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(Guardian 16kW): Kohler Generators Alternative Package 1-Ph

…14-Circuit EZ Switch & Load Center Included

This standby generator is best suited for: 1)medium to large-sized homes (we recommend from 2700 - 3600 square feet); 2)small or home-based businesses (that require single-phase electricity).

For a Kohler generators alternative, look no further than the Generac 16 kW Guardian package. We believe that this Kohler generators alternative machine/load center combination will satisfy the residential backup requirements of most homeowners; 16 kW unit will start and run a 4 to 5-ton central AC, and may operate central electric heat in some applications. Expect to power from four to ten large appliances at any one time, depending on what else is being run. Kohler generators alternative package isn't considered adequate for whole-house backup, except, perhaps, in small-home applications - so it may become necessary to pick and choose which circuits are operated in unison. Automatic transfer switch/load center features 16 pre-wired and breaker-protected circuits, and NEMA 1 indoor-mount enclosure. NEMA 3R outdoor enclosure is optional. Standard indoor enclosure designed for trouble-free installation near home's existing fuse box. Kohler generators alternative from Generac boasts V-twin OHVI motor with pressurized lubrication, plus critical-grade muffler for reduced decibels during use. This Kohler generators alternative
standby package CARB approved, available to California residents.

  • Important: See the shipping tab for information regarding our liftgate option, and residential versus commercial deliveries. At present, because T-Rex is shipping Generac products direct from the company's Wisconsin-based factory, any
  • residential delivery weighing in excess of 80 lbs will require the $75.00 liftgate shipping option. Shipments to commercial addresses (non-residences) remain exempt from these charges unless specified by customer.

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    Model:  6461-1
    Price:  $3,527.00
    Available Options:
    Type Delivery Preferred:

    Model Specs

    Manufacturer: Generac Guardian
    Model #: 6461
    Color: White
    Enclosure: Steel
    Engine Make: Generac
    Transfer Switch Included?: Yes
    Price: $3,527.00

    Rated Power (Natural Gas/Propane): 16000 Watts
    Phase: 1
    Frequency: 60 Hz
    Voltage: 120/240
    Rated Amps: 66.67
    Rotor Poles: 2
    Mainline Circuit Breaker: 60 Amps

    Engine Type: OHVI™ V-Twin
    Intake Method: Carburetor
    Cylinder Block: Aluminum
    HP/cc: NA/992
    Number of Cylinders: 2
    Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
    Lubrication Method: Pressurized
    Valve Arrangement: Overhead
    Engine Cooling: Air
    Engine rpm: 3600
    Fan Type: NA
    Governor System: Electronic
    Ignition System: Electronic
    Starter Voltage (DC): 12
    Battery Required (Volts/Cold-Cranking Amps): 12/525 (Not Included)
    Startup Delay (After Power Interruption): Programmable (10-30 Seconds)
    Engine Warm-Up Duration: 5 Seconds
    Engine Cool-Down Period: 1 Minute
    Fuel Type: Natural Gas(NG)/Liquid Propane(LP)
    Fuel Consumption (NG @ 50% Load): 156 Cubic Feet/Hour
    Fuel Consumption (NG @ Full Load): 220 Cubic Feet/Hour
    Fuel Consumption (LP @ 50% Load): 1.56 Gallons/Hour
    Fuel Consumption (LP @ Full Load): 2.3 Gallons/Hour

    Convenience Features
    Automatic Voltage Regulation: Yes
    Low-Voltage Shutdown: Yes
    High-Voltage Shutdown: Yes
    Low-Oil Shutdown: Yes
    Overspeed Shutdown: Yes
    High-Temperature Shutdown: Yes
    Starter-Overcrank Protection: Yes
    Low-Battery Protection: Yes
    Built-In Battery Charging Capability: Yes
    UL Listed: Yes
    External-Fault Capability: Yes
    Internal-Fault Protection: Yes
    Incorrect-Wiring Protection: Yes
    Mainline Circuit-Breaker Protection: Yes
    Safety Fusing: Yes

    Weight: 439 lbs
    Dimensions (Inches): 47.9L x 25.3W x 28.8H
    Decibels (@ Full Load - 7 Meters): 66
    Compliance: 50-State US

