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Generac GP17500E 17500 Watt Portable Generator, Electric Start

Model: GP17500E  |  Item Number: 5735
UPC: 696471057355
 - 5.00 Stars - Based on 11 Review(s)
Reg. Price: $3,799.00 $3,649.00


Features for the Generac GP17500E

The Generac GP17500 portable generator is the perfect solution to handle the aftermath of a powerful storm that leaves you without electricity. With 17,500 running watts, it's the most powerful portable generator on the market. It can support many 5-ton air conditioning units and can provide power for up to 16 circuits. The Generac GP17500 is the king of portable back-up power.

Generac GP Series portable generators have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal after review, to reassure consumers of their product-purchasing decisions.

  • Generac OHV Engine: A long-life Generac OHV engine with full pressure lubrication lasts 3-4 times longer than competitive generator engines.
  • Electric Start: The electric start option gets you up and running, fast.
  • Electric Governor: Provides fast response to changing electrical loads.
  • 50-amp High Power Outlet: The 50-amp outlet, twist lock plug and GFCI protected duplex outlets give you more usage options.
  • Hardened-Steel Tube Cradle: Durable and rugged cradle frame prevent the generator from damage.
  • Automatic Idle Control: Automatically adjusts idles speed to give you maximum performance with reduced fuel usage.
  • Covered Outlets: Keeps your generator safe in the most extreme operating conditions.
  • Low-tone Mufflers: Provides quieter operation to keep nature and your neighbors happy.
  • Circuit Breaker Protected Outlets: Protects your generator against a circuit overload.
  • Portability: Wheel kit, lifting eye, fixed handles, and 13 inch all-terrain tires make transporting easy in the most rugged conditions.

This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Technical Specs for the Generac GP17500E*

Engine Brand Generac
Displacement(cc) 992cc
Starting System Electric start
Fuel Capacity 16 gallons
Run Time 10 hours/half load

Length (in.) 48.5 inches
Width (in.) 31 inches
Height (in.) 38.5 inches
Weight (lbs.) 390 pounds

DC Output 12V
Connection Outlets (1)Duplex 5-20R GFCI, (1)Duplex 5-20R 120V
(2)L5-30R, (1)L14-30R
(1)12V DC, (1)14-50R

Hour Meter Yes

Battery 12V DC 365CCA

Handle Type fixed
Fuel Gauge Built-in-Tank

Drive System
Tire Size 12.3 inch pneumatic wheels

Residential Warranty 2 years
Commercial Warranty 1 year

AC Max. Output 120/240V 26,250W
AC Rated Output 120/240V 17,500W

* These Technical Specs are provided by the manufacturer at the beginning of the model year. Please be aware that the manufacturer may decide to change these specs at any given time without notice.

Reviews for the GP17500E

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Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 8/27/2022
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Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 7/21/2022
Whole process from order entry to shipping and receiving was handled in very professional way,  Great job,  Generator works fine.  
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 7/18/2022
Really fast shipping. 
Generator works as advertised.
Does have the 50amp plug Installed 
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 7/5/2022
I have been able to run the generator with a small load.  Everything seems to be in order.  Time will tell I guess. 
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 6/20/2022
Very pleased with everything about this transaction.   BUY with CONFIDENCE..
  Thank you Jacks.

Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 5/31/2022
Unit arrived right on time, very well packaged, no signs of any abuse.  Assembly was easy,,,,, just follow the instructions.  All necessary hardware was included. It started just as described - ran without any adjustments or any other problem.  Unit provided all the power I needed.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 2/7/2022
Mowers at Jacks had the best service, price & fast delivery than any of the other sources I checked. Thank you
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 1/12/2022
Excellent generator. I bought this to provide home backup power. From the amount of use I expect it will get, this was a far more economical option than getting a dedicated generator. An unexpected advantage is that gasoline, even at the higher prices, is still cheaper per Kw than propane or natural gas. When I got it, I hooked it up and it provides enough power for my entire home. I only need to turn off the A/C if running dryer or other high amperage appliance(but this would be a typical scenario regardless). The one downside to this unit is that you need to switch it over manually, but for a savings of $10,000 compared to the dedicated unit, and the very infrequent use, I don't mind.

 It's a Generac, so it is a quality product. It was easy to assemble. It was missing the axle, but Generac sent one and I got it within a few days. It is heavy so installing the wheels was the hardest part, Using a floor jack made it a piece of cake. It comes with your first oil and filter change. 

Very easy to operate. I think my one knock on it is that it is a bit loud. However when inside the house,it is not at all bothersome. A quieter exhaust would make this unit about perfect. 

Bottom line, If you need a backup generator for your house but dont want to spent 12-15k and don't mind switching it manually, this is the biggest and best generator you will find.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 1/20/2022
Im very impressed by both the sales team and the delivery guys. 
I was looking for a high power Generator because this house is all electric. When we moved in I had a 3500 watt 120V Champion which we had used a few time in the old house and that had Gas heating and cooking and water so all we needed was power for the water pump for the heating and lights.  3000watts and 120V just didnt cut it when it came to the heat pump, lights, hot water,  furnace, freezer and microwave and we did ask if the power goes out often.."No" was the answer.. well, its been out 5 times this year so with the cold weather, I took the "plunge". No one else had anything over 12000w in stock with 100 + days out waiting. I literally stumbled on Jacks and the had 12 in stock. Ordered on Thursday, delivered on Tuesday.. I would like to tank the Sales team for their excellent customer service, and in particular to the Old Dominion Delivery driver.  Generator was perfect. My son and I assembled the wheel kit etc. Added the oil (make sure you dont over fill it) , connected the battery and within the hour, we had it up and running.  .We added an external 50 amp inlet to the breaker box with an interlock to keep it all legal. We did a dry run.  It powered the 5 tonn heat pump, the water heater, and all that we needed in the house with selective use.
Well built, and not too loud, and ligher than the other two 20K generators we looked at.  
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 2/22/2021
Wonderful company to do business with.  Excellent Customer Service and great communications.  Price was also cheaper than anyone else for the dame Generator!
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 9/17/2020
We bought a 15000 watt generator, thanks to Steve.  I called and was to receive a call back but never did.  So I decided to call and got Steve who was wonderful.. He found the 15000 generator instead  of the 17500 which would have come middle of December.  That would not do as my husband has cancer and we cannot be without heat here in Michigan, which the electricity goes out once in awhile, so we could not be without a generator.  A big hug for Steve for solving our problem.
A Big Thank You Steve!!!
The Dupuis Family

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