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Generac XT 8,000 Running Watts Portable Generator
by Generac

Generac XT 8,000 Running Watts Portable Generator

Generac XT 8,000 Running Watts Portable Generator

by Generac

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  • Generator Type: Portable Generators

Product Description

Available while supplies last.

XT 8,000 Running Watts Portable Generator

  • Single touch electric start provides hassle-free start-up, battery included
  • Idle control reduces noise and conserves fuel for extended run-times
  • Lighted power bar displays available power
  • Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage
  • Hour meter tracks usage and monitors maintenance cycles
  • 20-ft heavy-duty cord with L14-30R twist-lock plug and four 20-amp outlets included
  • Large-capacity steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times
  • Covered outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions
  • 10-in flat-free tires
  • 5 GFCI outlets
  • Starting Watts: 10000
  • Running Watts: 8000
  • Run Time at 1/2 Load: 12 Hours
  • Engine Displacement: 420cc
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.5-gal
  • Oil Capacity: 1.06-qt
  • Start Type: Electric/pull
Weight:198.5 Pounds
Listing:CSA America
Warranty2 Year Limited
Fuel TypeGas
helpBoxGenerator Run Time at Half Load (hours/tank)
Regardless of fuel intake, it is important to know how efficient your generator runs at 50% of maximum capacity or "half load." This will let you know how fuel efficient your next generator will be.

Generator Run Time at Half Load (hours/tank)10-15 Hours
Generator Starter TypeElectric with Recoil backup
helpBoxGenerator Type
The type of generator you need is largely determined by the application you want to use it for. Some generators are used for powering whole buildings in emergency situations while others provide portable AC power anywhere you want to go.

Generator TypePortable Generators

Dimensions & Weights 

Width:27.6 inches
Length:32.7 inches
Height:27.7 inches
Cord Length:20 feet

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XT 8,000-Running Watts Portable Generator Generac
By john from new boston, tx on Mar 10, 2015
Easy to Assemble, easiest starting generator i have ever operated, easy to move, have only used it to power hand tools, purchased it for home back-up but have had an ocassion to use it for that i''m quite sure that it will function properly in that capacity as well.
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Excellent value for this size generator
By Fatboy from Alexander, NC, USA on Mar 03, 2015
Generator had some parts missing when I opened box but salesperson at Lowes was quick to correct issue
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XT8000 Review
By JCOXEN from Pembroke NC 28372 on Feb 25, 2015
I recently purchased an XT8000 Portable generator at Lowe''s in Lumberton NC. The associates that assisted me were very knowledgeable. We recently lost power for over 36 hrs. The generator was easy to start and maintain. I was very impressed by the generator.
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By Lou from Niagara On The Lake Ontario Canada on Feb 19, 2015
Avid Do-It-Yourselfer, Professional
Bought this unit two years ago, plenty of power enough to generate whole house including all pumps, sump, sewer and laundry. Plus furnace, lights, plugs, garage door openers etc. etc. Easy set up and start up. Would definately recommend this product!
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By Lou from Niagara On The Lake Ontario Canada on Feb 18, 2015
Avid Do-It-Yourselfer, Professional
Bought this machine two years ago. Fires up easily will run whole house, well built unit. Easy to assemble, would definatly buy this again
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Excellent Quality for all uses
By Lowe's Guest from Southern Maine on Feb 16, 2015
I purchased this generator to run my house when we lose power due to storms and for running a welder out in the field. I needed electric start for my wife to be able to start it when I am not home and we have not be disappointed. This bigger unit replaced the Briggs engine 6kw portable that didn''t seem to run just right. After assembling the handle, wheels and mount (with suction cups even) then adding fuel, it fired right up. The battery was charged from the factory, which was great because we hooked it to the house the next day and it ran everything except the range and dryer. 2 tv''s, game system, dvd player, lights on two floors, forced hot water heat, showers, well and sewer pumps, microwave and other small things and it ran flawlessly. The power bar is a nice feature to keep an eye on how much power you are using. I know several Generac owners and they are very happy. I am also happy and recommend this unit.
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By Lowe's Guest from Wisconsin, USA on Jan 16, 2015
This is a nice looking generator, and I was excited about the idle-down functionality of this generator. During assembly, I noticed that the cord had been cut/damaged in shipping...I had planned to call the customer service and get it replaced. After putting the oil and gas in the unit, I found that it started fairly easily. Once I turned on the idle down switch, the generator made strange noises and "hunted" for a steady speed. I let it run for 30 minutes hoping it would work itself out, and unfortunately it did not. Thankfully, I brought it back to Lowes and exchanged it for another unit. Lowes was great and understanding with the return. I will try the new one tomorrow, with hopefully better results.
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Somebody at Generac took the time to design a great machine! XT8000E
By Ollwin B. from Keene, ON on Dec 13, 2014
The quick set-up instructions were very easy to follow. Once I added the oil and some gas with stabilizer, it started up right away with a push of a button. The battery can be maintained with a convenient charging port and power cord. Even if the starter battery losses its charge you have a conventional pull cord as back up. I run it once a month for about an hour with a load on it to keep the unit in good working order.This generator is well made and solid. Easy to move around on the wheels. I have the Gener Link system hooked to my meter and has an automatic transfer switch, so it runs the whole house.Lots of power! Overall, I am very impressed with it. I had a John Deere generator (with no starter and only 6000 watts of power) and I due beleive this XT8000E is as good,if not better, than Honda, John Deere and Yamaha. Somebody at Generac took the time to design a great machine!
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Group # 1546142
Category Generators - 1989
Style - 0
Sales Rank 2

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