    Additional Features
    992cc V-Twin Generac powerplant employs trademarked OHVI technology
    Included in package is 14-circuit automatic transfer switch and load center
    Standard installation hardware and step-by-step detailed installation guide
    Mainline circuit breaker helps guard against generator overload
    Displaced-phase excitation for top-flight motor-starting capability
    Easy-to-read/tri-lingual LED display of generator operating status
    Can be prepped on the ground for liquid propane or natural-gas operation

    Transfer Switch

    Manufacturer: Generac
    Model #: 5872
    Model Description: 100-Amp 14-Circuit Automatic Transfer Switch/Load Center (Indoor Model)
    Rating: Open
    Built-In Load-Shedding Capability?: No

    Voltage (AC): 125/250
    Phase: 1
    Frequency: 60 Hz
    Maximum Generator kilowatts: NA
    Rated Amps: 100
    Maximum Generator Amps: NA
    Maximum Utility Amps: NA
    Number of Poles: 2
    Number of Circuit Breakers: NA

    Power Management
    Startup Delay (After Power Interruption): Generator Controlled
    Engine Warm-Up Duration: Generator Controlled
    Engine Cool-Down Period: Generator Controlled
    Exerciser: Every 7 Days/12 minutes
    Minimum Run Time: NA
    Return to Utility (Retransfer): 15 Seconds
    Voltage Sensing (Normal Power Source): Yes
    Voltage Sensing (Standby Source): No
    Frequency Sensing (Standby Source): No

    UL Listing: Yes
    Weight: NA
    Dimensions (Inches): 7(Depth) x 12.5W x 26.5H
    Cabinet Type: NEMA 1

    Additional Information
    Four 15 amp 125-volt one-pole circuits
    Six 20 amp 125-volt one-pole circuits
    20 and 40-amp 250-volt two-pole circuits
    Pre-wired 30-foot harness attaches switch to pre-wired external connection box
    Color-coded 2-foot harness attaches switch to existing circuit-breaker panel
    Silver-plated/silver alloy main contacts


  • 3-year manufacturer's limited warranty

  • Shipping

    NOTE: all Generac residential shipments weighing in excess of 80 lbs require our $75.00 liftgate shipping charge (by Generac policy). Liftgate service is optional for commercial deliveries. This policy change does not apply to shipments from other manufacturers.

    The T-REX Free Shipping Pledge:
    The manufacturers we work with are large concerns that ship multiple items each day. This enables them to attain the best shipping rates available. T-REX passes these savings on to our customers by providing free shipping to any commercial or residential address in the continental United States. This is the T-REX pledge. We will adhere to it even when a freight carrier adds one-time or unanticipated shipping fees. Try obtaining these terms from another Internet-based generator seller. You will not find a more customer-friendly policy than ours.

    About Lift Gates:
    Typical delivery trucks are designed to be unloaded at docks, or by forklifts. In other words, they are designed to deliver to commercial locations where such options are available. By contrast, a lift gate-equipped truck lowers heavy items from the truck trailer (which can be several feet high) to the ground, using a hydraulic mechanism similar to an elevator. If your delivery will go to an address not equipped with a loading dock, and you don't have access to a forklift, then selecting the lift-gate delivery option is a convenient alternative.

    A generator from T-REX can weigh hundreds of pounds. Without access to a loading dock or forklift, unloading one safely may require several able-bodied individuals. Delivery drivers are NOT required by their companies to help customers unload. Unless you are certain that a sufficient number of helpers will be available during the delivery, we urge you to specify the lift-gate shipping option before checking out. Charge for the lift-gate is $75.00, and is NOT included in the Free-Shipping Pledge offered by T-REX. We feel, however, that it is worth the investment.

    Residential Delivery:
    You need to inform us if your delivery will be going to a residential address. Freight companies need to know this because many residential areas can't be serviced by large semi trucks. The generator will instead be loaded onto a smaller truck tailored to home deliveries. A home which serves as a place of business (regardless of the presence of company name/signage), if located in a residential area, is still considered a residential address for shipping purposes. Please select the residential delivery option if applicable. T-REX agrees to pay all additional residential delivery costs, but to do so, we must be properly informed before shipping arrangements are made.

    To select your choice of residential or commercial delivery, please see the purchase options in the Add To Cart area.


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