Model RD906812

Features

  • GenSmart™ Digital Display – Tracks Usage, Load, Voltage, Hertz, and Engine Maintenance
  • Removable Control Panel with Electric Start
  • Powered by a Yamaha 359cc OHV Commercial Engine
  • Large 8 Gallon Steel Fuel Tank for Up To 11 Hours of Runtime at 50% Load
  • Idle Down Technology Automatically Adjusts Power Output for More Efficient and Quieter Operation
  • 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) 240 V 30 Amp Twist Lock Outlet
  • 12 in x 4 in Never Flat Foam Filled Wheels with Steel Rim

Specifications

Running Watts / Starting Watts 6,800 W* / 8,500 W
AC Voltage / AC Frequency 120 V / 240 V, 60 Hz
Engine Yamaha Commercial Grade MZ360 OHV
Displacement 359cc
Rated Amperage 56.7 A / 28.3 A
Fuel Tank / Run Time (@ 50% Load) 8 Gal / 11 Hours**
Warranty 3 Year Warranty
Weight 245 lbs
Height 26 in.
Width 23 in.
Length 36 in.
Total Harmonic Distortion Less Than 6%

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Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Runs my 3400SF home I live in a 3400 sq ft Colonial home in rural New England and, due to winter weather, use my generator 12-20 days each year. I purchased this Ridgid 6800 watt generator to replace the Kawasaki GE5000 generator that my late father-in-law bought in 1984. The Ridgid is easy to assemble, easy to connect and easy to start. My old 5000 watt generator would run pieces of the house but his unit has really covered the gaps. I now run the heat (2 air handlers, 4 zones), the water pump, all the outlets, all lights, 5 LED TVs, 2 refrigerators, a chest freezer and a microwave with no issues. It is a little pricier than some of the competitors but I did a lot of research and would highly recommend this generator for the homeowner looking for an easy to start and run unit. January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice unit Excellent unit, starts right up, runs great. Also bought transfer switch. Tried it out and it runs 3/4 of the whole house with ease. October 18, 2013
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Please confirm if the plug conforms to the L14-30 connection type?
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The RIDGID RD906812 generators 240V 30 Amp twist lock outlet is a Nema L14-30P type connection.

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The outlet connection is an L14-30R. The plug needed to connect to it is an L14-30P. You can buy the plug separately or you can buy a 25" extension cable with the L14-30 connections at Home Depot.
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Does this gen-set use 100% copper windings in the power head? Is this a brush or brush-less design? How is the voltage regulated? Does this gen-set have a fuel gauge? What type of lubrication system does the Yamaha engine use? full pressurized, slinger, semi pressurized?
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There is no information provided by engineering concerning the gen-head winding composition, due to design proprietary concerns. The RD906812 model generator has brushes, and does not have a fuel gauge feature. All engine related questions the customer may have would need to be addressed for the customer by the engine manufacturer Yamaha at, 1-866-788-7398.

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