Generac 5939 GP5500, 5,500 Watt Portable Gas Powered Generator

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Generac 5939 GP5500, 5,500 Watt Portable Gas Powered Generator

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This Generac Gas-Powered Generator features a hardened steel cradle for added durability. This generator provides up to 10 hours of power at a 50 percent load. The solid rubber wheels and locking fold-down handle make the Generac generator ideal in any situation.

Generac GP5500 Portable Generator:
  • Emergency generator
  • Generac OHV Engine
  • 7.2-gallon steel fuel tank and gauge
  • 10 hours of power at 50% load
  • Hardened steel tube cradle
  • Solid rubber wheels and locking fold-down handles
  • Hour meter with maintenance resets
  • Circuit breaker protected outlets
  • Low tone muffler for quiet operation

Using a gas-powered generator indoors can kill a person in minutes. That's because generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a deadly poison gas that you cannot see or smell.
NEVER run a Generac generator indoors or in partly enclosed areas, such as garages.
ONLY use a Generac generator outdoors and far from windows, doors, vents, crawl spaces and in an area where adequate ventilation is available and will not accumulate deadly exhaust gas.
Never store a generator with fuel in the tank where gasoline vapors might reach an open flame, spark or pilot light. Do not smoke near fuel or generator.Many generator parts are hot enough to burn you during operation and while the generator is cooling after turning off.  Avoid coming into contact with a hot generator.

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Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Model No.: 5939
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 194.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 31.0 x 21.7 x 23.5
Walmart No.: 001152360

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5★by 351reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★by Excellent home backup power I bought this model to provide back up power to my home. Being portable provides quick and easy set up from storage. The engine usually cranks with one or two pulls. Add the ease of operation, efficiency of the engine and simple maintenance and it all adds up to a quality product. I'm confident knowing the Generac is ready to perform when needed. 12/24/2013
Rated 4 out of 5★by Easy setup and run Great value for the money. Home and setup in minutes. Never gave me a problem. Ran smooth, but slightly loud. Didn't bother me though especially for the amazing price. Checked every few hours to ensure proper operation, never burnt any oil or anything. 12/26/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★by Very quiet Fill with gas and oil your in business. Very quiet with long intervals between gas fills. 12/27/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★by Great Product Got this generator because Generac always makes great products. We were without power for 6 days from an ice storm and my old generator quit on day two. I got this unit and it did a great job. The only thing that would make it better is if it came with a cord with pigtails that could be wired with a 220V plug instead of the 4-120V plugs on the supplied cord. Not a big deal I just cut off the 120V plug and added my 220V 30A plug. I had it up and running in about 30 minutes after opening the box. 12/28/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★by a lot of bang for your buck! Purchased this after a recent power outage. I need to keep my sump pump running so my basement does not flood. this generator was very easy to set up and started on the second pull the first time starting it. I have not had the need to use it yet for a power outage but have the piece of mind that it is there to save the day. I have only owned this for 2 weeks but initial quality seems to be top notch. 12/29/2013
Rated 4 out of 5★by Ran the everything i needed Start-up is excellent (2 pulls) Just recently lost power for 3 days ran the entire time, never missed a beat. Ran everything we needed to stay warm, well fed, and showered. 12/29/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★by Not disapointed, so far. Bought the GP5500 after being out of power for a day. A family member recommended it and has ran his whole house (minus stove) twice since purchasing. If it works for him. It will work for me.Jeff 12/30/2013
Rated 3 out of 5★by Only 6hrs and have issues... I have had the GP5500 for a year and already have issues. The unit has 6hrs on it, I test run it 30 minutes a month. I always use good fuel with stabilizer and check the oil. The unit always starts by the 5th pull, even in the bitter cold.My issues are:- At the 2hr mark I noticed the tire on the exhaust side was starting to melt/deform.- a small nut fell off the unit, I never found where it came from.- At the 5hr mark the run timer stopped working.- Today, the on/off Selector switch just fell apart. (6hrs total run time). Fortunately it's a normally open switch, so the unit still started, just closed the fuel valve to shut it off...Definitely NOT worth the price I paid for it!!! 12/31/2013
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