Cat RP3600 3600 Running Watts / 4500 Starting Watts Gas Powered Portable Generator 490-6488 Review

Cat RP3600 Gas Powered Portable Generator 490-6488

Cat RP3600 3600 Gas Powered Portable Generator 490-6488

Cat RP3600 is a compact and powerful model that will offer enough power to let your essential items you need, keep running when there is a power cut.


The small and portable 490-6488 RP3600 Cat generator includes the Cat 212 cc, OHV engine that has been designed for great backup power and smooth operation; it comes with a heavy-duty all-steel construction, never-flat rubber wheels, and a double folding handle. All Cat generators are easy to set up and run with simple and intuitive controls and a LED lit control panel which makes it easy to operate even in the dark. This 490-6488 includes a 36-month limited warranty when the product is registered within 30 days and a 24/7/365 Toll-free and online support from Caterpillar. 490-6488 includes improved safety features like recessed sockets with waterproof covers. This compact and portable unit will produce 3600 running / 4500 starting watts- more than enough power to keep the items you might need running outside or in the times of urgent need.


  • This is a very well-built and professionally designed generator that can be assembled and operated with ease.
  • Everything you might need to get started is in the box, including oil and hand tools you may need, to put it together.
  • While certainly not a lightweight item, it is not at all difficult to move around and has a good quality wheel kit. The wheels are sturdy and do not feel like they might come off on the uneasy terrain.
  • This generator is of a perfect size for job-site construction use, or for emergency use if you want to keep refrigerators, freezers and a few other appliances running when the power has gone out. Cat RP3600 Portable Generator 490-6488
  • An indicator on top of the machine shows you the quantity of fuel in the tank so that the machine can be refilled appropriately. Some complications that might arise due to the fuel tank being empty can be easily avoided.
  • There is an electronic digital display that lets you know how many amps the generator is supplying on the four outlets.
  • It has a very solid and sturdy build quality, to very high standards.


One of the customers commented on the product packaging being damaged and since it is a bit heavy, the box arrived damaged in transit but this is obviously not the fault of the company but the shipping company. There is no harm reported to the product itself but this something the seller may need to make a note of.

In conclusion, this would be an amazing product to get for your home, especially if you reside in a place with very frequent power cuts. This compact, safe, powerful generator can come in handy in times of need- is truly a budget-friendly product that happens to be quite useful, is a very good value for money unit. You can get it at a reasonable price even though it offers the performance of a higher priced generator. 

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