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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

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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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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

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

How much does this Generator weigh?

Asked by: ROSIE
Rough guess ? 275 lbs
Answered by: guitarman
Date published: 2015-11-06
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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 1 out of 5 by from Need to use my generator for the first time today during a power outage and this thing is useless... Need to use my generator for the first time today during a power outage and this thing is useless now. It started making a terrible metal on metal noise and I had to shut it down. The motor or alternator is making contact with something internally that it shouldn't be causing a terrible noise and now it's just stuck and won't crank. I'm suspecting its in the alternator, but I cant take it apart or I void the warranty. I went online to find a service center and anyone near by appears to not be in business. GREAT! I'd stay away from this brand unless your 100% sure you can get it serviced.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well, it has been here for one week, so comments are based upon set up and not much more, but her... Well, it has been here for one week, so comments are based upon set up and not much more, but here goes. I encountered several small quibbles that you won't get past without tools and a bit of work, so I docked them one star (would have been a half star if possible). Assembly was straightforward, instructions were good. The first problem was the handle. It went on with no trouble but the hole in it for the handle lock pin on the left side was not aligned and the pin would not pass completely through it. Solution; remove the handle and enlarge (lengthen) the hole so the pin would go all the way through. The generator is heavy. It handles nicely after you get it up on its wheels and balanced (it takes a bit of muscle), but I’m going to put wheels (casters) on the front of mine just the same. The battery wires (mine is an electric start model) were just long to reach the battery terminals with nothing to spare making it difficult to attach them. Solution: cut off the ties holding them to the frame, attach the wires to the terminals then replace the ties. Also, the boots at the terminals would not stay in place because the spades at the end of the wires were straight and the boots were right angled. Solution; bend the spades to a right angle (being careful not to metal fatigue them off the wires). This helped but it was still necessary to tape the boots to the wire shielding to keep them together and in place. Also, there is nothing in any manual about charging/keeping the starter battery charged. Not knowing these things is is an oversight on my part that I'll have to ask Rigid for answers. The gas cap was impossible to remove by hand and I have large, strong hands. Further, the cap is recessed making it difficult to grasp. Solution; a pair of oil filter pliers. I greased the underside of the lip on the tank and the tangs on the cap, but it is still very, very difficult to remove. This should be addressed by Rigid (unless I got something that slipped through QC). A simple solution would be to use a gas cap similar to those on automobiles with a raised, vertical "handle" across the top, though, I suspect the cap is both recessed and very tight to eliminate any chance of leakage on top of a vibrating gasoline engine and an electrical generator. I put in the oil, gassed it up, followed the directions (the choke sticker/label was attached upside down), and it fired right up and ran flawlessly for 0.8 hours. The idle down feature was a big attraction for me. Something to be aware of is that there are commensurate voltage and cycle (Hz) drops when it is idled down, though I don’t remember how much just now. I need to check spin-up time on the generator when it senses a load and the tolerances on my well pump and furnace motors to guard against damaging them. The risks may be minimal, but you should be aware. Otherwise, I like it. The multiple readouts on the monitor are tremendous; I can’t imagine a piece of equipment like this without them. It is quiet and having an engine that’s a known quantity (it comes with its own manual) is comforting. This is a home backup generator and, frankly, I’ll be pleased if I never need it. That said, I’m comfortable that it will do the job and perform well if I do.
Date published: 2016-10-25
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 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 4 out of 5 by from We have only 12 hours on this machine thus far, but to this point cannot find anything to complai... We have only 12 hours on this machine thus far, but to this point cannot find anything to complain about. Assembly was a snap, starting procedure is a snap also. The engine warms quickly and runs smoothly. Power is steady and the idle control works very well and seems to sense the slightest increase in power requirements. I also like the handy folding dolly handles. I would give this product a 5th star but would like to have more hours running it to make that judgement.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't get to use I ordered online and picked up at local store about a week or so later. A couple holes in the box but nothing visible seemed wrong. After unboxing at home the panel that housed the fuel shutoff was almost broke off and the wiring behind was pinched and breaking apart. Retuned to HD for refund and will reorder
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds my expectations Great generator power enough for my whole house, of course I have natural gas heat
Date published: 2017-01-10
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