Why a WINCO Generator Is So Important for SPF Contractors

When the topic of spray foam or roofing equipment comes to mind, magazines and forums often discuss the latest equipment models. However, without a steady power source, none of this equipment would work. When shore power is not available, busy contractors must provide their own power. This is why generators are the unsung heroes of a contractor’s rig and deserve more attention.

In particular, WINCO generators are one of the top picks at Intech Equipment and Supply. When your job is out of sight, where electrical service is not available or convenient to access, then a portable generator is your key to staying productive even in the most inhospitable areas. Here are some reasons why a WINCO generator is so essential for SPF contractors like you.


WINCO, Inc. began in 1927 and still operates on its core value: to “be honest in our dealings while producing value for our community.” As a small company in Minnesota, it has never let go of its deep roots and loyalty to its staff and customers. While managing to not lay off a single employee since 1991, WINCO has also unveiled impressive new generators during the past 13 years. These models have further optimized how contractors power their equipment.

New product lines like The Dyna series offer affordability and small-scale use for homeowners, while the Industrial Series (also known as the “Big Dog Series”) includes the new WL18000VE portable generator, one of the largest and most powerful in its class. When you want to operate equipment from a company with integrity and commitment to doing good, you can trust WINCO.

Why Are Generators Important?

Generators are important because they offer a guaranteed source of power. While spray foam machines may run on shore power with a three-phase or single-phase power cord, this only works when there is accessible power. There will also be times when you will not have power available on-site, or it is not where you need it. Having a generator on hand will save you time and money. Since most spray foam equipment needs to be powered by electricity, having a generator in your rig is a basic element to stay productive. 

Be sure to pick a generator that can provide the amount of power you need. If you need to run multiple systems like a compressor, air dryer, and AC/heat in your rig, your generator should be powerful enough to handle the power required for all of its components. Our online store offers a wide assortment of generators at diverse price ranges to offer the specs you need — and at a price that fits within your budget.

What Type of Generator?

Not sure what type of generator to get? Ask a professional salesperson from our team today.

Overall, you must ensure that your rig gets enough electricity to smoothly operate all electronic components. An adequate flow assures property temperature control, smooth console functions and communicativeness, and responsive on/off switches. A steady power source is also necessary to properly process spray foam materials under the right conditions. If you want to be 100% sure of your choice of a generator, speak with our sales team today.

Things to Look for in a Generator

When selecting a generator, consider important factors like how the generator runs, how much power you need, and the level of mobility you need. By narrowing down these key needs, you can easily find a generator that fits your criteria.

  • Type of fuel required: Though most models are diesel generators, do your research to confirm the fuel type. Also, check how easy it is to refuel the generator. Does it connect to a fuel pump or does it need to be filled manually from a canister?
  • Size of the tank: How big is the tank and how long can the generator run on that tank? The newest models of WINCO generators come with more fuel-efficient engines for maximum run time.
  • Stationary or portable: Do you need a big generator that stays in your rig or do your jobs require more portable solutions? We have both stationary and portable generators in stock for your needs.
  • Power required: Your generator should be up to speed with your equipment. For instance, a three-phase system will need a single-phase power supply. The mid-production Graco E-20 can do well with a smaller generator like an 18KW or 22KW unit, while the Graco E-30 needs a little more muscle from a larger 30-45KW generator. These recommendations may also change according to factors such as additional equipment in your rig that requires more power.

We have both new and used generators at Intech Equipment and Supply. Whether you need a big generator for high-powered jobs or a backup power source, we can help you make a final decision that you are confident about.                     

WINCO Generators for Sale at Intech Equipment & Supply

Intech Equipment and Supply offers the latest spray foam equipment, training, and comprehensive customer support. If you are interested in obtaining a WINCO generator, speak with our sales team today. Also, take advantage of our convenient financing options. For more information, check out our financing calculator.

If you want more information on WINCO portable generators, please contact us.