Generac XG Series 5747 8000W Electric Start Portable Generator
PRODUCT FEATURES: • Full-wrap, heavy-duty, 1 1/4" steel tube cradle for added durability and strength • Exclusive PowerBar monitors power wattage • Illuminated LED control panel • Hour meter tracks usage and monitors maintenance cycles. • Large-capacity steel fuel tank with fuel gauge • Not for sale in CA • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Year Limited (Consumer) - 1 Year Limited (Commercial) IDEAL FOR EMERGENCY POWER OR DIY PROJECTS The premium quality power and reliable performance of the XG Series comes from Generacs OHVI® engine. Depend on this rugged unit to provide years of reliable power for events, emergency power, or DIY projects. Includes first oil and maintenance kit. GENERAC OHVI® ENGINE Built specifically for generator use, Generac's OHVI engine incorporates full-pressure lubrication with an automotive-style spin-on oil filter for long engine life. ILLUMINATED LED CONTROL PANEL Easily monitor the generator power you're using. COVERED OUTLETS When not being used, all XG Series outlets have this added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions. HEAVY-DUTY, NEVER-FLAT WHEELS AND FOLD-DOWN HANDLE Helping to make your portable power that much more so, these wheels will let you take your XG Series portable generator across any terrain. Handle folds down for compact storage, and locks for sturdy portability. LOW OIL PRESSURE SHUTDOWN Your XG Series portable generators Generac OHVI engine is protected in case oil pressure runs low. The engine will shut down automatically, preventing potential damage.
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Purchased from Lowes a Generac 8000 w generator.Product Review Rating: 3/5
Posted by Keith Kelder, on Jul 22, 2015
Purchased from Lowes a Generac 8000 watt generator, when I got it home found the air filter cover broken and rubber pad under unit missing. Lowes would not make it right. Called Generac, they were no help. I was told to have an authorized repair center take care of my concerns. Unit falters under load conditions!! New spark plug, air filter, gas filter, oil/filter, fresh gas, all replaced, still runs like it is going to stall under load. I am not happy spending $1,500 on this unit!!!!
Generac XG Series 5747 8000W Electric Start Portable GeneratorProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Mark Haywish on Jun 18, 2015
Read the reviews and they were all positive on this generator. My review is no different. Great Generator and great customer service from AP Electric. Recommend.
I received my generator in the morning and got to play with it right away.Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Ronald M. on Feb 23, 2015
"My generator arrived in factory condition and the nice deliveryman helped me load it onto my heavy-duty handcart for the the trip down my 100 yard long gravel driveway. His tractor-trailer would never be able to make that turn, besides, it's strictly "curbside""delivery.
Despite other reviews I've read, this generator was easy to setup. Wheel installation, battery (starter motor) connection, and oil fill-up were all very straightforward. I need a gas can with a better spout, though. My 5 gallon metal Eagle can is awkward to hold over the tank, even with it's funnel. The fuel On/Off valve is not securely attached and it will recess into the panel in the OFF position (it's easy to push back, though). The manual implied that you have an included funnel for the oil. It did not, but I have many appropriate funnels for the job.
The manual did not advise you to check the oil after initial fill-up and start-up. The oil capacity of the generator and the oil filter exceeds 1.0 quarts (1.2 I think is the correct number). So, the supplied oil isn't quite enough for two oil changes. You have to add a little more after initial start-up or oil filter change.
The power of this generator is more than ample to handle the start-up currents of my heavy hitting appliances. I couldn't even hear a small hiccup in the engine when engaging these appliances. Running through the 30 amp (~7200 watts) outlet will never max-out the available power of this generator. This was always my intention in making this purchase, to ensure efficient and reliable operation of my backup generator.
I am (so far) pleased the performance of this generator. While I wouldn't call it "quiet", it's no louder than my 5HP lawnmower. This is acceptable for an emergency power backup.
I like that Generac includes extra oil, oil filter, air filter, and spark plug (and spark plug wrench) for your first servicing.
Starting the generator took a couple minutes longer than I expected. On a warm day, I didn't really need the choke to crank it up. Learning curve stuff.
I guess I'll take a pot-shot at the generic battery charger that came with the generator. It's very basic. I like to use a smart trickle charger to top-off batteries, especially lead acid batteries. I'll make a current measurement of this charger, and probably replace it with something better suited to the task. I'm hoping that my 1.5 Amp smart charger will be good enough.
