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Predator 6500 vs Generac GP6500 - The Differences

Further down the page, you'll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Generac GP6500 and the Predator 6500.

But before checking out explanations regarding their power, portability, and features, here's a table that summarizes the main pros of each of these 2 generators:

Generac GP6500Predator 6500
Generac GP6500Predator 6500
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Wheel kit
  • Folding handle
  • Data center
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • DC outlet(s)
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As the Predator 6500 and the Generac GP6500 do not share the same manufacturer, their overall build and technology in use can vary.

Power Comparison

The following charts are provided to show you at a glance how the main specs of the Generac GP6500 compare to the Predator 6500.

  • Power: With a running wattage of 6500 W, the Generac GP6500 will allow to power more appliances and tools than the 5500 running watts of the Predator 6500. Moreover, compared to the 6500 starting watts of the Predator 6500, the Generac GP6500 and its starting wattage of 8125 W will give more power to start the appliances which require an additional boost to get their motor running.
  • Runtime: When running at a 50% load, the Predator 6500 enjoys a higher approximate runtime on a full tank than the Generac GP6500. It can deliver power for around 14.5 hours, whereas the Generac GP6500 will be able to power your appliances for around 10.5 hours.
  • Fuel Efficiency: With a gasoline consumption at 50% load of 0.66 GPH (gallon per hour), the Generac GP6500 is less fuel efficient than the Predator 6500 with its 0.55 GPH. The latter will therefore be more economic to run than the former.

Portability Comparison

  • Bulkiness: With dimensions of L26.9" x W22" x H22.8", the Predator 6500 offers a much more compact experience of power generation than the Generac GP6500 and its L27.2" x W27" x H26.5".
  • Weight: With a weight of 161 lbs, the 6500 is slightly less heavy than the GP6500 (which weighs 172 lbs).
  • Portability: As the Generac GP6500 benefits from a wheel kit, it is easier to move it once on the ground than the Predator 6500, because the latter doesn't have one. To the contrary of the Predator 6500, the Generac GP6500 benefits from a folding handle, to help you get a better grip anytime you wish to move your portable generator.

Feature Comparison

  • Starting System: Both devices can get running via a conventional pull-start mechanism.
  • Outlets: The Generac GP6500 and the Predator 6500 both offer 5 AC outlets. They also both feature GFCI outlets. The latter also offers a DC output. For more detailed information regarding all their respective receptacles, refer to the Generac GP6500's and the Predator 6500's product pages.
  • Data Center & Fuel Gauge: The Generac GP6500 offers a better insight into its power production than the Predator 6500, because it is equipped with a data center. Besides that, these 2 products are fitted with a fuel gauge allowing to see their fuel level at a glance.

TL;DR

Generac GP6500Predator 6500
Generac GP6500Predator 6500
  • Higher running & starting watts
  • Wheel kit
  • Folding handle
  • Data center
  • Higher runtime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Less bulky
  • Lighter
  • DC outlet(s)
Show all offers
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