Generac GP6500 6500 Watt Portable Generator (49 State)

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Generac GP6500 6500 Watt Portable Generator (49 State)

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The GP6500 includes:

  • 1x Generac 5940 GP6500 6500 Watt Portable Generator


  • Low oil shutdown protection turns the unit off rather than risk damage to the engine
  • Provides 6,500 watts of power for emergencies or outdoor events and runs for 10 hrs at 50% load
  • Steel fuel tank features a fuel gauge so you can tell the amount of fuel that remains at a glance
  • Tough wheels and locking, fold-down handle makes the generator extremely portable
  • 1.25" hardened steel tube frame offers protection from physical damage
  • Low tone muffler allows the generator to be seen, not heard
  • OHV engine lasts much longer than competitive engines because it is built to be used with generators

Anyone that knows anything about generators knows that they cannot be used indoors. Oftentimes when the power gets knocked out, the weather outside is pretty bad. Rain or snow can get into exposed outlets and damage them beyond repair. Luckily Generac has a solution with the GP6500 Portable Generator. The 5940 features outlet covers and circuit breakers, more than enough protection to keep your generator running in all weather conditions. It supplies 6,500 watts of power when you need it most, and runs for up to 10 hours at 50% load. Dangerously low oil levels can spell disaster for the generator's engine. Luckily it features a low oil shutdown system, which shuts the unit off rather than let it get damaged. Speaking of which, its OHV engine is made specifically for generators, which means its performance is better and more reliable. This Generac generator is protected from physical harm by the 1.25" hardened steel tube frame. If you don't like the hills to be alive with the sound of the GP6500 chugging along, you'll be grateful for the low tone muffler. Don't trust any other company to get you through hard times but Generac.

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Spec Sheet


  • Generac's OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life.
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals.
  • Large-capacity steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times.
  • Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage.
  • Covered outlets provides added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions.
  • Hardened 1 1/4" steel tube cradle for added durability and strength.
  • Fold-down, locking handle for sturdy portability and compact storage.
  • Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability.
  • CSA and CARB Certified.

Tech Specs:

  • Model Number:: 5940
  • UPC:: 696471059403
  • Manufacturer:: Generac
  • Made in USA:: No
  • Starting System:: Recoil Start
  • HP/CC:: 389 cc
  • Consumer Engine Warranty:: 2 Years
  • Commercial Engine Warranty:: 1 Year
  • Engine RPM:: 3600 RPM
  • Low Oil Alert:: Yes
  • Voltage: 120/240 Single-Phase
  • Frequency:: 60 Hertz
  • Alternator:: Brush
  • Auto Voltage Regulation:: Yes
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Rated Amps:: 27 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
  • Portability Kit:: NeverFlat
  • Tank Size:: 7.2 Gallons
  • Run Time (50% Load):: 10 Hours
  • Fuel Tank Material:: Metal
  • Fuel Gauge:: Yes
  • Hour Meter:: Yes
  • Voltage Meter:: No
  • Battery:: Not Applicable
  • Weight:: 184 Lbs. (83.46 kilograms)
  • Dimensions:: 28.75L x 26.75W x 25H
  • Consumer Warranty:: 2 Years
  • Commercial Warranty:: 1 Year

UPC - 696471059403

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  1. Two Important Factors to consider when setting up and locating your generator: (Audio Answer)

  2. What size generator do I need? (Audio Answer)

  3. Is it Ok to run a generator inside the home? (Audio Answer)

  4. What are the 3 ways to incorporate a generator into your backup power plan? (Audio Answer)

  5. What's the best way to incorporate a generator so that switching to it is hassle-free? (Audio Answer)

  6. How will a transfer switch eliminate the need for a lot of messy cords? (Audio Answer)

  7. What size extension cords should I be using with my generator? (Audio Answer)

  8. What is the overall cost of transfer switch installation and how easy to they make it to use the generator? (Audio Answer)

  9. Is a 5000 or 5500 Watt generator enough to cover my needs? (Audio Answer)

  10. Is there a complicated maintenance procedure needed when the generator is not in use? (Audio Answer)

  11. What about fuel stabilizer? (Audio Answer)

  12. Should I keep the fuel tank full or empty? (Audio Answer)

  13. What about oil changes? (Audio Answer)

  14. I just need a simple installation to power a single appliance, like a sump pump. What do I need to know? (Audio Answer)

  15. I live in a place where a generator isn't an option, what about a small-scale battery backup solution? (Audio Answer)

  16. What kind of draw is involved in keeping the heat on in winter? (Audio Answer)

  17. Why did you choose to sell Generac generators? (Audio Answer)

  18. What is the real-world price of a generator setup? (Audio Answer)

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