Model # RD906814P

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

  • Electric Start Yamaha Commercial-Grade Engine
  • GenSmart LCD Display Monitors Essential Functions
  • Idle-Down: Saves Fuel, Reduces Noise and Wear on the Engine
$ 999 00 /each
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Product Overview

  • Electric Start Yamaha Commercial-Grade Engine
  • GenSmart LCD Display Monitors Essential Functions
  • Idle-Down: Saves Fuel, Reduces Noise and Wear on the Engine
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.
  • 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
  • 0 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



  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Electric Start Yamaha Commercial-Grade Engine
  • GenSmart LCD Display Monitors Essential Functions
  • Idle-Down: Saves Fuel, Reduces Noise and Wear on the Engine
Model #: RD906814P
Sku #: 1000026154
Internet #: 203183985

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.

  • 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
  • 0 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



  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
25.7 in
Product Length (in.)
30 in
Product Width (in.)
28.2 in

Details

Application
Home Standby,Job Site
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
357
Engine Make
Yamaha
Features
Auto Idle Control,Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Hour Meter,Electric Start,Extended Handles,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,OSHA Required GFCI Outlets,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
8
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.15
Horsepower (hp)
0
Included
Battery,Engine Lubricant,Rear Wheels,Wheel Kit
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
78
Outlet Type
120V 20A,240V 30A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
221 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
9.5
Running Wattage
6800
Start Type
Electric Switch,Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
6800
Suggested Uses
Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Power Tools,RV A/C Unit,Small Appliances,Sump Pump,Well Pump
Wheel Kit Included
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
25.7 in
Product Length (in.)
30 in
Product Width (in.)
28.2 in

Details

Application
Home Standby,Job Site
CA (CARB) Compliant
Not CARB Compliant
Color Family
Orange
Engine Displacement (cc)
357
Engine Make
Yamaha
Features
Auto Idle Control,Auto Idle Control,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Hour Meter,Electric Start,Extended Handles,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,OSHA Required GFCI Outlets,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
8
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.15
Horsepower (hp)
0
Included
Battery,Engine Lubricant,Rear Wheels,Wheel Kit
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
78
Outlet Type
120V 20A,240V 30A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
221 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
9.5
Running Wattage
6800
Start Type
Electric Switch,Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
6800
Suggested Uses
Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Power Tools,RV A/C Unit,Small Appliances,Sump Pump,Well Pump
Wheel Kit Included
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

Is it possible to change the carb so that you can run the unit off of Natural Gas?

Asked by: Farmout
I contacted Champion Generators and they said that it will not void THEIR warranty to convert to natural gas. They also provided me with a link for a manufacturer of conversion kits.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2018-03-14

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
In short, Uninterrupted Power Source. Generator electricity is dirty. Computors etc need clean power. Read on here: http://gizmodo.com/5956263/get-the-most-out-of-your-generator-by-hooking-it-to-a-ups
Answered by: JoeJ
Date published: 2018-04-27

Can I charge my car battery with this

Asked by: Rmk901
i dont think so but you can power a battery charger with it
Answered by: edmoles
Date published: 2018-01-06

How much does this Generator weigh?

