Model RD905712

Features

  • GenSmartTM Digital Display – Tracks Usage, Load, Voltage, Hertz, and Engine Maintenance
  • Powered by a Yamaha 301 OHV Commercial Grade Engine
  • Large 6 Gallon Steel Fuel Tank for Up To 11 Hours of Runtime at 50% Load
  • Safe for Sensitive Electronics – Less Than 6% THD
  • Zero Gravity Hand Truck Frame Design for Ease of Mobility
  • Armour™ Heavy-Duty Alternator with Auto Voltage Regulation
  • (4) 120V 20 Amp (GFCI Protected), and (1) 240V 30 Amp Twist Lock Outlet
  • 10 in x 3 in Never Flat Foam Filled Wheels with Steel Rim

Specifications

Running Watts / Starting Watts 5,700 W* / 7,125 W
AC Voltage / AC Frequency 120 V / 240 V, 60 Hz
Engine Yamaha Commercial Grade MZ300 OHV
Displacement 301cc
Rated Amperage 47.6 A / 23.75 A
Fuel Tank / Run Time (@ 50% Load) 6 Gal / 11 Hours**
Warranty 3 Year Warranty
Weight 190 lbs
Height 22.5 in.
Width 22 in.
Length 35 in.
Total Harmonic Distortion Less Than 6%
Rated 5 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic machine I bought one of these factory reconditioned from Home Depot. I needed a spare generator for a detached building on my property and I was looking for a bargain. I found one in this generator. The recon is like new, it runs like a top, starts on the first pull every time and has enough power to run that building's full electrical system through the 240v 30 amp service outlet. I'm a member of the local ham radio emergency communications system and a certified advanced NWS weather spotter. I needed emergency power for that building because among other things it's my radio shack. There's a small (30 gal.) water heater, a mini-split heat pump, a refrigerator, extensive computer equipment and of course radio gear in that building. All of the lighting is low draw LED bulbs.. This generator powers all of that with no problem. Its connected via the 240v port and powers a two phase service box in the building. Its no longer "portable" as I took the wheels off and permanently installed it in my generator shack outside the building. It could become portable again if it need it to be but it's unlikely that will happen. I test everything once a month and run the generator during that test for at least half an hour. So far there's been no problem nor any indication of a problem. I have every confidence that my generator is ready, willing and able to serve when it's needed. Ridgid builds great tools and this generator is no exception. I only have one complaint and it's not enough to ding a star off the review for. The output/load display does not work over the 240v port, this is noted in the manual and it's a designed-in engineering feature. The hour meter and such works but it won't display load information with the 240v port connected. Being as I have other ways to check that it's not a real big deal to me but still it would be nice if the display panel on the generator showed that information when operating the 240v port only. October 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 Year and 7 Power Outages later This machine has performed flawlessly. It started on the second pull at 8 Degrees. It runs all my more sensitive electronics with no problem as well as the water pump, boiler and sump pumps. Like all generators it's loud, though not as loud as some others. Not terrible on fuel usage either. All i've done is swap the oil for Synthetic. I've put 225 hours on it without a single problem. December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Product Great product for price, excellent quality as always with rigid November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works with everythang! Had too use one of these bad boys to build our house! Had no electricity 95% of the time! This thing got its overtime in and got the job done November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great in a emergency We purchased this rigid product two years ago. It has never failed us. It starts up every time we need it. November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMAZING Generator this Generator helped us so much when our electric when out for a whole week.. We were able to power our whole house using this. EXCELLENT and highly recommend! November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Highly recommended, good power Bought one of these from my local Home Depot last year, and it's been pulling me through. I like the east of pull and how withstanding it is. Used it last year also with a big snow, and it went great. Lights stayed on and there wasn't much of a problem with the generator at all. I recommend this in times of need...this brand especially. November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Started up with no problems Took it out of the box and put everything in it and it started right up. .It'll be nice to have with all this snow coming our way Nice having power when we need it. November 24, 2014
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I was told at at the customer service deck in home depot that my 5700w generator has a recall on the gas cap.
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Replacement parts for RIDGID generators can be ordered through the RIDGID master parts distributor at 1-877-544-9253. RIDGID generator model #RSD905712 is not subject to a fuel cap recall. If you are experiencing a problem with your RIDGID generators fuel cap, the generator should be taken or sent in to your nearest authorized RIDGID service center to be checked and the problem corrected. Your nearest RIDGID authorized service center can be determined from the service center locator on the RIDGID web site or at the link below.

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Technical-Services/index.htm

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What is the black colored dipstick on the opposite side from the oil fill? The oil dipstick is on the right hand side (if you're facing the pull starter) on the left hand side there is a black dip stick. What is this for?
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The Yamaha engine is used in other products, and has a second oil port for access when the engine is used in some of those products.

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Everything is working fine on my Ridgid 5700 except when I put a load on the 120v outlet I do not get a wattage reading. I get all the other readings. Is there something I can do?
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Unfortunately, there are no detailed written diagnostic, service, or repair instructions available to provide to the customer. If the generator is not working correctly, and the usage and troubleshooting tips in the operators manual do not aid in resolving the problem, the generator will need to be properly checked and serviced by a local authorized service provider. If you need a list of local service centers in your area please contact the Power Tool Division at 866-539-1710 or they can be found under service centers on our website www.ridgid.com.

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I'm looking to add a high-temp shutoff switch to my 5700 w gen. Can you tell me if the low oil switch for this generator is a "normally-open" or "normally-closed" switch?
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

Please call the engine manufacturer Yamaha, at 1-866-788-7398, to have any Yamaha engine related question properly addressed.

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Overload Protection

Is there overload protection on the generator (alternator)? I'm not talking about protection for what's plugged into the generator, I want to know about protection for the generator itself. What are the symptoms of an overload condition? It's hard to precisely calculate the load on the machine, especially being as it's ONLY ever connected through the 240v four prong twist lock outlet ... which for some reason doesn't display the load/output information the other power ports do. I realize that display of the load on the 240v port isn't designed into this machine, I read the manual. I can't imagine why the 240v can't be monitored the same as the 120v ports are but it isn't. So how do I tell if the machine is overloaded and is there any kind of protection for the machine against overloads?
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