but so far I couldn't be happier with the unit. The quality of this unit seems far above many other brand generators that are similarly priced. This generator also has an extremely low THD which allows you to power sensitive electronics without risk of damaging their circuitry.
Date published: 2013-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fine generator until 5 years This generator ran like a top and still starts no problem. I've had less than 100 hours on it over the past 5 years. Stored inside and carefully maintained. Recently I took it out to use with my power tools. Started right up but no power. I brought it to a registered Ridgid service center where they informed me it needed a new generator head assembly! That was bad enough but then the generator head assembly is obsolete and no longer available! So now I have a $1,000 metal brick that cost me an arm and a leg per hour to use! Ridgid has not offered any help toward the purchase of a new generator. I'm done with them. I'll spring for a Honda that costs twice as much but at least I can count on it. Maybe Ridgid has improved on the generator head with the new model but how can you trust them? What will happen in 5 years? It blows my mind that they no longer have the main part that makes a generator a generator!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from YAMAHA MZ360 engine has governor gear breakdown issues The Yamaha MZ360 engine has a plastic governor gear that will break after 50 - 100 hours of use causing the engine to over-rev and ultimately seize up as happened to my Ridgid Generator after 59 hours of use. When looking online after the fact, I discovered that this is a big issue with this Yamaha motor, but because there is no recall on the part (yet), and the 59 hours on the engine were outside of the warranty period, you obviously only run the generator when needed, neither Ridgid nor Yamaha wanted anything to do with the replacement of the engine. You will be stuck with a major repair bill for the engine replacement. I thought buying a Yamaha engine was a smart move, but found out that it was a foolish thing to do. I will not buy another Yamaha engine ever.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality generator Easy to assemble. I hooked it up to my whole house transfer switch and it had no problems powering loads up to the capacity of the unit. Not that loud at full throttle. After a two hour test run, I did not experience the stalling problem that other reviewers mentioned. Two minor annoyances: 1. The oil packaged with the unit is labeled 10W-30. It is more like a straight 30 weight (or greater), which is not recommended by the manufacturer. It poured out like honey. In place of this, I used a real 10W-30 that I bought elsewhere. 2. To drain the fuel tank, the manual instructs you to push out the fuel shutoff valve, remove the fuel line, and connect your drain line. There is not enough slack in the lines to allow this to happen. Other than these two issues, I like the unit and would recommend it to others.
Date published: 2013-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality but needs refinement This review is for the model RD906812B, date of manufacture 07-23-13. After reading all positive reviews I had a feeling that I am making the right choice by spending $999 + tax at Home Depot. I still think that it was a right choice but keep reading to learn about little things about this genset that can ruin your day. Unboxed, assembled without any issues. Satisfied 100% with product quality and clarity of instructions manual. Added 1 and ¼ gallon of 93 octane fresh fuel (manual says 86 or higher) figuring that it will be enough for the few hours to break in engine. Generator did not start after several attempts. In-line spark tester that I had in my tool box showed good ignition, so it must be restricted fuel supply. Looked at the fuel line, it looked kind of weird how fuel line is routed and snakes around governor of the engine. It goes slightly down from the fuel tank connection then goes up above governor and then goes down again to the carburetor. Rollercoaster for the gravity feed fuel system cannot be a good thing. Disconnected line right after filter, saw gasoline coming out, reconnected. Engine started immediately on the first try. Air bubble in the line? Could be, keep reading. Engine ran for 10 min and died, sounded like starving for fuel. Checked and double checked internet knowing about “vapor lock” issue with these gensets. Unit seemed to be with corrected vapor hose connection and red fuel filter installed. Anyway tried to start and run with fuel cap off. It starts, runs and dies after 10 of 15 min. It must be a fuel supply problem. Remember that I had only 1/8 of the tank capacity filled? So, I took off that fancy plastic cover on the side and routed fuel line around starter motor and recoil started making nice arch from fuel line making sure that it always lower than fuel tank lowest point. Genset ran non-stop for 4 straight hours to the last drop of fuel (with fuel cap tighten :-)). Am I the only one with this problem? Seem like huge oversight in such simple issue.
Date published: 2014-11-12
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