Asked by: ROSIE
Thank you for asking, ROSIE. This generator weighs 221 pounds. I hope this helps and we appreciate your interest in Ridgid! -Keri
Answered by: RIDGID
Date published: 2017-07-18
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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 286.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought this and it worked one time years ago. Unless you plan to service this, or to have it drai... Bought this and it worked one time years ago. Unless you plan to service this, or to have it drained to the last drop of gas in spring, and unless you own tools and like doing serious small engine repair, avoid avoid avoid. The entire gas hose / carb system is actually not constructed correctly, and it uses a gravity system that doesn't work because the hose goes up too high right before going into the carb. The vapor system makes the engine cut out after thirty minutes. Disaster.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from got one last year, electric start is the only way to go. was out of power for a week in the March... got one last year, electric start is the only way to go. was out of power for a week in the March 2018 Nor'easter. got great "mileage" per tank. LOVE the product
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a review of the Ridgid 6800/8500 watt generator with an MZ360 Yamaha engine from Home Dep... This is a review of the Ridgid 6800/8500 watt generator with an MZ360 Yamaha engine from Home Depot. I purchased the generator during July of 2015 and, until March, 2018, I had used it three times for a total of 3.5 hours of run time. Buying a generator is a lot like buying a snow blower. You probably won’t need either during the warranty periods. When our power went out last weekend, I ran the generator for 48 hours, non-stop. The generator was able to run anything in my house except the stove, oven, water heater and emergency backup coils on my heat pump. However, I had to use some discretion about which heavy loads were running at the same time. Our heat pump/air handler system draws 2250 watts, the well pump draws 2500 watts and the 1/3 HP sump pumps draw 1250 watts according to meter on the generator. I am not sure about the peak loads during startup, but my reading lamp would dim severely when the heat pump kicked on. The generator is advertised as safe for “sensitive electronics.” That may be true during steady state operations, but with swings in the power as heavy users come on, I decided not to run computers, televisions and medical equipment. The Yamaha engine has an electric start but the pull starter has so little resistance that I typically use that rather than bend down to push the starter button. The engine has always started on the first or second pull. After sitting idle in the unheated garage for 7 months, the on-board battery still had sufficient of charge to easily start the emgine. One thing you will quickly find out is that the Yamaha Owner’s Manual is almost worthless. The manual covers so many models that have different features and parts in various locations, that it is virtually worthless. For example, the Owner’s Manual shows a throttle lever which doesn’t exist on this motor. This generator has a switch to run the engine in manual operation (continuous full throttle) or automatic operation that regulates the RPM based on the required load. It makes sense to allow the engine to slow down when the power demand is low. Why waste gas and stress the components. Unfortunately, when the engine is running at lower RPMs and a heavy user kicks on, it takes the generator a short time to recognize the increased demand and ramp up the RPM, hence the dimming lights. If you stand facing the electrical outlets, the exhaust will be on your left. The engine is extremely loud. It is impossible to have a conversation within about 6’ of the generator without yelling. I typically filled the tank to about 1” from the top and would have about an inch of fuel left in the bottom after about 10 hours of run time. Basically I was averaging about 8 to 10 gallons of gas per day, using a little less at night and a little more during the day when we were running toaster ovens, crock pots, the submersible water pump, etc. After purchasing the generator to power your home, you are about $500 short of a complete, typical installation. You will most likely want to run the power from the generator directly into your circuit breaker box to distribute power throughout the house. To do that you will need to purchase things like a Sq D, QOCGK2 Interlock kit, a Reliance PB30 Inlet Box w/ L14-30C connector, and a Reliance PC3020, 10-4, 30 Amp, L14-30 cable. All of these parts and installation cost me $495 from a licensed electrician; however, I had another quote of $700 for the same parts and installation. None of the installation was terribly complicated, but I felt better having an electrician moving wires and circuit breakers around in my panel. You might also want to purchase something like a Reliance THP108 Power Back alarm and have the electrician install it while doing the rest of the work. The interlock kit makes sure that you are disconnected from the power line coming from the street while running your generator. Without a power back alarm, you will have no way to know when the utility fixes the problem. I have neighbors who are still running their generators for hours after the power has been restored – basically until it is dark enough for them to see yard lights and lights inside the neighbors’ houses. Would I buy this generator again? Sure. This generator has sufficient capacity to maintain basic living conditions during a power outage. Would I recommend a higher capacity model? Probably not. I would spend a few extra bucks to buy a permanently installed power backup system that kicks on and off automatically rather than spend about the same dollars for the higher capacity portable. I had a 2500 watt generator that was fine for running sump pumps, a refrigerator and a couple lights with extension cords running from the generator, but that generator prevented collateral damage from a power outage rather than providing livable conditions.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! I’m an electrician and have logged over 800hrs on this generator with no hiccup at all I currently as I write this review have it powering my entire house.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One fine piece of machinery !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Five years ago I purchased generator and in those five years we had about 12 pohad outages due to terrible storms and down trees I personally had the proper outside plug 220 wire installed too my Breaker Box So when I take my generator out takes about five minutes to hook up in the rain and snow With 7 gallons of gas I’m averaging 10 to 12 hours most recently we had Nor eastern storm power was losed on t3/3/18 my Family and I where blessed or heater was on the we take hot showers I have a well for water it’s generated just keeps on running I figured it was time for me to write a review and be fair and honest years ago I thought I’d buy a whole house generator but that’s a big waste of money unnecessary for my needs but as I said we had a dozen power outages the longest was six days in summer AC / POOL ECT.... follow the direction change the oil after first hundred hours and there after. Yamaha motor electric start Phenomenal Model and you can take it anywhere if your a contractor P.S. spend the extra cash you won’t regret it this generator already payed for itself no need to go to hotel .....
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not what it looks Bad generator i boght this not even a year and got break down
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing else in the market compares to this machine I was lucky to find this machine couple of days before hurricane Maria took out the power grid in Puerto Rico I can honestly say that I've put this machine through the test after over a hundred days of continuous 24 hour non-stop use only shutting down for oil change, unit now has over 2400 trouble-free hours of use keep in mind it's been running nonstop for over a hundred days over 25 oil changes, this unit runs my entire house @ under 50% load, it consumes about 12 gallons of gas in a 24-hour period Truly the best generator you can buy for a thousand bucks, I I recommend this product a hundred percent, I'm I'm thinking about buying a second one usually when things are too good they stop making them
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Generator Work 100 %! I Buy My Generator 2 years ago I Never Use to Now!I Run My Generator Over 18 Hours Daily For 52 Days whit close to 900 Hours in the Meter Aftet Huracan Maria Hit Puerto Rico Always do The rite Maintenance No Complaints Whit My generator Run Great!!Costumer Satisfaction From Guanica!!
Date published: 2017-11-23
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