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Find your portable generator - whether your looking for a quiet inverter generator or backup power, we'll help you find what you need.

Let us help you choose the small generator that’s right for you. We have a range of power products that will let you run the appliances and tools you care about, for as long as you need to supply your own power.

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The Cat INV2000

INV2000 portable generator

Running: 1800 Watts    Starting: 2250 Watts

Application: Camping, Tailgating, and DIY Projects

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The Cat RP3600

RP3600 portable generator

Running: 3600 Watts    Starting: 4500 Watts

Application: RV Camping 

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The Cat RP5500

Running: 5500 Watts    Starting: 6875 Watts

Application: Home Backup  

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The Cat RP6500 E with electric start

RP6500 E portable generator

Running: 6500 Watts   Starting: 8125 Watts

Application: Home Backup or Construction

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The Cat RP7500 E with Electric Start

RP7500 E portable generator

Running: 7500 Watts   Starting: 9375 Watts

Application: Home Backup or Construction

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The Cat RP12000 E with electric start

RP12000 E portable generator

Running: 12000 Watts   Starting: 15000 Watts

Application: Home Backup or Construction

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News and Articles

"It is a portable gas-powered generator that can weather the harshest conditions and carry you safely out of emergencies."

— DIY Experts on the Cat RP7500 E




Reviews for Cat Portable Generators

"anything with the CAT logo is worth taking a second look."

— Generator Power Source

"The Caterpillar generators are an excellent choice according to most owners. They have enough power to work well in virtually all situations whether you are working or playing. These machines are durable and dependable power sources. They set up easily and work without issues, right out of the box.

They are also very popular for their ability to operate quietly, which is something most other generators cannot do. Perhaps that is why they all hold a rating of 4+ stars."

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"An affordable powerhouse that earns praise for powering larger appliances, including freezers and refrigerators."

— BestReviews

"A portable generator can give you some peace of mind in the face of a devastating storm. You’ll be able to generate power that keeps appliances running and water flowing in your home until power returns."


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Cat RP7500 E: "If you want big power generation and a boatload of features...you’ll be satisfied."

— Sensei

"It was designed primarily for construction sites, so it comes with an increased level of power generation and commensurate decibel levels.

This isn’t the generator you’ll want to go with if you need something small and stealthy. If you want big power generation and a boatload of features, though, you’ll be satisfied with this offering from CAT."

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Cat RP12000 E: "This is one heavy-duty portable generator."

— HouseholdMe

"This is one heavy-duty portable generator. The Cat RP12000E Gas Powered Portable Generator 502-3699 is user-friendly and safe enough to use for household electricity needs yet tough and powerful enough to withstand rough handling on job sites.

With its extra-large gas tank and V-twin engine, you can run appliances, power tools and electronics for half a day. Although it’s gasoline powered, the generator has an electric-start dial and LED panel for quick startups and night visibility."

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CAT INV2000: "Excellent features make this a great buy for your money."

— Chainsaw Journal

"CAT equipment has always been associated with heavy-duty machinery, usually seen on large construction sites. They’ve recently ventured into the domestic user market, producing more affordable generators that are not designed for the same applications as their industrial machines."


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"Cat Generators Reviewed – Are They Any Good?"

— Generator Advisor

"Caterpillar is the brand which does not need a long introduction. If you’ve ever visited any construction site in the US you’ve probably noticed that most of the heavy-duty machinery used there is all manufactured by Cat.

What few people know though is that Caterpillar also makes portable generators. In the following article, we’re gonna have a look at some of the Cat generators and see whether they really live up to the reputation of the brand and how do they perform against other generator brands."

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"The CAT INV2000 model is a good inverter generator that has remained faithful to its reputation of building durable, high standard equipment."

— DIY Experts on the Cat INV2000