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Generac LP Series 5500 Watt Propane Portable

  • Propane fuel is safer, more stable, and has a longer shelf life and lower emissions than gasoline
  • Integrated propane tank holder for flexibility, convenience and extended runtimes
  • Power Dial includes all engine functions in one simple control
  • Dolly-style handle and low grab bar increases maneuverability; handle folds down for compact storage
  • Low-oil level shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • Circuit breakers provide overload protection
  • Generac's OHV engine incorporates splash lubrication and provides long life
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals
  • Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability
  • First oil Included


Generac Power Systems 6001 Details and Specifications

Generac LP Series 5500 Watt Propane Portable

Generac’s new LP5500 portable generator also allows the LP fuel tank to ride within the chassis itself. The generator can accommodate either a 20 or 30 lb. tank (not included with the unit). What makes the LP5500 truly innovative, however, is its revolutionary and unprecedented PowerDial™ that integrates all of the starting and operating controls into a single easy-to-use mechanism.

Located atop the LP5500, the PowerDial has three positions—one to prime the engine, one to run the generator, and one to stop the unit. Instructions for each step are clearly illustrated with user-friendly icons.

Ease of use is also addressed in the stylish enclosure that protects the generator from dirt and debris. This enclosure can be easily removed when users need to perform routine maintenance. The generator’s dolly-style handle and low grab bar also makes the LP5500 especially easy to move, handle folds down for compact storage.

Liquid propane fuel offers many advantages over gasoline in portable generator applications. It is readily available, even during widespread power outages when gasoline stations might be inoperative. LP fuel can also be stored indefinitely without deterioration.

50 State Compliant, Exception: Not for sale to City of Los Angeles.

Additional features of the LP5500 portable generator include:

    4.75 hour run time with a 20-lb. tank (not included with the unit)
    Hardened-steel tube cradle for durability and strength
    Low-oil shutdown to safeguard the engine from damage
    Circuit breakers for overload protection
    Digital hour meter to more effectively track generator use and schedule maintenance
    Covered outlets for added protection from the environment

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Product Specifications

Model Number 6001
Manufacturer Generac
Made In USA No
Rated Watts 5500
Surge Watts 6875
Rated Amps 45.8/22.9
Surge Amps 59.3/28.6
Voltage 120/240V Single Phase
Starting System Recoil Pull Start
Low Oil Alert Low Oil Shutdown
Idle Control No
Receptacles 2 - 120V 20 Amp 5-20R Duplex Outlet
1 - 120/240V 30 Amp L14-30R Twist Lock Outlet
Fuel Gauge No
Portability Kit Included
Hour Meter Yes
Product Weight 184 lbs
Dimensions (Inches) 35.5L(47.25EL) x 26.3W x 36.5H
Engine Brand OHV
Engine Size 389 cc
Engine RPM 3600
Frequency 60 Hz
Fuel Type LPV (Propane)
Fuel Tank Size Customer Supplied
Warranty Information
Consumer Warranty 2 Year Limited
Commercial Warranty 1 Year Limited
Shipping Weight 240 lbs
Shipping Dimensions 28H x 48W x 40D
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Product Reviews

  1. As Promised/Advertised

    Posted by Daniel on 16th Apr 2014

    I purchased the Generac 5500W propane fueled generator. It was delivered in about 5 days. The only assembly required were the wheels and foot pads. I added oil(included) and hooked up the propane. I followed the simple starting instructions and the unit fired right up. I would recommend this unit to anybody looking for an easy to use, dependable generator. I chose propane because to the endless shelf life as opposed to gasoline or diesel. Very satisfied.

  2. Generac LP 5500 is everything it advertizes!

    Posted by Dr D. Hires on 23rd Jun 2013

    We purchased this unit to assist our people supporting the victims of natural disasters. What a great unit. It moves well across uneven ground. After a storm, we can find LP tanks anywhere . . . 50% of the backyards have grills, thus LP tanks.

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