The staff at AP Electric were very friendly and helpful. I appreciated their diligence concerning my purchase (identification verification) and their inquiries with the shipper. The tracking from the shipper (Dayton Freight) was always up to date and accurate. "
Great service and best priceProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by John M. on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on August 29, 2014
Great service with the best price in our area - thanks!!!!"
So far so good.Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Tom K. on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on August 28, 2014
The generator will be used for backup home power. It is installed with the Generac 12 circuit transfer switch kit. I had it installed by a licensed electrician for a nominal cost. The only additional equipment needed was 30 feet of 4 conductor wire from the control panel to exterior power input outlet. Spencer, Indiana"
Best price i could findProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Jerry S. on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on August 28, 2014
Shipping was very quick from AP and they also had the best price. The generator is well built and works great."
No dead or frozen batteries to contend with and way happier customersProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Maurice B. on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on March 12, 2014
The battery location is problematic, its located under the gas tank making it difficult to remove and check, the trickle charger supplied is not supposed to be used longer than 24 hours once a month. The charger has no LED indicator showing whether its charging or not, and only when you test start the generator monthly will you know whether it survived the -28 degree temps. Please note that there is no easy way to electrically jump start this machine.My suggestion is to remove the battery and install a cigarette style plug-in (to the electric starter). Next use a portable car jumper like the kind used in used car lots to start the generator. This jumper unit is typically kept in the house on a constant charge.using this method you will have full power to start the generator, ."
Highly recommendedProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Joanne E. on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on March 11, 2014
Great website came highly recommended by my electrician!!"
Great runs great .Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Thomas Glowski on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on January 20, 2014
Pretty easy to put together. Ship right to my door . Hope I never have to use it. Thanks Tom G."
Very happy with the generator,Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by kevin kroohs on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on October 04, 2012
only bad thing I could say is it 's makes more noise than we expected."
The web site was clear and easy to navigate.Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Robert on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on January 20, 2012
The prices were very good and the generator arrived close to when when promised (it was back ordered). Truck curbside delivery with a lift gate was no charge."
All products were delivered in excellent shape.Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Unknown on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on January 04, 2012
I used this company to purchase a Generac portable generator and wiring accessories. You can't beat the free shipping and tax exemption. Responsive customer service."
I am pleased with the unit.Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Robert Faivre on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on December 14, 2011
Generator arrived with no problems. Initial shipping instructions said that the battery would be on top of the shipment. We called and discovered that the battery was already installed. After doing the start-up prep I started the unit and all seemed to be well. I found it to be a bit noisy, but o.k.. Thank you AP Electric & Generator Supply."
an excellent generator.Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by George Kithcart on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on November 01, 2011
the delivery was on the day and date that was promised.-the driver was courteous and helpful in unloading and placing of my product.i recommended your co to other friends of mine. Dominique was very helpful and courteous. -gk"
Everything is perfectProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Marilyn Maine on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on October 07, 2011
. The sales part. delivery, and quality of product. Thank you"
Went together as promised.Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by John Mitchell on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on September 26, 2011
Was missing the codder pins for the wheels but I was able to make it happen. After oil, fuel and starter hook up, it cranked right up once the fuel hit the carburetor. Satisfied."
The unit fired up immediately and I am now ready for tropical storm Irene should she decide to hit the upper Texas coastProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Satisfied in Houston on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on August 23, 2011
I ordered my XP8000 well into this year's hurricane season, after investigating Honda, Briggs & Stratton, and other popular gen sets. I chose this Generac model for a number of reasons, including the fact that the engine is designed specifically for use in generators and is manufactured in the USA, and because each output has GFCI. AP Electric was able to ship it to me the quickest of all the online retailers I checked with - at a competitive price. The XP was packaged very well and setup was quick. "
I am totally pleased with my buying experience at AP.Product Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by Steve Nordahl on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on May 28, 2011
I bought my Generac generator online. I was delivered tax free and shipped free. The shipping company brought it to my home and delivered it to my garage. This was one of the most pleasant shopping experiences ever."
Met all expectationProduct Review Rating: 5/5
Posted by F. Johnson on Feb 23, 2015
"Submitted on April 29, 2011
Generator runs everything as expected and more. Thank you AP!"