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Model # RD906814P

Internet # 203183985

Store SKU # 1000026154

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

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$999.00 /each


Model # RD906814P

Internet # 203183985

Store SKU # 1000026154

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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Product Depth (in.) 
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Built-in inverter 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Fuel type 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour) 
Generator Features 
Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit 
Horsepower (hp) 
Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB) 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets 
Peak Wattage 
Product Weight (lb.) 
245 lb 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) 
Voltage (volts) 
Wheel Kit Included 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
EPA Approved 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year Commercial Warranty 


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 223 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RIDGID Genset Standing Hurricane Alert Starts first time - every time (rope or battery), instructions (package) clear and accurate, 'Idle-down' keeps noise level comfortable, controls simple and convenient to operate, carries 6-7K with no problem (will handle anything I have to put on it), compact - weight well balanced - easy to move around, convenient to service.. . . and good looking, too. I'm running it wired direct to home main frame (30 amp) and using it for public utiities back-up (hurricanes). As a test (unintentionally), I ran the RIDGID Genset four hours (local power was actually off) washing two motor vehicles, which required use of a 1hp-220 pump as well as an electric power washer (+ 3 refrigerators, a freezer, and misc fans, lights, etc.), without a problem. -- August 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. March 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. November 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great generator -I bought this unit to run my well pumps for PSI testing and water on my lot while we build our new home this year. It runs both pumps and the LCD readout feature is nice to monitor the output and power limits. -The unit is big and at 221lbs its a heavy beast too. -In low idle its reasonably quiet and at full RPM its loud but that's to be expected from a 6800w gen. -As others stated the zero gravity handle helps you move it like a hand truck which is great for us taller people. With the nice sized tires it pulls through most any terrain nicely. -My only complaint thus far is the shipping. The unit was late and would not ship to store on the original dates given so I went to the distribution center to pick it up myself. It was either that or wait 3 more days with an open 450 ft trench and backhoe scheduled around this generators ETA. I then waited 3 hours for the guys to find it at the distribution center. February 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worth Its Weight in Gold! It was an impulse buy before hurricane Irene and now I am so glad I got it!. It was powering my home 4 days during and after Irene, 11 days during and after Sandy (Long Island, NY), half a day here and there during minor power outages and it is, actually, purring outside now - major outage in the area - a truck hit an electrical pole and took down power in the whole neighborhood last night. I have an older model without electrical start - same Yamaha engine and AVG generator. I had a manual transfer switch installed at my power panel and connect generator to it with 30 Amp 220V wire when necessary. When not needed it sleeps in my garage tucked in the corner. Starts always on a second pull regardless of temperature. Works in any weather - from scorching heat to a blizzard. Voltage and frequency of the output power is strict up to standards - I check that with a multimeter every time I run it. It powers: lights in the whole house, two refrigerators, microwave, electric oven, coffee maker, in-sink garbage disposer, trash compactor, two sum pumps of the French drain, boiler burner, two TV's, WI-FI router, a computer, two monitors, one in-wall AC unit. The only things that are not hooked up to it are central AC and electrical dryer (although now I think that electrical drier would work too - with some smart power management). I always add 2 oz of Stabil per tank when fueling and have two 5 gallon containers of fuel with Stabil added in reserve. After I use the generator I run it idle, then switch off fuel supply and wait until the carburetor runs dry before storing it till next time. If I don't use it for a year I replace fuel in the tank. I also only use synthetic oil Mobil 1 5-30 for oil changes - extra few bucks here guarantee long and happy life :-) September 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 !! January 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good, Powerful, Reliable Generator at a good price. I bought this unit in 2005, and as of 2015 it is still performing well. I've used it for several multi-day outages here in the Northeast US. It runs most of my house when power's out through the 30A output, including a 220v/20A well pump (I shut off the electric dryer and water heater ). The only time I've ever had an issue starting it was in -5 degree F weather - it did start after about 10-15 pulls though. The handle makes it pretty easy to roll around as well. Overall, very happy with this generator. It's noisier than most of the higher priced alternatives, but I can deal with that in an emergency. Pros: Power, price, reliability, portability Cons: Noisy February 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. January 14, 2013
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