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Model: RP3600
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
3,600
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
4,500
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Caterpillar
Reliable Power When You Need It
Perfect for home, work, and play

Durable 212cc Caterpillar OHV Engine
Oversized 4.5 gallon metal gas tank w/ fuel gauge
Provides 13.5 hours of run time (50% load)
Low-oil shutdown protection

Packaged Ready To Run
Easy to set up and operate

All-Steel Construction
Heavy-duty frame, never flat wheels, and hinged handle

Enhanced Safety Features
Covered outlets for enhanced weather protection

Easy-To-Use Control Panel
LED panel lighting for night operation
4-in-1 digital display - voltage, frequency, running hours, & total hours
Start/stop, choke, & fuel shutoff control mounted

Standard 2-Year Limited Warranty Applies If Not Registered Within 30 Days

Longer-Term 3-Year Limited Warranty Applies When Registered Within 30 Days
Engine
Engine Brand
Caterpillar
Starting System
Recoil Start
CC
212 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 (Must register within 30 days - 2 Years if not) Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
4500 Watts
Rated Watts
3600 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
30 @ 120 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
4.5 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
13.5 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
Yes
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Mfg.
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
Yes
Lifting Eye
No
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - Wall-Type
2
NEMA L5-30R
1
Overview
Certification
EPA
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
112.2 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
28.4 Inches
Product Width
25.2 Inches
Product Height
23.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
815683020029
Model
RP3600


Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)
NEMA 5-20R (Wall-Type)

NEMA L5-30R
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Caterpillar RP3600 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Easy To Use (2)
Durable (2)
Reliable (2)
High Quality (1)
Cons
none (1)
Heavy (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
3 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Barry
Lake Charles, LA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/7/17
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Product For The Price
There's probably not a whole lot that can be said about generators, but this one is solid. It doesn't feel cheaply built and if you don't want to spend the money on a Honda of the same size, then this is your purchase.

Pros:
- Good power output. I use it for a mobile woodshop and I typically require a 3000 watt draw. Handles it well.
- Price
-3 year warranty if you can remember to register it.

Cons:
- no electronic start. I would rather pay a little more for it but it's not that... more
Pros: Durable, Price, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Barry Recommends This Caterpillar Product
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Ken W.
Usa, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/4/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cat Rp 3600
I have owned a lot of generators in my days. I can tell you one thing this one is a keeper. It runs very well not that noisey. Very well built and dependable. If you don't own one you should get one. You will not be sorry..
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable
Cons: none
Ken Recommends This Caterpillar Product

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This customer recieved a small monetary compensation for their review. Customers are not required to write a positive review. The opinions they express are their own. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

This customer recieved a small monetary compensation for their review. Customers are not required to write a positive review. The opinions they express are their own. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Ken's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy to order."
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Steve S.
Dade City, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/13/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Generator
Received generator in 3 business days. No damage to generator. Prepared generator as per manual which is well written. Generator started on second pull. Small effort necessary to pull recoil starter. Ran generator 30 minutes at 2500 watts.The digital meter is a nice feature. Meter showed 121 volts, 60.8 HZ (cycles) at 2500 watts. Very little vibration. Can not comment on longevity but generator is "solid" and well built. Not of flimsy construction. Wheels and handles are... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Steve Recommends This Caterpillar Product
Steve's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"When considering the CAT generator called two or three times with questions about the CAT and other generators. The tech support people I spoke with had good product knowledge, were helpful in selecting which generator to purchase."
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