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Generac 17kW Air Cooled Standby Generator 5873

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Generac 17kW Air Cooled Standby Generator 5873

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The NEW Guardian 17 kW standby generator provides the quietest, cleanest and most affordable pre-wired, pre-packaged power protection on the market. It comes standard with a 16 circuit automatic transfer switch that protects most critical circuits in your home. For extra convenience, this model has a digital control panel, external main circuit breaker, system status LED, maintenance interval LED, and an external GFCI outlet for outdoor power needs.

Convenient, Hands-Free Operation
No fueling. No manual start. No extension cords. Runs on natural gas or liquid propane.

Clean, Smooth Power
True Power™ Technology provides safe operation of sensitive electronics.

Powerful Output
Increased output for more protection, includes automatic transfer switch with 16 circuits protected (NEMA 1, indoor rated only)

Quietest, Confident Operation Patented Whisper Test™ feature makes the 17kW model as quiet as a car at idle during the weekly self-testing cycle.

Easiest Installation
Includes 30 ft., 5 ft. & 2 ft. pre-wired conduits, outdoor connection box, flexible fuel line pigtail and composite mounting pad

Generac OHVI® Industrial Engine
The only air-cooled engine designed specifically for generators

  • Long-run, long-life design: Over 3,000 hours of run time
  • High-torque design: Responds instantly to large electrical loads
  • Low-maintenance: 2 year, 200 hour service intervals


Protective Enclosure
Galvanized steel and tough paint finish for unmatched durability (For ultimate weather protection, Model 5505 features an aluminum enclosure for superior corrosion resistance)

UL Listed For safety and certified power ratings

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SKU 008640051
Model 6242
Weight 525.0000
Color No
Size 17KW
In Store Only No
Price $3,694.00
Rural King provides a defect or damage warranty within 30 days of receipt. All Manufacturing Return Policies Supersede Rural King's Return Policy.

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  • From Jack at 2/25/13 10:30 AM
    • Q: What is the fuel (propane) consumption, per hour, for the 17K unit?
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    • A: Hello Jack
      Full consumption at full load 2.9 gal/hr
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