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Portable Generator
5,000W, 120/240Vac

Honda OHV Engine
with electric start


Heavy Duty, long lasting portable power for contractor and rental use. If you want clean, dependable emergency electric power, with the most reliable engines, then GEN-PRO with HONDA, is the right choice for you. These generator sets are made for the tough jobs where you need the reliability, and that good clean emergency power will be there, when you need it. This is exactly what you get, when you choose GEN-PRO, because of it's many heavy duty and exclusive features. 

GEN-PRO has unique and exclusive designs, as shown by the items below. Our generators produce clean, reliable electric power. Couple this with the OHV engines with dramatically reduced exhaust pollutions (to comply with C.A.R.B. and EPA), makes GEN-PRO truly, a "Kleen-Power"™ generator to use in virtually any application.  Alternator Made in USA  and gen-set assembled in USA.


For those who want and need the very best, GILLETTE GENERATORS give you a USA made, heavy duty generator with many exclusive features that are only available with GILLETTE.

  • Exclusive Kleen-Power® design allows only 6% harmonic distortion of the power sine-wave. Harmful harmonic distortions over 10% may do damage to your plugged-in electric load.
  • Exclusive “Power-Assist”™ design allows 27% more copper wire and electrical grade steel than leading competitor gen-sets. This gives you huge, extra starting power for hard starting electric motor loads.
  • Exclusive heavy duty diodes give you “life-time” warranty from failure of the most commonly replaced part on other generator sets.
  • Exclusive heavy duty capacitor gives you “life-time” warranty from failure of the second most commonly replaced part on other generator sets.
  • Exclusive automatic load balance eliminates load chatter and excessive vibration due to unbalanced electric loads.
    “Magnetic” circuit breakers automatically protect windings from overloads and “short circuited” electric loads.
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) receptacle helps protect operator from electric shock and provides osha/nec compliance on the construction job-site.
  • Run time meter totals the hours of run time for service or rental use.
  • Over-head valve engine gives you 20% smaller and lighter weight, than less efficient side valve engines. Ohv design also reduces fuel and oil consumption by 40%, gives you up to 10% more torque, has internal balancing for smooth operation and eliminates the need to constantly de-carbon engine cylinder head.
  • Cast iron cylinder sleeve gives you longer engine life than standard side valve aluminum engines.
  • Automatic oil sensor protects your engine from low oil and automatically stops engine before damage happens.
    Solid state ignition allows trouble-free operation with no points or condenser to replace.
  • 2-Element heavy duty air cleaner adds major additional engine life by trapping more dust and dirt.
  • Rope-recoil starting is easy and simple with its unique automatic compression release starting.
  • Long lasting metal fuel tank with filter, valve and fuel gauge, 2.6 Gallon on 5.5 Kw to 7.5 Kw sets, and 7 gallon on 9 to 13.5 Kw
  • Cobalt exhaust valve and seat adds major additional service life hours. (Vanguard and Kohler)
  • Separate spin-on oil filter and full pressure oil lubrication for longer life. (9-15 Kw)

GEN-PRO by GILLETTE, is a reliable and dependable electric power to go anywhere. These lightweight and compact generators are designed for extreme heavy duty and abusive conditions. These high portability generators will let you plug into, clean dependable electric power, virtually anywhere, anytime.


Electrical Power Output 5000 Watts Prime, 5500 Watts Surge
Output Voltage 120/240Vac single phase
Voltage Regulation +5% (most other capacitor regulators are +10%)
Frequency Regulation +5% (3 Hertz)
Distortion (KLEEN-POWER™) limited to 6% or less
Engine Honda GX270 OHV
Starting rope recoil with optional electric start
Engine hp at 3600rpm 8.4 hp
Engine Displacement 16 (270 cc)
Low Oil Protection yes
Sound Level 76 dbA at 7 meters
Fuel Tank 4 gallon metal
Run-Time at 3/4 load 6.6 hours
Lubrication System forced splash
Motor Starting Capability 1.5 hp code G
Main Line Circuit Breaker Protection yes
Metering Hourmeter
Output Receptacles (all GFCI protected) (4) 120V 15A duplex NEMA 5-15R
(1) 120/240V 20A twistlock NEMA L1420R
Dimensions (L x W x H) 30.5" x 24" x 23"
Manufacturer's warranty 2 years (3 years on engine)

Note that due to Federal shipping regulations covering hazardous items portable generators cannot be returned after they are fueled.  If warranty service is required they must be taken to a nearby authorized service center.  See our Terms & Conditions for further information.


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Item Number: GPE-55EH
Price: $1,682
Price last updated 6/14/2018
Shipping Weight: 213 lbs.
This item normally ships in approximately 1-2 weeks or less.



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