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Model: RP6500 E
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
6,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
8,125
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Caterpillar
Reliable Power When You Need It
Perfect for home, work, and play

Durable 420cc Caterpillar OHV Engine
Oversized 7.9 gallon metal gas tank w/ fuel gauge
Provides 12 hours of run time (50% load)
Low-oil shutdown protection

Electric Start With Recoil Backup
Lithium-Ion battery automatically charges when generator is running
No battery changer needed
Lasts up to 2 years between starts

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
GFCI rated for added safety

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
12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
CC
420 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
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
8125 Watts
Rated Watts
6500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
27 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
7.9 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
12 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
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Certification
EPA
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
187 Pounds
Product Style
Portable Generator
Product Length
32.9 Inches
Product Width
27.4 Inches
Product Height
24.7 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
815683020081
Model
RP6500 E


Outlets
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)

NEMA L14-30R
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Caterpillar RP6500 E 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
Price (3)
Easy To Use (2)
Durable (1)
Features (1)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Cons
Heavy (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
3 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Carlos C.
Hollywood, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/13/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Caterpillar
Best generator I have ever owned. Quick start ups, runs smooth and quiet.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Carlos 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.

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Randall M.
Bon Aqua, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/1/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
It is a great product.
Pros: Price, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Randall Recommends This Caterpillar Product
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Glen H.
Hartford, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/25/17
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is A Well Designed Generator
I especially like it came with all the tools you need to assemble wheels and feet. They even included a funnel with tube so you can properly put oil in engine. My son is going to help me assemble it is too heavy for me handicapped now.
The design is much better than my 1998 Generac exhaust does not hit you in the face when working on control panel.
Pros: Durable, Features, Easy To Use, Price
Glen Recommends This Caterpillar Product

This customer received compensation for their review.   Read More

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.

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

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I called asking for a good quality generator for a reasonable price with electric start. They told me to buy the Cat RP6500, they were right."
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