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RIDGID

Model # RD8000

Internet # 100671886

8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Generator with Subaru Engine-DISCONTINUED

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Model # RD8000

Internet # 100671886

The Ridgid 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Generator with Subaru Engine is easy to transport on its Zero Gravity frame. Its 404 cc engine delivers 14-HP for up to 11 hours at 50-Percentaeg load. It features an electric starting mechanism, 25 ft. cord and load indicator. There are four 120-Volt receptacles rated for up to 20-Amps, plus an additional 120/240-Volt receptacle rated for up to 30-Amps.

  • 10,000-watt surge and 8,000-watt running power provide reliable power
  • 8-gal. fuel capacity delivers 11 hours of running time at 50-percentage load
  • 404 cc Subaru gasoline engine delivers 14-HP
  • (4) 120-volt outlets rated at 20-amps
  • 1-120/240-volt outlet rated at 30-amps
  • Operating volume of 79.7 dB
  • Zerogravity roll cage frame design makes transport easy
  • Electric starting mechanism
  • Click on the “More Info” tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
25.625 
Product Height (in.) 
36 
Product Length (in.) 
25.625 
Product Width (in.) 
22.5 
Details
Built-in inverter 
No 
Continuous Wattage 
8000 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
404 
Engine manufacturer 
Subaru 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Fuel type 
Gasoline 
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour) 
.72 
Generator Features 
Automatic Voltage Regulation,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown 
Horsepower (hp) 
14 hp 
Muffler 
Yes 
Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB) 
79.7 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets 
Yes 
Peak Wattage 
10000 
Product Weight (lb.) 
264.6 lb 
Returnable 
30-Day 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) 
11 
Voltage (volts) 
120/240 
Wheel Kit Included 
No 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year Warranty 

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Continuous Wattage: 7500 - 15000
Brand: RIDGID
Fuel type: Gasoline
Review Rating: 4 & Up
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does the 8000w generator come with a battery charger?

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December 23, 2012
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Ohio, USA
December 25, 2012
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No, it doesn't come with a separate battery charger. You could periodically hook up the battery to your own maintainer-type charger if needed. The recoil starter insures you can get up and running even if battery was low. My experience has been that the unit starts quickly and easily either way, and the battery will charge back up as the engine runs.
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December 25, 2012
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No, the RIDGID RD8000 Generator does not come with a battery charger. One could purchase separately such battery charger such as the Deltran Battery Tender Junior.
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December 24, 2012
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Charger does not come with the generator. The battery does get charged while running but you would still have to keep a trickle charger on the battery when sitting for any length of time.
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DO YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE OIL HOW OFTEN MUST OIL BE CHANGED IS THERE AN OIL DRAIN PLUG WHICH OIL IS RECCOMMENDED

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November 20, 2012
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November 26, 2012
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According to the included manual:
Change Engine Lubricant: After 1st month or 20 hours of operation; Every 6 months or 100 hours of operation
There is an "Oil Drain Bolt" that needs to be unscrewed to drain the oil.
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Ohio, USA
November 22, 2012
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Subaru engine manual that comes with the generator recommends to change oil after first 20 hours then every 100 hours of operation.Their chart shows 10w30 automotive oil for all season use, 30w for hotter climates and 5w30 for cold weather. I'd change oil once every year even if used less than 100 hours, which will probably be the case unless you're a contractor that uses it regularly.A quart of fresh Read More
Subaru engine manual that comes with the generator recommends to change oil after first 20 hours then every 100 hours of operation.Their chart shows 10w30 automotive oil for all season use, 30w for hotter climates and 5w30 for cold weather. I'd change oil once every year even if used less than 100 hours, which will probably be the case unless you're a contractor that uses it regularly.A quart of fresh oil is cheap insurance to help engine last a long time.Drain plug at base of engine is pretty easy to access. Read Less
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November 21, 2012
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All engine related questions, issues, and support matters are to be addressed through the engine manufacturer Yamaha at 1-866-788-7398.
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Small amount of oil in air filter

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Purcellville VA
October 29, 2012
I have a Ridgid 8000 watt generator (10k starting). There is a small amount of oil sitting in the air filter when I went to clean it.

I cannot recall if this is a normal or a particularly bad thing.
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December 25, 2012
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Hopefully this may answer your question; according to the RIDGID Owner's Manual it states in part:
# Apply a light coat of engine lubricant to the element, then squeeze it out.
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Ohio, USA
October 30, 2012
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The generator uses a foam filter which is treated with a small amount of oil to increase its filtering effectiveness.A small amount of excess oil will sometimes settle toward the bottom of the filter, leaving an oily spot on the filter and housing. Not a problem. When you service the filter, wash and dry thoroughly, then re-oil by putting the filter in a plastic baggie, adding a small amount of oil and Read More
The generator uses a foam filter which is treated with a small amount of oil to increase its filtering effectiveness.A small amount of excess oil will sometimes settle toward the bottom of the filter, leaving an oily spot on the filter and housing. Not a problem. When you service the filter, wash and dry thoroughly, then re-oil by putting the filter in a plastic baggie, adding a small amount of oil and working it thoroughly into the foam. If you get it too wet with oil, twist it gently in a shop rag to remove the excess.I use a special oil made specifically for foam -type filters. It's available at any motorcycle parts store under various brand names and is thicker and tacky so it wont drain as easily to the bottom of the filter.Just remember, the filter doesn't need to be totally soaked with oil, just a bit damp so the dirt will stick. Read Less
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A small amount of oil in the air filter area is normal, and does not represent a concern.
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Does the engine have an oil filter?

