RIDGID 8,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Generator with Subaru Engine-DISCONTINUED-RD8000 at The Home Depot
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Model # RD8000

Internet # 100671886

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

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

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$899.00 / each
Item cannot be shipped to the following state(s): AK,CA,GU,HI,PR,VI


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


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 79 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by easy to use overall satisfied with this generator. One problem is it is very loud. a lawn mower without a muffler is more quiet. Good for a construction site but for backup home use keep your windows closed and your T.V. turned up, your neighbors won't like it. October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 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 out of 5 by Better than Expected Performance Just used it for 5 1/2 days non stop. (bought it less a month ago!) Did its Job Better than Expected. As others have mentioned - it is bit loud, but out-performs many other GenSets in the price range. PROS 1) Zero Gravity Handle works very well. 2) @ 50% load you can get 11+ hrs on a tank of gas. 3) Starts & runs like a champ 4) Excellent Suburu engine. 5) Nieghbors think it looks cool (no one complained about the noise) 6) Powered a 4,300 SQFT House no problem (did not use Electric Dryer and Stove at the same time) Cons (little to no impact in an emergency situation) 1) No Gas Gauge 2) A bit loud (But many others GenSets are too) 3) No Remote Choke Buy it - You WILL Like it! November 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Definitely a good buy When my RIDGID 8000 watt generator arrived, I followed the quick set-up directions, pulled the cord through three times slowly to get fuel in the lines, hit the electric starter (battery came fully charged) and she started immediately. I do not think it is too loud. It is definitely well constructed and OH SO easy to move around. I called Subaru and it was suggested that I use "Ethanol Shield" in the gas. It is available at Home Depot. Question...has anyone actually used this generator during a storm when it had to sit outside in the rain? June 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 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
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