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Generac XT 8,000 Running Watts Portable Generator

Generac XT 8,000 Running Watts Portable Generator

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  • Generator Type: Portable Generators

Product Description


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
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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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 Toronto, Canada 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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By Your Name from Location on Dec 07, 2014
Bought this unit 6 months ago and have over 20hrs it already due to frequant power outages. Has run flawlessly. Very happy with all options and performance of unit. Highly reccomend.
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Generac 8000xt
By Paul M. from Location on Nov 21, 2014
Hi i got this generator on november 2014 xt 8000 . i love this machine works well and stars with one touch.i got this for a back up for house. this is a good brand one of the best and i can run my house with 80% on load.1800 sq house.its a good one.
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XT8000 Portable Generac Generator
By Lowe's Guest from Leland, NC, USA on Aug 26, 2014
This unit is all you will need in an emergency situation. Also great for running my welder away from my shop. The reason for the "GOOD" on design is that it would be nice to be able to know if you have a full charge on the battery or not. I can live with the trickle charger that comes with it.
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Generac 8000w Portable Generator
By Mario L. from Manotick, ON on Aug 04, 2014
Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
Exactly as advertised. Assembly was simple and straight forward. Even came with a quart of oil. Electric start option is very nice. Worked on first try. Retractable handle is a nice touch as well. Makes for easy and efficient storage. Measured voltage output with various loads connected and noted little to no fluctuation. This product has lived up to all my expectations. Runs my deep well water pump, sump pump, furnace fan, hot water heater exhaust blower fan, fridge, freezer and my sensitive home theatre entertainment components. My Pioneer and Dennon equipment would not power up with my previous generator. This one has clean power for all my home office equipment as well as the internet router and Apple Extreme wireless hub and repeaters. Very pleased.
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By Lowe's Guest from on Aug 03, 2014
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strong generator!
By Lowe's Guest from Michigan, USA on Jun 25, 2014
Hooked up 2 refrigerators; sump pump; dehumidifier; fan; Large screen TV and dvr; and home office while power was out. Only used 1/3 capacity!
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Mfr Part #
Sku 1546142G
Group # 1546142
Category Generators - 1989
Style - 0
Sales Rank 2

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