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July 23, 2012
Also is there a fuel cap or a gas gage that can be added to show the amount fuel left in the tank. And is the battery location such that you can replace the battery with a standard lawn mower battery or does it take a special battery?
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November 15, 2012
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I found a video on Youtube in which an owner used some extra fuel hose to view the gas level. Look under the title "installing a generator for easy activation" he also made a cable activated choke so you can use the remote start when the engine is cold.
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July 31, 2012
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Doesn't have an external oil filter.You may find a gas gap with gauge from something else that would work but wouldn't worry much about it with its ability to run 10 or 11 hours on a tank. the battery is a narrower design than most standard yard tractor batteries and sits on its own support of the same size so subbing a different battery may not be easy.OEM batteries should be readily available from a Read More
Doesn't have an external oil filter.You may find a gas gap with gauge from something else that would work but wouldn't worry much about it with its ability to run 10 or 11 hours on a tank. the battery is a narrower design than most standard yard tractor batteries and sits on its own support of the same size so subbing a different battery may not be easy.OEM batteries should be readily available from a Batteries Plus other specialty battery retailer. Read Less
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No, the RIDGID RD8000 generators engine does not use an oil filter, and there is not a fuel gauge accessory offered that we can recommend or advise of for use with the unit. The battery used is a lawnmower type battery, and is easily accessed for removal, if needed.
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 81 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by highly recommended the generator was used on a job site for the first 30 hrs. Brought it home right before Sandy hit, i am 1 hour north of nyc so our area was hit pretty hard. we were without power for 6 days, but the Rigid made it feel like nothing happened. i Changed oil to synthetic before the storm at the 30 hr mark and it performed flawlessly. i ran it over 100 hrs and was very happy with its performance. the lcd also tells you when service is due.i changed the oil again and spark plug at 100 hrs. it is well built, gives out clean power as i run through the panel with an interlock kit. It was practically like power never went out. i find it to be top quality, i am impressed with the subaru engine. the design makes it easy to move and it is not as loud as most gens it size. in my opinion it is high quality and excellent value for a generator of its size. November 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Solid heavy duty feel The generator looks and feels heavy duty unlike the other models sold in stores. The design beats my friends honda. I like the zero gravity feature for the easy moving around despite the heavy weight of the unit. The engine started up without any problems at the first trail. The battery start is a awesome feature. Make sure and charge the battery prior the install and maintain the charge during storage. The unit is tastefully finished and nicely painted. I contacted customer support regarding the Subaru engine oil changes and type. I was told not to use synthetic oils. Also, for the breaking period I was told to use straight 40 weight oil for the first 20 hrs with heavy load on the generator so the seals and rings set properly. The tech support said that most of the people don't use the generator to it's designed capacity. The engine is not your typical engine, it is a commercial duty motor so it has to be broken in with heavy oil. After 20 hrs change to regular 10w-30 oil for the remaining life of the engine. Remember, this is not in the users manual. December 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Power This generator runs great! It ran a 230V mig welder and a grinder and a work light while never missing a beat. November 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by a good machine I bought this generator before the hurricane came through New Jersey last year it worked very well I have recently had electrical work done on my home to allow me to use a generator to run my whole house if needed my only to complaints are the generator is loud I wish they would make a muffler attachment for it my other complaint is that the that maker of the generator says do not use E 85 ethanol well here in New Jersey you have to you cannot buy gasoline without it when you are done using the generator turn the gas off and let it run dry you will find when you started up the next time it starts much easier so always run it dry September 8, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Generators with bad air cleaner box = voided warranty If you buy this generator before running it zip tie the air filter cover on because the vibration will loosen the bolt holding it in place. We bought this generator a little over a year ago didn't use it until last October The bolt fell out the air filter came off I don't know how long it was off but I zip tied it on and had to replace the bolt but the damage was done. Took it in and the motor needed to be replaced but because it had sucked in dirt on the filter box it voided the warranty. My brother in law has the 6500 and same thing happened on his with the air box. Be warned There are better generators out there for better prices October 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by No heavy use yet. My generator was delivered on time and in perfect condition. Set up was easy and I was up and running in about 30 minutes. The thing does look impressive and the hand truck like dolly works great. I have not had the opportunity to use this generator to power my home yet ( thank God ) but have used it to power some heavy duty power tools. Unit starts right up and and runs effortlessly. I wish the motor had an oil filter but I can also tell you that I have a cement mixer with the same brand engine and it has never failed me so I am confident that this one should work well also. No complaints...happy customer. February 6, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not pleased at all I really have a hard time understanding how anyone can like this generator. I used this generator twice. The first time after using it the generator did not work and I had to replace the fuel filter. I tried to using the generator during Hurricane Sandy because my power went out and the unit ran for just barley an hour for one day then died and now I can't get it started. I called customer service and they told me to add oil which I don't understand how I need oil if the unit was never used and still don't start. My next generator is a Honda and please learn from mistake don't buy this generator. November 3, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by was happy now not so I use the generator daily. I was very happy with it. Powers my tools effortlessly. Have done all the maintenance recommended in the manual. Now the generator has 350 hours. It blows a ton of smoke on start hot or cold. Its burning a half a qt of oil per day. The Subaru engine is supposed to be top, but Im not so sure. I can't find the receipt and no one will help me. The engine has a 3 year warrenty. This generator hasn't even been maufactured three years yet. Thanks Rigid and Subaru. I have always bought Dewalt tools. I have had a few serviced. Never needed a receipt, always taken care of. I can assure u. I won't be making a switch to Rigid if this is the customer service I get. April 24, 2011
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