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Portable Generator, Rated Watts6500,389cc

Price $1,106.00 / each

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  • Item # 6FDK8
  • Mfr. Model # 5940
  • UNSPSC # 26111604
  • Catalog Page # 1390
  • Shipping Weight 197.0 lbs.
Country of Origin ChinaCountry of Origin is subject to change.
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Technical Specs

  • ItemPortable Generator
  • Rated Watts6500
  • Surge Watts8125
  • Engine BrandGenerac OHV
  • Voltage120/240
  • Amps @ 120/240V54.2/27.1
  • Circuit BreakerYes
  • Engine Size389cc
  • Engine AlternatorBrush
  • Run Time @ Full Load5 hr./Tank
  • Run Time @ 1/2 Load10 hr./Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity7.2 gal.
  • Starter TypeRecoil
  • Wheel Kit IncludedYes
  • Air Cleaner TypeSingle Element
  • Low Oil Shut DownYes
  • Length27-1/4"
  • Width27"
  • Height25"
  • Full Power SwitchNo
  • Fuel TypeGasoline
  • Outlets(2) 5-20R 120V, (1) L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240V
  • Run Time Hour MeterYes
  • Cylinder MaterialCast Iron
  • IncludesHandle, Bottle of Oil, Oil Funnel
  • Warranty2 yr. Limited Residential, 1 yr. Commercial
  • StandardsCSA Certified

Compliance and Restrictions

  • Hazardous material - Engines

  • This item has been restricted from sale in the following states: CA.

  • This product contains a chemical that is regulated under California Proposition 65.

    Warning: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.

    Warning: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.


Features circuit breaker protected outlets and includes first oil. Has low-tone muffler for quiet operation and never-flat wheels. For outdoor use only.

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