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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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Built-in inverter 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
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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 
Peak Wattage 
Product Weight (lb.) 
245 lb 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) 
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EPA Approved 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year Commercial Warranty 


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 235 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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. November 6, 2015
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by My First Generator After 32 years in my house, I got tired of the high number of power outages and poor service by the utility company, in recent years, so I bought this generator. It was very easy to assemble and the electric start works great. The controls are straight forward and it's easy to maneuver after the wheels are on. I still need to test it for supplying power after I have a transfer switch connected. If I encounter any problems, in testing the power supply and/or during power outages, I will update this review/ and ratings accordingly. September 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by First Impression: So far so good! My complaint so far is the oil. Instructions say "add entire bottle of oil" but it pours out the fill hole before the bottle is empty. It took half an hour of tilting the generator to drain excess oil until i felt comfortable with the oil level. The angle of fill hole and dip stick also makes it a bit difficult to see what the oil level is. I think that as long as you let it drain out the fill hole until it doesn't drain anymore, thats probably an okay level, but I'm no expert. The battery was charged enough to start the generator but i decided to put it on a battery charger to top it off anyway. The inline fuse was hanging loose, so i zip tied it to the frame. I couldn't figure out where it was supposed to be, but no big deal anyway. I will be adding a tri-fuel conversion kit from to run on natural gas and propane, as well as gasoline, so I'll update when that happens and when I've had a chance to actually use the generator. Overall, I spent over a year contemplating on which generator to buy and if I really need one. (I'm a lineman for the local power company, so if my lights go out i just go to work and put them back on). But with the features of this generator, the capability, and the fact that I've recently become a big fan of Ridgid products, made this a decision I feel good about. November 12, 2015
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rigid generator w/Yamaha motor Plenty of power to run several appliances in the home in an emergency. Digital display, to monitor the wattage used, is nice. Handle and wheels makes it convenient to move the generator around. Only con I have, the generator is louder than what was advertised. The specs read 72 decibels at idol and I measured it just over 95 at idol. Full throttle it's over 120 decibels. October 7, 2015
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