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Model: RP7500 E
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4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
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Grade
Style
Run Watts
7,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
9,375
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 11 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
9375 Watts
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
31.25 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Never Flat Wheels
Tank Size
7.9 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
11 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 L5-30R
1
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Certification
EPA
Made in USA
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
192.5 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
815683020111
Model
RP7500 E

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Caterpillar RP7500 E Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (10)
High Quality (8)
Features (6)
Reliable (4)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Cons
NONE (1)
None (1)
Terrible customer servic... (1)
Can't think of one. (1)
92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
13 Reviews  Sort by 
 
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From The Manufacturer
The Best Choice When The Job Calls For Power
Portable Generator Cat RP7500E with Electric Start 7500/9375 Watts

Power up your home, work site or outdoor events with the Cat RP7500 E. This portable generator is a workhorse with the comforts and quality you expect from a Cat product.

Built with a fuel efficient OHV engine and a high capacity gas tank, this generator will let your run for a full work day (11 hours) without stopping to refuel.

Additional premium features like the lighted operator's station, best-in-class number of... more
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Lyndel H.
Keystone Heights, FL
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Irma
Bought for hurricane Irma. Bought a Briggs and Straton from a Big Box store first. Would not start, gas coming out of carburetor.So found this Cat and all components much better. They are a vey thoughtful company even included tools to help put wheels and stand on. Started with first attempt with choke and it warmed write up. Thank you Cat for you quality workmanship in this generator. Love the electric starter too! I recommend Cat!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Can't think of one.
Lyndel Recommends This Caterpillar Product
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Bill B.
Saint Simons Island, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/25/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Terrible Customer Service From Caterpillar
I have been trying for 3 weeks to register the product for warranty. Cat will not recognize their own serial number, they tell me it is invalid. I contacted customer service with this issue, they will NOT return my emails. I am afraid to even add
fluids to it now, what good is a 3 year warranty if they will not honor it.
Pros: Don't have any
Cons: Terrible customer service
Bill Does Not Recommend This Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Bill,
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble registering the product for warranty. I would suggest contacting CAT by phone @ 1-844-797-6387.
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Bill B.
St. Simons Island, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/25/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Follow-up To Earlier Review
This is a follow-up to an earlier review. All problems are solved now. The generator was so new that Cat had not entered the serial number into their system and would not recognize the number from my unit. A simple misunderstanding that was corrected. I cannot say enough good about Electric Generators Direct as they did get it registered.

This is a very good generator and should do everything I need. It is made much better than similar priced units and has all the features I could use,... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Bill Recommends This Caterpillar Product
Bill's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered a third generator today from Bob at EGD. He took the time to explain features and I greatly appreciate his recommendation! It is rare to find a company in today's business world that will actually take the time to help you choose the exact model for your needs."
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Robert B.
Houma, LA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/28/17
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Generator
Just received it and have run it and so far so good!
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Robert Recommends This Caterpillar Product
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John L.
Wautoma, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/23/17
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator
Exactly what I ordered and expected. Performance so far is excellent.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again
John Recommends This Caterpillar Product
John's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great ordering and web experience. Shipped without any issues. Overall great service from Electric Generators Direct."
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James Z.
Le Roy, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/24/17
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's A Big Cat!
Delivered to my door, easy to assemble, started almost instantly once oil and gas added. I am Very Satisfied so far.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Easy To Store
James Recommends This Caterpillar Product
James's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I talked to an Electric Generators Direct sales person, very knowledgeable and helpful."
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Lawrence G.
Louisville, KY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/10/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Real Deal
I purchased this generator and did everything the instructions told me to do. It started on the first try, for the power of this generator, quiet for size and smooth,,can tell the difference how well it is made. Gave it a trail run on transfer switch on home for a hour ran everything on transfer switch 10 circuits 20 amps with no problems. Well worth the purchase, Thanks Cat for the portable generators. Will add video later.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality
Lawrence Recommends This Caterpillar Product
Lawrence's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I greatly appreciate this company, nobody else will give tax free, and they communicate with you well, made me fell safe dealing with them and they use a good reliable company to deliver products on time. I highly recommend this company, they also answer any questions you might have dealing with the products."
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Bill W.
Ocala, FL
REVIEWED
SEP.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cats Meow
Got lucky with this generator set. My old Generac 10000/12500 watt gave up the farm after running 3 days during Irma. Went to a Big Box store to get a plug to use a friends generator who had power. Someone had returned this because the never lost power and didn't need it . Put in oil and gas in it and it fired right up. Has just as much power or more than the old unit without any harmonic distortion. Also it uses significantly less gas over a 24 hour period (15 vs. 25). Highly... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: NONE
Bill Recommends This Caterpillar Product
Bill's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Purchased this unit elsewhere but ordering a 12000/15000 CAT from EGD."
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Mubarak M.
Baton Rouge, LA
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Of The Best!!
I truly love this well built piece of machinery...
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Mubarak Recommends This Caterpillar Product
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40
Eric
Mattoon, IL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/20/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
It took 2 weeks to get here, but it was worth the wait. All you have to do for set up is put on the feet and wheels, then put in the fluids and it's ready to go. It fired right up and powered everything I plugged into it no problem.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Reliable
Eric Recommends This Caterpillar Product
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