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Including 5 models, professional-grade XP line features oversized full wrap frame tubing, impact resistant corners, and utility-quality power for sensitive electronics and covered, circuit breaker-protected outlets. Available in 6 models, GP line has oversized steel tube cradles for full wrap protection, low oil shutdown that protects unit from damage, circuit breaker protected outlets, and low-tone mufflers.

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Generac® Power Systems Introduces Two New Lines of Portable Generators

WAUKESHA, Wis. - The leader in standby power generation, Generac Power Systems, Inc., Waukesha, Wis., has recently introduced two new lines of portable generators.

"As the most reliable name in power generation, we are responding to the growing demand for portable generators," says Clement Feng, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Generac. "From home use to camping, construction or outdoor events, our portable generators provide end users with dependable power when they need it. The professional-grade XP line is engineered for high performance, long periods of operation and rough handling at job sites, while the GP line is ideal for less frequent usage, such as during camping or at home during storm-related power outages."

The Generac XP line of portable generators has been engineered for high performance to stand up to wear and tear in the toughest job sites conditions. The XP units consist of durable construction with oversized full wrap frame tubing and impact resistant corners to prevent damage from rough handling. Available in five models, XP 4000, 6500E, 8000E, 10000E and 16000E, the line includes utility-quality power for sensitive electronics and covered, circuit breaker-protected outlets. Locking fold-down handles and never flat wheels provide easy storage and transportation. The unit also features start/stop, choke and fuel shutoff controls conveniently located on the outlet panel and US Forest Service-approved, spark-arrest low-tone mufflers for safety during use. A power cord set is included with the XP 4000, 6500 and 8000; electric start and battery is standard on the 6500E, 8000E, 10000E and 160000E.

The XP models feature Generac Overhead Valve Industrial® (OHVI) engines, which are manufactured in-house and renowned for their quality and durability. OHVI engines feature full pressure lubrication and spin-on oil filters as well as the longest engine life in the industry. With two hundred hours between oil changes, users can rest assured Generac portable generators will provide high-quality, long-term power at any job site or during any power outage.

Ideal for use in a variety of circumstances, the GP line of portable generators offers flexibility and reliability. Perfect for camping use or during a storm-related outage, the GP units are available in six models: 5000, 6500, 7000, 7000E, 8000 and 8000E. Oversized steel tube cradles provide full wrap protection on each unit and low oil shutdown protects the generator from damage. The GP units also feature circuit breaker protected outlets and low-tone mufflers. The GP 7000, 7000E, 8000 and 8000E models feature durable Generac OHVI engines.

Both the XP and GP lines of portable generators by Generac operate on gasoline. For more information on Generac's complete line of residential and commercial products, visit or call 888-GENERAC.

About Generac Power Systems, Inc.

Since 1959, Generac Power Systems, Inc., has been a leading, innovative manufacturer and marketer of standby generators, automatic transfer switches, modular paralleling systems, and small engines for recreational vehicle, residential, commercial, telecommunications and industrial applications. Generac's generators range in output from three to 9,000 kilowatts.

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